The world is full of all kinds of different souls. Each one possesses a gift or two, bestowed by the universe as a blessing, which enables them to contribute to society and make our journey here on Earth slightly more pleasant. Some are blessed with adroit hands, which they use to create great things like airplanes, spaceships, breathtaking infrastructures – Glorious achievements of mankind. Some are blessed with a flair for creativity, which lets them beautify the world with art. Some are given the gift of mediumship, which they use to help distressed and stuck people. However, some lucky individuals are blessed with the ability to lead, guide, and assist people towards success!
A great many people argue that leaders are born, not made. However, the majority beg to differ. Leadership, like most other skills, can be acquired over time with consistent dedication and commitment. It is not to be mistaken with something that is only meant for certain souls. Anyone can be a leader; they just have to work hard to manifest that quality. And it gives me great pleasure to say that after centuries of being perceived as a masculine role in many societies, today, many inspiring women are challenging the status quo and inspiring others with their leadership positions.
With that in mind, what does it really mean to be a female leader? For starters, it’s much more than telling people what to do and/or showing them how it’s done. To be a leader is to inspire others with every little action that you do. It is to motivate your followers to become the best versions of themselves. It is to show them the right path with effective communication. It is mostly about effective storytelling!
The Art of Storytelling & Leadership
No matter what the nature or kind of leadership you possess, whether you are a spiritual teacher, a mystic guide, CEO of a multinational corporation, or a manager at a retail store, sharing your stories with your followers/employees/teammates the right way is the secret behind motivating them.
Here are some tips that you can follow to tell a great story as a leader:
Show More, Tell Less.
Remember: There’s nothing more inspiring than watching a woman making the efforts to keep her team together. This may sound confusing at first, but storytelling is more about showing than actually telling. And it isn’t always a one-time action. To set an example for your followers, you have to show them how a particular thing is done. That is, instead of merely preaching what needs to be done and the way it should be done, you should practice it yourself and set an example for those who follow you. Whatever you wish to convey should be clearly reflected in your day-to-day actions. For example, if one of your stories revolves around the idea of hard work, then your routine should reflect that. Work hard and set benchmarks for your followers.
Set the Stage for Your Story
This is the point before you actually start to tell your story. You may choose to do this however you like (share your story with everyone at once in a meeting, or with a certain individual that needs counseling). In any case, you need to build up your story. It needs to be relevant to the conversation, hence, before you start telling your story, you need to divert the discussion to the relevant topic. Setting the right stage for your story will definitely give it significant weightage and make it far more inspirational for others.
Connect Your Story with Your Listeners
How you end your story is just as important as how you start telling it. The story would leave absolutely zero impact on your followers if you do not come up with a way to connect it with them. This connection could either be positive or negative, depending on your purpose of telling the story. For example, if you are telling an inspirational story about yourself or someone famous, you have to end it by telling your followers that they should strive to follow in those footsteps. Or, if you are telling an eye-opening tale of a failure, then you should end it with a warning. This will affect them on a spiritual level.
Story-telling is an art that extends beyond mere words. It’s an art that involves setting examples with your actions. And if at the end of the day, you are not able to inspire others, then there is no point in trying. So, keep on experimenting, find out new ways to motivate your followers, and conquer the world. I wish you the best of luck!
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