Many authors create content that thrives on storytelling and sharing organizational environments that are succeeding in leadership and emotional intelligence with consistency. While the story shared may or may not be the whole truth as it happened, a storyteller’s truth is enough truth for the population to run with their own perspective.
Storytellers, journalists, news reporters alike learn to become so comfortable controlling a room, persuading a crowd, using influential messaging in such a way that it is sure to capture the reader’s eye. Lies and misleading stories can find themselves across highlights faster and often longer than the truth as if to highlight the continued reminder of success that is social media in today’s society. Modern day addiction to these social environments is bred from power and control and the desire to stay on top and, not only stay on top, but continue to rise.
The storyteller is always subjective to their own bias, their own experiences, and their own emotions, even if just a little bit. In opposing effect the storyteller is also subject to their audiences bias, experiences, and emotion. Decisions made to be reactive to a response and verbalize the situation to others in efforts to better understand, find meaning, be rational, can lead to emotional results. Emotions of humans are arguably one of the most uncontrolled adjectives in the entire dictionary covering definitions of philosophical and psychological terms. Consistency in telling the truth more that not leads to trust, confidence and loyalty over time. This lends to reveal that organizations struggle in the area of storytelling whether or not they advertise it. Intellectual ability to listen, to hear, and to comprehend go beyond the one who has a story for everything.
Kassie Diaz is a USMC Veteran with over 23 years of experience supporting the DoD. She holds multiple degrees and is currently pursuing her PhD in Philosophy, Industrial & Organizational Psychology.