From this point forward, this book will be one of those cherished friends I keep on my nightstand and pack during long travel journeys. I encourage every educator to give yourself the gift of The Astonishing Power of Storytelling – it will have a profound impact on your personal and professional journey.
Stephanie Hirsh, Director of Learning Forward
You will never find a more insightful book on the nature and power of storytelling as leadership. This book will stir your emotions, inform you, and inspire you to rethink how you lead. It will then guide you to become a better storyteller by helping you ‘shift perceptions, invite learning, inspire action, and seek a new desired state' in your local context. A unique and inspiring leadership book.
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto
Bob Garmston captures the science and the magic of stories as essential tools for leading, collaborating, communicating, and connecting, showing how and why leading through story is vital in our complex world. This book is a must read for education leaders of all kinds—principals, central office leaders, facilitators, and all who want to support the growth of others in powerful ways.
Ellie Drago-Severson, Professor of Education Leadership & Adult Learning and Leadership; Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College, Columbia University
This book has comprehensiveness, careful structure, and graceful writing. Garmston didn't just pick a topic and write a book. This wisdom piece has been a lifetime in the making. It is really quite something.
Jon Saphier, Founder and President, Research for Better Schools
Research for Better Schools
We hear stories every day.But we don’t necessarily tell—or retell—stories well.Every leader needs to reach people, their hearts and minds, and Garmston’s new book speaks to the power of storytelling for just this purpose. A surprising read, I now see stories differently, as sparks for human transformation.
Wenny Kusuma, United Nations; Women Country Representative; Kathmandu, Nepal
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