Teaching the art and power of storytelling this weekend at the Harvard Kennedy School with next gen sustainability scientists and innovators. People resonated with the reality that, when it comes to creating new levels of connections and influence, narrative has far richer power than numbers.
They were equally challenged by the work involved in developing story portfolios and compelling stories. These are competencies they never got even in the best graduate and doctoral programs in the Ivy League schools. They are competencies few people receive in any education process.
They are vital to positioning science and practice in making a difference in community building, policy making and ultimately engagement.