In this little book I have offered critical reflections and – I trust – thoughtful guidance on the practices and pitfalls of storytelling at work. At a general level I have traced the increasing academic and practitioner interest in storytelling, and I have attempted to provoke reflection on the often unacknowledged problems associated with the special form of persuasive talk that is organizational storytelling. To secure an understanding of organizational storytelling that you might ‘put to work’ I have examined the essence of the poetic tale and the important debates that persist as to the nature, function and capabilities of organizational storytelling. Reviewing the academic debates which should shape our appreciation ...

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