Rage, Rant & Rave. I am pissed off and I’ve had enough. Here is why.
There is this big hoopla now around storytelling versus storydoing. Oh my God. As if Aristotle in 400 BC – yes 2500 years ago, had not already made that distinction. Hence the term “drama”.
No, drama does not mean, serious, emotional or heavy. Drama derives from the Greek word ‘dran’ and it means ‘to act’. In other words, drama means enacted narrative. Or; a story told through the actions of its characters. That is how film, television and theater work.
And, according to the sociologist Goffman, and the Psycologist Moreno that is also how you can view reality.
And is also how you can look at and direct organizational behaviour.
Your Organizational or Corporate Story is not what you say about yourself. That is what we call ADVERTISING.
Your Story is what defines you. It gives meaning and purpose to who you are and what you do. It is your Identity. Your Identity is a Story you write with your Character, Plot with your Choices and tell with your Actions. It matters. Because there is a difference between the man who tells you he is funny and the man who makes you laugh.
Just as Aristotle described in the Poetics, 2500 years ago.