Leadership Quote: People Don’t Want to Hear Your Story…

This month’s leadership quote:

“People don’t want to hear your story, they want to hear their story through you.”

–Nicholas Tremulis

My husband is a big fan of Nicholas Tremulis, a Chicago musician who plays a unique mix of rock, R&B, and pop. Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to see him live in a small venue. Between songs, Nicholas told us his story and the story of his music.

He talked about song writing with this quote. When I heard it, it resonated for me as not just about songwriting, but about leadership, in particular the coaching part of the essential roles of a leader. I like to tell stories and I read this quote often to remind me why I do, and to remind me only to tell stories for this purpose.

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Elisa K. Spain