Marshall Ganz made the following points in What is Public Narrative (2008):
- Public narrative is a leadership art. Leaders draw on narrative to inspire action across cultures, faiths, professions, classes, and eras.
- A story of self communicates who I am – my values, my experience, why I do what I do.
- A story of us communicates who we are – our shared values, our shared experience, and why we do what we do.
- A story of now transforms the present into a moment of challenge, hope, and choice.
See the Further Resources at the bottom of this page for more relevant resources from Ganz and others.
Debrief the James Croft narrative with Professor Ganz as he identifies how the speaker so effectively communicated hope and called us to action.