Developing STEM storytelling as part of your professional development trajectory focuses you on stories which include. Instead of stories which make other people feel marginalized, intimidated or outright excluded.
Now, some STEM professionals are unaware of how their behaviors and mindset showcase unconscious professional bias. Yet, other STEM professionals and analytical, left-brain thinkers, are very aware of how they showcase their conscious biases towards other employees. These professional biases are based on perceived differences due to job titles, pay grades, levels of education and generations.
Consequently, other employees – even those from comparable job titles, pay grades, and education – end up hiding out in departmental value silos. As a result, employees hide their value and their remarkable stories. Instead of connecting their stories across the organization, as part of a compelling human capital strategy.
I offer these three blog posts to catalyze developing STEM storytelling as a key component of your professional development trajectory.
When we focus on what we have in common, rather than what we think separates us, we co-create greater value. For each other and with each other. By better serving each other, first, we better serve our colleagues, employers, stakeholders, partners, investors and clients. And get to where we need to go. Together.
Take your next professional development steps. Let’s work on telling your professional story so colleagues, investors and clients are engaged in working with you. Co-create enduring and compelling business outcomes. Together. Contact me here.
Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset® Storytelling Speaking Programs leverage storytelling to catalyze professional innovation, workforce innovation and business innovation. She motivates individuals and teams to combine courage, curiosity and critical thinking skills to co-create compelling stories which inspire trust in one another. Especially in digitally transforming industries with STEM and left-brain stakeholders.
Find out more about Babette’s professional story here. Babette is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. Babette’s playbook of communication tools and methods, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Babette’s speaker profile appears on this website as well as the espeakers platform. Contact Babette here.
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