How to claim leadership? Tell your story! | Peter Perceval | TEDxUCLouvain

09/06/2016 10:43:30

You want to be a leader? Get your story straight! Fiction and comedy writer Peter Perceval shares his views on applied storytelling and gives you some tools to make your own story.

Peter Perceval started out as a scriptwriter for television and radio. After a short academic interlude at Free University of Brussels VUB as a research assistant, he continued his creative career as writer, director and producer. In 1995 he founded his own production company for theatre. Since then Peter produced, directed and wrote more than 50 comedy-shows, while his dramatic work has been created in Belgium, Holland, France, Germany and the UK. In 2015 he published his first crime novel “The Hollywood factor”.

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time to transfer knowledge. But stories are also containers for values. The storyteller holds a powerful position in society. Leadership is actually defined by the way his or her story helps other people make sense of the world. So what’s the story through which we want to shape our own futures?

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