For any writer wishing to put a story to paper, this is an excellent reference. An interesting perspective on the use of story is that when you are the hero or heroine of the tale, you no longer complain about the conflicts in life. Conflict is part of the plot that makes you who you are and who you will become. Blending scholarship with practical coaching, author Tristine Rainer guides us through elements of story structure that form the foundation of the tale. For anyone charting the course of a leader, this book shows how autobiography and biography preserve history into a form that explores the mythic elements in a life. We begin to understand the power of a leader and the legacy they provide, for it is through that legacy the leader has taken possession of the storyteller. What better way to chart the course of a successful organization?