The following blog is from Tom Verghese of The Cultural Synergist. Tom has generously agreed to let us share his insights with our readers. Story telling is a vital skill for leaders. Being able to convey compelling stories helps build culture, spark change and modify behaviors. It can also inspire, provide examples or communicate a subtle and indirect point. As a leader, sharing stories of your own experiences can demonstrate authenticity and vulnerability which is important in building trust and rapport. It can also communicate who you are, transmit values and develop high performing teams.