Melanie Bell: Become A Better Leader By Reading Fiction

Mission Facilitators International
Nov 14, 2023
4:00 am
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Join host Dean Newlund as he explores the transformative power of fiction for leaders with Melanie Bell, the founder of Leaders Who Fiction, who seeks to convert non-readers into leaders by delving into the gray area of leadership through the lens of captivating storytelling.


About Melanie Bell:

Melanie Bell is the Co-Founder of Strategic Piece, a company that helps B2B businesses generate outstanding revenue growth by bringing together their marketing, sales, and service teams around an information-driven customer experience built on the HubSpot platform.

Melanie is an active angel investor and mentors the student accelerator programs at Rice University’s OwlSpark and the University of Houston’s RED Labs. She was also the President of Marketing Interface, a company created in 2014 before Strategic Piece.

However, she is not only about marketing; Melanie founded Leaders Who Fiction while operating her marketing strategy and technology consulting firm. At Leaders Who Fiction, Bell is helping people acquire and develop leadership qualities through fiction reading and intellectual, business-oriented conversations centered around a selected novel. 


In this episode, Dean Newlund and Melanie Bell discuss how to:

  • Enhance your leadership capabilities by harnessing the power of fiction.
  • Develop your empathy skills by engaging with fictional stories.
  • Tell stories to effectively lead and influence others authentically.
  • Expand your skills and knowledge by reading and analyzing fiction.
  • Discover the true value of fiction in your personal and professional growth.


“Reading fiction is great for leaders because it teaches, it builds empathy for others, and it causes the reader to draw connections and to think more broadly.” — Melanie Bell


Connect with Melanie Bell:  

Website URL: https://www.leaderswhofiction.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanieabell/


Connect with Dean:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannewlund/

X (Twitter): https://twitter.com/deannewlund

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionFacilitators/

Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

Phone: 1-800-926-7370



Show notes by Podcastologist: Hanz Jimuel Alvarez


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