You may think storytelling is reserved for when you're tucking your kids into bed at night or visiting your nieces and nephews, but it can actually be a powerful tool in the working world as well.

This week, we scoured the web for articles on how storytelling can help you out in your career—whether you're trying to get ahead, lead a team, or snag a new job.

  • Turns out, storytelling may be the number one business skill of the next five years(LinkedIn)
  • Hearing stories activates our brains in different ways—which is incredibly valuable in the workplace. (Buffer)
  • There are several core elements of storytelling that you can apply to any situation in life or business. (Copyblogger)
  • You can tell stories in order to persuade people(Fast Company)
  • You can tell them to make yourself a better leader(Forbes)
  • You can use them to move and motivate people(HBR)
  • Stories can even help you out in landing your next gig(99U)
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    Photo of woman telling story courtesy of Shutterstock.