Storytelling a Perfect Plan in the VUCA World
Is storytelling a perfect plan even possible in today’s VUCA world? An architect has a plan in place, we call it the blueprint. Blueprint is executed to perfection, or at-least that is the goal. As such an architect’s day to day task is mostly predictable. A gardener however, deals with immense uncertainty. She is not sure if the seed will become seedling,…

Storytelling: Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect Alone
Storytelling creates motivation required for any change implementation. This blog is for you if you are like Azira. Azira is responsible for learning and development for a MNC. At the end of each year she thoroughly researches relevant learning opportunities, conducts surveys to find out what is the learning need in her organisation, has conversations at all levels and then puts together…

Storytelling : The Connection Conundrum
Just before dinner last night, my daughter and I were on the phone to my mother. At one stage during the call we had a big laugh. Later, during dinner my husband asked, “ Why were you guys laughing?” I asked him, “Do you want the facts or the story? His response, which I had already anticipated was, “Just give me the

Storytelling : Tactical Titles
Here is how a story was titled : Announcing the launch of the cloud migration webinar. This is clearly a tactical title, a title that informs the tactic or put simply, informs what we are doing. Tactical titles do not address the “why” of the webinar. As a result, they fail to connect with the emotional state of the person we intend…

Activate Visualisation: An important rule of storytelling
As a leader you witness sinking morale in your organisation due to factors outside of your control. You are confident that employee care will always be your top priority no matter what the situation. In fact, putting employees care has been the company’s priority since its inception. Today, you want to remind people how they have been cared for all these years…

Story for some and not for everyone
Repeatedly, we make the mistake of following the traditional path to making a change happen by doing the following. We find the problem. We figure out a solution. We tell the story of the solution aka marketing our solutions. Where in this process do we ask ourselves the question, “Who is the audience?” Now, you may turn around and say, the story…

Corporates Should Not Create Compulsory Courses!
At the start of each year, corporate organisations generally allocate a certain budget for learning and development. To ensure this budget is used effectively, a learning needs analysis is carried out. Workshops are designed. Learning partners and venues are carefully chosen. The courses are then rigorously socialised to get optimal number of participants. However, the most important thing seems to be amiss…