Corporate journalism, a conduit to corporate storytelling
Corporate Storytelling lacks adoption due to its wrong positioning. Gifted, creative, charismatic and confident are words associated with storytellers. And this very association demotivates corporate leaders to want to adopt an identity of a corporate storyteller. Fair enough, I would say, because all the adjectives associated with being a storyteller seem far fetched for a time poor corporate professional. Let’s not forget…

Use of Storytelling for Artificial Intelligence 
A real story of the use of Storytelling for Artificial Intelligence. Samantha is the President of a FMCG organization that has launched an AI project. The goal of the project is for every department within the organization to have an AI-led initiative. This has caused some unrest in the non-technical departments who fear AI. One such department is Human Resources. These departments…

Storytelling : Tell me about yourself
Tell me about yourself? What is the story you tell when asked that question? If you have ever wondered what is the best answer to that question, then this blog is for you. In 2006 Melbourne, there was a sense of anxiety in the office corridor conversations amongst my team members. A new boss was starting next week. She had a reputation

10 Tips on Corporate Storytelling for Pocket Times
It was not uncommon for me to aimlessly scroll on my phone during pocket times. Pocket times are little pockets of time you find in between meetings, whilst you are commuting or just waiting for someone to arrive at some place. A couple of years ago, I recognised the need to stop this aimless scroll default I had developed. I became intentional…

Storytelling makes mundane magical
If the topic you are talking about is a mundane topic like digital disruption and you start by stating what is already known to the audience which could sound like this, ” Digital is disrupting the way we work and live”, this guarantees only one thing – you will be ignored. Don’t say the obvious! How about you make it different by…

Storytelling : Correct Versus Connect
Make your messages correct. Since we were in school we have been taught to do so. But correct is a given, our key differentiating factor is  in how we make these messages connect. Understand this, Telling a child,  “Do not eat too much sugar” is a correct message Telling an employee, “If we do not change our ways of working, we will…

Storytelling : The curse of loyalty to experiences
“A leader supports her people during an organisational change” says a leader I am working with on building an organisational change narrative. When I hear this, I say to the leader, ” The fact that you make this assertion with confidence in your voice, tells me that there are sediments of experiences layered in your memory forming this assertion.” We are loyal…

“I have COVID- 19 symptoms”
“I have COVID-19 symptoms and I won’t be able to get on the call today.” This is what a Switzerland based client wrote last week. Just an hour later, another client wrote informing me that she will not be able to conduct the project update as per the scheduled because her grandmother has passed away due to COVID – 19 and three…

A Mirage of Relationships
A kitchen that is used, gets messy. A baker who bakes, gets burnt. A foot that runs, has scars. A mother who cares, disciplines. A wife who loves, gives feedback. A teacher who is passionate, pushes harder. A friend who is sincere, speaks truthfully. None of the above, a messy kitchen, being burnt, having scars, disciplining, giving feedback, pushing harder, speaking truthfully…

Who will I work with?
Its 11.30 PM, I am lying on my bed and thinking through the week this has been so far. We have delivered a lot of work this week which has required us to collaborate with vendors, partners and suppliers. These interactions have shaped my views about the people we work with. When you are time pressed, you notice more, say less and