Category Archives: Corporate Golpo

Is Storytelling A Bad Word?

Should Storytelling Be A Bad Word With Corporates?

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“Let’s get our community development story out,” said a client of mine, shoving at me a thick booklet loaded with climbing graphs and warm pictures. I am consulting them on their petroleum project and somewhere in the heartlands of Northern India there is hidden a great story!

“Why don’t we tell a story?” I suggested hoping to give a turn to the usual communication exercise. To which came the reply, “When we have the numbers to talk for us, why I need spin to let the world know of our achievements?”

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Corporate Golpo: Storytelling At The Workplace

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Corporate Golpo is a joint service by Your Story Bag and Strongkofee Leadership Communications

What is Corporate Golpo anyway? How can we help? This post is all about making Storytelling a powerful Leadership, Organizational, Business & Communication Tool.

But before thatGolpo is the Bengali word for ‘Story’. It also means ‘having a conversation.’ Golpo or Stories are the bedrock of all communication and that is why we believe in empowering you with the right stories.

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10 Lessons from 100 Stories - 2

10 Lessons from 100 Stories : How Ideas Became Stories At HCL Technologies – Part 2

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Last week I shared the top 5 lessons from telling 100 stories at HCL.

You may ask how different are these stories anyway? In an IT / ITES organization, these are all engineers that we are talking about! When I started writing this piece, I realized that I could actually write 100 lessons from 100 stories! That would mean sharing all the 100 stories!

What makes each of these stories unique is that there is a different client in every case. The complexity of the problem is different. The response to challenge, problem solving and the genesis of every idea is different.

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10 Lessons from 100 Stories - 1

10 Lessons From 100 Stories – How Ideas Became Stories At HCL Technologies: Part 1

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I firmly believe that good stories come to those who believe in the power of stories. Or else how could I ever tell this story of a 100 stories? For every storyteller the story of the first story is always a special one. Quite like having the first child, you are anxious and excited about it. You become responsible. You begin to look at the world differently. You want to be a better person and perform to your fullest potential. And like every parenting journey teaches parents something new about parenting that they hadn’t known of, so does every story teach a storyteller something new about her craft.  Read More