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Month: October 2013

Tackling tricky situations at work

“One must be aware of the organisational politics, though you will not be party to them. Beware that you may be used as a pawn; play it delicately until you are sure of the organisation.”  Several times, we encounter situations where there are more than one way of handling them. They bring with them several […]






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Virtual HR Functions

Oflate, virtual HR function is the buzz word that we have been hearing.  Large to small organizations are in a path to take up this project of Virtual Human Resource systems, a network – based system built on partnerships and mediated by information technologies in order to be simultaneously strategic, flexible, cost-efficient, and service-oriented.  What […]






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Many approaches and one career

“While a job has so much of significance in our career and life, it is sometimes perplexing to see how people make career choices.” Everyone needs a job. Joblessness is unimaginable in our lives. Why do we need a job so badly? It could be due to the dire need to survive or to gain a social […]






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We must talk about trust!

In recent times, I have been often hearing the statements such as “don’t trust even your shadow”, “you may believe many, but trust none”, “don’t trust easily, these are not the days for that”…. Already, our throats are getting dried up due to shortage of water and scientists are checking on accessing potable water from […]






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Trust: The invisible oxygen in our lives!

” I compare trust with oxygen which exists in our lives; but we may not be so conscious of its presence! The moment there is a short supply, we feel breathless!” Says Dr. Raj, CEO, HR Footprints.  All of us have had our tryst with trust.  I may not be wrong in saying that we thought […]






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Beginner? Do not get carried away!

During my first job in Mumbai, I had an interesting experience that taught me career’s important lesson. let me narrate the story in detail.  It was about 15 days into the job and I was still figuring out how things happen there and what I was supposed to do. Being the first job and far […]






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Statements that can harm your Image

Have you realized how adopting some ‘standard’ statements as a part of our day-to-day communication at workplace? Have you noticed how such frequently used statements build and project your personality at workplace? Do you believe that such projection can have positive as well as negative impact on your image in the eyes of those who work with you? […]






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Remembering the Mahatma Through a Special Book

Mahatma Gandhi forever remains as our inspiration.  Even today, when we facilitate any program on leadership, people take Gandhiji as the first example! On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, I wanted to remember one special book! Gandhi on Personal Leadership Anand Kumarasamy authored this book and was published by Jaico in 2006. When I saw the contents page, I was drawn into it instantly and I bought it. The special feature that  I experienced with this book is the chapter titles  that make you think even without reading them! There are in total 40 chapters and I am sharing here the top chapters! My choicest chapters A strong sense of purpose […]






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Leap to Next Level Leadership

Next level Leadership (NLL)– the prestigious flagship program of HR Footprints Management Services (P) Ltd was organized on Aug 22nd  & 23rd 2013 at Taj Deccan, Hyderabad. Cross industry interaction and learning was the key differentiator for this program and had representation from IT, Pharma, BPO, Manufacturing and Financial Services sectors to name a few. Diversity […]






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