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Give Her The Power Of Choice

Give her the power of choice – that day is women’s day! Over the years, I have seen, interacted and worked with many bright, young, talented girls. As students, they were studious; smart; quick learners; good communicators; courageous to stand up and ask questions. During the group discussions, they give a terrific fight to the […]






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6 Common Mistakes In Leadership

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1.Carrying a blind spot: Self-awareness is different from self-confidence. Being self-aware has more to do with being critical about oneself and evaluating ourselves just as we evaluate others. In fact, it may even involve evaluating ourselves before judging others. When some feedback is given, instead of using it to enhance self-awareness, some leaders start witch-hunting the […]






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Some Initiatives never Take-off: Why?

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We have been working with many organizations on various HR initiatives – some are strategic, some are operational; some are focused and some are exploratory. Our experience tells us that strategic initiatives need high degree of internal debate, involvement of multiple stakeholders and a broad consensus at the top to take off and sustain. On […]






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10 Tips To Engage Your Team Better

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When you see some teams, you can feel the energy. Some teams are too quiet and indifferent. Some teams demonstrate dropped shoulders. Team energy is critical for high performance. Energy leads to engagement. Who should pump in that energy and who can sustain: Team leaders or HR Managers? Research over the years coupled with anecdotal […]






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Tap the “YOU”

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The word invention is familiar to all of us. 24*7 every other meeting in corporate rooms centers on it. But is Invention the only ladder for success? Ironically one may feel so hence get stumped? Hang on till I name a few companies who moved from invention to re-invention – Biggies such as IBM, Shell, […]






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‘Step Back – Lead Smart’

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Leaders are often expected to set an example by doing great work themselves and inspire the team to work well. We generally call this as ‘Leading from the front’.    But with so much discussion around how companies want to scale up with high performing teams, the expectations from a leader have changed and it […]






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360-Degree Feedback for Professional Development

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Peter Maxwell Davies, an English composer and conductor says, ‘if you don’t get feedback from your performers and your audience, you’re going to be working in a vacuum’. This statement is pretty much applicable to the corporate world as well. Timely feedback is the key to be a perfectionist. Feedback has been the traditional method […]






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Importance of Communication Skills

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In our previous blog, we came across Ramana Rao who came from a lower middle class family, with excellent record in academics. Even with his excellent academic record he was not selected in the interview. The question posed by him made me to think a loud. “Can’t my academic record help me in squiring a job?” […]






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Knowledge Vs Communication skills

Knowledge Vs Communication SKills

Many years ago, I interviewed Ramana Rao for a position. Ramana Rao scored good marks in his M.Sc. and applied for a job in a pharmaceutical company. He was shortlisted and called for an interview for a role in the quality department. I, as the HR head, along with a senior scientist and the head […]






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Understanding the reasons for rejection

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In our previous blog, we understood three stages where an interviewee will face rejection. Let us understand the likely reasons for rejection at each of these stages. Reasons for rejecting the resume:  Your resume may not be meeting even the minimum specifications of the job requirement. These requirements are mostly seen as mandatory; any CV that […]






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