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Careers & Concerns

‘Step Back – Lead Smart’

smart leadership by stepping back

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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Importance of Communication Skills

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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The ‘why’ of learning

Several organizations allocate large sums of money towards employee learning initiatives. I noticed a pattern of higher resistance or indifference to learn when there are more choices of learning. Somehow an attitude prevails as if they are mandated to attend irrespective of their personal motivation to learn. Interestingly, where there are not many learning programs, […]

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What is your attitude towards learning?

On a few occasions, at the start of a training workshop, I heard some very interesting comments from the participants. Several years ago, I remember asking the participants a question (which was a wrong question to ask, as I realized later) – “why are you here? What do you expect out of this training workshop?” […]

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What image are you creating for yourself at workplace?

Visualize this scenario. An official meeting with all the department members was under progress. The head of the department proposed a new initiative, which requires some additional effort from the members. After explaining the details of the initiative, he openly asked, “Who would like to volunteer to drive this initiative?” Even before any individual opted, […]

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