I am infamous for comparing ideas to babies. I believe that ideas in their early days are a lot like premature babies; expose them to the world too early and they die a premature death. Do these ideas die because they aren’t good? Of, course not. With proper nurturing, they could bloom into miracles. However, if exposed to the world before they’ve found the feet to stand on, it is likely that the ‘devil’s advocates’ and naysayers nip the idea at its bud. What then should we do with these buds of an idea? Like premature babies, they deserve to go into an incubator.
I’m currently reading this absolutely fantastic book called ‘The Ten Faces of Innovation’ by Tom Kelly. Even if you haven’t heard of Tom, you’ve definitely heard of the organization he works with – Ideo. I will likely do a full-fledged book review later this month, but no amount of words will do the book justice. … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Turn up with more than ‘one’
Back in 2017, while watching a YouTube video on bullet journaling, I was inspired to coin a ‘word of the year’ that would set the tone for everything I do. Just as Pantone’s color of the year inspires my color palate, the word would inspire everything I do. My 2018 word of the year was … Continue reading 2019 word of the year – Play
I am no clairvoyant. As much as I’d like to say I know how 2019 will turn out, it might very well chart a course unpredicted. However, there are signs of what is to come and then there is hope that HR pros follow these signs. I sat by the beach over the last week … Continue reading Three trends for 2019
It has been a momentous year. This is my 56th post of 2018 and I have never enjoyed writing here more than I have this year. Over the course of the year, I've written more than I ever have (both in number of posts and length of each post) and revamped the page design. Your … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Ten days to go before the New Year dawns in. With every passing year, I get a little more surprised by how quickly time has gone by. However, now is not the time to moan, now is the time to kick into action and check some boxes off the to-do list before the year ends. … Continue reading 19 before 19
There exists some great advice in the world. One that we’ve all come across at one point or another is “Fake it till you make it.” This is valuable advice and holds true for all individuals. However, when it comes to employer branding, it might well be the perfect recipe for disaster. I am aware … Continue reading Faking it!
There exists two kinds of chaos in the world. If you’ve read Sapiens, you already know and can skip straight to paragraph 5, however, if you haven’t let me walk you through it. The essence of chaos is that there are innumerable uncontrolled forces at work and their unpredictable interactions are so complex that even … Continue reading Level 2 chaos
I’ve worked with technology teams my entire career and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it is that their world changes faster than the seasons. As compared to the world of technology, the world of HR moves at snail’s pace or slower if possible. Some would disagree for it feels like you are caught up … Continue reading Learning from tech teams
When it comes to gender diversity, I wonder Q1: Under the pressure of diversity, at the time of hiring, do we marginalize one gender over another? Q2: Will we hire a woman despite finding a man who performs better? Q3: Will women begin to receive an unfair advantage only because they were born a woman? … Continue reading Discrimination in the name of Diversity