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
I posted my first book review on Tuesday and soon after received a series of requests for book recommendations. So, if you’re looking for one final book to end the year with, here’s a quick cheat post on what I would recommend based on my 2018 reads. Three must reads: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari: … Continue reading Three must-reads & three ‘can avoids’
Life is unfair. Some people begin their career with a clear advantage. Your intelligence (measured in IQ) is inherited, so is your socio-economical background, height, appearance and core personality. As per Marc Effron, these together form 50% of the factors that predict success. Nevertheless, the other 50% is entirely in your control. It is this 50% that that the book hopes to address.
Let’s call them the “cookie dough” meetings. Think of the bad ideas as dough gone wrong. What elements would you sprinkle in and what would you change in the baking process to ensure that you end up with exceptional cookies?
Here is a roundup of 12 topics from the last 12 months that had HR professionals (and others) around the globe sit up & take notice.
How often have you been asked for a favor where you are expected to put in more hard work than the requester has? Do these requests frustrate you? Worry not. I am going to share a well-known trick in the book. Works every time. The trick: Make them work. Let me illustrate via two examples. … Continue reading Make them work
Do you feel disappointed when someone asks you to talk about your greatest achievement at work? Do you feel like no project is ever big enough? If you spend time beating yourself up for not having done enough, stop now. This is the year you realize that the greatest work is in doing the little things well.
When it comes to the history of HR, 2017 may well be a year that we wish slipped off the book. I am racking my brain for momentous movements or changes and save ‘Google for Jobs’ and the endless harassment lawsuits, nothing comes to mind. Sure, there’s been a lot of talk around gamification, technology, … Continue reading 2018: The year of seeking equilibrium
You may be the smartest cookie in town but it is pointless if people can’t stand being around you. Disruptive thinking, curiosity and courage may well be the traits of the future but not at the cost of classic, vanilla yet indispensable leadership qualities. Much as we’d like to fight it, EQ still rules the … Continue reading What is changing?
If you’ve been around long enough then you probably know that it’s time for year-end posts. December has kicked in and I am sure we all have a ‘things to-do before the year ends’ list. If not, this is a good time to create one and start ticking stuff off. We have 30 days to … Continue reading Year-end vibes