I am a big fan of radical transparency; always have been. I believe it solves more problems than it creates. Multiple corporate gurus encourage embracing radical transparency, however, this month I will focus on one particular aspect that I value most. However, let me begin by narrating a recent incident. In my most recent 1:1 … Continue reading 31-day challenge: Radical Transparency
One can safely assume that in life, most decisions are two-way doors. What differs is the toll fee. It is impossible to come back through a door without paying a toll fee. Sometimes the toll fee is negligible, sometimes it costs a bomb - and this is especially true of most decisions in HR.
This has been a rather quiet year. No crazy CEO saying something audacious, no groundbreaking/ gossip-worthy HR breakthroughs nor any organization doing anything questionable (OK – this may not be true). Either the world of HR has gone quiet or I am revolving outside the loop. I would like to believe it is the former. … Continue reading Nothing new under the sun
I recently wrote a post on ‘5 YEARS LATER: WHAT WILL HR LOOK LIKE?’ At the time of review with my editor, he referred to a recent round table where one of the speakers had commented, "We are always speaking about the next 5 years...but how about the next 20 years; no-one is speaking about … Continue reading The danger of looking too far ahead
This entire week, I have been entering work at 8am, one of the consequences of the ‘wake up before 6am’ challenge. The early hour is nothing short of magical - the floor is still empty, my colleagues from halfway across the world have stopped sending emails and the ones here are yet to begin. I … Continue reading 31-day challenge: Sacred Hour
I am a big fan of experience. I think it holds innumerable lessons and deserves to be chased after like a thief in the dark. I also believe that number of years is an extremely poor indicator of experience. One could fit in a variety of experiences into a single year and another could live … Continue reading Too little experience
The first 90 days are crucial to your career. Those who ace it live an easier life that those who are left making up for time lost. Start strong.
Logic dictates that if the definition of an HRBP varies across organizations, the measures of success would too. In this post, I will place measures against the ideal (debatable, I know) HBRP role I talked about earlier. However, I suspect it can cut across most HRBP roles and maybe for all for of HR too. … Continue reading How to: Measure success of an HRBP
The past two months have slipped between my fingers. I realized I had been doing the exact thing I advise everyone not to do. I had let work take over my life.
February has been crazy busy and that is an understatement. I keep thinking that the next day will be better and it ends up being just as busy. Now I have just pinned my hope on March. Almost everyone who has crossed paths with me this month, has heard me say – “March will be … Continue reading Day in the life of an HRBP #1