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.
Last month, I came across a paper on Talent Magnets and creating an irresistible culture. While I wasn’t surprised to see leadership as a main magnet, I did mull over it for a few days. We have been talking about leadership for a long time and it seems like the most obvious talent magnet that exists. Who wouldn’t want … Continue reading the 5 defining attributes of a strong leader
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
It's been a fantastic year. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I can't wait for 2018. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & I will see you in the New Year. Lots of love & hugs!
I want to share a story I heard last week – It was a fine Friday morning when one of the top performers of the team walked into my colleague’s room sobbing. This gem of a person had an unbeatable track record in academics and cracking tough business problems. Yet on that fateful morning, barely … Continue reading Are we doing Diversity Wrong?
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
Everyone is talking about it, aren’t they? The term first coined in 1999 seems to have gained massive popularity in the fag end of 2017. I blame this Ted-Ed video. Suddenly, everywhere I turn, I see people nodding and talking about how they have witnessed the Dunning-Kruger effect. If you have been one of the … Continue reading The Dunning-Kruger Effect