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Why teams get stuck?

Rohan from alearningaday does a fantastic job at decoding the reasons why teams at times aren’t able to make progress on a problem. He shares 3 core reasons: Unclear problem statement Misaligned incentives Absence of structure (clear requirements, roles and responsibilities, meeting cadence, processes to hold people accountable) Honestly, he’s spot on. These challenges may […]

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Five levels of work

I don’t know about you but I’ve been a fan of Matt Mullenweg for ages now. He doesn’t write often but when he does, it’s thoughtful and makes you think. I received a notification for Matt’s latest post on my WordPress dashboard last month. It was silly of me to not review this sooner (damn […]

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I do it

If you’re not equipping your people, you’re not leading. Nor would you be able to harness your potential as a leader or hope to become a transformational leader. You see, the essence of all transformations is equipping. The alternative is to do what most leaders don’t do often — learn how to equip others. others. […]

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Make your workplace great again!

I know it’s easier said than done but it sure is up a committed leader’s alley. A fearless organisation is one that provides psychological safety, encourages open communication, and makes it safe for all employees to fail. Of course, I don’t mean failing deliberately but doing one’s best while embracing failures as and when it […]

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Human Resources talent acquisition teams

How does Starbucks hire the best?

The lunch hour (1-3 pm in India) is almost always the busiest in any restaurant. We Indians tend to be picky about what we eat and want to be absolutely sure about our orders. So, we spend hours “deciding” what to order! Only to change it completely or partially a minute later. I only wonder […]

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Employee engagement and the leadership practice

Two of the modern-day leader’s biggest dilemmas are talent retention and employee engagement. Yes, the HR does its best to incorporate some of the best proven practices to keep both the issues in check. The challenge, however, is that these practices can only take you so far. Two specific reasons: They’re overly focused on employees […]

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Your biggest asset is your talent pool

Irrespective of the size of your organization, it’s future will always depend on the talent that you bring onboard. As leaders/recruiters/hiring managers we know this but have barely paid attention to do something about it. By that, I specifically mean, building a talent pipeline that’s ready to join forces when needed. The challenge is that […]

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Close the loop, always

Picture this — you’re out there in a sub-Saharan desert or some country thousands of miles away from home or just at your home in your study working hard to make ends meet, to make it matter and to make a difference in the bigger scheme of things. Everything’s fine until you think of a […]

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8 workplace trends

We’ve known this for some time now — the corporate world is undergoing major transformations across the board. The most significant of these changes is in the human capital management front fronted by the following 8 workplace trends (or the 8 habits of highly progressive workplaces) identified by the good folks at Corporate-Rebels.com. And here’s […]

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You don’t always get to have your way

Had an interesting exchange with a potential candidate a few months back. She expressed interest in an open position and we were very much hiring. I asked her to send me some work samples. She sent me a password-protected PDF with some of her ‘best work.’ The password was set to expire in 1 day. […]