Who to be ?

Candid reflections on making choices in life, work and finding meaning. #Customer-Experience #People #Learning #Livingbychoice by Abhinandan Chatterjee


#L&D #OD #Learning #Leadership #Futureofwork #Change (This article was written and published in 2015, I am now revisiting the insights as a way of being accountable for what I said and NOT to really say ‘I told you so!’) An ancient Chinese story, retold by Phil Jackson, coach of the phenomenally successful Chicago Bulls basketball …

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Also readable on linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-essential-objective-view-abhinandan-chatterjee/ Essentials only! We have hard this over and over again in the last 1-2 months since social distancing and lockdown have begun. About a year ago I started reading about minimalism and that is where I came across this phrase ‘essentialism’ for the first time. My attempt to become …

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#L&D #OD #Learning #Leadership #Futureofwork #Change An ancient Chinese story, retold by Phil Jackson, coach of the phenomenally successful Chicago Bulls basketball team, defines what really is changing in the training needs of organizations today. In the 3rd century BC, the Chinese emperor Liu Bang celebrated his consolidation of China with a banquet, where he …

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What’s with the # – It’s for #twitter. But imagine if everything was written with a ‘#’, if everything was a keyword? How would that work? Well, it is no different for the first time leader. A new language, new words, new meanings and too much information which can be blinding. A new place where everything has …

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Let’s get to the point – L&D, when too simple – is a farce and when too complicated – doesn’t deliver. I am not saying this, but a lot of organizations have come to prove this statement true over the past few years. The ROI myth is still going strong and neither people (learners) nor learning …

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Some people are lucky to have good jobs straight out of college and some are not! Are you and / or your loved ones that Lucky? As Malcolm Gladwell would say Luck = Opportunity + Preparation. But honestly, and I will bet my 10 years of working with more than 200 global organizations as a …

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Have you ever spoken to someone, where you shared something interesting and they still lost interest – or you did! Have you ever wondered why some people are better than others when it comes to communication, influence and building trust/faith? One of the major things these ‘better’ people do is to tell a story really …

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Who does not like a little story? A good plot, some identifiable characters, a little background, a convincing story-teller sprinkled with some emotions  Little Red Ridinhood didn’t listen to her mother. Jasmine was in a live in relationship with Alladin. Snow White alone lived wid 7 men. Pinnochio was a liar. Robin Hood was a thief. Tarzan …

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Some of you may have read the other articles on the  ‘Amazing Life Series’, this video captures so well what I have only dreamt to share. Mostly we get caught in the battle of ‘If’ and ‘Then’; ‘If i get help from my team, only then will i offer to help them next time.’ Here …

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What can a business do? Like most of us who run, transact with or know businesses will say that a they can only make money! Not true any more ! A really interesting Initiative that I came across was the ‘Nestle Creating Shared Value‘ and their perspective towards the role of business in development is simple, …

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” WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY, of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and …

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