Category: OD-to-DO

When Elephants Dance

Why #leadership development #fails & #How to #fix it!


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… Continue Reading “Why #leadership development #fails & #How to #fix it!”

L&D 2.0 – Why Learning in Business needs a Makeover?


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… Continue Reading “L&D 2.0 – Why Learning in Business needs a Makeover?”

The First Job – 3 Things you cant do without


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… Continue Reading “The First Job – 3 Things you cant do without”

How to tell a story


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… Continue Reading “How to tell a story”

Why fairy tales don’t inspire anymore!


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… Continue Reading “Why fairy tales don’t inspire anymore!”

The Biriyani Lesson – How adults learn


Biriyani has always fascinated me ! What is more fascinating is what we can learn if we become a little more curious and observant of our own lives… And to say that there is more to biriyani than just eating it, nothing better than… Continue Reading “The Biriyani Lesson – How adults learn”

TedxGurgaon Talk – On Non Conformity


My talk at the TEDxGurgaon. 2011 10’Dec Penguins, Lightbulb and a Beer belly! – A talk about non-conformity and us. Happy watching! I would request you to share your perspective about the idea in it, or the presentation. Looking forward to your comments! So… Continue Reading “TedxGurgaon Talk – On Non Conformity”

Dreams,Faith &; a Beer Belly!


Dreams I believe some things are just not meant to be. Impossible means ‘I am possible’ I like the tagline, but it is just always a tagline. I am a conformist, I have been a conformist all my life. I care about what is… Continue Reading “Dreams,Faith &; a Beer Belly!”

Be the feedback you give!


A few years ago, Chris Oster’s unit at General Motors got so fed up with traditional reviews that it abolished them. “There were so many problems – for managers and for people being appraised,” explains Oster, director of organizational development for the GM Powertrain… Continue Reading “Be the feedback you give!”

The Unlikely Learner


Why Learn, Why bother ?… A 6 year old girl once went to her elder sister who was in the kitchen. She saw her frying fish (I have every right to start with fish , I am a bengali !) and in astonishment, asked… Continue Reading “The Unlikely Learner”

The ‘Value’ Culture


While working across the board with over 50 organizations and 12 industries, I have always heard employee’s complaint of favoritism, or inconsistency in decision-making, or lack of fairness. This constant cribbing gets to me at times; I can only wonder what it does to… Continue Reading “The ‘Value’ Culture”

The Unlikely Teacher


We run after ivy leagues and IIM’s to seek knowledge. No harm in it but what about the knowledge available around us. Learning in not limited to books, degrees and institutions, its limited only to our thirst and what it takes to quench it.… Continue Reading “The Unlikely Teacher”

Everyday Bliss : Managing Stress


Stress can be intimidating. It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about your stress level. The bills aren’t going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for all your errands, and your career or family responsibilities will… Continue Reading “Everyday Bliss : Managing Stress”

Lead Yourself


‘Leadership’ has been a business buzzword for well over 30 years now, most of what could have been written about it, has been written, what could have been thought, has been cerebrated upon and yet we stand amidst people who struggle to be the… Continue Reading “Lead Yourself”

The Master Key to Successful Feedback


If you want to be more successful in helping others succeed, regardless of the source or sources of your coaching, you need to clearly understand this master key. If you want to take advantage of and be open to any coaching or feedback you… Continue Reading “The Master Key to Successful Feedback”

On Motivation


So there I was , in my bedroom , at 3 in the morning all alone – At my lazy best ; when out of nowhere I saw a  wasp in the room , after being bothered for a few seconds , I got back… Continue Reading “On Motivation”

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