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10 sure signs that you are listening

10 sure signs that you are listening

One of the common behavioural changes that leaders commit to make to their coaches is to listen better. Sounds like…

The waning charm of Heroism in corporate leadership

The waning charm of Heroism in corporate leadership

For several decades, the corporate world adored and celebrated heroism as a style of leading organisations. There were biographies and…

Can Leaders be Made to Measure?

Can Leaders be Made to Measure?

Here is a typical (but fictitious) discussion in a talent council meeting in a typical company: You see, kavish is…

Is the Indian IT Industry a Wellspring of Talent?

Is the Indian IT Industry a Wellspring of Talent?

For the past several months, we have all been reading gloomy reports about india it services companies laying off in…

How Are You When You Are Not Coaching?

How Are You When You Are Not Coaching?

Coaches are human beings – they did not descent from heaven. coaches also play several roles in addition to being…

The Movie Up in the Air Explains it All

The Movie Up in the Air Explains it All

Ryan bingham works for an hr consulting firm that specialises in termination assistance – basically firing employees. Ryan is called…

Too Much Assessment too Little Support

Too Much Assessment too Little Support

If you walk the streets of any of our cities, you will see innumerable scan centres, imaging centres, diagnostic centres…

Infosys and the Eye of the Beholder

Infosys and the Eye of the Beholder

Produced by general electric theatre (broadcast by cbs radio and television) and aired in 1953 was the episode “the eye…

A Warm Welcome to BOTs in HR

A Warm Welcome to BOTs in HR

VUCA is passé. disruption is the new buzz word. the coolest thing to do is to disrupt someone or something!…

The Real Problem with Delegation: Micromanagement or Abdication

The Real Problem with Delegation: Micromanagement or Abdication

The ability and inability to delegate at a level that is appropriate to one’s position in the organisation very often…

Why Should your Employees Go on Leave?

Why Should your Employees Go on Leave?

Until valentines day, love was in the air. soon after, we find that fraud is in the air. Maybe its…

The Problem of Setting Safe Goals

The Problem of Setting Safe Goals

Now is the time of the year when managers sit with their employees to discuss and sign off their goals…

The Urgent Need for Patience

The Urgent Need for Patience

The impatient executive Imagine this conversation between a coach and his client, a hugely successful but impatient executive. “hi raj,…

What Keeps the HR Folks Motivated?

What Keeps the HR Folks Motivated?

The song chingaree koee bhadake sung by kishore kumar for the film amar prem raises some philosophical questions. i find…

HR Here and Now, Reviewed by Prabhakar Lingareddy

HR Here and Now, Reviewed by Prabhakar Lingareddy

“Yesterday i was, tomorrow i will be, but only here and now i am” – human angels A few years…

Is Coaching Only for Bad Behaviour?

Is Coaching Only for Bad Behaviour?

Several years ago, i suffered from a bad back and after much effort found great relief from consulting a highly…

The Story Behind Those Business Cards

The Story Behind Those Business Cards

In the last few weeks my office assistant who is updating my contact list has been asking me to take…

Is HR’s Tripod Structure Working?

Is HR’s Tripod Structure Working?

For years now, many hr leaders have been busy implementing what is popularly referred to as the tripod structure for…

Leadership Councils in a Digital World

Leadership Councils in a Digital World

Every organisation of some standing has some form of a shared leadership platform or forum. these forums are called management…

(When) Does a Start-up Entrepreneur Need Coaching?

(When) Does a Start-up Entrepreneur Need Coaching?

The original title of this article did not have the parentheses. I hastily added it because i thought many would…