2017 has been a year of amazing discoveries for me. Having interacted with hundreds of corporate professionals through classroom training as well as 400+ hours of one-to-one coaching sessions, I have discovered some development opportunities that are common across levels. Topping that list is the inability to say ‘no’ even if the person is buried under heavy workload and commitments. Here is what I learned, and how I was able to help them overcome this challenge.
Here is my own story of discovering the real meaning of Leadership—thanks to my passion for piano and classical music, and three different incidents in my life that eventually led me to connect the dots for a profound experience.
While Android has evolved as a huge ecosystem with the largest global market share of mobile OS, its email apps (including Google’s own GMAIL) have left a lot to be desired. Fortunately, one company, Flipdog Solutions, LLC seems to have analyzed the users’ concerns—and launched a product that even beats the acclaimed native IOS email app.
Here is a real-life story that gave me a jolt that I cannot forget. We often over-estimate the power that formal education imparts, as well as the teaching in the corporate world.
In my corporate career of twenty years, Dilbert has often resonated very well with my real-life experiences. It has also given a reason to smile, ignore imperfections and move on. Here are some of my favorite picks – as my tribute to this legendary cartoonist!
The section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 makes it mandatory for certain class of companies to spend 2% of the profits on CSR. But there are also 1,000-odd multinational companies operating through their branches, offshore delivery centers etc. Therefore, people often ask whether the CSR Law applies to MNCs / Foreign Companies also.
As Harvard Business Review once wrote: “The goal of Coaching is the goal of good management, i.e., to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” Executive Coaching does transform people, by facilitating positive change through improved thinking.
Today is a landmark day for our nation as the new Companies Act 2013 makes it mandatory for certain companies to spend 2% of their average net profit of last three years on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). However, in spite of so much debate and discussions, there are several gaps in the new legislation.
“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” - Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin Intro: Wine has a rich history dating back to around 6000 BC and is thought to have originated in areas now within the borders of Georgia and Iran. It's an alcoholic beverage often...
As the CSR legislation is about to be formally introduced, it is surprising how several companies continue to criticize it. The two common questions being raised on this topic are: (1) The profit earned by a company is shareholders’ money. (2) We are already discharging our obligations by paying taxes to the government. So, isn’t our government abdicating its fundamental responsibilities? See my detailed analysis in this blog.