incrementalism and change…..

Over the past few weeks I have had a chance to meet with some leaders whose current engagement at work involves dealing with a huge amount of change across a variety of functions. So even though one of the earlier posts had been dedicated to the subject of management of change, I am creating another one. Such situations always demand novel approaches and experimentation and force one to try and explore new dimensions in your quest to be successful. It is quite obvious that for anything to change, someone has to start acting differently. If the magnitude of change is large and profound, almost everyone has to be doing so. Ultimately the success of all change efforts boils down to the same mission - can you get people to start behaving in a new way. That requires serious personal

Enjoy silent moments …..

This beautiful planet of ours - the Earth- is full of wonderful sounds which are pleasing to the ears.The sound of the ocean waves, waterfalls and the gushing streams, chirping of the birds, buzzing of the bees are a few such examples.   With the increasing human population and as new inventions and innovations take place we are living in a NOISY world these days as the sounds of nature are being replaced by the sounds of aircrafts, music systems,televisions, automobiles and added noises due to various construction activities in the cities and towns. Generally people would like to enjoy a peaceful and quiet evening after work to relax. But everyday stress, driving in traffic, attending to numerous phone calls, loud blaring music in the

positive strokes…..

My boss in an earlier organisation had this great gift of making the most serious of situations appear light and under control. Not to say he wasn't driving us hard or that he was any easier to deal with. Just that his boundless enthusiasm and levels of energy would provide such an enormous amount of comfort that we always believed we would find our way out of the trickiest of spots!  Work is tough, getting  more and more demanding. Employees are expected to deal with pressures of timelines, of the need to always deliver their best, manage personal relationships, pursue their passions, focus on career progression, maintain most pleasant behaviours etc etc. The list can be real long! Depending on the economic cycle your organization is in, the

manage work pressures…..

During my college days of engineering and management, I realised that my mind was most sharp and absorbent closest to the examination day. Almost as if the pressure of exam deadline inspired a great sense of what was important and what could be ignored and stimulated the brain to function at a far higher capacity than otherwise. I cultivated this syndrome carefully and relied on its immense power to see me through those tough study years, as I am sure a lot of you would have done too! Even at work a certain amount of pressure equips you with that unique creative edge to get you through trying and difficult times. Just that going beyond a limit can have consequences at personal and professional levels. Unfortunately in the recent times this pressure situation has extended in time period and deepened in intensity manifolds. Organisations are

attitude…..

Just like a great building stands on a strong foundation, so does success. And often the foundation of that success is attitude! It is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you. Simply because there is so little that we all control. Your attitude is the first thing people pick up on in interactions. And attitude is infectious - so wear your best, most positive one all the time. Nothing illustrates the impact better than the story of Jerry below - worth a read even if you have known of it.. Jerry is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would