Use The Power of “I” to Resolve Conflicts

One of the best professors I ever had was Joe Bentley at the University of Utah School of Business. Joe was a legend at the University. He was an expert at organizational behaviour, and would really come into his own

On Writing Well

I found the recommendation for the book “On Writing Well” on a blog, and since I do a fair bit of writing, I decided to get a copy and read it. It turned out to be one of the smartest

Things you should never ever say in a job interview

Over the years I have interviewed hundreds of candidates for jobs in my organization, and as you might expect, there are some things that some candidates say, that really tick me off. Chances are that if you say one or

Belief – the biggest motivator

22 years ago my dear friend Kiran Ramineni taught me one of the most valuable lessons of my life – there is no motivation bigger than belief. Kiran was a short, intense guy, one of a group of brilliant engineers

Six signs that you are not in control of your time & priorities

Effectiveness is about setting priorities around your goals, and then organizing yourself around these priorities – but this is easier said than done. Here are six sure signs that you are either not in control of your time, or worse

Are you using Techno-Latin in your corporate communication?

Around the year 2001 I read the book “The Cluetrain Manifesto“. One of the authors of this book was a guy called Doc Searls, a very popular early blogger. Doc Searls has been described as “one of the deep thinkers

Lessons in candor from Bimal

28 years ago Bimal Dhar was my first and best ever teacher of candor, but I didn’t know it at that time. Bimal was a handsome young Kashmiri engineer, educated in Srinagar, and then from Purdue. During his M.S. at

Crucial Conversations

I am a voracious reader and regularly read all kinds of books. However if you ask me the name of one book that has had the biggest impact on my life, it surely is Crucial Conversations.   I got some

Three reasons you should never quit your job in frustration

It is not unusual for an employee to quit a job in frustration and the perceived reasons behind the frustration may be many Рa difficult manager, lack of growth, no appreciation, insufficient pay, and so on.  However quitting a

5 reasons you must nurture candor in your organization

According to Jack Welch, the lack of candor is the biggest dirty little secret in most organizations. Conventional wisdom is that you have to be offensive or hurtful to be candid. It is either candor or the relationship. Consider for




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