I borrowed "Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence", by Daniel Goleman from my boss because I wanted to focus better at my work. To say it has been an eye-opener would be an understatement. I have read this book till the end, and then read some sections again to understand them better. Goleman is known … Continue reading Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Daniel Goleman)
There is only one thing that almost all companies, HR practitioners, and employees agree on - the world of work is changing, and fast. Technology has transformed entire industries, disrupted all major organizations, and the only constant is change. Between the pace of technological change, market demands, and geo-political pressures, companies are changing fast, and … Continue reading Skills for the future
I have been working on an Excel dashboard for turnover, and recently completed it. As with my other side projects, this one rose out of a need to have complete, accurate, and up-to-date turnover data at my fingertips. The rest of the team also needs the same data, so it will be useful for everyone. … Continue reading A new Excel dashboard
I recently read about a retiring employee, who was rather candid in his exit interview form, and sent his opinions to everybody in his workplace. Social media jumped in with both feet, taking sides - some saying he should have sent his comments only to HR, others saying it was better that everyone in the … Continue reading Feedback is a gift
My little cousin received a placement offer last week, and I was proud of him. He was asked to join a prestigious Indian IT company immediately, an offer that would have made almost anyone in the industry stand on one foot and beg. The sensible, thoughtful kid that he is, he politely told them that … Continue reading When you start your career
Yesterday I reviewed Kahoot!, a game-based platform for teachers and facilitators to run live quizzes, discussions and surveys. The host creates and displays a quiz, participants respond from their own devices. It is quite effective to evaluate and reinforce conceptual understanding. Gamification and game-based learning has been around for some time, and it is getting … Continue reading Do you Kahoot!
Last week, 15-year old Eddie broke the internet. The BBC first ran a news story on the teen who ran a Railway's Twitter account for a day, then profiled him the next day. The Washington Post, HuffPost, and other outlets ran with their own stories. The Telegraph reported: The teenager quickly became a social media … Continue reading Move over Millennials, Gen Z is here!
I finally saw someone who I've been working with for some time now. We realized we had a common interest in Excel and people analytics, or at least the rudimentary version of it that we do in our respective spheres. After a few minutes chatting about what we were currently working on, the conversation turned … Continue reading Excellent Excel
Thank you for visiting my blog! I am a keen observer of people, with an endless curiosity to know everything I can about everything around me. Which can be both energizing and exhausting! To use the Strengths terminology, I am a Learner. I'd always enjoyed learning, being the student who read her textbooks cover to … Continue reading Welcome to my blog!