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Changing face of Corporate Trainings during the Covid19 pandemic

The past generations approached learning conventionally. Learning or corporate training was delivered inside a classroom conventionally. The approach to learning is becoming more unconventional, lately. We moved out of classrooms, went to corporate retreats, had outdoor sessions as part of evolution of corporate trainings. Millennials and Gen-Z have a different relationship, expectation, and approach to

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Chauffeur Knowledge Trap

Chauffeur’s Knowledge Trap

Have you ever been called to share your views on something you are not an expert at? Have you ever delivered a lecture with limited knowledge? How was your experience? Have you ever heard of Chauffeur’s Knowledge Trap ? Here’s a story of a nobel prize laureate and his chauffeur. Mr. Max Planck, nobel prize

550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak

Life Lessons from Guru Nanak Dev Ji

My home town of Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab is amongst one of the most ancient cities of India. The first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, spent 14 years 9 months and 13 days in Sultanpur Lodhi. In 1497 Guru Nanak Dev disappeared in rivulet called Kali Bein and re-appeared after 3 days with Mool

Life Lessons from Bird Watching

Life Lessons from Bird Watching

I was a toddler when my parents used to take me to ‘Dinga Pull’, a local pond, near my home town of Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala District. The pond was full, of a number of local as well as migratory birds like cranes, black winged stilts, herons and geese etc. Those were the days when

Management Lessons from Ali Baba & Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves is amongst most told stories from the Arabian world and I am sure most of you must have listened to this amazing story.  I came across this amazing story recently while preparing for my upcoming program and immediately some thoughts crossed my mind. In this post I’ll share the Management Lessons

Tips For An Awesome Co-Facilitation

                In my last post on ‘The Art of Co-Facilitation’ I talked about Co-Facilitation, its types, advantages and potential disadvantages. A co-facilitation program is very different than conducting a solo program as a lot of planning and co-ordination needs to be done with the partner facilitator. Following are

The Art of Co-Facilitation

The Art of Co-Facilitation

I have been a trainer and facilitator for last 11+ years and have conducted a number of training programs successfully. Recently I got an opportunity to co-facilitate a Leadership training program with my colleague Mr. Kunal Chakrabarti wherein he was the lead trainer and I was second in command. This was my first ever co-facilitation

Organizational Change

In order to survive and cope up with new challenges in the market place, almost every business goes through a very tedious task of organizational change under various names like restructuring, rightsizing, re-engineering, turnarounds etc. Only those businesses which were able to change and evolve as per the market realities have been successful. While others

Habit of Book Reading

Let me begin with the fact that I have been a reader in the past and then I was just busy like all of us and then I renewed by friendship with books again. On a serious note, I am aware how habit of book reading adds perspective and meaning to our lives but I

Lessons from our Puranas l Govardhan Puja l Thanks Giving Day l

Today’s the fourth day of Diwali festival and Hindus across the world celebrate this day by performing Govardhan Puja. Govardhan Puja reminds me of stories I had learned during my childhood. In this post I’ll share those two stories and lessons from our Puranas. Story 1: Krishna was playing with his friends when he saw

Out Bound Training

When was your last out bound training program? Did you have fun? Remember the take away of your out bound training program? I am really happy if you do but after having met and spoken to several connections in the industry, I am afraid that we do not remember much of the take away. Reason,

Developing Ownership

Developing Ownership

Business Ownership is a looked upon personality trait for leaders, team builders and those who are managing people. Taking ownership about things is a human trait. But taking ownership of situations, circumstances and people doesn’t comes easy. A number of business managers complaint about the lack of ownership among the team members. Developing ownership amongst