A Team or an individual does not perform well.
Who do you think is responsible.
The team member(s) or the Leader.

I think the responsibility comes from top to bottom – So does lot of other things (appreciation, power, salary etc.)
You cannot always put all the pressure of performance on the team.
There can be various reasons why a team is not performing.
And I think it’s the job of the manager or his leader to understand why this is happening and come up with a solution.

No doubt, firing can be one of those solutions, but you should have given ample time and taken all the circumstances and choices of that individual into perspective before you do that.

It’s a failure at the manager’s end also, if you are firing somebody, it also means that you were not able to motivate or lead that person (apart from all other performance reasons)

Again it’s easy said than done. However you just learn from your experiences and make sure you don’t do the same mistake again.

“A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again.”


Open your Minds – Remain a student

I went to a training today. it was only a one hr training. I was really surprised by the questions that were posted to the trainer.

People asking random questions.

People not ready to listen to the full conversation.

People trying to be over-smart.

People trying to be prove that they are better than the technology/trainer itself.

I was just observing, at some point I thought I will just stand and give a 5 min lecture as to why have we come to this training.

I realized that as we grow and age, we think that we know everything and more importantly the other person does not know anything.

As we grow, we don’t have the learning hat On. As if all the learning in the world has been done with.

The reason that we have come to this training is to learn. Then why don’t we


Try and Understand

Make sense

Learn as much as we can.

Most of the questions that were posted could have been answered by themselves if you wait till the end of the training.

Sometimes its good to be a student. I guess not sometimes but remain a student always 🙂


Business!!! What matters most … 3 steps

1 min read if you are not distracted 🙂

1. Become a customer to your own service and see what all would you want in your service. (Basically convince yourself first and make sure you are a hard customer)

2. Co-relate that (your service) directly to the P&L of your business and see how it works. Don’t pretend time is going to take care of it. Your timespan should be small enough (1-2 months max), so that you know quickly what is working and what is not working and can assimilate changes in the next cycle.

3. Think of new innovation or ideas and repeat the cycle (got to step 1).

Human Mind !!!

Are humans able to assimilate the data that is poured in front of them. I mean, I am not talking about like a ton of numerical results but just few simple facts. I guess it’s the same thing which GMAT calls as Critical Thinking :).

For .e.g.

Scenario 1 :

If I tell you that I don’t know much about some stuff and then tell you few things about it. What is final conclusion ?. Most of the times .. ahh well he doesn’t know that stuff very well.

Scenario 2:

If I tell you that I am an expert in something, and then tell you the same few things about it (the ones which I said in the above paragraph). What is the final conclusion? Well you think that he knows stuff.

Kind of a tricky game !