People with diverse professional experiences and background have totally unique perspective on any issue. When a new team is assembled for any project, its vital for the success of that project that all team member are aware of the ground-rules for the project;… Read More ›
Got 10 minute to speak with executive?
When you got 10 minutes or less to talk to your executive manager, you are well aware of the fact that you do not have enough time to give background of the issue or request and he/she isn’t interested in… Read More ›
Life is bigger than that!
2008 is nearing the completion of business work days and it was one of the eventful year. We have seen all from US election to Canadian elections, Wall-street meltdown to Automotive bailout, Saturday Night Live comedy to economic worries. All… Read More ›
Communication Skills for Managers – Learning From Barak Obama
I was looking into posts on Mr. Barak Obama’s communication style and how it contributed towards Obama’s victory. Did Obama address people in all 4 categories of DiSC Model? These categories are Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. Each person in his/her category wants to hear in… Read More ›
Know what to emphasize
PM Tips – 1 What points we emphasize make a big difference in our communications. How do we do that? We got to know the expectation of the audience and what we want to convey. Over emphasizing something or emphasizing meager… Read More ›
How to Have Project Kick-off Meeting
Kick-off meeting is the first meeting of the project where you give all the team members good news that project is ‘go ahead’ from the sponsors and also set the tone of your project – is it going to be… Read More ›
Keeping in touch with direct reports?
Workplaces have transformed a lot in last few years from people working in same office building to team members scattered over different continents. This poses some benefits and challenges. As we all know that we are all connected via communication… Read More ›
Importance of TimeOut
We have seen in various sports when a play or a pass is not developing the way expected or falling out of bound, timeout is called. After timeout, team regroups and turns the outcome for that instance or break the momentum of… Read More ›
How to Attend Team Meetings
Once I was approached by a team member and enquired why she is not being given special tasks or not being involved that much in comparison with her another colleague. Since I had led both team members and knew where… Read More ›
You had problem pronouncing long Indian name?
You might have seen that some Indian names are little complicated to pronounce (particularly by our American and Canadian fellows – may be Europeans too). Now-a-days, Indian names are very common in workplace as offices are quite diverse and multi-cultural. Some have changed… Read More ›
Project Meetings – Communication Essentials
Many tips are available on productive meeting, I want to mention that I have found very much helpful. We all need to work on making meetings productive. Because of lack of preparation or committment or something else, meetings become waste of time as… Read More ›