Why People Criticize Others and the Downsides

By Somali K Chakrabarti ‘The purpose of opposition is to oppose everything and propose nothing’,  tweeted Dr Debroy. Indeed, I thought, how easy it is to notice the frailties, foibles, and follies of others while ignoring those of your own! We all indulge in criticizing others sometime or the other. It comes almost as easily as… Read More Why People Criticize Others and the Downsides

7 Steps to develop Creative Leadership skills

By Somali K Chakrabarti   Creativity is a Leadership trait   ‘Creative people are difficult to deal with!’ More often than not, this is the general perception about people with a creative bend of mind. They are seen as complicated people, as non conformists who prefer to remain in their world of imagination, who tend to avoid… Read More 7 Steps to develop Creative Leadership skills

How comfortable are you to have an uncomfortable discussion?

By Somali K Chakrabarti Politics, pay and religion make interesting topics for starting a discussion; but such discussions, if not steered properly, can be polarizing and may become awkward after some time. However, that is not what this post is about. This post is specifically about discussions that you might have hesitated to have when you were particularly displeased with… Read More How comfortable are you to have an uncomfortable discussion?

Is Corporate Culture Impeding Gender Diversity At Your Workplace?

‘The importance of Gender Diversity at workplace’ is one of those issues that are often spoken about in conferences, reiterated in survey findings, and yet seldom are a priority unless there is a mandatory obligation for companies to comply with.

With the exception of a handful of countries such as Norway, New Zealand, Iceland, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, Philippines, women are generally under-represented in the corporate sector in a large number of countries all over the world.

Read on to find out how corporate culture impacts gender diversity at workplace and can something be done about it? … Read More Is Corporate Culture Impeding Gender Diversity At Your Workplace?

8 Skills That Will Make You An Effective Leader

By Somali K Chakrabarti ‘Mostly leaders are born. Some inherit leadership. Some come by default.’ These statements coming from an acquaintance on social media induced me to write this post. When we think of leadership, traits such as charisma, authority, courage, oratory skills easily and instinctively come to our mind. These qualities are associated with great leaders… Read More 8 Skills That Will Make You An Effective Leader

How companies can effectively engage employees

Continuing the discussion from my last post on how Employee Engagement can create business value, here  I will write about how organizations can implement a range of workplace strategies to increase the levels of engagement. In this post we look at some best practices relevant to all types of organizations, though the nuances and implementation will vary… Read More How companies can effectively engage employees

Why Employee Engagement creates value for your business.

  What prompted me to write this post was a discussion on a Linked In group about the role of  ‘Chief Inspiration Officer’ in an organization in inspiring employees and creating an engaged workforce.  The fancy title caught my attention and I followed through the discussion. As always, the discussion had people with different viewpoints.… Read More Why Employee Engagement creates value for your business.