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Prasad Oommen Kurian
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Of values and competencies
“If we fail to
clearly differentiate between values and competencies, we are devaluing the
values!”, said the Organization Development Manager to the HR Business Partner.
They were discussing the plight of the new hires in the organization who were
confused...
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Treating HR’s Multiple Personality Disorder!
“Those who say
theory and practice are two unrelated realms are fools in one and scoundrels in
the other”, I came across this quote (from Letters of Ayn Rand)  some time
ago and it reminded me of a ghost that I have been trying to exorcise for the
last 11 y...
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The curious case of the object and subject of Employee Engagement
"You should join us only if you fall in
love with our company”, said the HR Head to a group of summer interns from
premier business schools. “I don’t think my exit should be considered as
attrition; the company that I am leaving is very different from the c...
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Of owning and belonging
"This is as much my company as it is your company", said the Organization Development (OD) Manager when he was having a courageous conversation with the CEO. While he was being deliberately provocative (safe under the 'Court Jester' immunity he used to enjo...
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The OD Quest: Part 7 – Integrating the mystical and the analytical!
"I don’t have an opening in my OD team now. But,
you can join our recruitment team and do recruitment in the OD way”, I heard
the Senior HR Leader telling a candidate who was hell-bent on joining the OD
team. This was my fifth ‘encounter’ with this gentlema...
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Remarkable Encounters – Part 2 : Fear
It is said that
we discover some parts of ourselves only in the context of our interaction with
others. Some of these interactions are so enriching that they leave us feeling
more complete, integrated, alive and human. In this series of posts, we will look
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The OD Quest: Part 6 – In the wonderland of HR Business Partners
"I don’t have an opening in my OD team now. But, you
can join our recruitment team and do recruitment in the OD way”, I heard the
Senior HR Leader telling a candidate who was hell-bent on joining the OD team.
This was my fifth ‘encounter’ with this gentlema...
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Of stretch roles and designed to fail roles
Stretch roles are very popular these days as a development tool especially for high-potential employees. They provide an opportunity for accelerated learning. They can also lead to significant value creation that can benefit both the organization and the cr...
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A Perfect Set of Delusions in Talent Management!
Talent
Management is a domain that is becoming increasingly maddening for HR
professionals and for business leaders. The career paths that we create for
employees with so much love and effort become are seldom followed. Skillsets
and roles that we have inve...
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The Paradox of High Performance Cultures
'Creating a high-performance culture' is a phrase that
adorns many a corporate presentation , made by both Business and HR Leaders. Once you have spoken about whatever else you wanted to say about your
business strategy and plan adding this magic phrase, 'c...
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