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    [2010] First Impression = Best Impression?
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    [2010] Freebie - A Double-Edged Sword!
  • RAVI PRATAP SINGH  |  SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
    [2010] Interviewing The Interviewer
  • RAVI PRATAP SINGH  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [2010] Ravi Pratap Singh: Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
  • RAVI PRATAP SINGH  |  SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010
    [2010] Good Guys Do Finish First
  • RAVI PRATAP SINGH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] Are You A Leader? Or An Ostrich?
  • RAVI PRATAP SINGH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010] Direct Sales Person Wiped Out?
  • RAVI PRATAP SINGH  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2010
    [2010] Ravi Pratap Singh: Loyalty Is Not Forever
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [2010] Humorous Political Video
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
    [2010] Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. While most C-level execs have a general idea of what I’m referring to, it is also quite clear that most can’t even begin to define it, much less articulate the specific constructs of a sound business model. are also not business models.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [2010] Design Matters
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. Let me make my position very clear…design absolutely matters. Whether it is aesthetic, functional, creative, process, innovative, intellectual, technical or applicational…design matters. Think Not. mikemyatt: RT @janemyatt Their sacrifice.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [2010] How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. The preceding description paints the perfect illustration of why branding is one of my favorite topics…It is complex. Be very, very smart. must all reflect high standards of quality. Mixed messaging or practices has killed many a brand. 8. Think Not.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [2010] Memorial Day Leadership Lessons
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. While this coming weekend simply signifies a long awaited prelude to summer for some, it is much more than that for me. From personal experience I can absolutely guarantee you that these same traits will serve you well as a business leader. Thank you.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [2010] Leadership Interview – John Baldoni | N2Growth Blog
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. professing leadership acumen and expertise that it can be tough to distinguish between the posers and the players. Maxwell ( @johncmaxwell ). Some might wonder why I’d interview John as the general perception is likely that we are competitors.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] Interview: Rebel Brown
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. On with the interview…  Mike Myatt: For our readers not familiar with your background, could you give us a brief Bio? But that’s what gets us in a mess over time. Defy Gravity is every person’s guide to challenging their status quo. And guess what?
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] Questions and Team Building | N2Growth Blog
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. And I can assure you that any CEO who views him/herself as an army of one will fail. Whether you like it or not, your success as a CEO will be largely tied to your team building ability. Contrary to the beliefs of some, dialog is a healthy thing. I
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [2010] test
    Copyright/Legal Privacy Resources Sitemap N2Growth Blog © Copyright 2010 N2Growth. They typically represent clients, partners, vendors, supporters, those that frequently provide comments on the N2growth Blog or those that tend to be otherwise respected by N2growth. CFO.com Web magazine targeted to senior financial executives. Think Not.
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] 9 Interview Tips Leaders Use For Picking Winners « Linked 2 Leadership
    Home About L2L Blog Topics L2L Radio LeaderBrief Articles of Faith Contact Us Linked 2 Leadership Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe to L2L Linked 2 Leadership This Linked 2 Leadership Blog is designed to serve professionals interested in Leadership Development , Organizational Health , and Personal & Professional Growth. Linkage Inc.
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [2010] 3 Ways to Use Intuition to Predict Your Behavior
    Responses Be on the Creep Alert: Listen to Your Intuition « Linked 2 Leadership , on September 27, 2010 at 12:05 am said: [.] 3 Ways to Use Intuition to Predict Your Behavior (linked2leadership.com) [.] We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. Linkage Inc. United States License. The secret? Bingo!
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
    [2010] Are You Living to Your Potential? « Linked 2 Leadership
    Posted on September 17, 2010 by Kristi Royse Of all the worthy pursuits in life, to me this is the most important. We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. Linkage Inc. Watch videos at Vodpod and other videos from this collection. United States License. What is potential? po·ten·tial  adj p?-?ten(t)-sh?l
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [2010] Leaders Living Their Choices « Linked 2 Leadership
    Reply MPetruzzi , on October 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm said: Hi Anthony, I enjoyed your post. We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. Linkage Inc. Watch videos at Vodpod and other videos from this collection. United States License. People believe the actions of others MAKE them act out in a certain manner. Gary B.
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [2010] Getting Projects Completed Successfully
    One Response Tweets that mention Getting Projects Completed Successfully « Linked 2 Leadership -- Topsy.com , on October 27, 2010 at 11:11 am said: [.] We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. Linkage Inc. Watch videos at Vodpod and other videos from this collection. United States License. Gary B. Really!
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
    [2010] Leaders: The 24-Hour Rule To Firing People
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
    [2010] On Leadership, Corruption, and The Empire of the Heart « Linked 2.
    Responses Dr. Tom Cocklereece , on October 30, 2010 at 11:08 pm said: Values are formed as you say in the empire of the heart. Reply Jacques Janssen , on October 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm said: As the article already desribes it has many faces and is also subject to local habits and culture. Linkage Inc. United States License. Good article.
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
    [2010] 4 Steps to Deciphering Your Firm's Culture « Linked 2 Leadership
    Home About L2L Blog Topics L2L Radio LeaderBrief Articles of Faith Contact Us Linked 2 Leadership Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe to L2L Linked 2 Leadership This Linked 2 Leadership Blog is designed to serve professionals interested in Leadership Development , Organizational Health , and Personal & Professional Growth. Linkage Inc.
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] How to Handle a Workplace Bully « Linked 2 Leadership
    Home About L2L Blog Topics L2L Radio LeaderBrief Articles of Faith Contact Us Linked 2 Leadership Entries RSS | Comments RSS Subscribe to L2L Linked 2 Leadership This Linked 2 Leadership Blog is designed to serve professionals interested in Leadership Development , Organizational Health , and Personal & Professional Growth. Linkage Inc.
  • LINKED 2 LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [2010] Leadership: The Being, Behind The Doing « Linked 2 Leadership
    Responses Poul Andreassen , on December 28, 2010 at 7:32 am said: The article you have presented has riddled out intricate structure of leadership into a simple structure. Reply Tweets that mention Leadership: The Being, Behind The Doing « Linked 2 Leadership -- Topsy.com , on December 30, 2010 at 7:43 am said: [.] Linkage Inc. Gary B.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010
    [2010] Distinction Between PMBOK And PRINCE2
    Distinction Between PMBOK And PRINCE2 by Utpal Vaishnav on January 3, 2010 PMBOK is US standard and is accepted worldwide while  PRINCE2 is UK standard. PMBOK is all-embracing while PRINCE2 focuses on key risk areas only and does not claim to be absolute. PMBOK is driven by customer requests while chief drivers of PRINCE2 are Business cases.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [2010] Are There Failures Or Just The Growth Opportunities?
    by Utpal Vaishnav on January 5, 2010 It’s not so hard to beat your execution team for the failures they have caused.  So many organizations live in the past rather than getting the best from the present and building a luminous future. Are There Failures Or Just The Growth Opportunities? Does anybody try to fail or muddle things up?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2010
    [2010] Who Else Wants The Best Out Of The Team 51
    Who Else Wants The Best Out Of The Team 51 by Utpal Vaishnav on January 18, 2010 Habitually express that they are important to you, to the project and to the organization. Laugh together on small accomplishments…and failures too to learn something from them and move on. Compliment them in public for the special qualities they have. Mean it.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [2010] Five Random Musings on Winning
    Five Random Musings on Winning by Utpal Vaishnav on January 22, 2010 Winners are smart workers: They know when to push and when to pull.  When to be at the right place at the right time. They believe in smart work rather than in hard work. They just outperform. They have simply refused to lose. It is said that encouragement doesn’t last.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010
    [2010] Poor Health Indicators Of Subverting Organizations
    Poor Health Indicators Of Subverting Organizations by Utpal Vaishnav on January 24, 2010 Domineering leadership: Leadership does not accept disagreements out of anxiety or haughtiness. Yes mans” are climbing the wall of quick success here. High employee turnover ratio in senior management. Hiring and promotions are based on political agendas.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010
    [2010] 9 Rock Solid Thoughts You May Love To Revisit From #3Idiot ('s.
    9 Rock Solid Thoughts You May Love To Revisit From #3Idiot (’s) Perspective by Utpal Vaishnav on January 30, 2010 3 Idiots is one of the most enjoyable Indian movies of this decade. The director Rajkumar Hirani has shown us a bollywoodified yet marvelous view of the masterpiece –  Five Point Someone from  Chetan Bhagat. Phunsuk Wangadu!)
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
    [2010] Absolute Productivity Killer – Thousand Strict Regulations And Low.
    Absolute Productivity Killer – Thousand Strict Regulations And Low Trust by Utpal Vaishnav on February 3, 2010 Better if software services organizations have only a few simple and strong regulations for their people. Regulations are substitutes for faith…faith in your people’s goodwill, faith in their competence and faith in their commitment.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [2010] Open Secret Of The Marriage Between Vision and Action
    Open Secret Of The Marriage Between Vision and Action by Utpal Vaishnav on February 5, 2010 In my decennium long experience journey, I have seen organizations which have a great vision – a vision to become a world class company which is super-positive. But with very little actions. But they have great measurability of the results.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [2010] Are You Measured By Results Produced Or The Time Spent In The Office
    Are You Measured By Results Produced Or The Time Spent In The Office by Utpal Vaishnav on February 6, 2010 You are considered an expert in your field and you have recently changed your employer for a good package. They come before the office time starts and normally go hours after the office time is over. Powered by Thesis
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [2010] Little Known Secrets of Performing Self-Retrospectives, The Agile Way!
    by Utpal Vaishnav on February 14, 2010 If you have few years of experience in project management, most likely you have come across agile practices. Little Known Secrets of Performing Self-Retrospectives, The Agile Way! You are conducting periodical retrospectives at the end of each iteration or release. Isn’t it? What did not go well?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [2010] You Don't Need In Order To Succeed: 7
    You Don’t Need In Order To Succeed: 7 by Utpal Vaishnav on March 11, 2010 Just the qualifications – But the ability to learn from anything and everything. Something beyond the current education system or known best practices! Perfect family environment – It’s good if you get that, not a showstopper otherwise. As simple as that!
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
    [2010] Handsome And Consistent Returns That Lie Hidden Somewhere In Your Mind
    Handsome And Consistent Returns That Lie Hidden Somewhere In Your Mind by Utpal Vaishnav on March 11, 2010 Being people dependent seems easier to many business owners and that’s what they choose over making their business a system of (proven) systems. Photo Credit: nDevilTV's Flickr photostream They bank on people’s ability over systems.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
    [2010] I Will Hire You As A Programmer If You: 7
    Strong opinions are usually result of  deep learning, unlearning and relearning especially when you have to present convincing reasons) are not comfortable with the idea about working in the technology of your dislike. you do not take your knowledge and skills for granted) may not desired skill but have right will to get the right skill.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010
    [2010] Throw Away Your Frustrations InTo The Basket Of Success
    Throw Away Your Frustrations InTo The Basket Of Success by Utpal Vaishnav on March 15, 2010 Photo Credit: businesspictures' Flickr photostream When most people hear the word “Frustration” – something negative happens in their mind. Their mind is filled with some kind of negative vibes. Instead, they embrace it. Powered by Thesis
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [2010] Wonderful Checklists 11
    Wonderful Checklists 11 by Utpal Vaishnav on March 17, 2010 Ignites actions. are  small and personal. are results oriented and always evolving. can lead to better-process-management. can reduce deaths in surgeries! can make your life better. can serve as a single great blogging starter resource. Checklist Manifesto can work very well.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010
    [2010] 7 Spectacular Beliefs Which Will Lead You Towards The Best Side Of.
    7 Spectacular Beliefs Which Will Lead You Towards The Best Side Of Life by Utpal Vaishnav on March 20, 2010 What’s the best side of life? Tagged as: Formula for Success , Motivation , power of choice , winning { 3 comments… read them below or add one } Tanmay Vora Twitter: tnvora March 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm I loved points 5 and 6.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
    [2010] What Many #Sales Focused Organizations Sometimes Forget (And How.
    What Many #Sales Focused Organizations Sometimes Forget (And How Not To) by Utpal Vaishnav on March 22, 2010 I’ve observed organizations keeping no stones unturned to sell their stuff. Photo Credit: Shahrokh Dabiri's Flickr photostream Such organizations focus only on increasing the sales. Doesn’t it sound sadly funny ? Powered by Thesi
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [2010] A Path-Goal Based Approach That May Take Your Project Leadership.
    A Path-Goal Based Approach That May Take Your Project Leadership Repertoire To The Next Level by Utpal Vaishnav on April 22, 2010 When we consider project leadership, there is no such thing as an ideal leadership style. Reply Utpal Vaishnav Twitter: utpalvaishnav May 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm Thanks Bob for stopping by and expressing your thoughts.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [2010] Happiness – The Primary Trait Of Powerful Leaders
    Happiness – The Primary Trait Of Powerful Leaders by Utpal Vaishnav on April 27, 2010 When you classify successful leaders, you would find one common attribute in all of them. Leaders just love what they do. They live in the present moment and extremely happy doing whatever they’re doing. Happiness is born from your usual mood. Are you happy?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010
    [2010] Heroic Titles Without On-Key Leadership | Utpal Writes
    Heroic Titles Without On-Key Leadership by Utpal Vaishnav on April 29, 2010 Photo Credit: db*Photography's Flickr photostream I have dealt with many team leaders, project managers and technical leads during my decade long career. While their positions say they are some kind of leader, their actions fail to justify that many times.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [2010] Mini Saga – Secured UnSuccess!
    by Utpal Vaishnav on May 10, 2010 Having talent and using it are two different things. Mini Saga – Secured UnSuccess! have seen many extremely talented people who could use very little of it and vice-versa. Photo Credit: dheuer's Flickr photostream The following mini-saga is a tale of two childhood friends, Jack and Lucy.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [2010] Silence 21
    Silence 21 by Utpal Vaishnav on May 16, 2010 Photo Credit: alicepopkorn's Flickr photostream is the secret to sanity; can force anyone to slow down, think and act; is a hardest argument to deal with; keeps you out of gossiping; is an awesome way to connect to the world which is not known to you otherwise – your subconscious mind.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010
    [2010] A Leader Beyond Her Title Leads By 7
    A Leader Beyond Her Title Leads By 7 by Utpal Vaishnav on May 31, 2010 This age is of being the best version of you, being able to provide unmatchable value in everything you do, regardless of your position or title. Embracing Creativity – Despite of being a logical person, she has led her right side brain as well. She’s the best.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010
    [2010] Smash The Problems By Analyzing, UnAnalyzing and Reanalyzing The.
    Smash The Problems By Analyzing, UnAnalyzing and Reanalyzing The Assumptions Attached by Utpal Vaishnav on June 6, 2010 Every problem – regardless of its size or simplicity – ejaculates an attached list of assumptions. Many a times, assumptions are imprecise and make the problem statement ineffective or erroneous. Powered by Thesis
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
    [2010] “Contribute Beyond Your Title…” Finds Place In Several Different.
    “Contribute Beyond Your Title…” Finds Place In Several Different Blog Carnivals And Round-ups by Utpal Vaishnav on June 7, 2010 I’m happy to denote that my post Contribute Beyond Your Title With Assumed Responsibility And Take The Right Decision! Here is the link to June 01, 2010 edition. Here is the link to May 30, 2010 edition.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
    [2010] Today Why Not? 7
    Today Why Not? 7 by Utpal Vaishnav on June 10, 2010 Think only positive ; leave the negative for tomorrow. Go to your team-mate’s desk to discuss in lieu of writing a bureaucratic email. Listen to a motivational piece of music for 15 minutes or so. Read some of the best blog posts in your interest area. Is it aligned with your goals ?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
    [2010] How To Caffeinate Your Leadership Repertoire?
    by Utpal Vaishnav on June 15, 2010 Recently Google announced of their new search index called  Caffeine. How To Caffeinate Your Leadership Repertoire? significant improvement over their traditional indexing system. Photo Credit: josh.liba's Flickr photostream Leadership is no different. It leads you towards the true north. Pause.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
    [2010] Mini Saga – Doing Rather Than Being
    Mini Saga – Doing Rather Than Being by Utpal Vaishnav on June 17, 2010 Even today, many companies focus on looking-good kind of practices than actually being good. Tagged as: Being Powerful , customer focus , excellence , winning { 1 comment… read it below or add one } Indli June 18, 2010 at 3:45 am Your blog is cool.To
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010
    [2010] Bad Bad Cellphone 7
    Bad Bad Cellphone 7 by Utpal Vaishnav on June 20, 2010 Turn it off, whenever you can. Never ‘while driving’. Distracts you often from doing whatever you’re doing. Radiations – bad for health; Vibrations – bad for ear drums; Camera – security threat. Most likely, get balled over. Causes male infertility – here’s how. Powered by Thesis
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [2010] More Thoughts On Tale of Two Managers and Relationships
    More Thoughts On Tale Of Two Managers and Relationships of QAspire by Utpal Vaishnav on June 23, 2010 Tanmay has written an interesting post at QAspire blog today called, “Focus on Relationships and Tale of Two Leaders”. Reply Utpal Vaishnav July 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm Due to a simple reason. Read more here. Read more here. or 5000 ft.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [2010] 7 Acts of Poor Managers Who Gift Cancer To Their People, Their.
    7 Acts of Poor Managers Who Gift Cancer To Their People, Their Clients and Their Businesses by Utpal Vaishnav on July 1, 2010 In my decade long course of learning, unlearning and relearning  business and its management, I’ve observed different kind of managers. Good and bad;  effective and ineffective; powerful and poor. Different.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [2010] 7 Things I Wish I Was Enlightened Of When I Was A Kid | Utpal Writes
    7 Things I Wish I Was Enlightened Of When I Was A Kid by Utpal Vaishnav on July 9, 2010 Unexpressed goal of any life is self-actualization and learning is the key tool which helps you reach there. Reply Utpal Vaishnav July 9, 2010 at 3:40 am I'm glad Elena you find something of value in this post and thanks for the nice additions.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [2010] Play The Music, Don't Let It Play With You! | Utpal Writes
    by Utpal Vaishnav on July 14, 2010 A couple of months ago, few friends and I were out to a 3.5 Extended Wisdom from Life Lessons Series Tagged as: Personal Development { 4 comments… read them below or add one } Tanmay Vora Twitter: tnvora July 15, 2010 at 3:14 am Loved the Daily Avouchment. days outing. cannot…I cannot…I cannot.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [2010] Software Professional, Are You Developing Yourself As An Aspiring.
    by Utpal Vaishnav on July 20, 2010 No one would like to develop himself as an aspiring mediocre. Software Professional, Are You Developing Yourself As An Aspiring Mediocre? Would anyone? Yes. May be. Unknowingly. Read Read the story below to learn how. Each friend had different skills. Peter was the music director. And the band was in a soup.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [2010] Want To Get Promoted? Do You Know How To Navigate Without A Map?
    by Utpal Vaishnav on July 29, 2010 When the performance appraisal happens and one colleague is promoted,  many of his co-workers don’t feel good. Best, Tanmay Reply Utpal Vaishnav July 29, 2010 at 3:55 am I agree Tanmay that playing safe is very unsafe in our world. Reply Utpal Vaishnav August 3, 2010 at 4:14 am Great Aalap.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [2010] Are You Trapped In An Unconstructed Action Space? | Utpal Writes
    by Utpal Vaishnav on August 3, 2010 If you feel that your life is not fulfilled or you have got trapped into the series of circumstances, here’s a very important question you need to ask: Given that the information you possess today, do any of your actions represent a commitment of vigor, time, spirit, or efforts that, you would not commit to again?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [2010] 5 Steers To Make Your Thoughts Well-Received
    5 Steers To Make Your Thoughts Well-Received by Utpal Vaishnav on August 17, 2010 I’ve seen a number of unhappy-at-work individuals complaining about close-mindedness of their management who is not ready to listen to their thoughts. Why’s that, why would a reasonable management would not be interested in a good thought?” I’d ask.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010
    [2010] Are You Heading Towards Ending-up At A Known Exit Point?
    by Utpal Vaishnav on August 28, 2010 To live a richer, more meaningful life, you need to become a source of thoughts and actions which provide meaning to your life. Are You Heading Towards Ending-up At A Known Exit Point? You cannot take control of your life just by following others. Instead, you need to play your own game. Powered by Thesi
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [2010] Stop Being A Hero
    Stop Being A Hero by Utpal Vaishnav on September 1, 2010 Photo Credit: kchbrown's Flickr photostream When you were a child, your grandmother told you, “You’re special, you possess a unique charm; you’re like a hero!” That’s where the problem rests for many software teams. You need to understand that you’re not a hero. Be more agile.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] Profit from Conflicts!
    by Utpal Vaishnav on September 9, 2010 A zero-conflict workplace is like living in fool’s paradise and wiser is one who is able to make profit even from the conflicts. Reply Utpal Vaishnav December 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm Nice to hear that you find this useful and Yes, focusing on results matter, no matter what the project is. So execute.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] Are Your Thoughts Serving Their Customer Well?
    by Utpal Vaishnav on September 15, 2010 After half an hour of waiting, “I’ll be attending you in just 10 minutes,” is a dull statement because it’s a pledge not meant to be kept. Are Your Thoughts Serving Their Customer Well? It actually means, “You’re not important and I would say anything I feel fine to neglect you for the time being.”
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] If You Want to Have a Great Project Team
    If You Want to Have a Great Project Team by Utpal Vaishnav on September 24, 2010 … then focus on having a great project team. You You can learn about how to have a great project team may be from a book or a senior colleague but the best way to truly learn it is to start building one. Have A-grade or potentially A-grade people in your team.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] Assured Results 7
    Stop Being A Hero Tagged as: Being Powerful , Project Management , team management { 2 comments… read them below or add one } Nagesh Belludi October 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm Utpal, I'd like to add to this list the importance of the "Why" of goals. If what you’re doing is moving you forward to the upward direction, repeat it.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
    [2010] Mini Saga – Lights, Camera…Action! | Utpal Writes
    by Utpal Vaishnav on October 9, 2010 I’ve observed many people having a habit of collecting quotes. Mini Saga – Lights, Camera…Action! They send it via SMS, tweet it or share it as Facebook status. However, very few of them actually work on the essence of the collected quote. Are You Trapped In An Unconstructed Action Space?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [2010] Extended Wisdom from Life Lessons Series
    Extended Wisdom from Life Lessons Series by Utpal Vaishnav on October 16, 2010 It’s been some time since I’m frequently reading articles from Life Lessons Series that has been hosted on Abubakar Jamil’s blog. I was directed to Life Lesson Series by Luciano of www.litemind.com. It has been a nice gift – Thanks Luciano for this. Execute.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [2010] Weakness 17
    Weakness 17 by Utpal Vaishnav on November 3, 2010 Hate changes; Never say sorry; What the heck is accountability? Differentiate between the team members on need basis rather than merit basis; Publically commit something but never do it; Being workaholic. Are you comfortable with that? Do You Know How To Navigate Without A Map?
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010] How Much Do You Invest In Building Trust In Your Project Team?
    by Utpal Vaishnav on November 11, 2010 Can you precisely answer this question: “Do you have ample amount of trust amongst your project team?&# May be…May be No. Reply Sonia Di Maulo November 11, 2010 at 2:58 am continued… Your suggestions for building trust are great! Do not belong to that community. Trust yourself.
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] What Every Project Manager Wants to Know About Vacation-Planning.
    by Utpal Vaishnav on November 30, 2010 Managing Software projects is a postulating job. What Every Project Manager Wants to Know About Vacation-Planning? Apart from being the face of the project, you may be the only person without a backup. It becomes challenging to plan some time off when you don’t have a backup. Powered by Thesis
  • UTPAL WRITES  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
    [2010] What Matters Most? Hard Work or Getting It Done? | Utpal Writes
    by Utpal Vaishnav on December 12, 2010 Consider the following conversation with a 60’s factory-model believer business owner and his newly joined employee: Owner: “You haven’t worked for 260 hours (26 days * 10 hours) this month hence you need to be monitored against a performance improvement plan. What Matters Most? “What matters most?
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] Are You Living for the Short Term or the Long Term?
    In analyzing how we spend our time, whether personally or professionally, it can be helpful to consider two dimensions: short-term satisfaction and long-term benefit. Both have value. It can be disappointing to live our lives with no meaning or pleasure in the here and now, just as it can be unfulfilling to live only for today. one�not
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [2010] Be Flexible, Attract Talent
    In this time of economic uncertainty, the pressure to control costs is at a peak. With hiring freezes and layoffs, companies increasingly are asking themselves how to produce the results they need with limited or decreasing human resources. Edited excerpts of our conversation follow: Why is flexibility so important? How are companies responding?
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [2010] The Changing Role of the CMO
    Marketing is everywhere, but with the ubiquity of slogans and ads, it's easy to forget that there's more to marketing than meets the eye. As a result, it is often one of the first budgets to be cut in economic downturns. Edited excerpts of our conversation follow: Susanne, how is marketing changing today? CMOs in particular. How many converted?
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [2010] Human Nature: The X Factor in Economic Theory
    According to Dan Ariely, author of the recently released book Predictably Irrational and the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, behavioral economics is an important and useful tool for society because it takes into account the irrationality of human nature. loved this book. and highly recommend it. But we're not.
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [2010] Talent on Demand
    Finding, retaining, and developing talent is one of the toughest business challenges executives face. It's made even tougher because many of the practices executives use don't work in today's uncertain environment. Edited excerpts of our conversation follow: MG: First, what is talent management? What's wrong with the way we do talent management now?
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [2010] Advice for Outgoing CEOs
    Leaders who are getting ready to slow down and pass the baton often have a common fear: that they will become lame ducks if they announce their successors in advance. No one wants that to happen. Almost every leader goes through this inner dialogue as part of the challenge of "slowing down." That is O.K. What is the solution? Don't waste it!
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [2010] What to Know About Coaching Your Successor
    Preparing your successor can be a leader's greatest challenge. If you handle it the right way while you are still at an organization, it can mean that your successor enters to applause while you bow out gracefully. So what do you need to know about coaching so you can ensure a smooth transition? You've also reviewed all the feedback. Who knows?
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [2010] Preparing Your Successor for Success
    In most cases, I believe that hiring an executive coach to assist with this process can be very useful. However, you as the leader need to be responsible for the entire process. You know what it takes to be the next leader of your company (or division, or unit, or team) even more than the very best behavioral coach. Telling the truth! Life is good.
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [2010] Moving On? How to Tell Your Successor (And Your Team)
    This can be difficult. At some point in the succession process, you will have to let your successor know that he is next in line. Though the person you are grooming to replace you must be told, there is not tried-and-true formula for choosing the perfect time. I've seen this done many ways. In one instance, the successor was chosen years in advance.
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [2010] The Madness of Crowds, Past and Present
    Some time ago I was interviewing a very successful CEO. Despite dismal economic news around the world, his business was experiencing record profits. thought, "It will be nice for me to talk to one executive this week who is in a great mood." For several years this option worked out well for them. Now many are hurt. asked him to return the favor.
  • WEEKLY LEADER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [2010] Work Life Lead: The River of Change
    Work Life Lead / Creating Your 2010 Impact. Things can only remain the same by changing. This is a twist on Heraclitus’ famous saying, “You can’t step in the same river twice.” It never occurred to me that when I became involved in the world of leadership development, that so much of my time would be taken up with issues of change.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [2010] A Baker’s Dozen plus one for 2010
    It is time to offer a list of recommended additions to your daily reading list – sources that have found their way firmly on to mine over the past year. Some have clear staying power, and others are new, but promise to be keepers. Here they are, in random order: All Things Workplace , by Steve Roesler. Execupundit.com , by Michael Wade. Schlegel.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [2010] Notes for the New Year
    Events drive others until you prioritize, imposing some degree of control on their flow and on the degree to which that affects you – or, better yet, reversing the direction of that influence. In my case, a re-prioritization was called for by events of late last year, and one of the events affected by it is the publishing schedule of this blog.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [2010] Obtuse expertise
    And obnoxious. Moreover, the author patronizingly suggests that the reader may have something to contribute to his or her own success, although he also understands that it may simply be too much to ask of them to fail to attribute it to the author. There is no target worth seeking. There is nothing there. Try it out – it’s interesting and fun.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [2010] The alchemists
    An astronomer concluded a discussion of the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe by enthusing about how fulfilling it would be to find it, because it would help us learn more about who we are. But the quantum physicists argue that the question is, at bottom, irrelevant because, not to put too fine a point on it, so are we. See you soon!
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
    [2010] The Philosopher’s Stone
    The first alchemists sought the now legendary “philosopher’s stone” – a special material that could be used to turn common metals into gold. In time, it came to be believed that this magic substance could solve other intractable problems in life as well, not least among them the conquering of death itself. They add up. They make sense. Do you?
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [2010] The Manager’s Stone
    — Note: The Managing Leadership Blog is very proud to have been selected as one of the top 40 leadership blogs for 2010. These instincts run so deep in all of us that we typically either pursue them or cheer on those who do. Eventually, the evidence just becomes too much to resist. We are forced to revise our world view. Honestly.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [2010] The Star Spangled Banner
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [2010] Playing the odds
    As a rule, we should expect talent to be evenly distributed throughout the world. All other things being equal, we should find individuals with exceptional ability at some particular rate per capita within all nations, communities, even organizations. So, large groupings should have more talent than smaller ones. Is that what you see? Read the news.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [2010] Exuding something
    Easily among the most disagreeable aspectsof the generally disagreeable concept of exceptional individual leadership is the noxious notion of “followership.” Does that turn out to be the organization? The organization, after all, exists merely to give expression to the “musings,” as one prominent leadership guru puts it, of the leader at its apex.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [2010] Meandering magnetisim
    Among the most dangerous of the many troubling features of the modern leadership movement’s prescriptions is its cultivation of the idea that leadership, at its best, is expressed by individuals so possessed of the leadership persona that they simply infect “followers” with the impulse to follow them. We surrender control. Really. Please stop in.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
    [2010] Meandering magnetism
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010] About
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
    [2010] Hello world!
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