Tag Archives: managing people

Bell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It

Many organizations are ditching Bell curve. The observation by Gauss became a religion. The the good Bell curve went bad. After seeing that using it has become counterproductive, many organizations are getting rid of forced ranking.  It should be the dawn of fair world, right?  There are good reasons for differentiation and unfortunately they may… Read More »

Change Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home

Post 2008, world is not the same. There are business scenarios changing. Too many organizations want to change, for right reasons. Here is a story I learnt in a leadership workshop a decade back. Unfortunately I do not remember who spoke. Credit to this unknown gentleman. Here it goes: It was a pond of swans. They were… Read More »

That Little Voice Says.. Action is better than Words. It is Killing.

Action speaks louder than words We have been told – ‘action speaks louder than words’. We all know it is true. But, for some of us – including me, this has got into the head little differently. ‘No words. Only action’. Every time you want to communicate with power, that little voice in the brain… Read More »

Grooming Technical Specialist to Technical Lead: 5 Critical Factors for Successful Role Transition

As a manager, how do you define the most valuable technical member in your team? He is Quite hardworking Is a specialist in his area of expertise Keen on learning new topics around technology and the domain Very hands on Customers like him You are highly depending upon him So far so good. Within no… Read More »