REFLECTIONS: IMPRESSIONS – PART II

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

-Lao Tzu

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This blog is a tearful tribute to my younger brother whom I lost just few days back.

SHOCK is probably too light a word to express. Jovial, bright, and ever smiling. A true leader and a remarkable human being who merits not only respect but also celebration. He just didn’t seem to ever think and shy of believing himself as a true team leader. But I do and many more who came all the way from far remote locations to Mukti-Dhaam (cremation ground) to witness the last conquest of their much-loved leader. In his professional life, his work ethic and impeccably high standards translated into a successful and prominent sales career. His every action inspired his team to dream more, do more and become more. This blog is a homage to a true leader. Continue reading

CONFEDERACY IN TIME / HR: ARE YOU READY?

“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy”

Paul Getty

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Last Friday, I was interviewing a younger group of those ‘just starting out’ types for a role in my consulting Startup. During the course of the interview, when I asked one casually clad aspirant, “Why you want this job?”

I got a startling reply, “Not a job. I am looking for something unfamiliar and undefined…Want to discover myself.”

 At that moment, rather than dismissing his reply as naïve, I considered adjusting my thoughts.

 Let’s first come to some agreement with few unembellished testimonials.

We are in the 21st century and living in an increasingly fast-paced and ever-changing world.  It is predominantly driven by an interminably “disruptive” business warfare. Entire world is witnessing an unprecedented economic dynamics. Today innovation is virtually tantamount to survival for any business.

The market dynamics are changing so dramatically that if your products /services can’t keep up with the realities, you might not be in the business much longer…You are, in fact, absolved straight to the garbage pit.  To thrive and excel in today’s business climate, it is imperative for companies to adapt differently than they have in the past. Today’s survival mantra is to innovate and grow by capitalizing on the rapid speed of change. The intimidating challenge for most of the enterprises is to adapt to the change unpretentiously. More a company pigheadedly remain cemented to old ways, the uglier are the penalties. Today best of the companies are overtly feeling being pushed to the wall as never before. More than change it is the consequences of the change that are flattening them hard. Continue reading

#Ask Bhagwat Yagnik

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

Eugene Ionesco

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#Ask Bhagwat Yagnik

Yagnik Management Consultants

Facilitating Cultural Transformation & Designing Predictable Organizational Architecture

Today on March 6, 2015

We Have

Launched

An Interactive Dialogue platform

With

Bhagwat Yagnik

@www.bhagwatyagnik.com  

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Why Dialogue? 

Transforming an organization’s culture is a demanding leadership challenge. Introducing magic potion of few episodic and nonconforming fairy-tale interventions to address extremely intertwined and reciprocally reinforcing influences of various organizational elements is not the answer. Eventually, such efforts fail, despite indicating foretaste of advancement for a while. 

 

Organizational Design and Cultural Transformation initiatives are highly interlinked. Today organizational architecture leans towards integrating the elements of agility and displays significant features of the organic design with a self-empowered team structures. Similarly, organization culture is a deceptive but determining factor in the success of the organization. It refers to the beliefs, ideologies, principles and values that the individuals of an organization share and practice. Finally, Culture shapes the character of the organization. 

If you have a Question, we have the Answer 

#ASK Bhagwat Yagnik

All about your specific challenges in effectively launching Cultural transformation initiatives and critical concerns you are encountering while designing a performing organizational design. 

It is simple…

Reach out to our website www.bhagwatyagnik.com , open ‘contact’ tab and share your concerns/issues related to Organization Culture and/or Structure to us. We will surely reply to you within 3 working days. 

Looking forward to interact with you.

Please spread the word among your professional associates!

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Unforgiving Denigration

“The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”

-Norman Vincent Peale.

Why Denigration Hurts?

We all encounter some form of criticism all the time. We must understand that it is inevitable, and we have to learn to deal with it productively rather than allowing it to be detrimental to our self-development.

We all encounter some form of criticism all the time. We must understand that it is inevitable, and we have to learn to deal with it productively rather than allowing it to be detrimental to our self-development.

Undoubtedly, yes, and (perhaps) it is unavoidable too. We all are perfectly imperfect. Aren’t we? Why to talk about others, even we are (often) quite sure about our own inadequacies.However,The challenge is in acknowledging the reality. Definitely tough, when it comes from others. By and large, we do not take criticism well. We won’t listen to criticism because we believe all criticism to be unjustified. We assume it as mean-spirited act of cynics.But why do we believe so? It could also be an opportunity to demonstrate our self-control and humility to take even denigration constructively.

Why can’t we just simply appreciate it as a healthy feedback?  

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Tumbling from the Edge of the Space…!

Not Yet!

 It is too early to offer grieving ceremonials to the legendary people function: Human Resources.

www.highreshdwallpapers.com(We are in early June…Extended summer days…Tender coal-tar and parched weeds on the cracked corner pavement…It’s stuffy and sultry…Stretching on my chair…Meditative on my own thoughts about my longwinded professional journey…)

Why we have a penchant for building justifications for the inexplicable questions in our life – that too as an ‘after-thought’?

Providentially, for last three decades, I thrived as a successful Human Resource Practitioner. At the outset (as luck would have it), all through my career passage, every milestone miraculously embodied with the triumph. It was like a pilgrimage. My profession has rewarded me with utmost reverence and affection of the people. I have been eloquently and cogently talking on various platforms about enormous meaningful possibilities the function has over various organizational imperatives. Even now, I am equally drawn to the point of distraction. Therefore, I’ve had a difficult time trying to taper down the possible “whys and wherefores” to seep through the enigma.  All the same, I do recognize which side of the mirror I belong.

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