Balaji Chandrakumar

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The three Sri Lankan startups going to Slush 2017

It’s one of the leading technology and startup events in Europe. It happens in Helskini, Finland over the course of 2 days. It is a place that …

Strategic planning is critical for business success

Strategic planning is one of the most popular but least frequently implemented New Year’s resolutions for middle-market business owners. While most …

70 Street Photography Tips For Beginners by Eric Kim

I also recommend trying to master the art of “small-talk.”<p>We often frown down on “small-talk” because it feels shallow and superficial. However I …

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We've all heard the adage, "People don't leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses." It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there's a ton.<p>In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for …

Secrets of the Superbosses

Kelly Blair<p>What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common?<p>Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. All have reputations as …

5 Hidden Signs That You’re Cut Out For Leadership

Common misconceptions about leadership keep talented would-be leaders on the sidelines.<p>There’s no clear-cut path to leadership, and plenty of entrepreneurs go through life plagued by doubts that they really aren’t cut out for leadership. By the same token, plenty of people with few managerial …

To Be an Authentic Leader, Practice Every Day - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DISNEY INSTITUTE

<b>By Bruce Jones, Senior Programming Director, Disney Institute</b><p>What is authentic leadership? It is a question we are hearing more frequently from participants in our Disney Institute training courses. As today’s organizations and customers place more and more emphasis on transparency, being truly …

8 Questions You Have to Ask During a Job Interview

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

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Why Bloggers Should Shift Their Attention to Facebook

Facebook is a great place for people to respond to posts and ask questions. Using it properly, as a primary blogging platform, can sometimes drive even more engagement than the reigning champion, Twitter.<p>I've been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger lately than I ever did. So I …

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How to Decide What Skill to Work On Next

Most of us know that success in today’s work world requires continuous growth and learning. You can’t just rely on your current knowledge and expertise if you expect to keep up, let alone advance. But how do you identify the areas in which development efforts will yield the best return on your …

Resolving the Paradox of Group Creativity

Researchers have been studying creativity for more than 150 years, yet it still remains elusive. We’re not much closer to understanding what it is exactly that sparks unique ideas. One reason for this lack of insight may be that so much research has looked at the wrong things. Until quite recently, …

8 Behaviors Successful Leaders Use to Motivate Staff

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Balaji Chandrakumar — #ProfoundStupidity

#profoundstupudity<br>#profoundstupidity:: 10 Profoundly Stupid things most people discover at Work!<p>1. When you take up a job for money….you will most …

HR 4 Millenia — Trends And Themes Dominating The HR Landscape In...

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The Top HR Goal in 2016? Recruiting, Retention and Engagement

This will come as no surprise but employee recruitment, engagement and retention are the hot topics in human resources right now. They are the things …

The Uncertain Future of the Annual Performance Review

The world of work has changed forever, but the way we manage people hasn't yet caught up. Many business leaders I speak with are still relying on outdated management practices that are no longer effective, or worse, that actually contribute to challenges with employee productivity and performance. …

How to Spot a Bad Boss During an Interview

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>One of the greatest predictors of your happiness at work is your relationship with your manager. So when you’re considering a new job, it’s important to know how you’ll get along with your new boss. This can be hard to assess in an interview when you’re working hard to demonstrate why <i>she</i> …

Strategic Thinking Exercises – A SWOT Analysis Example from the Safe

Sometimes it is very clear what an organization’s threats and opportunities are when performing a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, …

Nike – SWOT analysis

The article is based on Nike SWOT analysis, which can be found in the Library, in CayenneApps SWOT application.<p>“See you tomorrow, Michael J. Fox” …

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Strength-Based Coaching

The strength-based movement has been around for quite a while. It was at least ten years ago when I read the first Strength Finder book (after my …

Teaching

SWOT Analysis

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 28, 2015</b><p>Why do a SWOT analysis? Information about both the external environment and your organization's internal capabilities is crucial to informing your goals and strategy and making the right business decisions. If you are at …

Benefits of a SWOT Analysis and How to Fine Tune It

In the early 1960s, when a research team at Stanford Research Institute developed the concept, SWOT was known as SOFT (Satisfactory, Opportunity, …

Management

3 Forces That Are Changing Everything We Know About Corporate Learning

Recently I had the pleasure of hosting the first of our Service & Support Thought Leadership Webcasts: Simplifying the Future of Learning. I joined a …

The 10 Best Business And Productivity Books Of 2015

Read some (or all!) of these 2015 favorites over the holidays and you’ll return to work in January ready to make 2016 the best year yet.<p>The holidays are a great time to catch up on reading, and think beyond day-to-day issues. Here are 10 of our favorite business and productivity books from 2015 …