My Exciting Journey to DTM – Sivakumar Palaniappan

On a rainy Friday evening in the month of December 2007, I walked into one of the classrooms of St. Joseph College in MG Road, Bangalore. I was afraid, anxious and uncertain. I was profusely sweating in spite of being fully drenched in the rain. I was supposed to deliver my Ice Breaker Speech as […]

How to initiate, inculcate, implement and institutionalise change in organizations

Many CEOs and senior managers are aggressively trying to bring radical changes and transform their companies to maintain their competitive advantage. It’s imperative for organisations to dynamically change in today’s ever-changing business environment. However, most organisations aspiring to transform have their top management envisioning for a change, while rest of the organisation lacks clarity of […]

How Lucid Dreaming Can Transform Your Life

Have you ever been fully aware that you are in a dream? Have you ever consciously tried to construct a dream of yours? Have you tried to exert control over your dreams? If yes, then what you experienced was Lucid Dreaming. Let me explain it first. What is Lucid Dreaming? “Lucid dream is a dream […]

Communication isn’t as simple as just saying what you want

A Senior Manager was running a team meeting on project review. Everyone in the team stood up one by one, shared their work in progress and proposed further ideas. There were many decisions to be taken in few minutes on issues they may have worked for weeks. There was a pattern in the way he […]

Change is inevitable, here is how you can manage it

My son and I were driving back from his school a few days ago. After the daily rituals like, “how was your day? what did you guys do today in school?”, I reminded him that it’s just a week more for his summer vacation to start. He was happy and excited, but it only lasted […]

Campus placements: Is that the only purpose of education?

Objective of education in India largely culminates with the placement training programs those offer short term abilities to solve aptitude tests and soft skills aimed at campus placement interviews. The ability of a student to secure a campus offer is considered as success while there is no measure of performance, growth and satisfaction levels in […]

5 Ways to improve your Strategic Thinking

5 Ways to improve your Strategic Thinking “It’s really frustrating when I’ve to spend all my time in managing trivial things and solving simple problems. I don’t have time to think big and strategic”, said a Senior HR Manager of a leading organisation. We were discussing on various Organisational Development interventions they were planning to […]

5 Ways to Help your Team Learn Strategic Business Thinking

5 Ways to Help your Team Learn Strategic Business Thinking Situational awareness, Critical thinking, Decision-making, Dynamic action are some of the essential qualities for Kunal to be effective in his workplace. He works for the ATC (Air Traffic Control) Tower in one of the busy Airports. Ironically neither in School nor in College did he […]

5 Steps to Big-Picture Thinking

5 Steps to Big-Picture Thinking “How do I make sure that I am thinking big-picture, while most of my time is going into small things?”, asked a Program Manager after reading my earlier article on 5 ways to improve strategic thinking. If you are a Manager or Business Owner, one of the most important qualities […]