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Shattering biases

That’s right. It’s a biased world. Admit it, you jump to conclusions even before meeting or getting to know an individual. Agree this far? No? All right, let me put things in perspective. There’s a new hire in your firm. Won’t you judge based on his or her last name? If it’s a Singh or…

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IncQ- The Inclusiveness Quotient

You are working furiously on your project. You need a break. You go up to the coffee machine and grab a cappuccino. A couple of guys are also standing there , watching you.And you hear a snigger and a few mumbled words thrown in your direction. You turn around to look. And you hear some…

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Why NOT Experiential?

I understand books carry knowledge and information, but so does experience. Why do we forget that books after all is a summation of all worldly experiences, information, practices and beliefs put together. Well, so does experience, and experience can never be ingenuine , fabricated, unreal or just a story. Every part of an experience is…

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How to Measure RoI on Behavioural Training

Rahul Sethi is currently a Business Head with Training Sideways.   He has donned many caps depending on the weather, fashion trends and his mood in general. At times, he has chosen to not wear a cap and let the wind play with his hair. Recently, I got a query from an HR professional on…

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Who Let the Clowns Out?

We did!   Why? Because… “The Clown Leaves Happiness Where He Goes” – Richard Nixon, 1971.   Let us start at the very beginning.   Every organisation knows that Happy Clients + Happy Employees = Happy Company. Most organizations have large teams working tirelessly to ensure that the first variable of the equation is handled…

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Portrait of an Artist as a Trainer – The ‘ArtisTrainer’!

Written by T M Karthik.     An artist is a tempestuous being; his moods are directly proportional to his craft and its acceptance. The deeper he delves into his art, the further he takes his audiences. Sounds like a performing artist, right? Yes, and no. I’m talking about the trainer-artist, who crafts an experience…

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HR Wale Babu Meri Coffee Toh La De…

  Rahul Sethi is currently an associate with Training Sideways. In his 39 years on this planet he has donned many caps depending on the weather, fashion trends and his mood in general. At times, he has chosen to not wear a cap and let the wind play with his hair.     Recently a…

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Pitch Perfect

There is both science and art in that perfect elevator pitch. “The purpose of an elevator pitch is to describe a situation or solution so compelling that the person you’re with wants to hear more even after the elevator ride is over.” – Seth Godin   A one-and-a-half minute crisp speech to interest a potential…

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Life Doesn’t Imitate Art, Life IS Art!

Ideation – execution. Paper – practice. Knowledge – results. Good – great. The transition from the left to the right of that little hyphen is what is crucial. This transition is usually challenged by what is called the ‘innovation gap’ – the vision-action shortfall. Innovation gaps are dangerous; they stagnate the minds of the workforce…

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Once Upon A Time In Corporate…

  In Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, a bestselling business book, authors Chip and Dan Heath dedicate an entire section to the importance of storytelling. Chip Heath, a professor of organisational behaviour at Stanford Graduate School of Business, describes an exercise he carries out each year with his students, where…

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SOS: New Employee Orientation!

  “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” – Lawrence Bossidy, Former Vice Chairman, GE   In the digital era we live in, where word-of-mouth travels at the speed of light, rather than the speed of sound, where…

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10 Reasons HR Is Choosing “Experiential Training” Over PPT-Based Training

Let’s call the bluff… PPT based trainings are no longer as effective as they used to be. Experiential workshops are changing the rules of Behavioural Training. Here’s why – explains Sunil Vishnu K, Co-Founder and Director of Training Sideways that works with corporates like Google, Vodafone, Accenture, HSBC, Star TV and KPMG. Helps Remember More!…

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