As the third edition of Coaching for Leadership is published, my co-editors, Laurence S. Lyons and Sarah McArthur, and I are hopeful of the prospect that this edition will have a significant impact on leadership and coaching in the coming years.
Nothing less. The power to make or break. The power to evaluate, pass judgement. Hold the future of a human-being in the palm of the hand.
Act superior. Look down upon. Condescending to agree, but ...yes; always with a 'but'.
The person across the table may be better-read, more qualified, proficient ..and is really sitting there because 'we need the talent' in the first place. Talent that we are losing. Talent that is hard to find. And we have also done the 1st and 2nd short-lists ourselves.
Welcome to my first blog post… about our Gurgaon forum... by a debut blogger in a debut role of handling forums! Well, let me share something about the forum meet that we had a couple of days back on a highly engaging topic – talent retention.
Recently we had the SHRM India Mumbai and Pune forum focusing on Social media. The kind of information shared by Mahesh Murty and Rajiv Dingra was an eye opener for anyone struggling with strategic and tactical questions on the impact of social on HR.!
We tried a new format for the Forum, where we had an open discussion on HR and Social Media, making sure our subject matter experts were able to answer as many questions as possible. Following are some highlights of the most popular questions:
My first blog post is an ode to the amazingly interactive Southern Region HR community (I don’t know if I should say Southern Region so explicitly but for want of a better description, please allow me some slack to use this reference. :) It was a great month for the SHRM India forums in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Each session was testimony of how far HR practices have come and how far they are going to go in this vibrant emerging Indian HR context.
How many of us use Facebook?’ … 70% of the attendees raised their hand. ‘Twitter?’ … 50%. ‘And LinkedIn?’ … 60% … We started this month’s Gurgaon forum meet with this simple question and well, the statistics show us that clearly this media has already created its own space in people’s daily routine!