A Round Up of My Writing in July 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Round Up of My Writing in July 2010 July 2010 – another spectacular month came to an end, and I didn’t notice that in frenzy of things going around. Monsoon continues in August as well, and I look forward to another exciting month. In case you missed reading any of my posts in July, here is a quick round up of all my writing in June 2010.

Reviewing my 2010 predictions

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Stimulated by this post from TLNT, I thought that as well as asking for your help in making some predictions for 2011, I should review those predictions I made (without your help!) at the start of 2010. Well in Ireland at least (home of Krishna De, my co-host on the podcast) they have – but not at the bank’s initiation. If you can get to London next Summer, there’s the potential of a prize in it for you as well.

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CLEAN ENERGY Branding Before 2010. And After.

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2010 redefined branding. Before 2010, a brand was usually established through paid advertising. However, since 2010, a brand has become exclusively established through employees and customers. It was the year that marked the official shift from traditional branding to the new 2.0

Stepping into a new decade: What’s evolving from 2010 to 2020 in SaaS

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We have done our bit of research and predicted the top 5 SaaS trends that are expected to dominate the 2020s and if you are looking forward to making the 2020s the best decade for your SaaS solutions, you might as well glance through our list.

A Round Up of My Writing in February 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Round Up of My Writing in February 2010 February was an amazing month for me personally – lot of new exploration, new experiences (good and bad, bad left me with some good lessons) and new ideas. Lead Well and Prosper by Nick McCormick is a fantastic book that I reviewed in February. Have a rocking start into March 2010! That was one of my goals for 2010 and I am so glad that I have been able to adhere to the regime.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: October 2010

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This is the October 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. No, the traditional signals (GDP growth, dropping unemployment statistics) haven’t shifted yet, but we do see plenty of evidence that innovation is alive and well—and we truly believe that’s a “weak signal&# that a healthy recovery may be just over the horizon. Well worth a serious read. We welcome comments on any of these articles.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: January 2010

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This is the January 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. Welcome to 2010. As we suggest below, 2010 is going to be a year of massive change for just about every sector of the economy and every business. However, in 2010 we are going to create change of our own by abandoning several of our basic traditions. You will see headlines here, and occasional links to relevant pieces by others as well as ourselves.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: February 2010

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This is the February 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We end with a note about how to get more information on this topic as well as others in this issue. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. We’re reinventing ourselves once again. As we’ve hinted at previously, we have redesigned this newsletter once again.

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Leveraging Collective Knowledge: NASA’s Constellation Program

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On February 1, 2010 the Obama administration announced the cancelation of Constellation. well as detailed steps in the process. Secondly, organizational transparency was demonstrated by Lengyel himself who was willing to say to NASA seniors as well as to participants at the meeting, “I need to draw on the collective knowledge of the organization to address this issue.”

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: November/December 2010

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This is the November/December 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. He’ll be accessible to me as a Senior Advisor, as well as to any of you who have questions or need occasional advice. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. “Two roads diverged in a wood.&# (Robert Frost). Believe it or not, this is the 100 th issue of Future of Work Agenda.

Reason 543 Why You MUST Stop Site Blocking: Your Employees Can't Solve Their Problems On Their Own

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Well of course they aren't--they are denied basic access to the people and information that might actually help them get their jobs done! Yesterday was a typical day for me as a knowledge worker--lots of unrelated problems to solve, ranging from troubleshooting an issue with a Wordpress blog I was setting up for a client to gathering information on employment statistics for people with disabilities. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in having this kind of wide-ranging work to do.

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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: July-August 2010

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This is the July-August 2010 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. Thank you, Lise, for work well done! Please pass this newsletter on to other interested individuals and encourage them to subscribe as well. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. By the time you read this newsletter it will be almost August, followed closely by September. Where did the summer go?

10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team It pains to see teams where people work on a common goal but don’t get along well with each other. We work in teams and knowing how to get along well with others is extremely crucial. So how do you get along well with others and establish required comfort? Don’t boast : People don’t get along well with someone who constantly boasts.

10 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media in Your Organization

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You can try brute force and rigid boundaries, but that doesn't work very well anymore. Jane Hart is spearheading an effort to collect information on why you should NOT ban social media in your organization. Below, my rebuttals to the reasons most commonly given by organizations to keep social media out. Social media is a fad. While specific tools may be more or less popular at any given time or in a particular industry, the principles of social media are here to stay.

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management - Summary

Conversation Matters

Users found tools (checklists, steps in a process) useful as well as reusable documents (PP presentations, proposals) but lessons learned and best practices were largely ignored. I have posted lengthy descriptions of each of the three eras of knowledge management and here I have made a brief summary of all three. I have also made substantial changes to the third era in this post. If you would like to view each era in more detail just click on the heading of that era in this post.

The Complexity of Transferring Lessons Learned from Projects

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When memories fade what is often lost is not the action itself, but the reasoning behind the action, as well as the context in which the action took place – both vital elements of lessons learned. That requires several steps, e.g. prioritizing the lessons, anticipating whom the recipients might be as well as their absorptive capacity for this content, and then identifying the medium through which the content would be best expressed.

SuccessFactors Lays down the Analytics Gauntlet: Acquires Inform (InfoHRM)

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Today SuccessFactors announced plans to acquire InfoHRM (renamed Inform Business Impact) – a small but very well established leader in the area of HR and Talent Analytics and Workforce. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

When You Assume Bad Faith, You Get It

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It's an outgrowth of their corporate culture, captured beautifully in their "Reference Guide on our Freedom and Responsibility Culture" outlined in the Slideshare presentation above--well worth a read through. Culture View more presentations from Reed Hastings. There was an interesting article over the weekend in the Telegraph from Dan Pink on Netflix's "no policy" approach to HR policies.

Learning From Failure - It's Possible

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There is no problem with identify catastrophic failures – they are well publicized. But if the goal is to identify small failures that are precursors to those catastrophes – then a well thought through system has to be in place. This well-known error rate is an example of small failures that need attention - yet are easy to consider as “just the way things are.”. A well know example is IDEO, the award winning design firm.

Hidden Costs 25

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not treating people well? not treating your customers well? By Anil Kumar, July 23, 2010 @ 8:48 am Awesome!!! By Megha Mehta, July 23, 2010 @ 9:11 am Simply Great!! By Tanmay , July 23, 2010 @ 9:52 am @Ajay - Thanks for bringing that very important point. Best, Tanmay By Tanmay , July 23, 2010 @ 9:54 am @Anil - Thanks Anil, glad that the post led to some introspection.

Well, You Can Always Pull a Tinkerbell.

Working Girl

Last time I was in the US I bought the movie Tinkerbell on sale at Target and recently watched it with my daughters. The basic story is that Tinkerbell is a Tinker fairy, which means she''s supposed to make useful things for all the fairies in fairy land. However, she''s frustrated and bored with the dull, repetitive work and decides she wants to be an elemental fairy. An elemental fairy is a fairy that works with the elements, such as nature, wind, animals, etc.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer In Pursuit Of “Customer Delight”: Getting The Basics Right A lot of companies have the phrase “delighting our customers” in their well-crafted mission statements and quality policies. By Kapil, August 11, 2010 @ 9:30 am Tanmay, Great Points on achieving customer delight. Thanks Kapil By Tanmay , August 11, 2010 @ 9:39 am @Anil - Thanks! Regards, Jay Chhaya By Tanmay , August 11, 2010 @ 10:27 am @Jay - Thanks Jay.

Don't Give Up On Problems: A Lesson on Persistence

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Well, if you really ‘want to’ learn, you can find lessons almost everywhere. While discussing a problem, the audit consultant, with many years of experience, said the following: If we have a family member who is disabled, we do everything we can, till the time we can to ensure their well being. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Don’t Give Up On Problems: A Lesson on Persistence Did you ever think that an “audit” exercise can be a learning experience?

A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership

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It is always fun when my posts make it to Michael Wade’s " Miscellaneous and Fast " list (and Nicholas Bate’s blog too) Tags: Leadership , Lessons Learned , life lessons , Self Growth , sports Career Related , Leadership , Self Growth | Tanmay November 15, 2010 2 Comments By Jay Chhaya, November 15, 2010 @ 11:58 am Absolute beautiful way to co-ordinate sports with life and profession.

5 Ideas To Ensure That Lessons are 'Really' Learned

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You complete a project and then do a small ‘post-mortem / retrospective analysis’ of what went well and what did not. How you can be a Mentor like Obi Wan By Tanmay , July 13, 2010 @ 8:31 am @Deborah Fike - I have strongly believed in the fact ‘that which gets sponsored/scheduled’ gets done. Regards, Jay Chhaya By Tanmay , July 13, 2010 @ 11:24 am @Jay - Thanks for affirmation! Best, Tanmay By ajay, July 13, 2010 @ 1:33 pm Like I already said, and saying again.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 3 Ways to Quit Being So Rude With.

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, August 2, 2010 3 Ways to Quit Being So Rude With Technology In the good old days, you put in your time at work then went home. and cant sleep, instead of getting a glass of warm milk and watching the clouds drift over the moon from our kitchen window -- well get on the computer and work. August 6, 2010 6:27 AM Anita said.

Thursday Thought: The “Real” Worship

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strive for physical and mental wellness (not just health). Regards, Jay Chhaya By Nikunj, December 2, 2010 @ 5:53 pm Truely. Tags: connecting with our own self , real worship , self development Random Musings , Self Growth | Tanmay December 2, 2010 3 Comments By Jagat , December 2, 2010 @ 1:44 pm Just 2 Words, Mind Blowing. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Thursday Thought: The “Real” Worship A quick thought.

Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra

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Focus on Quality : When we went into the office, I could see some well defined checklists. By Maulik Shah , August 23, 2010 @ 12:36 pm Nicely observed and nicely presented by you.I Thanks By Tanmay , August 30, 2010 @ 7:02 am @Maulik - Thanks! Tags: akshaya patra , entrepreneurship , Innovation , Quality , social entrepreneurship Leadership , Quality | Tanmay August 23, 2010 3 Comments By ajay, August 23, 2010 @ 12:29 pm excellent post !!

Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics

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Train existing managers as well. By Tanmay , August 30, 2010 @ 7:01 am @Anand - I agree. Tags: Leadership , Management , Training Improvement & Development , Leadership , Managing Communication , Managing People , Managing Projects , Process Improvement | Tanmay August 27, 2010 2 Comments By Anand, August 27, 2010 @ 7:55 am One more interesting post Tanmay.

The 'Invisibles' in Business Performance

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Well said, Tanmay! Well Invested Time in July 2010 By Tanmay , August 4, 2010 @ 10:39 am @Ivana - Thanks! Agree totally on the fact that these invisible things are not measurable, but eventually they (if managed well) lead to better outcomes and ground breaking ideas. Best, Tanmay By davidburkus , August 5, 2010 @ 4:10 am Great ideas. August Leadership Carnival By Tanmay , August 6, 2010 @ 1:23 pm @working girl (Laura) - Yes.

Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts

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He can listen to a new song and immediately play it as well without any help of written notes. He understands music so well that he is now able to compose new songs from scratch. But to execute that knowledge well requires one to have implicit skills mentioned above.(You Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts When a kid learns how to play music, he develops “ability” to play music. He knows the basics.

Working with Idiots Can Kill You!

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Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Thursday, May 27, 2010 Working with Idiots Can Kill You! May 27, 2010 9:45 PM Anonymoussaid. Those HR people are driving me to insanity! ;) May 28, 2010 10:58 AM AMIT said. Adsense Alternative May 29, 2010 10:02 AM Robin said. May 30, 2010 1:13 AM Anonymoussaid. May 30, 2010 5:43 PM Anonymoussaid. June 01, 2010 4:56 AM bilalmujtabakhan said. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

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Listen to their stories as well. As a sales leader , you can use power of well crafted stories to project your organization. Megha By Conor Neill , August 6, 2010 @ 12:34 pm Storytelling is a skill - it can be developed with practice. I have a little 5 step guide to telling stories that kids enjoy (and it works for adults as well ;-)) [link] Conor Neill´s last blog. Best, Tanmay By Tanmay , August 6, 2010 @ 1:21 pm @Megha - Thanks!

5 Ways To Build Trust (Lessons from a Conversation)

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" Clarify Expectations : When you are new to an organization, it is very important that you manage expectations well. Secondly, for leaders joining new organization, it’s important to build trust with team members as well, because ultimately it would be team with whom a leader has to work and get the work done. Regards, Jay Chhaya By Anil KUmar, July 21, 2010 @ 8:41 am Thanks for Fabulous Five ways to build trust.

Are You Boring Your Network Silly?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Are You Boring Your Network Silly? I dont remember the exact story line that did it, but it had something to do with Natalie being stuck in a well for nine days. Well, it was nine days in human time -- but only eight hours had passed in soap-opera time. Barbara, Thanks so much.very well said!!

The Value of Lessons Learned

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They focus on what went well as well as what could have been improved. So all those repositories of lessons learned that we built in the early days of KM just didn’t work very well and lessons learned took on a bad name within organizations. In common usage the term LL means, something I learned through an experience I’ve had that will cause me to act differently in the future.

Leading, Farming And The Need To 'Cultivate'

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Magento – Custom Redirection By Tanmay , July 15, 2010 @ 6:38 am @Jagat - Good Morning and thanks for the comment. By Utpal Vaishnav , July 15, 2010 @ 6:43 am Again nice one, Tanmay. By Tanmay , July 15, 2010 @ 6:47 am @Utpal - You bring out a very important point. Do the job well without thinking/worrying about the result. Best, Tanmay By Setu Vora, July 15, 2010 @ 12:26 pm Long term growth and cultivating people is ideal.