Category Archives: Training

5 Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Bury Instructor Led Training Yet

It has become a very popular hobby among L&D professionals to bash Instructor Led Training (ILT) at the profit of social learning, self paced learning or even individual coaching. There is no doubt that new technology based forms of learning … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion in Indian organizations

My IndiaHRLive talk show with Nisha Raghavan on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. This was supposed to be a panel but Ester Martinez, Co-founder of People Matters, could not attend due to technical difficulties.

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The Rise of Leadership Incubators in Indian Organizations

Leadership development cannot only be done through classroom training. This reality has now been accepted by most Indian organizations when they think about developing their leadership pipeline. As a result, most organizations are now looking at creating leadership incubators to … Continue reading

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Why do we end up shooting in the dark? by Preethi Rao

A problem that many of us training professionals struggle with – is how to ensure that the training program we conduct actually makes a difference. The sequence of events that usually unfolds is – We receive the training need from … Continue reading

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You can lead a horse to the water but you cannot make him enjoy the view

“How can you assure us that every participant will be engaged in your workshop?” was asking a client recently. “I can’t assure you of that, I am afraid. My role is to create the conditions for each style of learner … Continue reading

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Welcome to India? Challenges faced by international Learning and Development providers that want to enter the Indian market

India is probably the most dynamic market, with China, for Learning and Development and every single global provider wants a piece of it. What they often fail to realize is that the Indian L&D market is a challenging one to … Continue reading

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People don’t learn from experience; they learn from reflecting on their experience.

I am a firm believer that activities alone are not enough for most training participants to extract meaningful learning that they can then apply to the real world. In my view, activities are are just an excuse for a good … Continue reading

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Improving communication skills training for global executives

Post based on the comment i made to Stephen Manallack’s discussion on LinkedIn : ” Are we preparing global executives and global communicators?” http://tinyurl.com/arnuyhj From what I have seen, the answer is a resounding yes. Everyone, everywhere is investing in … Continue reading

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Extraversion or Introversion? Both!

I am a huge fan of RSAnimate and this one is one of my favorites. This is a good answer to the continuous debate on whether extraverts or introverts are better for high performance teams. The answer is both! High … Continue reading

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Assertive service providers are an advantage for organizations

“I am the client, you should do what I tell you to do!” I think all service providers have heard this before, and most have complied. The client is king, right? Wrong. To be effective, the client-provider relationship is a … Continue reading

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