The SMART way of Appreciations

“Everyone like a pat on the back” – the good old saying is known and realized by all. It is even more important in the modern era where social aspect are more conducive in life. However, appreciations can get complex and may go in different direction if not done right. So, here is my SMART appreciation tips; S for Specific – Though it has some value when someone say “thank you for everything you did” or “appreciate your contribution”, it makes more effective when the receiver know what this “everything’’…

SMART Goals for Millennials and Digital Generation!

Most of us have heard and used the traditional SMART goal guideline. Where SMART stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time based. This has been the model for quite some time. However, I believe for the millennial generation in this fast moving era, it needs some revision. So, here is what my reloading for SMART goals model. Soulful, Motivating, Agile, Responsible and Transforming Soulful: Any goal that is self-imposed is anytime better than that is assigned to you by someone else. If one has to feel accountability and ownership,…

The 5 C’s of Advises and Decisions

In my role in office and life, I have to give lot of advisories and decisions every day. These are often verbal communication. Many times during the day, one of my team member may walks in and ask me about something Or while in a brainstorming session about something we are going to do new or a cross checking on something that they think I would know about. The situations vary. However, these are the opportunities for me to influence the team positively as their leader. When you do this…

ART of ‘Xenzity’

The ART Model..  ART of ‘Xenzity’ Xenzity is a basic experience based model to deal with situations. This doesn’t need to be scientific, which is why it is called ART anyway. So, feel free to adapt it to suit you. 15 Rs of ART Analyze: This is the first phase for approaching any situation. Receive: Gather all the relevant information pertaining to the situation. Review: Study and understand the information received. Refer: Cross check earlier records of cases of similar situations. Rationalize: Reason out to make a good sense of…