June 2010 – a brilliant month as far as blogging is concerned. I wrote on a wide variety of topics and a lot of my writing was recognized by the blogosphere. That was satisfying. Recognitions raise the bar and help us to do better. June was also a month of anticipating some respite in heat with monsoon setting in. Unfortunately, it hasn’t yet – but it seems it will set in soon. So, I look forward to July 2010.
My writing at QAspire Blog
- I started the month writing about the best time to think about processes. Process culture best established when you are still small.
- In pursuit of improving and changing things for better, it is very important to identify “status-quo defenders”. My next post helps you do that.
- Next post dealt with the issue of training effectiveness and offered 5 Ideas to ensure that your training program effectively delivers value.
- Leaders can only lead effectively when they are self-assured. In survival mindset, leaders do more harm than they help. My next post underlined the fact that thinking abundance is the key to great leadership.
- My next post was an actionable list of 15 items with focus on execution. Execution is where the rubber meets the road.
- I then reviewed Seth Godin’s amazing book “Linchpin”. It has been one of the best books I have read in last few years – profound and life changing.
- Leaders play many roles when they lead teams / organizations. I explored Nine roles of great leadership.
- In pursuit of improvement, it is very important to get to the root-cause. “Five-Why” is a great technique to get to the root cause. My next post explored this technique and how it can be used.
- Whatever business we are in, we are ultimately in a relationship business. Sales managers often forget relationship aspect. The next post titled “Focus on Relationship and Tale of Two Leaders” comprised of two stories – two salesmen with very different approach.
- My next post was a mini-saga titled “Accepting Differences” with an important message on our perceptions.
- A leader’s belief about people goes a long way in building culture. The next post talked about leadership belief and building a people-centric culture.
- In the race to win, we forget to enjoy the journey. The last post of June emphasized on importance of enjoying the process of achieving our goals.
- Carnival of Leadership Development featured my post “Building a Culture to Promote Differential Thinking” at Maximizing Possibility blog.
- My post “15 ideas To Ensure That Trainings Effectively Deliver Value” was featured in HR Carnival over at i4cp PRoductivity Blog – along with a host of other brilliant posts on talent management, general HR, managerial advice and career advice.
- Carnival of Management Improvement at Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog by John Hunter was a fantastic collection of posts on leadership, improvement, lean and quality. Carnival included my post “Building a Culture To Promote Differential Thinking“
- My post Survival mindset, abundance and leadership was featured in The HR Carnival – Summertime Edition along with a host of other GREAT posts on people management, leadership and culture building.
Looking forward to July 2010 – Wish you a GREAT one!