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To Communicate Effectively, Connect First!

December 15th, 2014 // 7:09 am @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

I have seen people feeling more comfortable about a presentation or a meeting when they have all the details and facts lined up in a presentation. They massage the message and try to cover as many statistics and nice looking pictures as they can. They feel comfortable because they focus on communication – transfer of [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &Leadership &Leading People &Managing Communication &Self Growth

The Journey is the Purpose: An Inspiring Tale of Nek Chand Saini

December 10th, 2014 // 4:06 pm @ Tanmay Vora // One Comment

Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India is a true marvel of creativity and innovation. Built by Nek Chand Saini, a self-taught innovator, Rock garden is one-of-its-kind sculpture garden in Chandigarh which almost looks like a miniature of an ancient kingdom spread over forty acres. What makes this truly unique is the fact that all [...]

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Category : Being Creative &Featured Work &Great Stories &Self Growth &Travel

Double the Love: An Interview with Lisa Haneberg

November 19th, 2014 // 9:31 am @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

  Lisa Haneberg is an expert (and lifelong student) in the areas of organization development, management, leadership, talent management, and personal and organizational success. With over 25 years of experience she has provided departmental leadership, consulting, training and coaching solutions for manufacturing, health care, high technology, government, and nonprofit organizations. She has written 14 business [...]

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Category : Books/Reviews &Leadership &Leading People

When Your Best Ideas are Shot Down

November 6th, 2014 // 9:56 am @ Tanmay Vora // One Comment

It is very likely that your best ideas will get shot down. It happened with me a few years ago. I went to the boss with my bright idea that had potential to generate additional revenue for the organization. My idea was shot down at first. No wonder, I was disappointed. When our best ideas [...]

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Category : Being Creative &Leadership &Self Growth

A Compelling Vision is an Anchor

October 14th, 2014 // 5:40 am @ Tanmay Vora // 2 Comments

Management has a lot to do with answers. Leadership is a function of questions. And the first question for a leader always is: ‘Who do we intend to be?’ Not ‘What are we going to do?’ but ‘Who do we intend to be?’ – Max DePree Specific, measurable and time bound goals are important to [...]

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Category : Leadership &Leading People &Leading Projects &Managing Communication &Team Building

The Guy in the Glass: Dale Wimbrow

September 28th, 2014 // 10:13 pm @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

My friend Utpal wrote a blog titled “Your Mirror is a Powerful Tool”. While his post is about reflecting upon the right questions in life, it reminded me of one of my favorite poems “The Guy in the Glass” by Dale Wimbrow. It is a powerful poem that emphasizes on being integral and true to [...]

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Category : Great Quotes &Improvement & Development &Self Growth

In 100 Words: Excellence by Pablo Casals

August 11th, 2014 // 11:53 am @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

Pablo Casals was a great Spanish cellist and conductor who is considered one of the greatest cellists of all time. He believed that music has the power to save the world. When he was 93, he was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours everyday. Pablo’s response to this question, in my [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &In 100 Words &Self Growth

A Few Lessons From My First MRI Experience

July 23rd, 2014 // 9:51 am @ Tanmay Vora // 5 Comments

Recently, I had my first MRI scan to diagnose a herniated disc in my lower back area. Not a great thing to have, but fortunately, not very severe either. I just need to be extra careful with my back, do exercises and manage the stress well. MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging involves going into a [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &Random Musings &Self Growth

Leadership in VUCA World: Perspectives on #IndiaHRChat

June 27th, 2014 // 5:18 am @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

Today’s business environment is best described as VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. VUCA is, quite simply, the expression of the fact that the rate of change is outpacing our ability to adapt. As a result of this, businesses, industries and careers are disrupted faster than ever before. We have to seriously rethink about [...]

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Category : Leadership &Leading Change &Leading People &Managing Career

Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition

June 2nd, 2014 // 7:47 am @ Tanmay Vora // 3 Comments

  Namaste! Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development. I am thankful to carnival leader Dan McCarthy for allowing me to host this event -  a wonderful collection of very practical insights on Leadership Development. It is always a great privilege to host a Leadership Development Carnival because it allows us to [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &Leadership &Leading Change &Leading People &Leading Projects &Round Ups

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