Social Networking Lessons – A class and a movie

I am pursuing a mini-MBA program from UW, and one of the classes we had recently was about social networks and how important they are for career growth and getting things done. One of the most basic lesson was that you should have open-ended network (networks where your people in your network do not know …

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Are all communication problems same?

This is the article I published in The Smart Techie magazine in Nov '06, you can find the original article here. Following is a slightly modified version that I had in my draft that I submitted: As managers in multinational companies we have to communicate with teams across different geographies. I present two instances of …

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Reading and thoughts on world-class teams – II

(Reposted from my anandoned blog) Read some more, and found some parts very interesting. For example, the author contends that a working group is way more productive and useful to the organization than a pseudo-team. According to the definitions used by the authors, a working group is when each of the members work on their …

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Reading and thoughts on world-class teams – I

(Reposted from my abandoned blog)  This is a great book: The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization by J. R. Katzenbach, Douglas K. Smith I have read only first couple of chapters and stories, but I am already getting a feeling that I am going to like every single word here! Basically the book talks …

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