Manage people by nudging and not by nagging…

Successful managers be it small or big or even startups cajole people to align them to the departmental and organizational needs. Many managers, on the other hand, simply articulate organizational needs without giving a thought to the individuals’ mindsets. The McKinsey Quarterly’s article “Nudge, don’t nag” is timely. It gives 3 simple tips on nudging – showing people choices which are easy to follow and personal. On thinking aloud, I think these nudges equally hold good in raising a family.  Nudge this link to follow the article!

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-organization-blog/nudge-dont-nag

On Great Managers Managing People for them to excel…

Articles and books on managing people are many but very few are pragmatic. Great mangers standout from typical managers on one key aspect: They first understand their people to identify their strengths and weaknesses and then align them to business needs. Examples of managers heading critical functions being excellent in their specialisations, but hopeless in managing people and coordination with other functions are common. Continue reading

The English Nut!?

Non-native speakers of English like for me instance, often find English language a tough nut to crack that stop us from becoming smooth talkers. “The English Nut” numerous YouTube videos make English language interesting and engaging and hence make it ‘very easy’. Sorry, it should be ‘effortless’ instead of ‘very easy’ as one of the videos pointed out  that I could be judicious with my words! Starting from how to improve your English to judicious use of words to confusing homophones such as ‘where or wear’, ‘later or latter’ to Indian words that have got into English language  and many more goes to show after all English is an easy nut to crack.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+english+nut