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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Accentuate Strengths - feedback to me

Some weeks back Nagatanuj from our lab conducted a session where everyone was suppose to give positive points about everyone in round robin manner. It was a great feeling to only accentuate strengths.

Below are what people gave me as my strengths!

  • Increased Team Interactions
  • Very friendly, humble, smiling always
  • Flexible, easy to approach
  • All in all (Knowledge terms!)
  • Very good management skills and Communicate to the team in a well-defined manner
  • An excellent leader, good communicator, I admire him for his humourous way of presentation and experimental attitude
  • Understanding, friendly, appreciates and motivates everyone. Very positive and makes others too even for doing undesired changes
  • Highly learned, practical approach, down-to-earth, great leadership skills, converting scientific knowledge into practical applications
  • Excellent Motivator, great and nice human being
  • The most jovial and wise man in Innovation

This is a good excercise in my opinion - it builds the team and creates an inner strength that can help individuals to go beyond!

When we Move on ....

Yesterday I finished my stint at my current employer as head of Innovation. It is not an end rather the new begining to start - A dream that few friends and I are pursuing. After teaching everyone the need to be an entrepreneur, it doesnt go by my nature to not to practice what I preach.

Although its a new begining and excitement of new brings a new energy, yet I was filled with heavy emotions on leaving some of the team members of my team at the Innovation labs.

Prasanna who is pursuing his PhD and is a first rate researcher gifted me an almost rare book - Management by Consciousness - from Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. I intend to read it quickly. Thank you Prasanna! I look forward to collaborate on some of the research papers together! Some how I find something similar in our research approach!

Nagatanuj - the highly energetic and impressionable young engineer in our lab gifted me the New Age of Innovation by Prahalad and Krishnan. I have been blogging about it N=1 and R=G formula. Now I have to get the details and may be I will Blog more. Thank you Nagatanuj, I know you will achieve great heights, just focus on what YOU want to do!

The media lab - somehow I was able to connect with them maximum - Arun Bose, Nithya and Somassri - these are the communication design experts - they create continuously and every time exclusively - its amazing how much creativity is inherent in them. Their gift a small time keeper with a geometrical design happens to unique and I shall cherish their inputs for life. Thanks a LOT media team - you are the best part of the lab. Keep this orginality intact!

I have received many emails in response to my last email. I shall respond individually. However, suffice it to say, acquanitances do not matter - it is the bonding that we have built through shared experiences that will propel me further.

I look forward to co-creation or what we call Co-crafting Innovation through

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