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HBR: Managing People

We will help you determine what really motivates people, how to deal with problem employees, and how to build an effective team


[1] Leadership That Gets Results There are six basic styles of leadership; each makes use of the key components of emotional intelligence in different combinations. The best leaders don’t know just one style of leadership—they’re skilled at several, and have the flexibility to switch between styles as the circumstances dictate. The coercive style. This “Do what I say” approach can be very effective in a turnaround situation, a natural disaster, or when working with problem employees. Inhibits the organization’s flexibility and dampens employees’ motivation. The authoritative style. “Come with me” approach: she states the overall goal but gives people the freedom to choose their own means of achieving it. This style works especially well when a business is adrift. It is less effective when the leader is working with a team of experts who are more experienced than…

Public Speaking Talk

At Uber, we do monthly soft skills training and I was asked if I would teach a session on Public Speaking. As usual, I said ‘yes’ with lot of enthusiasm! 
It took me some time, but I was able to create a solid deck with 10 public speaking tips and techniques and included a impromptu speaking section (toastmaster table topics inspired). I really enjoyed pulling the content together and doing this public speaking talk three times in like two weeks. I did it once at Uber, and by popular demand we hosted a second one. In between, I did this talk at GrowthX. 
For the first one, my dear friend and DreamGetter partner, Millie, came and helped me run the interactive impromptu speaking part. She is amazing and very engaging with the audience. More importantly, she helped me prepare and gave me very good feedback before prime time! 
Here are the slides and below is the feedback I got! The feedback is so encouraging! 

I thought the material was invaluable and that Honey really "owned" …

HBR: Managing Yourself

The path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror and what you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build on
[1] How Will You Measure Yourself? Creating a strategy for your life Allocate your resources Create a culture Avoid the marginal costs mistake Remember the importance of humility Choose the right yardstick
[2] Managing Oneself What are my strengths? How do I work? What are my values? Where do I belong? What can I contribute? How do I perform? Am I a reader or a listener?