Arun Rao

Arun Rao, Author at FocusU - Page 3 of 7

August 24, 2016
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How Leaders Emerge

This post was first published in Linkedin Pulse by the author. As organizations grow, there is a need for more people in the team to emerge as leaders. A high potential employee […]
August 12, 2016
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The Invisible Facilitator

Two weeks ago someone dropped in to our office to interview for the role of facilitator. The interview itself went off quite well and the candidate seemed to have checked off most […]
May 3, 2016
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Why I Hate “HR”?

Hate is a very strong word that I rarely ever use. But in the context of this article, it seems quite appropriate. Before many of my friends in this function/profession take offence, […]
March 21, 2016
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The Importance of Vuja De

Vuja De – what a beautiful concept! Derived from deja vu, the phenomenon where an event happens and you feel that it has happened before, vuja de is the direct opposite. It’s […]
December 15, 2015
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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the year to see which are the Top 10 blog posts that attracted the most traffic to our website. These 10 […]
December 5, 2015
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Why Should Start-Ups Invest In Team Building Activities?

And suddenly, we hear more & more news of startups – but for all the wrong reasons! First it was the food ordering startup TinyOwl, that garnered much attention because of laying […]
May 10, 2015
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Why Restlessness Matters?

We are growing. From being a two man show – to being this happy bunch of nine – we skipped the teens totally and now are 21. Yes, we have come of […]
February 3, 2015
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Competing with Google

The below blog was posted by me a couple of years back in another blog. However, going through the same, I just realized that even through these years – the fundamental question […]
January 16, 2015
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Why Positive Reinforcement Works In Improving Performance?

The below article has been contributed by Andy Pan, Director of Training at Right Impact Training, Singapore. Employee engagement has been a buzz phrase in the human resource (HR) circles for years. […]
January 10, 2015
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Looking Beyond The Rah-Rah Closing

One of the pleasures of being in a job where you are constantly in front of groups, conducting workshops, is the instantaneous positive feedback one gets at the end of a workshop […]