Sep 29, 2015

Reflections on @SHRMIndia's #SHRMI15 annual conference

Last week I headed to Delhi as a member of the social media squad invited by SHRM India to attend their annual conference.
The conference kicked off in style with a flashmob, singing "We are HR" (to the tune of "We will rock you") , and then was keynoted by John Mattone , who had coached Steve Jobs, and shared research findings on the huge gap between leadership and readiness

A great talk was by ex-Army officer Raghu Raman where he shared leadership lessons from the highest battlefield in the world, Siachen. You can find a copy on his website

Another great session was on LGBT moderated by Abhijit Bhaduri with Transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi and Parmesh Sahani 

The last session by Joy Bhattacharya on how to make a winning team using examples from cricket and IPL was also spectacular.

Here are some of my tweets from the event
  • Gautam Ghosh Retweeted Gurprriet Siingh
    If a batsman does not trust his partner they waste 0.7 seconds. 50% of run outs are by less than 0.5 sec
    Gautam Ghosh added,
  • Joy Bhattacharya ex head of Kolkata Knight Riders using examples from cricket for management lessons.
  • Gautam Ghosh Retweeted Sahana Chattopadhyay
    Absolutely agree!
    Gautam Ghosh added,
  • Aircel inverted the compensation pyramid. Now 70% of the rewards go to front line staff.
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  • Aircel did away with performance management. Only 3 targets, all to attain EBITDA target
  • Sri Lankan airlines wins award for HR excellence in South Asia excluding India
  • Titan industries and tech mahindra win award for giving back to the community
  • Now talking about what HR people can learn from Army.
  • IBM has Think Friday, a day when people are allowed to have time off to think, Says
  • Genpact CEO wants people who are "maniacal about learning"! says
  • Identifying future leaders is the biggest concern for CEOs around the world says
  • Wow. did two coaching sessions with Steve Jobs.