Showing posts from December, 2017

Have you Arrived and Other Stories on Wisdom

Mini Stories on Wisdom Have you arrived?" "How will I come to know that I have arrived and achieved success?", he asked the coach. " When you develop the courage to laugh at yourself. When your confidence begins to exceed your inferiority complexes, you have arrived in the true sense", the coach answered. ------------------------- "Just Few Friends" "The saying goes, 'Even if you have a thousand friends, you have not a friend to spare. Even if you have a single enemy you will meet him everywhere' Don't you think you have very few friends?", he asked her. "True. I am different with a story of my own. I can only connect with people if I trust them enough to tell my story. And they care enough to listen to it. And I believe you need few friends and many acquaintances", she had a surprising clarity about what she wanted in life. ------------------------ "Heart Walls" "She is such an un

Digital is Magical and I am Loving It

Ten Years of Digital: 2007- 2017 I began my digital journey in 2007 and recently completed ten years in the virtual world. Here are some of the landmark moments of the journey:- 2007 - Started my digital journey with research on New Media (how TV news channels were using social and digital media) as part of my PhD. - Started active micro-blogging on Orkut and later Facebook 2009 Joined LinkedIn 2010 - Launched blog “ Enlarge Excel Evolve ” - Joined Twitter (@DrAmitInspires) - Awarded PhD (New Media) 2011 - Blog listed on Alltop Business within six months of launch (2nd most popular blog in business category) - Stories published on reputed media (, Hindustan Times ) about my pioneering journey - Started speaking on Personal Branding and Storytelling at prestigious platforms starting with DMA (and later spoke at PRSI, STC, Headstart Foundation and so on) - Started corporate training on "Storytelling on social media" with corporate communications tea

Biryani with Blogger : Dr Uttara Pattanaik, Executive Coach

" Biryani with Blogger " is a series on blogger interviews where Chief Blogger, Enlarge Excel Evolve Dr Amit Nagpal chats with prominent bloggers of the world over a plate of Biryani.  The first interview in the series is with Dr Uttara Pattanaik, Executive Coach / Leadership Coach.  Dr Amit - You have a different take on Strategy and Leadership.  Can you please explain that? Dr Uttara - Strategy and Leadership are most over used words in most organization.  It is hyped, over-rated and positioned as hierarchical.   I look at it differently.  According to me, strategy & leadership is central to professional and personal growth.  Each one of us, irrespective of where we are and what we do, need to be strategic in our approach and discover our leadership style to maximize our full potential and discharge our responsibilities to the best of our abilities. Each individual needs to discover their leadership potential in order to be effective.  Actually leadership