Saturday, 28 December 2019

Motivational speaker

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These days we have more & more
'Antony Robbins' clones in India
who jump up and down, shout at the top of their voice
exhort audience to have passion
wishing to draw it all out, this very moment!

These motivators automatically assume
that post lunch, people would be drowsing
and would most certainly not listen to them
so they direct, give orders to get up, do exercises
and get the blood flowing
a professional doctor wouldn't be impressed
after all, digestion is the priority
after a heavy, hearty meal!

With time, people may realize
that there is no need to look up to
US companies, business leaders
for blind aping! Embrace Bell curve
based appraisals when GE does
and throw it out the moment GE discards!

May realize that true motivation will emerge from the inside
with gentle prodding from the motivational speaker
or maybe even without his help
in quiet meditative, reflective moments... 

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

My Book "corporate Poems- Straight and Simple" Published on Kindle

I am very happy to inform all my readers that my  book “: Corporate Poems- Straight and Simple" has been published on kindle and is now available on Kindle store/Amazon. It covers a wide spectrum of corporate work life / work in any organization..

The foreword for the book has been written by distinguished poet, writer, and reviewer and Hon Literary advisor to the Cultural Center of Vijayawada and Amaravatti (CCVA), Ms Padmaja Iyengar - Paddy and recommendations by sensitive. Insightful and accomplished poet Ms Saranya Francis and former Military officer, writer &  passionate blogger,  Mr Durga Prasad Dash.

The book has been divided into five sections that are important in any organization namely

 1) Organizational Direction
2) Leadership
3) Employee Relations
4) Training and Development and
5) In the course of Day to Day work.

In the Foreword Ms Padmaja Iyengar writes " Rajeev’s long innings in managerial positions across hierarchy and organizations as also his inimitable lucid style is evident in all the poems."
 She adds "Every poem in the collection ‘Corporate Poems – Straight and Simple’ provides a management lesson to be learnt, imbibed and practised by managers in day to day work. The author, Rajeev Moothedath demystifies complicated management thoughts and deconstructs management philosophies into straight and simple poetry!"  

In her recommendation poet Saranya Francis says " Rajeev's corporate poems are a telling commentary of the corporate world's upheavals, idiosyncrasies and peculiarities. As an astute HR professional, he is uniquely placed to share observations on the personal side of the professional world. The poems in the collection are crisp, straightforward, deliberately worded and sometimes even tongue in cheek. Rajeev in his unique style has spoken to his readers through these poems"

Writer & Blogger Mr Durga Prasad Dash writes "Rajeev Moothedath’s ability to churn out poems out of dry subjects such as “HR analytics and the four abilities” is definitely commendable." 

Looking forward to the feedback from dear readers.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Thoughts from a Professional Conference

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For conveying a simple thought, you use so many words! 
you may not tire, speaking on and on
hey, but have some kindness for us poor audience too!

 Granted, you impart knowledge & insights
  A big thanks for that!
 yet, we have a little request as well
 speak straight with less jargon and words!  

 Oh why is it that the audience in India
simply can't  ask a query at 'question time'
before giving a long lecture themselves 
derailing the basic question?    

So that then, is our national, inborn nature
to speak long winded, never straight
speak on and on. the listener be damned
after all, it’s all about declaring to the world
"Hey, I exist and I am second to none!" 

Wednesday, 13 February 2019


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One thing, an employer looked for then
and continue to look for now
in a future employee, is the same
It is reliability!

The lament those days was
" Oh, why can't these guys just
get the job done, once assigned
so much time lost in monitoring
ensuring the job is done!"

Today,the time stealers are many more
with the  handy mobile, the chief distractor
available at arm’s length!
and so the challenge continues...

Challenge  to acquire more employees for organization
who are reliable, can be trusted to complete capably
everything they set out to do
so one can relax, have a good night's sleep
knowing the job is in safe hands!