KB 8 DISC & Being Positive


mar 2009

a h u m a n r e s o u r c e n e w s l e t t e r

highlights of this issue - Dinesh Gopalan brings to light the current financial scenario. - Swarendu Biswas shares the benefits of practising DISC. - Rukkini Sen talks about how important it is to be positive to be happy.

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the editor’s column


I take this opportunity to thank our readers for their appreciation in context to the “Importance of DISC”published lastmonth. On readers request we againhave Swarnendu Biswas,in theVital Requisite sectionwith somemore informationonDISC. The current financial scenario inspires our industry champion to pendownhiswords in an artistic and creativemanner.He gives us management inputs ina poetic form highlighting some social issues;how this is corrupting the society and eroding the value system,the commonmanbeing victimized. Thus how important it is to be positive in such turbulent times,is brought to light by Rukkini Sen.This article is being published in two parts,so enjoy reading and look forward to the next issue.

WALL STREET IS DEAD! LONG LIVEWALL STREET!! The current financial crisis is a great source of inspiration for this poem titled as:Wall Street is dead! Long liveWall Street!! Dinesh Gopalan works for Fidelity Bangalore as Director-Finance. He holds an MBA in Finance from IIM-Ahmedabad, and has more than twenty years of experience in Corporate Finance.

One can imagine future generations of aspiring bankers in the classroom, trying to learn how to make money from theWall Street experience:

Lives of bankers all remind us, We can profit from subprime, And,departing,leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time! Footprints that perhaps another, Looking atWall Street's history, A rich and unscrupulous brother, Seeing,can unlock the mystery! -------------- and further -------------------

With a cover of legality, Wall Street's crimes are egregious indeed!

The rich and the powerful, Have always conspired to keep, Their own pockets always full, The public paying for their upkeep If it's not the power of naked sword, It's religion's veiled suggestions, Or the public's collective greed, That aids in all the depredations!

The basest crimes of humanity, Arose from religion or greed,

Neha Arora is a young, pro-active, and energetic individual, with a passion Neha Arora Editor Atyaasaa-KnowledgeBeans editor@atyaasaa.com

vital requisite

Swarnendu Kumar Biswas

Swarnendu Kumar Biswas holds a Master’s in Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He schooled at India’s premier public-school, the Mayo College, Ajmer and is passionate about training and counselling. Certified on the ‘DISC model’ of Behavioral Understanding by Success Insights International and he’s pursuing CPBA from TTI Performance Ltd, USA

for Human Resource Management & Training. She comes with a clear focus on managing HR interventions as a career. She has worked on multiple key projects in training and consulting areas over a period of time inAtyaasaa.

WHAT’S IN ‘DISC’ FOR ME? Everybody unknowingly displays his/her behavioral-style non-verbally; which means if we can read the signals by learning this language, we could easily identify their key-driving behavior and thus derive its’ benefits. Cooperation&Commitment - We trust andwork well with those who are similar to us,agree? So,if we understand and tune into each others’ behavioral-style, we could elicit cooperation and commitment from them. Good news is, clues to one’s behavioral-type are all-around their personal space and mannerisms.

Team Effectiveness and Progress is hampered due to inter-personal quibbles.This is where DISC can help resolve conflicts, improve communication and aid motivation, which are the keys to ‘top-performance’ teams.

Gaining Buy-In – Almost all of us have experienced people who love to talk endlessly about themselves and others who dread getting ‘stuck-with-them’ in any formal or informal gatherings; these folks have lost numerous opportunities to gain buy-ins. Conversely, those whom we long to meet regularly have already gained our buy-in and therefore are more in demand

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