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Recognition For Failure: Embracing A Culture Of Learning And Resilience

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By discussing the significance of recognizing failure and embracing a culture of learning and resilience, we infuse fresh air into our collective consciousness. We become a society of courageous learners, fearless explorers, and daring dreamers. We understand that failure is not the opposite of success but an indispensable ingredient in the recipe for achievement.

So, in this episode, let’s talk about Recognition for Failure: Embracing a Culture of Learning and Resilience with Nishith Upadhyaya, Executive Director, SHRM India.

Host of this Episode: Sanjeevani Saikia

Guest Bio

Nishith, with a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development (MHROD) and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, is a seasoned professional in the field of HR consulting. He currently leads a growing advisory practice at SHRM India, where his focus is on enabling clients to achieve their business goals through improved alignment of people practices. With expertise in areas such as organization design, talent management, competency framework design, and assessment/development centers, Nishith spearheads client consulting mandates for the entire practice. He is backed by a skilled HR consulting team and leverages SHRM's extensive organizational knowledge and experience of nearly 70 years.

Additionally, Nishith serves as the spokesperson for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on knowledge-related matters in India, representing the society's views on various HR and employment issues in the national media.

Prior to his role at SHRM, he gained valuable experience working with renowned organizations such as the Bharti Group, PwC, ECS, and Aon Hewitt. Nishith's expertise and contributions make him a valuable asset in driving successful business growth through effective HR strategies and execution.

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(02:00) Nishith's journey so far.

(05:55) His personal encounter with failure.

(09:30) Ways for leaders to promote a culture where failure isn't seen as a sin.

(18:07) Strategies leaders can employ to effectively recognize and encourage individuals to embrace and learn from failure.

(23:30) Emerging trends or technologies that can support the culture of learning and resilience.

(29:10) End Note.

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