Bridging gaps between potential & performance

Bridging gaps between potential & performanceVikramaditya Duggal

Bankers read a lot. They read ledgers, account books and balance sheets. When such a professional comes out to train bankers about how to go about...

Bankers read a lot. They read ledgers, account books and balance sheets. When such a professional comes out to train bankers about how to go about their job by striking a balance with work and personal life has got the wisdom to share."

This insight has been filtered and crystallised into the book titled 'Irresistible Workplaces' where Vikramaditya Duggal makes the reader aware how to enjoy the process at the workplace at the same time giving their best.

Vikramaditya, who started as a banker with SBI, found where his heart is: Training. He was moved as a trainer within the bank. This eventually became his profession. With an abundance of experience in banking and honing the skills of top leadership in the bank to department heads, his thoughts about life lessons overflowed and took the form of 'Irresistible Workplaces'. The reader gets a new perspective of the office, which is a good asset for the organisations as well as the employees.

"My parents were academicians. I got to spend most of childhood in colonies and campuses. That gave me the freedom of learning the first lessons of celebrating life, that bond of friendship with my friends still continues." Even at that age, there was continuous exposure to learning activities.

I was good in studies and used to sing well. I did my schooling from Abohar, Punjab, graduated from Jalandhar and PG from Jaipur, Rajasthan," shares Vikram with a delighted smile. These regional changes helped Vikram learn about diverse cultures to leave alone languages.

Currently, Vikramaditya is heading his own organisation – 'Abhivyakti - The expression'. It is specialised in training and coaching services for people, leadership and organisational development. He says, "I started my company in 2013 and have been building it steadily."

The journey as a writer started long back, he recalls, "The seed of writing a book was sown by my father almost 10 years ago. I became a little serious about six years ago. At that time, I had many ideas that I wanted to share with the world. I started writing also but only a few pages. When my target audience and the theme became clear and I became really serious."

"The intention of writing this book is, I find that there is a gap in individual potential and performance. Therefore, organisations do not get the best of their people. Organisations need to initiate steps so that people are more engaged, give their best and feel happier," he further explains.

About his book, Vikram states, "The book offers practical strategies to build organisations where people want to be? The idea is to help individuals and organisations to discover and unleash their untapped potential. My book targets corporate leaders – CEOs, HR heads, other leaders and also individuals who would like to contribute more to their roles and make a difference."

He derives his inspiration from his experience. "I have an overall work experience of 32 plus years now out of which about 18 years has been by way of a facilitator, interacting with participants. I have facilitated programmes across levels and across industries.

One thing I found common in all these years was that people have more potential than they use and as an extension of that, organisations have much more potential. I intend to identify and implement simple day to day practices that can help them to create better outcomes," he adds.

When queried about the title for his book, he recollects, "We were waiting for our flight back home at Bangkok airport and the discussion started around writing book. First, it became clear to me as to who shall I write for. When the subject became clear, the title of the book emerged after some deliberation."

His favourite authors list tops with Stephen Covey, Mitch Albom and Robin Sharma. He explained, "I like them because of different reasons. Stephen Covey- the way he explains the concepts, Mitch Albom-style of storytelling, Robin Sharma- Simplicity of writing."

He wants to remain a facilitator and coach but at the same time, he wants to continue his passion for writing. "I will continue my writing and there will be another book, about leadership and life mastery," he shares.

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