Personality Development

work stress

Is Work Stress Making You Sick? 5 Lists to Your Rescue

April 26, 2018

I fell really ill twice in 2 decades of career. I was happy in personal life. I was eating healthy and did workout too.  So what went wrong? My wife had been warning that I was not sleeping well and I needed to take work easy. When I fell sick, she blamed my illness on […]

Read More

Ask Rahul Gandhi: How a Good Idea Can Be Screwed by Dumb Communication (2 Lessons included)

March 11, 2018

Rahul Gandhi again talks about his vision. “When I see MRI machines not connected, I see huge problem. Connecting all of those MRI machines will completely transform the planet” This becomes a butt of a joke. And this is not the first time. While one may not respect Rahul Gandhi much for original thoughts, I […]

Read More

No Collaboration at Workplace? First, Fix the Victory Stand!

January 5, 2018

Everyone knows, most of the business results are from the team effort. Yet, the businesses try hard to assign the credit to one hero. To justify it there are enough management theories – like Bell curve, 80-20 rule. The outcome? It just causes more fights, conflicts and stress. Many managers just shrug it off saying […]

Read More

Confessions of a Closet Entrepreneur

September 7, 2017

As we all know, entrepreneurship is hard and risky. Day job may be comfortable, but lacks the freedom. However it gets pay check. How about the best of both worlds? Trying to setup a business while working? Then as it picks up, one can come full time onto it. Yes. there is stress of both […]

Read More

Indian Standard (Meeting) Time May Not Be about Culture

July 29, 2014

04:06 PM. An important meeting. Six minutes past the start time, conf room is full of empty chairs with few exceptions. One of them is a German. After 15 minutes, people turn up. There is no guilt. No apologies. When meeting organizer gazes the late comers, the same standard response with sheepish smile – “Indian […]

Read More

Not a Software Engineer? Poor You!

March 30, 2014

2009. It is a remote village in south India. She is an old lady in her sixties. Hardly literate, but quite sharp. She is gazing at this young guy in his twenties. “So you work in Bangalore?” “Yes Maam.”  He was humble, but proud. “You work as software engineer there, right? My son told me.” […]

Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility: 4 Definite Things You Can Do

February 16, 2014
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Corporate Social Responsibility

As I mentioned in earlier posts, the causes we believe may or may not really be the best things to do. It is just a hope that it is in right thing to do. It may have negative side effects. The society is driven in all directions by people who think that they are dragging […]

Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility: 6 Ways To Help the Society. Your Pick?

February 16, 2014
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Corporate Social Responsibility

The corporate world has been thinking and acting on social causes. The organizations create “community service board” structure to evaluate community service projects. They design schemes where employees can participate and help. Here is a quick round up, along with some experiences: 1. Native village adoption Employees come up with proposal – Problem, solution, execution plan […]

Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility: 3 Unforgettable Insights from Free Hospital

February 16, 2014
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Corporate Social Responsibility

As I mentioned in earlier post, the one-time medical checkup camps made me more confused. Then, I volunteered for the support system of a free hospital. It is a permanent setup. Not just hospital. There is free education too, for all round development of the surroundings. I learnt couple of things at the free hospital […]

Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility: That Medical Camp in Millennium Year

February 2, 2014
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Corporate Social Responsibility

“Why did you come to help us? Before your free medical camp, we were much better. Please leave us alone” 14 years on, that voice still haunts. He was an educated youth living in a village close to Bangalore. That Camp –  Year 2000. We, the colleagues, with high energy wanted to make difference. With […]

Read More

Change Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home

January 9, 2014

Post 2008, world is not the same. There are business scenarios changing. Too many organizations want to change, for right reasons. Here is a story I learnt in a leadership workshop a decade back. Unfortunately I do not remember who spoke. Credit to this unknown gentleman. Here it goes: It was a pond of swans. They were […]

Read More

Over-Qualified for the Job? 5 Factors That Pull You Down

November 17, 2013

As manager, planning to hire overqualified professional for a role? If you are on the other side of the table- thinking of going to lower job than what you are qualified for? I have been on both sides. Also i have seen people on both sides. Here are some insights. Considering to move to lower role […]

Read More