Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Beware Of The Curse Of Knowledge

curse of knowledge

In 1990, Elizabeth Newton, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, did a study to check how confident people were about communicating some message to someone and how successful they were in getting the message across to the recipient.  In the Read more…

Be Low Maintenance

low maintenance

As a manager, here’s my advice to all my team members: Be Low Maintenance. What does being low maintenance mean? You will be your manager’s hero If he/she can count on you to come in and do your job with little Read more…

Be Memorable

Be memorable

“Tell me about the most memorable achievements in your career?” I am certain the answers for most of us would hover around how we created or initiated something. There is always special pride in reminiscing about how “I was the Read more…

Trust Your Intuition


Many years back, as a junior executive, I was managing a project in its critical stage. The project, which involved many cross-functional stakeholders, was encountering some issues, and I “felt” that I should inform the project sponsor about the impending Read more…

It’s A Matter Of Time

matter of time

Our life is an endless pursuit of desires and goals, and if we fail to materialize our desires, we experience a sense of disappointment and defeat. I’ve also encountered my fair share of disappointments along the way. That said, I’ve Read more…

Daily Is Easier

Daily is easier

It’s easier to do something daily rather than look to do the same thing a few times a week. Here is a counterintuitive proposition I want to share today based on my personal experience.  Three years back, just as I Read more…

The Other’s Perspective


Empathy is one of the most valuable traits one can possess. It is the ability to see something from the other person’s perspective. The more clearly you understand and appreciate the other’s viewpoint, the better you are at building trust Read more…

Weekend Story-Boundary


Once upon a time, on a serene island, resided two young boys. They spent most of the days repairing fishing nets and lobster traps. Their homes were located about a hundred meters from the island’s lighthouse, where towering cliffs of Read more…

Epictetus’ Wisdom


Epictetus, a prominent Stoic philosopher of ancient Greece, offers profound insights on living a virtuous and fulfilling life. Sharing six of my favorite thoughts from Epictetus.

Essence Of Leadership

In his book “Managing For The Future” published in 1992, Peter Drucker writes about the essence of leadership; he says that leadership is not about someone demonstrating some leadership qualities or charisma. Instead, the essence of leadership is to deliver Read more…

Change The Way You Live

lasting change

Discussing weight loss strategies and lamenting about lack and any visible change is something almost all of us have done at some point. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, has a great message for all of us who struggle Read more…