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 Open Minded

Open minded

I often speak about being open-minded and receptive to new ideas. A mentee of mine caught me out on this point recently and asked me to help him understand the idea of being open-minded with specific workplace examples he could Read more…


Less Is More

less is more

When faced with difficulties and challenges, sometimes we attempt to get out of the rut by trying very hard to do many things. We take on multiple priorities and tasks, hoping that some of the actions will pay off and Read more…


Weekend Story- The Wisdom Of The Moutain

Wisdom

In ancient China, atop a mountain stood a temple where an enlightened zen master lived. Amongst his many disciples, there was one committed disciple named Lao-Li, who was very bright and ambitious. Lao-li wanted to attain enlightenment.  Years passed in Read more…


Your Next 5 Minutes

5 minutes

“They say thinking big, have a compelling vision. I say think small and do something super cool by the end of the day. Most people see excellence as some grand aspiration. Wrong. Dead wrong. Excellence is the next five minutes Read more…


What Truly Matters !!

what truly matters

The ultimate test of success is not whether you’re proud of what you’ve achieved. It’s whether you’re proud of who you’ve become. Accomplishments highlight your skills. Relationships reveal your values. If excellece is what you do, character is what you Read more…


Patience Is Key

patience

Being in the business of selling technology products and solutions to clients across multiple geographies over the last four years, I have realized that everything takes longer than I thought it would. No matter how fast and hard you work, Read more…


Careful Or Careless ?

Careful

I was in a conversation with a friend last evening, and he made a passing remark that he is a very careless person. His comment triggered for me the memory of a blogpost  I wrote sometime in early 2021 titled Of Read more…


What Good Leaders Do

leaders

A young mentee recently got promoted into a team-lead role, and he reached out to me for some advice. I shared my thoughts in the form of the following ten things all leaders should do to be truly effective. More Read more…


Performance Is Reality

performance

The sometimes controversial American businessman Harold Geneen famously said, “It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality. “ Words and intentions don’t matter as much as actions Read more…


Weekend Story- Who’s The Happiest?

Happiest

There was once a crow that was satisfied in life. One day, it saw a swan, and it started thinking- Wow, the Swan is so white while I am so dark !! The Crow went to the Swan and said Read more…