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Month: April 2022

What Makes For Effective Managers

Good Manager

A few weeks back, I wrote about what differentiates good and not-so-good leaders. Today I want to explore what makes one an effective manager. Many of us have come across these different types of managers in our workplaces. Managers who Read more…


How Do You Deal With The Small Issues?

small issues

How you do anything is how you do everything. You wake up in the morning and leave your bed messy; it is very likely your desk at the workplace is messy. You walk into the restroom in your office, and Read more…


Weekend Story- Discovering Meaning

Discovering meaning

In a big city, a wealthy heiress once struggled with a sense of emptiness despite all her wealth. She felt like she was leading a life with no meaning. So, one day, she went across to a Counselor to figure Read more…


The Boundaries Are In Our Heads

Boundaries in our heads

Often when it comes to dealing with any opportunities or challenges, we create our own self limiting narratives. We say things like This is not how things have been done before, or My boss has not told me to do Read more…


Clarify First, Then Execute

clarify first

One of the common challenges I have observed with many people at different workplaces is that they take up critical tasks for execution without seeking clarity on the expected outcome. Therefore, when given a job, they jump straight away into Read more…


What’s The Mentality- Employee Or Ownership?

mentality

In many workplaces, I have observed two types of people who show up every day—those with an ownership mentality and those with an employee mentality. Those with the employee mentality always see who is watching them in the hierarchy. They Read more…


Five Things To Remember Every Day

five things to do

Kindness is free. Don’t hoard it-distribute it. Happiness is found within, not outside. Don’t let what has happened in your past rob your present peace. You can’t change your past. What’s done is done. You only fail if you quit. Read more…


Six Things You Should Do To Have A Good Career

I was in a conversation with a young friend a few days back about what one should do to navigate a successful career. I shared with him six ideas that he could work on to manage a good career. 1. Read more…


Yes Or No ?

Yes or No

Every YES contains a NO, and every NO contains a YES. When I say YES to something, I also say NO to something else. I have a proposal to complete and submit tomorrow. If I say YES to a night Read more…


Weekend Story-Edison’s Mindset

Edison

America’s greatest inventor Thomas Edison after a lifetime of successful inventions and wealth creation in his late sixties, was having a peaceful dinner with his family. Suddenly a manager from his factory rushed over to his house saying, “the factory is Read more…