Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Weekend Story-The Villagers And The Well

The Well

Once upon a time, in a small village, there was only one clean drinking water well that every family relied upon. One day a stray dog was playing along the skirting when it fell into the well and died. By Read more…


Data And Decision Making

Data and Decision making

There is a difference between data and information. Data is a collection of facts, while Information is the organization, analysis, and interpretation of the facts. We make our decisions and choices based on the information we have. Data is everywhere, Read more…


Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules

Thirteen Rules

Colin Powell was the first black U.S. Secretary of State. (Despite the smoking gun fiasco at the UN that led to the Iraq war!!) In the foreword to his acclaimed memoir It Worked For Me: In Life And Leadership, Colin Read more…


Don’t Try To Change Others

change

Whether you are a busy business executive dealing with a colleague who never sticks to deadlines, a frustrated customer seeking a response to repeated complaints, or a parent trying to get your teenager to be more compliant, we often find Read more…


My Ten Favourite Khalil Gibran Messages

Khalil Gibran

My introduction to Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese American writer, and philosopher, was through one of his classics, The Prophet. The book is a collection of Khalil Gibran’s poetic musings on a variety of topics like love, giving, work, joy, sorrow, Read more…


Twelve Ideas For A Good Career

Twelve Ideas

My elder son will soon be entering the workforce. As he starts over, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the lessons I have taken from my career. Hopefully, he will find them helpful as Read more…


Ignore The Wrong Criticism

Not all criticism is the same. I think we should all develop the ability to ignore criticism that does not help us improve our work. It should not bother you if someone does not like an article you wrote or Read more…


Weekend Story-The Gardener And The Weed

Gardener

There was once a gardener who was devoted to his toil and his garden. He grew different plants, and his garden was always lush green and abundant, overflowing with flowers and fruits. One day, as he was walking through his Read more…


Bill Marriott’s Leadership Advice

Marriott

After more than 66 years of leadership, Bill Marriott, 89, announced his retirement as chairman of the Marriott Group and handed over the leadership role to his son David S. Marriott, 48. On the eve of the transition, dad Bill Read more…


Your Body Is Your Home

Body Home

Came across this brilliant message by James Clear in one of his  recent blogposts. “Your entire life happens inside your body. It’s the one home you will always occupy and can never sell. But you can renovate it. If you Read more…