Posted in April 2016

Creative Job Titles Can Energize Workers

What’s in a name ? While Shakespeare said, a rose by any other name smells just as sweet, he lived in a world where C-Suite’s and Executives and the services economy hadn’t arrived. Titles mattered then, titles matter now. The difference being, titles were awarded then and today there is freedom to choose them for … Continue reading

Why less is better…

Quality or Quantity. Width or depth. Less or more.  We live in the age of social media and internet where everything seems to be driven by numbers. Your popularity and admiration is judged more by the number of connects and followers you have on social media than what you have contributed or what is being … Continue reading

It’s easy to quit but don’t..

Life is strange. Unpredictable. Cruel, sometimes.  Sometimes life gives you one solid blow, and you are almost buried. It could be a loss of a job, break up of a relationship, closure of business, chronic and debilitating illness…a long list of items that can virtually cripple you. You are left to face a series of … Continue reading

5 Reasons Good Deals Get Rejected

Right through my career spanning over more than three decades, I have wondered on several occasions as to why my idea or project or proposal or offer was not accepted. Usually I do a thorough homework before I present anything to anyone and I also review after my presentations as to what went wrong and … Continue reading

The Work Conversations We Dread the Most, and how to handle…

Conversations at work, at times, are tricky. Sometimes they can land you in serious trouble, jeopardising all that you have accomplished thus far. These conversations could relate to the dreaded performance reviews, optimal sizing of units or divisions, promotions, unilateral decisions getting communicated, firing someone, mergers and acquisitions leading to downsizing, one on one conversations … Continue reading

Opening a world of possibilities…

Yesterday Bindu and I met with Ashutosh Burnwal and Manasvi Singh, co founders of buddy4study.com. We had a long and fruitful discussion, understanding each other’s platform, our background, and how we can partner for the larger good.  Buddy4study is a platform that connects those who are looking for scholarships in touch with those who provide … Continue reading