Don’t sweat the petty things

I just attended the 40th school reunion. Over 70 schoolmates from all walks of life made time to meet. We have the man in the street, the professionals, and the owners of business big and small. Each successful in his own way; personal, professional, family, religion, health. As the 40th anniversary was marked the time … Continue reading Don’t sweat the petty things

Keeping our word

"A man/woman of his words" This refers to people who always keep their promise and will follow through. We have our share of friends and acquaintances that we know we can always count on. Then, we have those where we know better than to expect anything. How often do you see this today ? How … Continue reading Keeping our word

We don’t talk anymore

In Asian cities, this scene is played out increasingly. A family sitting down for a meal outside, and each member is focused on their mobile phones. Each may be communicating but not with each other. Some will recognize and acknowledge that we are doing the same too. We don't talk to each other. Wait, you … Continue reading We don’t talk anymore

Working across cultures

I was fortunate to take a holiday recently and refreshed my experience of culture. I will touch upon a few topics. These are through the lens of my eyes and totally personal. Before I forget, I want to thank Suresh who hosted this blog while I was out. Communication. We used AirBnB exclusively for accommodation … Continue reading Working across cultures

Who Am I – Self-awareness to management path

Organizations have traditionally been promoting individuals into management as a natural step into the corporate career ladder. The mind-set of workforce been pre-programmed in such a way that a promotion has to eventually touch the management path and progress from there. This nature has been changing in the past decades, however not across the board. … Continue reading Who Am I – Self-awareness to management path

Trust in leadership

Oxford dictionary defines trust as, “Firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.” Eg: ‘relations have to be built on trust’ Joseph Stalin said, “I trust no one, not even myself” Mahatma Gandhi said, “I believe in trusting. Trust begets trust. Suspicion is foetid and only stinks. He who trusts has … Continue reading Trust in leadership

Meeting the Meeting Needs

“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional - your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.” -- Chris Fussell Time and again we have heard staff sighing about, “… meeting again!” WHY? I have witnessed meetings running between 5 minutes and few hours. … Continue reading Meeting the Meeting Needs