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- career growth
- moving up
- new job offer vs current job
Do people resist change?
Many of us say, there is resistance to change. It is because, we have been told so and many of us have experienced the resistance ourselves. Looking at it a bit more closely will show us a different picture. If all of us resisted change, the ruling party in a democracy will never lose the […]
3 learnings from Obama’s State Of The Union address
President Obama has been an influential leader of our times and naturally his final SOTU address was watched with a lot of interest. I see a few take-aways for someone who is a manager or a leader. Firstly, it is about engaging with employees who are leaving. Leaders adopt various practices while letting their employees […]
UBER’s Surge Pricing is Good for all
This seems to beat the common discourse of our times. Give me a minute to explain why surge pricing is good, though annoying. Who complains about it? We, the customers, right? Let’s start analyzing how surge pricing is good for us. We all know, many a times, UBER fares are lower than the normal taxi […]
What’s the right gift?
Holiday season is around us and so is gifting. All of us have been givers and receivers. We know how tough it is to choose a gift; how thoughtful we were while choosing the right gift and the compromises we made while making the choice. When we have been a receiver, we know how eager we […]
Do a Star Wars Act!
900+M USD of box office collection in a matter of just few days is no small feat. A marketing wonder and a fine product… what do we learn from it? Firstly, it has a clear target audience and understands what appeals to them. Most of them love to fantasise; they are self-confident bordering on pride […]
Are Bell curves out of fashion?
A few months ago, a lot has been debated about the utility of bell curves in appraising performance. Last Friday, I had the opportunity to discuss this with a panel of business leaders and HR leaders on this subject. While a few organizations have junked this tool already, most others do find this tool to be […]
Speed of doing business has undoubtedly been on the rise. With rising usage of social media, we the people have taken a lot in our stride… right from updating others about what we are up to, what we are against and many such things to responding to many things around us. Bosses in companies have […]
Do you get stuff done?
We see people around us – some of them get their stuff done while some struggle. Organizations, sales in particular, love people who are pushy, have a fire in the belly and are focused on the outcomes. They assert to find their way internally as well as externally. Assertiveness is an asset in all situations. […]
Each day of our life, we are faced with situations where we need to prove to someone else why we are qualified for it. Each day has many such tests to be passed, right from small things like overtaking a vehicle, choosing a dinner menu to winning a contract or getting an investor to back […]
Prepare for the Assessment Centre to increase your chances of winning the job offer
This might sound a bit unusual. The idea here is to do the best that’s in the control of the applicant. Of course, within the bounds of fairness and honesty! Most job offers are given after a set of interviews. However, employers have realized the limitations of interview as a tool for recruiting and hence, […]
What’s the right job for me?
Millions of people have advised on this subject already. Working in the employment industry for 17 years, I have the opportunity of discussing this all the time. The usual rhetoric of being passionate about something, loving the job, playing to one’s strength etc continue to be the trendiest things to speak. We have heard all […]
I quit my job a few days ago after working in the firm for about 17 years. All these years, I enabled thousands of people find their next job and in many cases, their first job. During the last couple of weeks, I have suddenly come across a good number of people who are quitting […]