IT’S NOT ONLY WHAT
HAPPENS TO YOU,

BUT HOW YOU RECORD IT THAT MATTERS FOR THE FUTURE
03 Aug 2017

Y do gud managers shift jobs often?

It could be that they have never surmounted a confrontational situation, got over that hill and looked back in satisfaction. Sounds mumbo-jumbo? Believe you me it isn’t.  Progressive growth rarely occurs for such people. They sell their way into better positions and better pay by jumping jobs often.  It can grow into a negative facet of...read more
View
03 Aug 2017

Selfish about what you want from the company?

At your peril. What’s in it for me? How many times have you heard that? A significant component of organisations’ people seem more concerned about what they can get out of the deal. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this attitude as long as it doesn’t become obsessive. It reverses the implications of the transaction...read more
View
03 Aug 2017

Keep your soul ajar ready to engage the best

From toys to cosmetics, the world of Indian consumers is changing so fast that often the brands are left gasping for breath, in their effort to keep pace. No question, brands are struggling to stay ahead of the Indian consumer, though in some cases they may be keeping pace – just about. This leaves researchers...read more
View
03 Aug 2017

Is your Organisation afraid of transparency?

Good people give up too easily so do those who are brash while attempting to gain recognition in the work place. Both eventually fail and become part of attrition statistics. Some people feel there is nothing whatsoever wrong with bragging as long as it hurts no one. A performer who doesn’t is less likely to...read more
View
03 Aug 2017

Are your people biased toward action?

I’ll probably receive brick bats for this one but I’m going ahead anyway. Non-HR folk view the HR department/people as fault finders and persistent worriers, maybe not in all organisations but a majority, for sure. Who’s come late, taken too much leave, talking too much on the phone, not always where they should be, I can...read more
View
03 Aug 2017

Are blue sky managers’ really Transformational leaders?

Blue Sky managers groom their underlings, with the aim to help them spread their wings. But in the process underlings age faster, weaken, fall sick often and lose out on life’s vast array of happiness. Blue sky management styles challenge the status quo of standard practices; their intent is to liberate underlings from the clutches...read more
View
03 Aug 2017

“Addiction to your Affliction”?

Tongue twister that. Reread to get the full impact. Some people feel comfortable onlywhen surrounded by and immersed in problems. It’s a disease that often infects those in the position of key managers. It’s been confused with OCD, it’s not and neither can ‘trouble shooter’ be the right description. This is a very oppressive ailment, one that can...read more
View
02 Aug 2017

Don’t sell your soul to the Company.

But it works both ways. Neither you nor your company should be selling your souls. Any extremes in a relationship can be disastrous and it holds true for employee and manager anywhere up or down the management chain. It seems my last post on CARING for employees raised a few questions with readers – HOW...read more
View
02 Aug 2017

Why can’t I ever succeed?

Over the last 30 years or more, I have enjoyed the process of observing people at various stages in their career. I realized over time that there existed a clear distinction in the attitude and demeanor of those who could succeed and those who would remain mediocre or turn failures. A closer look helped identify...read more
View
02 Aug 2017

Most Managers are Cowards

Yes I know I’m likely to be the target of brickbats or worse. But I’ll still say most managers are cowards. The sad part is that they could actually be “Path Breakers”. But either they are too afraid of upsetting the apple cart, simply too lazy to go that extra mile or just plain incompetent. Mediocrity...read more
View