There are perks of sitting at home all month, one being that I have scoured through more TED talks than I ever have before. It helps expand the vast repertoire of random facts that I have collected (and forgotten) over time. Here are a few talks that left a lasting impression and ones I would … Continue reading Top five TED Talks – April 2020
I have now completed an entire month of working from home. I dragged myself out of bed, into my workout clothes and placed myself on my yoga mat. Fifteen minutes later, I gave up. I came to terms with the fact that today was going to be yet another less than optimal day and I … Continue reading Isolation Diaries #1
I have been sitting at my desk staring at a blank document for over a week now. I am supposed to be writing about building a self-service culture and a host of other topics but it feels like a sin to talk about anything apart from the Coronavirus at this point. I pretended to be … Continue reading COVID-19
I was recently invited to my Alma Mater to deliver a talk on what I’ve learnt through my many years in the corporate world. While the talk didn’t go as planned due to scheduling issues (story for when we meet), I thought I’d record my thoughts here. If you’ve been in the industry long enough, … Continue reading What I’ve learned
Here are five reasons why you will never work on a project that will take five years to demonstrate success: Organizations are designed to orient employees towards yearly outcomes. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your performance appraisal system. Working on anything that takes longer than a year, usually rewards you only … Continue reading 5 reasons why you will never…
February has been crazy busy and that is an understatement. I keep thinking that the next day will be better and it ends up being just as busy. Now I have just pinned my hope on March. Almost everyone who has crossed paths with me this month, has heard me say – “March will be … Continue reading Day in the life of an HRBP #1
I’ve been on panels, I’ve moderated some and I’ve witnessed many more. One thing I have learnt over time is that unless you are Chris Anderson, you need to do your prep. Too many panels go south purely because the speakers are unprepared, haven’t put in the required hours, hog the limelight or just don’t … Continue reading How to moderate a panel
I get tired of all deep philosophical questions that ask you to find your life's purpose. I ran into a few people last week who asked - 'What would you do if you weren't in the job you are today?' Some people go a step further and quote directly from Up in the Air - … Continue reading Most likely cry
Have you ever had one of those days when all you wanted to do was throw your hands up and disappear from the world? It happened to me yesterday and I was immediately consumed by guilt; even more so because Tuesdays are blog post days and here I was – hiding under blankets unwilling to … Continue reading How expensive is hibernation?
It's been a fantastic year. Thank you for joining me on this journey. I can't wait for 2018. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & I will see you in the New Year. Lots of love & hugs!