Watermelon goals are green on the outside but when you cut it open and dig a little, bright red and juicy on the inside.
Today’s life lesson comes from yet another incident at the workplace. While you may or may not agree with the philosophy (I am yet to decide for myself), it is a good insight into how a segment of population thinks. While rebuking one of the leaders recently on steps taken, I heard him comment – ‘It is better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.’
There is always a cost associated with everything. The costs that you need to keep in mind while taking on work that you don’t agree with is the cost of doing and the cost of debating. The simple rule of thumb is - when the cost of debating is greater than the cost of doing, just do the job!
This is the part where I get serious. These five songs teach us lessons not only about life in general but also about work. They also have the added advantage of being a great listen. So put on your headphones and prepare to learn. IDGAF – Dua Lipa You call me all friendly Tellin' me … Continue reading Part 2: The serious edition #HRMixtape2018
Last month, I came across a paper on Talent Magnets and creating an irresistible culture. While I wasn’t surprised to see leadership as a main magnet, I did mull over it for a few days. We have been talking about leadership for a long time and it seems like the most obvious talent magnet that exists. Who wouldn’t want … Continue reading the 5 defining attributes of a strong leader
Do you feel disappointed when someone asks you to talk about your greatest achievement at work? Do you feel like no project is ever big enough? If you spend time beating yourself up for not having done enough, stop now. This is the year you realize that the greatest work is in doing the little things well.
Thomas Jefferson is, without doubt, one of the greatest minds in history. Of the many things he has done for the world, the introduction of Jeffersonian dinners is my favorite. It is at its best – a dinner with a twist. Not only does it spark some of the best conversations one may ever participate … Continue reading The beauty of Jeffersonian dinners
I have been grappling with the term ‘organizational health’ for a while now. So I am doing what I do every time I need to clear my head – Write. The more I read about organizational health, definitions and mechanisms to measure it, the more convinced I am that the concept exists more in research … Continue reading Getting Organizations Healthy
'If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.' - Rudyard Kipling When I walked in to work today morning, little did I know that I had an extremely long day ahead of me. One look at my mailbox and I knew that I would easily be clocking close to 14 hours … Continue reading The art of storytelling
The 7%-38%-55% rule has been around for a long time now, yet the number of people who actually pay any attention to it is dismally low. There is a reason why Margaret Thatcher took on a voice coach and a lot of our leaders around the world sound the way they do. We are programmed … Continue reading Sounding like a leader