You may not recognize the name Braden Wallake or the company HyperSocial, but if you’ve logged into LinkedIn in the past two weeks, you’ve likely stumbled upon the term ‘The Crying CEO’. Long story short, Wallake had to let go of some of his employees. He shared his experience via a LinkedIn post and added a … Continue reading The Crying CEO
The best way to kill creativity
It is ridiculously easy, it really is. So easy that you wonder how creativity continues to sneak up on to you every now and then. If you are the kind of person who is on an eternal war with creativity, I have just the thing for you. All you need to do is ask a … Continue reading The best way to kill creativity
All about doors
One can safely assume that in life, most decisions are two-way doors. What differs is the toll fee. It is impossible to come back through a door without paying a toll fee. Sometimes the toll fee is negligible, sometimes it costs a bomb - and this is especially true of most decisions in HR.
Watermelon goals are green on the outside but when you cut it open and dig a little, bright red and juicy on the inside.
Better to ask for forgiveness
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.’
The cost of doing vs debating
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!
Part 2: The serious edition #HRMixtape2018
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
the 5 defining attributes of a strong leader
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
No fantastic feat expected
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.
The beauty of Jeffersonian dinners
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