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Do you deserve an increase?

Let me tell you, it’s not a simple question. And if your answer’s a “yes,” you definitely haven’t through the question deeply yet. Of course, I don’t mean to say that people don’t deserve a raise. They definitely do. But are they able to justify and communicate the value they’ve created for the organization over […]

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Random thoughts are for real

Bumped into a former colleague yesterday. It was a chance encounter but a good one nonetheless. It’s great to catch up with someone from work after ages! He was blown away with the things I have been doing lately (it’s the usual stuff that you know of… but folks these days get easily impressed with […]

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The hard thing about simple things

Ever remember telling yourself, “that’s simple… all I need to do is…”. Do you? And you know what happened next? Or perhaps a few weeks back? You fell off the wagon. Right? If you didn’t, hats off to you! I, for one, have been on and off the wagon a thousand times. Or perhaps even […]

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Why I think “Off-seasons” at the workplace should be utilized well

Almost every business goes through a patch (call it “season” if you will) that is low in volume, work-wise. These are my favorites (much to people’s dismay) because it allows us to think outside the box and take up meaningful projects that both as a recharge and a much-needed break. Unfortunately, most teams don’t utilize […]

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When the going gets tough…

You start rolling with the punches. And that’s what life is all about. Ever had a setback? A minor one? I’m sure you have and that hurt a little, didn’t it? Over the course of your life, you might’ve had many or like some lucky souls (and you gotta be really lucky for that), just […]

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If you’re tired, suck it up!

Easier said than done. Yet, I admire Pavel Tsatsouline for saying that because some of us really do need the kick in the pants to get going. For me, that’s a lot of things but one of my biggest struggles isn’t hustling, working or even work-related challenges. It’s pushing myself to get through my kettlebell […]

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Resume: a personal branding marketing collateral?

I remember the first time I created my resume. Searched online and used a sample resume as a template for an entry-level position at a bunch of places, including Pizza Hut (where I did work for a few weeks). I didn’t have a printer, so I had to visit a cyber cafe (which were minting […]

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Encouraging them to do the things they don’t want to

It’s a tall order. And not every supervisor, manager or leader is up to it because it takes real skill, charisma, and influence to have people roll up their sleeves and get to work. Particularly when they don’t like it or worse, hate it! I also think ‘command and control’ is primitive and leaders of […]

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When you just don’t feel like it

I’m not sure if I’ve hit a wall or something but of late it seems like I don’t have it in me to do anything but worry about work, health and life in general. Of course, a creative outlet is so much welcome when the mind’s occupied with all that negativity. Which, is why I […]

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A letter to a young reader

Couldn’t help but steal a piece from this marvelous Brain Pickings’ post. Maria Popova shares a letter by Alain de Botton to young readers from a compendium of more than a hundred such letters to children. Written by some of the most inspiring people on the planet, these letters illuminate on why we read and […]