On gifting at the workplace

I think I’ve mentioned this elsewhere in the blog, but it’s bears yet another mention — I suck at gifting. And I don’t even try, which isn’t a great thing to be boast about as my family, friends and colleagues at the workplace would agree. One aspect that confuses me the most is the culture […]

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 […]

When you’re too scared to ask questions

As much as I would like leaders to be more compassionate and empathetic with their subordinates, I also would prefer the latter to have the courage, humility and discipline to follow through on their responsibilities as team players. That goes beyond their KRAs and KPIs. And if that requires one to call out on an […]

Accelerating skills-development sessions at the workplace

Confession — I know the headline’s a little lame. It had to be that way… “learning and development” (L&D) is considered “lame” by executives. Particularly the “cost-conscious” ones who would be happy to throw the L&D under a bus during lean times. Sure, they may be valid reasons to do that, but isn’t that always […]