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Unprofessioal Behaviour

ON UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR

The ultimate compliment a person can get (from someone who is not family or close friend) is that he / she is a thorough professional. There are many aspects to what constitutes professional behavior, possibly too many to capture in a single post. However, over my career and beyond, I have personally experienced one particular...CONTINUE READING
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HOW MANY GROWTH ORIENTED FRIENDS DO YOU HAVE ?

HOW MANY GROWTH ORIENTED FRIENDS DO YOU HAVE ?

We are a sum of the friends we have. According to a post on Steve Pavlina’s blog, 40% of people do not have a single growth oriented friend and 20% have just one. While this was mostly a US based study, chances are the numbers in India would be similar. That’s crazy. That means that...CONTINUE READING
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Yoga on Bosses

YOGA, ON BOSSES

The other day, during a Coaching session, a suggestion came up that Yogic concepts could easily be translated into daily Corporate Life. Of course they can. For example, one of the most basic yogic concepts is that of the three Gunas – Sattvik, Rajasic, Tamasic. If we were to translate this into the institution of...CONTINUE READING
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stories around you

What Are the Stories Around You ?

Each person is a brand and stands for something. Even if you are a colourless and bland person and stand for nothing, that’s still something. Sanjoy Mukerji, my boss for a few years, a mentor for many more, and a colleague for more than half my career is one of the most intense, hard working...CONTINUE READING
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teachers day

On Teacher’s Day

September 5 is Teacher’s Day. Most of us will send a message or three thanking those who helped. A few will forward that tired 1995 picture of a Teacher’s whisky bottle with a corny comment. Some of us will receive a few nice messages. And then tomorrow, we will forget it all. Thought this is...CONTINUE READING
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early retirement

On Early Retirement

Many of you have have asked about early retirement (loosely defined as leaving your corporate job before you turn 45, max 50). A couple of days ago, a colleague I respect hugely, said something about retirement and I promised her a detailed piece. So here’s my two bits on it. Or rather, ten random bits....CONTINUE READING
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