Emotions

Being Stingy While Giving Credit To colleagues?

29 Jun , 2016  

I had worked hard on a new sales prospect; I had chased this customer for over 3 months relentlessly, including weekend visits which had become the norm to build relationships with stake holders. Finally, this Fortune 10 ranked customer signed on the dotted line signalling a major win for me/us. I was thrilled with this […]

Emotions

When did you last ‘CRY’ at work?

22 Jun , 2016  

Why do people shed a tear at work? Is it a form of weakness or just an expression of emotion or sometimes strength to demonstrate strong positive feelings? I don’t know whether it’s right or wrong to cry. But it is very difficult to pass it off as yet another expression of emotion at work.  […]

Change

The imperfections of Acquistions

15 Jun , 2016  

I was close to tears when I first learnt about the acquisition by Microsoft of LinkedIn despite the fact that I am a paid user for both Microsoft and LinkedIn and like them for different reasons. Did I also contribute to LinkedIn’s valuation by extensive usage in the last 7 years? Perhaps yes! But that […]

Change

Believe me, job hopping is good!

8 Jun , 2016  

When you meet people who have had a long tenure with their current employer and maybe their only employer so far what would be your first reaction? For me long tenure means in excess of 10 years’. Would the following be some of your expressions? Wow! Your employer is lucky! That’s some commitment man! I […]

Change

Does An “Approvals” Culture Slow Down Organizations?

1 Jun , 2016  

We had just regularized two of our short term contract employees into our FTE headcount. Both the employees were happy that we were able to recognize their efforts, their hiring managers were satisfied to see the addition of good talent to their team on time. Looked like a happy morning till I opened my inbox, […]