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 […]


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.  […]


Please! Don’t be a leader!

25 May , 2016  

It sounds mean of me to say so, after chasing leadership roles for decades I sound like a hypocrite to put a title like that, but I mean it, let me see if I can impress you to think so today. Rewind to your day one in any of your new employers induction programs, either […]


Is behavioural feedback appreciated?

4 May , 2016  

It was a long review discussion. At the end of the conversation my boss paused, took a deep breath and said, “Kamal, would you be open to some personal feedback?”  I was caught off-guard.  As I have progressed in my career and the only feedback I have received has been on performance which is predictable […]


Late for work again?

5 Apr , 2016  

It was 9.30 am when I reached the office. “Thanks for turning up for work,” said my colleague from our global HQ. I wasn’t amused. He repeated the same to another senior colleague who walked in 30 minutes later; much to the embarrassment of our colleague. I decided to confront him over his chaffing remarks, […]


Are you underpaid?

2 Mar , 2016  

One of my friend’s is in between jobs and was in consultation with me on his next move, amongst many things I needed to know I asked him his current salary, he mentioned his pay and added “you know I was anyways underpaid”.  His salary indicated to me that his pay was indeed lower than […]