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‘Fair’ Leaders don’t leave great memories!

18 May , 2017  

Who is the leader you fondly remember the most? Isn’t it somebody who blessed you those extra favours? Most leaders aspire to be fair or think they are fair to their team members, organisations strive to have checks and balances to ensure favouritism doesn’t get the better of leaders. One of the roles HR plays […]

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Stop this jealous rant over CEO pay!

13 Apr , 2017  

During my callow youth, every morning as I got off my bike at work, I would see the notice, ‘Parking reserved for CEO’ . A beauty of a car stood there attended by a driver. I remember thinking that since a driver dropped the CEO, why was not that precious space left for lesser mortals like us. […]

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The wild adventure of Working for Co-founder Couple!

5 Apr , 2017  

I know there are some fascinating stories of Co-Founder couples who have created great companies and of those who couldn’t take off. The next 3 minutes is for all those employees who worked, still working or maybe joining Co-Founder couples in the future. “Can I join your company” asked my wife recently during our morning […]

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Why I would ‘not’ drink with her again!

2 Feb , 2017  

No, I did not get into a brawl with my colleagues after a drink recently, nor did I get caught by the cops with any of my colleagues who were driving under the influence of alcohol, neither did my HR send me a behavioural improvement notice after witnessing me going crazy after an office party. […]

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The CEO just Quit; send in your best Rumour

19 Dec , 2016  

“I’ll start off with a frequently “gossiped” matter – “Why do CEOs quit?” The common answer within the corporate circle to this question is almost always negative – CEOs quit because shareholders and the board “booted them out” due to poor performance or fall out due to strategy or personality misalignment with key board members. […]

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We in Finance aren’t easy to deal with?

6 Dec , 2016  

Many of us in India have been standing in Queues for the last few weeks, it ‘must been a new experience for some of us to stand in front of ATMs to withdraw money, for the older lot who transacted in the pre-ATM days the bank Queues are not new.  As such we have stood […]