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Employers Ranking : Great Places to Work! Really?

28 Sep , 2017  

Best Employers to Work For

Rating best employers is a tricky affair –  are we getting the parameters right or getting too swayed by frills?  I am sure many of you love your organisation. If that’s an exaggeration then let’s say some of us do. At least on the days of salary, bonus, promotions and other self-gain days! But certainly, […]

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Narcissists make great Leaders! Disagree?

25 Jul , 2017  

Yes, the title was to get your attention. But you will agree with me after a few minutes about Narcissists. Many of us publicly admit that we join new employers in search of good supervisors, work harder in our organisations when we like our bosses, leave companies becoz of bosses; Today I am deliberately leaving […]

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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. […]