Communicate

MH

20 Nov , 2014  

One of my occupation hazards is frequent flying. However in recent times it has allowed me to pen a few lines like I did this piece on a MH (Malaysia Airlines) flight to Delhi. I have been flying MH for the past 10 years with no fuss. But now, all that has changed – I […]

Emotions

The Bully

20 Nov , 2014  

“Son, your age is equivalent to my experience,” once said an ex-boss of mine. He was driving across a point during a strategic discussion. I was 24 and he was 46. And the point was made to have his way in the discussion. I promptly shut up and followed his line of thoughts from there […]

Emotions

Pets

20 Nov , 2014  

Are you the blue eyed boy/girl of your boss? If you are not, then somebody else is; Many times when you did not get that promotion which somebody else got, what did you tell yourself, Boss’s favorite got it! In every organisation I have worked in, people always talked about the boss’s blue eyed employee. […]

Change

Don’t Turn Around!

14 Oct , 2014  

My inspiration this time is the starting line of the famous ‘Ace of Base’ song – “Don’t Turn Around”. Do you know what the line is? Whenever I go on new assignments within the same organisation, I put a few of my ex reportees in ‘misery’. Yes, I admit that I liked it when they […]

Change

Change

14 Oct , 2014  

Getting calls from past colleagues in quest of new jobs is a normal occurrence these days. I typically do ask the real drivers to such aspirations if it’s just another bad day in office. Some of these calls provide good intel if the calls are from competitor mates. One such call recently turned into an […]

Emotions

The Eleventh Hour

14 Oct , 2014  

I start packing an hour before I leave home for my flights. And I do this every single time I need to travel, Domestic or International; I can safely say it’s become second nature to me. I can’t seem to remember how I got accustomed to this “great” habit of excelling in last minute start-ups […]