Out of The Blue

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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When experience becomes liability!

6 Jul , 2017  

When we faced interviews for some of our first few jobs, we may have got rejected for our lack of experience, then we wished we had more experience. Later, every time we got service anniversary trophies we beamed with pride. But now experience is becoming an enemy? A journalist recently asked me if “Youthification” of […]

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The Search for my Elusive Co-Founder!

29 Jun , 2017  

Ever wondered how should you choose your Co-Founders? Our choices mostly come from the mix of Batch mates, Friends, Colleagues, Neighbors, Family. Who should be your Co-Founders is a well thought out decision or an emotional one, or is it something which just develops on its own? I reckon it’s never a logical, analytical decision, […]

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Getting rid of the boss and getting away?

16 Jun , 2017  

Have you been in situations where you felt you could actually rebel against your boss and get away? If you were in such an advantageous position would you mind using it? I know that sounds like the current ‘Kohli vs Kumble’ situation. Even if it’s a rumor, we know it makes for a nice story […]

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Time we stopped Over Romancing a Career in IT?

8 Jun , 2017  

If the IT Industry, with access to the best of talent and financial resources, did not anticipate its future and re-skilled its own people or guided the institutions to produce what they wanted in all these years, who else can be blamed? The recruiter in me has been baffled for the last few months. The media tells […]

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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 […]