The art (and need) of celebrating (more)

Do we do enough to celebrate our successes? How to amplify the same for better large scale benefits? These are some questions I try to explain..

The 3 personas within us – to bring out our best

Hunger – you need to be wanting something, very simply put. Generally, this in itself should take care of breaking down the path and everything else (actions) and will drive you to achieve. Empathy – you need to value people, relationships and situations. Most usually, one’s lack of empathy can be denoted to, not being…

Black box / White box – What mode are you on today?

This is hopefully an interesting question that we all need to ask or understand at some point or the other. We usually come across problems, opportunities and situations in no predestined fashion at work (however organized you may think you are or want to be) and sometimes, knowing what mode you are on (or even…

On your Mark, get Set……GO!

I have taken to the habit of jogging now, and am trying to be regular at it. I started off with a small target, around 2-2.5 kms and got going. Armed with RunKeeper and a bottle of spruced up water, I hit the road. The first run was good, could manage 2.55 KMs in 20…

My Daughter is my Teacher: Lesson #1

It all started with a simple question. We (Me, wifey and 7 year old daughter) were going somewhere or returning from somewhere when I happened to ask my daughter “Which is your favorite place?” I was expecting Kerala (as she usually has loads of fun during the summer vacation and is never at home there…

It’s a bird, It’s a Plane, Its Superman… No wait…its Innovation!

Look anywhere and everywhere – you will find someone talking about innovation(me), someone listening to someone talk about innovation (you), someone innovating or someone googling on how to innovate and someone simply planning to innovate 🙂 What gives? Is Innovation a much touted hype? Unfortunately yes. Innovation is now, simply put, a more convenient and…

Have we lost the Human (touch) in Human Resources?

Who / What is this “Human” in Human Resources? You, me, all of us? So, obviously I would want to dedicate this thought and my subsequent rants to all my fellow “human” resources. A common definition for Resource would probably read – A resource would be a source / reserve / supply of something that…

For my kids, I am always some Khan and Mommy is a Padukone

Don’t you agree? Your kids would see you as the world’s best dad and the world’s best mom, and if you equate that to their favorite actors, you will naturally be the Salmans / Shah Rukhs and the Deepika Padukones of this world, for them. I am simply amazed at how easy our kids live…