22May
By: sudha On: May 22, 2018 In: Career, Managing Yourself, Performance, World of Work Comments: 0

Almost all organizations – regardless of their size, have their annual/ bi-annual employee review processes. While the nature of these processes might vary, the ends they seek to achieve remain the same; which is, an analysis of your performance and contribution to the organization. However, that isn’t the only...

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06Feb
By: sudha On: February 6, 2018 In: Career, Communication, Managing Yourself Comments: 0

A great deal of confusion and chaos can be avoided in the world of work, if ‘communication’ could be understood in all its elements, and not just as an isolated concept. Starting from writing emails, to delivering speeches, holding meetings and giving presentations, what is the one thing that...

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28Nov
By: sudha On: November 28, 2017 In: Managing Yourself, World of Work Comments: 0

Being able to say ‘No’ at work, without sounding rude, or unenthusiastic, or lazy, isn’t always the easiest thing to do. But saying ‘yes’ to everything you are asked to do, even when you are already crumbling under work pressure isn’t the wisest thing to do either. It is...

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16Nov
By: sudha On: November 16, 2017 In: Communication, Managing Yourself, World of Work Comments: 0

How we all wish that we only got to work with people we get along with like a house on fire (how much sense does that metaphor make, really?). Unfortunately, no matter how hard we wish this will never be the case. The world of work is a diverse,...

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13Sep

Today, personal branding matters more than it ever did not only because of the significant market value it carries with it, but also because of the opportunities it offers. Personal branding done right can open more doors for you than you ever imagined. The business dictionary defines branding as:...

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08Aug
By: sudha On: August 8, 2017 In: Managing Yourself, Motivation, Productivity, World of Work Comments: 0

A while ago, we wrote about Practicing the Miracle of Mindfulness at Work. In it, we spoke about how to incorporate the practice of mindfulness into your every day routine of work. While mindfulness, in its essence really means to “be”, different people have different ways of saying it. There...

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18Jul
By: sudha On: July 18, 2017 In: Feminism, Leadership, Managing Yourself, Motivation, World of Work Comments: 0

True leaders are people who believe that they are capable of bringing about change even in the face of adversities. But more than that, true leaders call out whatever they feel is unjust and are not afraid to have their voices heard over the injustice. Most muffled in all...

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04May

Mentoring is not just a duty; it’s a place for both, the mentor and mentee, to feel safe, reflect and feel empowered! When you decide to take on, or accept a mentee, along with your role as a mentor comes responsibility, trust and commitment. It is a relationship premised...

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20Apr

In our previous post, we spoke about what the  divide and rule management strategy is, how it works and why it is anything but cool, or acceptable. But what do you do when you are at the receiving end of this strategy? It can be extremely stressful and limiting to work...

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13Mar
By: sudha On: March 13, 2017 In: Managing Yourself, Motivation, World of Work Comments: 0

We’ve all had that feeling first thing Monday morning, wondering where the weekend has gone and how it can already be the start of the working week. The infamous Monday Blues, that dreaded feeling that the working week has just started and it’s the longest possible point until the...

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