Picking your battles wisely

Whoever came up with that line was a genius bar none. I’m notoriously known (within my family and friends’ circle) for just picking up one battle after the other. The worst part is that I have a hard time letting go of something in lieu of that shiny new thing I might have picked up. […]

Generosity isn’t a strategy

The list of people who create content daily is much smaller than the ones who create content often. The former lot may/may not show up higher in search rankings the rankings. Some may not show up at all. And that’s totally okay for the majority of them as their livelihoods aren’t dependent on the content […]

The best you can do with all you’ve got…

I’ve been reflective of my limitations these past few months. Everyone’s got them. I’m pretty sure you’ve got a bunch that keeps you on your toes too. The challenge is to accept them and modify your lifestyle around those limitations. Because it hurts. Despite my best efforts, I haven’t been able to do any (well, […]

On Dependencies

There are two types of dependencies that I know of — professional and personal. And for the most part, I believe having dependencies is neither productive nor a legit status at all times. Yes, of course, there will be exceptions! There’s always one. But if you’re reading this and worried about a project that’s stuck […]

15 productivity lessons from successful founders (and how to apply them)

Just bumped into this while going through my feeds (the fresh ones I was talking about in my previous post this morning) and I couldn’t help but share this further. Hope you’ll like it. Hat tip to the great folks at Resume.IO (no, I’m not looking for a new job right now) for carrying out […]

Your biggest asset is your talent pool

Irrespective of the size of your organization, it’s future will always depend on the talent that you bring onboard. As leaders/recruiters/hiring managers we know this but have barely paid attention to do something about it. By that, I specifically mean, building a talent pipeline that’s ready to join forces when needed. The challenge is that […]

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight

It’s one of my favorite idioms and literally means, “getting into a confrontational or challenging situation without being adequately equipped or prepared. Does that ring a bell? It should — everyone does it at some point in their lives. And that’s okay. But the key is to learn from your previous mistakes and try your […]

The coaching manager

I know, I know… it’s what everyone expects from a manager these days. Albeit, hard to come by, particularly if one’s so used to micro-managing each and every aspect of production or a project. They say, “old habits, die hard.” Let me tell you, this one’s the hardest to let go off. (I say that […]

On managing projects

Let’s face it — being a project manager is a thankless job. At least that’s how it feels like when your clients/stakeholders are kicking and punching you in the gut for not delivering the project on time. Or even worse, they’ve wasted your most valuable resource (time) to go back and forth with you and […]

The hard part is always keeping it simple

Irrespective of who you are — some of your biggest challenges stemmed from a complicated issue that could’ve been avoided if you’d chosen the simpler alternative. But you did’t and instead chose to suffer the consequences. Organisations are no different. In fact, the tendency to make the simple complicated is even higher given the time […]