Sometimes taking the matters in your own hands could be your best move

I’ve been seeing a physiotherapist for over 3 months now — thankfully for different injuries. The latest is tricep tendonitis I developed, ironically, while squatting heavy instead of the usual suspects — the bench and barbell overhead press! Now, getting an appointment at the rehab center is hard and the best I manage is a […]

If ‘they’ aren’t ever up to the mark, it’s probably you

Everyone’s got that one boss/client/teammate/acquaintance or two that are basically a pain in the ass. They will test your limits, patience and perpetually question your worth as a human being. Think I’m kidding? Well, you probably haven’t been around much lately. Just ask! While I seriously don’t have a clue how I would deal with […]

The right resources to the right roles

In 2019, it’s sort of embarrassing to say that we still take things all too literally at times. Consider the vital function of a talent acquisition strategist. In a nutshell, it’s to bring in the right people for the right jobs. And how do they determine the right match? The good old interview. A handful […]

Here’s some feedback on feedback

I’m big on giving and receiving feedback. But only the ones that are genuine and actually helps the other person get better. Now, I know what you’re thinking — “Sunil, there’s something to gain from all or any feedback that’s shared with you.” With great love and respect, I disagree. The challenge with most “constructive” […]

It’s not about the 18 minutes…

One of my favorite songs and music video (from the MTV era…) was Van Halen’s “Jump!” If you haven’t heard the song (well, shame on you!) here’s how the lyrics go… I get up, and nothin’ gets me downYou got it tough, I’ve seen the toughest aroundAnd I know, baby, just how you feelYou got […]

Being ‘loose’ on your commitments

I can fathom only two reactions from that headline — yours and the one that you don’t approve. Let’s be honest — we’ve all got an opinion or two about commitments. Some are sticklers. Some have a lot of flexibility built into their conscience, so much so that they conveniently forget about it. Others just […]

Transitions within teams

Should be seamless. But they almost never happen. Reason? Lack of a formal succession plan and overreliance on that one top performer for an extended period of time. And of course, the top performer almost always turns out to be an individual contributor who is super good with getting things done but lacks people skills. […]