Something in office today left me feeling disappointed. I pushed through rest of the day and left office feeling dejected!
On my way back home, I got a call from an ex-colleague..He has always been a strong performer. However the last year or so had been tough for him. The company he was working for had not paid salary for four months! He had children’s school fees to pay and EMIs to honor. He was worried that the company may lay-off several people shortly, he could be one of them. He was frantically looking for a job!
I spoke to him, assured him to do what best I could.
His call had an unintended consequence – I felt grateful for what I had at home and at work, for the good things God had showered on me. This feeling of gratitude had a healing effect on my disappointment. It enabled me to look at possibilities in near and distant future. I initiated a couple of actions that I have been procrastinating for months now.
Indeed, gratitude has the power to transform disappointment into lessons learned, discoveries made, alternatives explored and new plans set in motion.
At the outset, I would like to thank you for stopping by my Blog.
I believe that there is nothing right or wrong in this world. What’s right in this moment and context may be wrong in another moment and context. This belief has inspired me to name my blog ‘Perspectives’.
Perspectives is a platform for me to share my experiences, thoughts and perspectives on various subjects. You may have a different point of view. I look forward to hearing them, these are the triggers for rich and deep conversations.
On personal front, I live in Mumbai, India. I love to read; Somerset Maugham and Nevil Shute are my favorite authors. My favorite books are The Razor’s Edge, Mrs. Craddock, Chequer Board and Gone with the Wind. I am thankful to my father who inculcated the habit of reading in me early on.
I am also passionate about traveling, I have been to most parts of India and to several countries across the globe.
On professional front, I work in Human Resources function. Over two and half decades, I have worked across multiple industries and cultures. I focus on Leadership Development, Talent Management, Visioning and Culture, Large-scale change, Employee Listening & Engagement, Employee Well-being, Inclusive work culture, HR effectiveness, Behavior and Mind-set shifts through sustained interventions
I currently lead Organization Effectiveness Function for Aditya Birla Group, a $44.3 billion conglomerate with 120000 employees across 35 countries.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading my blog. I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.
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