Reinventing our Careers

Few centuries back, careers used to run in families. A famer’s child would mostly take up farming, an artisan’s children would take up the profession, so would an apothecary’s progeny. This changed with access to higher education, industrialisation, and faster, easier modes of travel. People started going into professions different from that of their parents. … Continue reading Reinventing our Careers

Forest bathing – the elixir to wellbeing

Last week I was in Bandhavgarh National Forest Reserve.. seeking few days of tranquillity and indulging in forest bathing - the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or taking in the forest atmosphere… the elixir for psychological and physiological well-being. Fortunately, my cellphone was useless without signal or internet connection…it gave space for nature to enter through … Continue reading Forest bathing – the elixir to wellbeing

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The Secret of Meaningful roles

There is a clamor for meaningful roles today. Meaning in work seems like the magic pill for all problems organizations are facing today. Employees are looking for meaning in their roles and Leaders want to offer meaningful roles to their employees Couple of days back I was writing speech for a leader, and lo behold… … Continue reading The Secret of Meaningful roles

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Lopsided Expectations

Pick up any journal or business magazine or paper today; we will find at least few pieces on the expectations from managers. They clamour, “In times of quiet quitting, great resignations, a manager must   Energize and inspireContinuously develop, show career optionsAssign roles that will motivate employees to contributeBe empathetic, care for wellbeingEncourage flexible working … Continue reading Lopsided Expectations