Go beyond the obvious

Early morning scene at airport security check: “I travel every week; no one has ever stopped me”; screams the agitated passenger. “I have been working for years, I know my job”; says the CISF person sternly. Argument continues! The passenger gets angrier with every passing second; he refuses to budge. This goes on, much to […]

Does my manager care for my well-being?

“My manager cares for my well-being” – An oft asked question in employee engagement or manager effectiveness surveys. “What does an employee think of when responding to this question?” asked my troubled friend. His organization had conducted manager effectiveness survey; he had received his manager score card couple of days back. While he scored reasonably well […]

Relationships and their Ecosystem

Ecosystem for relationship is like soil for a plant. It can nourish the plant with its rich nutrients or kill it with its toxic contents. Similarly, the ecosystem can enable a relationship to deepen or turn it superficial or toxic. Last couple of weeks I was lucky to have met several old friends, ex-colleagues and […]