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It’s Not You, It’s Your Workplace!

Workplaces can often seem like a second home. After all, you spend almost a third of your day there. Inevitably, you also tend to spend more time with your co-workers than you do with your own families.

 

It naturally follows that – if you’re not happy with your work environment, the resulting dissatisfaction can easily creep onto your personal life, damaging everything from your self-esteem to relationships. It can also lead to job burnout, fatigue, and depression.

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What is it to be Rare?

I discovered something interesting in the past few days, as I learnt about Myers Briggs, a personality indicator based on Carl Jung’s theory – that states that we all have innate tendencies that direct how we see the world and how we function in it.

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The Truth behind Greener Grass

 

The road not taken,

Seems like the better one.

We doubt our journey

Believing we’ve missed the fun.

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Busy-ness does not mean Business

Are you often busy, but when you look back, you can’t help but wonder – where has all the time has gone?

In today’s world, it is so easy to be busy rather than being productive.

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Workplace Sexism: What changes?

A few days back, I received a message on LinkedIn from a popular tech magazine editor:

“I invite you to join my network and have a mentor. I like to help young professionals. If you want to try publishing on tech topics, I’ll consider your work for our website.”

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How many leaders do you need anyway?

We live in a world where “innovators” and “disruptors” are glorified, but no company (or society) could perform if such individuals make up the bulk. In fact, for any system to function, a majority of its people need to simply FOLLOW rules.

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Aasaan Hai….

How many of you (like me) are ardent Sandeep Maheshwari fans?


I don’t think there is anyone who isn’t blown by the unsullied thoughts of the great orator! I personally try to uphold each and every advice of his.

 


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Splurge on the Present, not the Wrapper

 

Are you one of those people – who are adept at finding the perfect gift, but can never get the wrapping right? Are you a last minute bung it in a bag kind of person?

Well, don’t switch to the banal gift bag and tissue paper cop out just yet! I’d like to share some simple tips to make this most loathed activity a little easier.

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A Corny Story

 

Once upon a time, there lived a farmer in a nondescript village – who grew a superior quality, best in class corn. Almost every year, his famed corn would win a blue ribbon award in the state fair.

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Why so serious, son?

“If you really took yourself seriously enough,

you’d realize how important it is to enjoy life!!”

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The Fifty Second Week

I’ve always dreaded the fifty second week – that time of the year when working is contemptuously looked down upon! As a Type-A workaholic who thrives on relentless hustle, I’ve always found this extended celebratory week to be painfully agonizing.

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A New Start

Sometimes I still think of you,

Instances are rare, but still a few.

During travels and meets,

And in moments of solitude.

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