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What is BIRGing? This is a word derived from the acronym, BIRG, which stands for — basking in reflective glory. Or, the tendency among individuals to associate with people and entities who are s...
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Choice can both empower and debilitate.
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These methods are simple… and sneaky!
Processes are an integral part of all enterprises. And as I mentioned in one of my earlier pieces, if processes are not instituted, modelled or followed properly then the results may just take the for...
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By Purnima Jha* The story of the Ramayana never ceases to amaze me. Not only is the tale fascinating, the lessons contained therein continue to be relevant too. One of my favourites is the story of wh...
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The self-centredness and obnoxiousness of a toxic leader have an adverse impact on everyone at work. Not only does team performance plummet under their leadership, the organization at large suffers too. One toxic leader is sufficient to kill the vibrancy of a workplace and slowly sully the culture that once made it high performing. So how do you identify a toxic leader in a workplace? Here are some common traits to watch out for.
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As a boss and a leader, never take the trust of your teams for granted. You have to continuously work on it despite your achieving success in the organisation. Sometimes it's the small things that can erode trust, so be on the watch.
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Two decades or so ago, there was an unsaid rule about showing emotions in public: don't do it. Crying, especially, was seen as a sign of weakness. Fast forward to 2016, and the world seems to have embraced emotions like never before. Tears are shed freely and sobs are no longer stifled. Modi, Putin, Obama - they've all done it.
Without commenting on whether the tone of interaction is more acerbic in India or the debates more brutal, it's easy to point out that a much smaller fraction of highly educated youth want to enter politics in our country. There are notable exceptions, but by far, policy-making does not seem an attractive career choice for honest, studious, achievement-oriented types.