If leaders are watching the clock, you have a problem

Entrepreneurship is frowned upon Toxic work cultures hate entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs because they are scared to death that they are going to leave and steal their ideas. Thriving work cultures take people that have experience owning a business and utilize them like their secret weapon. They promote entrepreneurship because they want people to feel as though it is their business and they can make decisions. Utilize entrepreneurs while you have them, and if they, leave wish them all the best. Entrepreneurs are the reason that businesses are created in the…

Life not always give you second chance, so choose wisely

Saw an old email, This one was tenth job I rejected but first time when someone asked me to be an inspiration. What all I learned from my little experience is that, there’s only a very thin line between bravery & stupidity. Recently I rejected job offers from afforda, jp groups, jivi mobiles, federal bank, some technical support jobs and worst decision was when I rejected to being part of satellite development team which is assisting isro. Some I rejected due to my over confidence on myself, some due to…

People don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures

Interestingly, research by Google and others has found that the best performing work teams didn’t deliver because of talent, resources or money. Out of 250 factors they examined, the common denominator for outstanding teams was psychological safety. Those that lacked it, didn’t do so well… What is Psychological Safety? [Read on or watch the video] You’ve probably come across an environment with a lack of psychological safety i.e. an environment where competitiveness dominates (people play a zero sum game, hog credit, talk over one another, devalue each other to improve…

Got Rejected ?

Got Rejected ? Congratulations !!! Rejection never means you are not good. You never get rejected in Vacuum, you always get rejected in comparison to a requirement. If a size 10 shoe rejects you, it doesn’t mean you should walk barefoot, you try size 9 and it suits you like beauty… Getting rejected doesn’t mean you are not fit at all, it only means you are not fit for that particular situation. May be that is not your thing…May be your thing is different…May be you should try somewhere else,…

Is your motivation true ?

Internal Positive Motivators: Passion, self-validation, challenge, satisfaction, desire Outcome: Successful, fulfilled and happy External Positive Motivators: Financial rewards, security, professional recognition and appreciation Outcome: Some success, mostly fulfilled, but dependent on others for continued feelings of success Internal Negative Motivators: Fear of failure, feelings of inadequacy, insecurity Outcome: Considerable success, but a high rate of burnout and general unhappiness even after success is attained External Negative Motivators: Pressure from significant others, unstable life, financial pressure Outcome: Some success, yet continued feelings of anxiety and unhappiness even after

There’s much more to being the type of leader that people don’t want to leave

Employee turnover is one of the biggest expenses that a company faces. It is an absolute rarity to find people that have more than three years with a company in today’s work force, and to be my blunt self, I don’t blame them one bit. When the leaders of a company create zero value besides a paycheck, they give the employee no reason to stay. Numerous times I’ve heard top level leaders say, “These employees have no loyalty.” When I ask what they’ve done to make the employees feel loyal,…

Realize your starting salary determines your career trajectory

You have the skills to earn a high paying salary, but in order to be paid what your are worth, you must negotiate. Many people are afraid, or don’t know how to negotiate. But negotiating is just a skill. And, like any skill, it can be learned. You are capable of learning anything, so put in the effort to learn the right way to negotiate so you can ear what you deserve. Leave your thoughts here. Four Negotiation Tips: 1. Realize your starting salary determines your career trajectory. 2. Create…

wish I had known before I started my career

Making bad strategic decisions rarely hurt you for long. Choosing bad personal associations will hurt you for years. Money can buy happiness. Save as much as you can. Work harder, not smarter. Until you learn to work hard, “working smart” is pablum of the lazy. You won’t be ready for the promotion. Take it anyway. Never work for dumb people. Ever. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re the dumbest person in the room. Learn the difference between earned success and survivorship bias. You can’t find the line…

9 Secrets of business, Do you know ?

ON SPENDING If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need. ON MISTAKES We used pencil when we were small but now we use pens Do you know why? Because mistakes in childhood can be erased but not now. ON TAKING RISK Never test the depth of the river with both the feet. ON SAVINGS Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after savings. ON EARNING Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a…