Impersonally Yours

Asking “personal interview questions” is different from asking     “personal questions” in an interview. This is one issue which is close to being gender neutral. Men too, get asked personal questions as do most women inevitably!

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The Ordinary Signs

Double duty? Stepping in for someone else? Standing by? Just doing your job ,quietly? No fist thumping, high-fives across the corridors, no loud guffaws, no sharp look designer shoes and boutique suits?

Welcome to the world of the ordinary.

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The 20% Rule

Its like the chains around an Elephant’s leg. The park officials tie the chain when the Elephant is first brought to the zoo. At first the elephant tries to break-free, but over time it gives up.

In time, the park officials merely wrap the shackles round a thick wooden peg instead of tying it tightly, because by now they have tamed the mighty Elephant’s mind, will and sense of freedom and seasoned it into believing that, he will never break free. Cruel, isn’t it?

Similarly, job seekers get trapped thinking the best they can do is get a 20% hike.

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F&F : Firing & Fairness

Capitalism and fairness are strange bedfellows. You can never balance the two, mostly it is a one sided contest. Being in the center is often not possible so either you are the victor or the victim.  The recent Tech Mahindra episode  had the entire corporate community divided in what needs to be done vs how it has to be done.

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Analysis of a Viral Post

Its not often you get  a chance to be viewed a million times, liked five thousand times and commented about four hundred times. And for me it was a first. But as I sifted through the content , I came across a few common observations – the top one being, if you can’t offer a job, then they are not interested to connect further !

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Gangs of Management

Gangs of Management or Band of Brothers , great minds think alike or fools seldom differ? What is the right mix you should have at the top management level in your organization?  Being skewed at any one style-set could fluctuate the fortunes of the company. Think of the recent Tata /Cyrus expose and you will know this is more deep rooted than you can imagine.

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