4 ways to create small inclusion moments at work

  Creating a culture of inclusion at the workplace is just not a nice thing to do; many studies and innumerable examples prove that it makes business sense to do so. While much has been said about investing in the well-being of employees, fostering an environment in...

Here’s what to look for in your First Job

Your first job is an important stepping stone in your career, and can lead to better, more and greater opportunities in the future. This makes it imperative that you don’t jump at the first offer you receive. Nicole Williams, founder of WORKS, a New York-based career...

2017 – Year it Was!

365 days fly by.. A day by itself does not seem much but one day at a time forming one full year surely is time to pause and reflect, to look at our achievements and initiatives with pride and to be ready to work towards new milestones. 2017 would always be a very...

7 effective tips to build work-life integration

Today, is it possible to completely separate your work and personal life? David Solomon, global co-head of Goldman Sachs, believes that technology has made us all “available 24/7. And, because everyone demands instant gratification and instant connectivity, there are...

How to stop ‘stress eating’ at work

It’s 4 pm, your deadline is looming large, and the stress is overwhelming. What should you do? Your arm makes up its mind for you, reaching into your desk drawer and emerging with a chocolate or bag of chips. The treat consumed, you feel calm for a while but then the...

8 jobs for people who love to read

While certain jobs such as a lawyer, librarian or journalist may need specific qualifications like a degree in law, library science or journalism, most of these jobs are flexible when it comes to educational credentials. A bachelor’s degree in literature may be...

‘Fitting In’

The biggest need of any individual is to feel belonged. The necessity to ‘fit in’ comes out of this belongingness game that we continuously play. We keep going in and out of our ‘comfort zone’ to be in balance and in sync with others. Young kids start picking up...

It really isn’t your fault…

- It's not your fault that you have bias. - It's not your fault that our culture acclimates us to preferences in one direction over other - It's not your fault that everything that we read, everything that we see, media consumption is not in our control and not...

My First Ironman !!

Sitting in the train from Gurye to Seoul, I can see my Ironman event on Sep 10th flashing by. Both Nitin and I had signed up for our first #ironman at Gurye in South Korea post completing our #ironman70.3 #Bahrain in Dec 16. We believed it was a relatively flat bike...

Why it’s a must to have a mentor today

What do Bill Gates, Christian Dior, Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They were all mentees at one point in their life; a fact they credited for their success. The mentor-mentee relationship is one that has stood the test of time at...

PRIVILEGE AND ITS INVISIBILITY

Privilege as a word is most used and quoted everywhere but very few really understand the weight of the same. Privilege is earned, unearned, inherited, blessed, or otherwise. It is an advantage available to one person or group, that isn’t available to the other person...

What is independence to you?

  As I drove on the roads of Gurgaon, I saw many children running at the traffic signals waving the tricolor flags and trying to cajole passersby to buy them. The windows of the car would roll down, and someone would give them little change in lieu of the flags. This...

How will GST affect your salary and benefits?

The government may have billed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a game-changer, but many employees are worried about how this tax will change the benefits game for them. GST has subsumed most indirect taxes such as VAT, service tax, octroi, luxury tax, special...

Career Under Motherhood

Motherhood is a very unique and transforming experience. And if you are a career woman, this transition is even more dramatic. The thought of quitting perhaps might have crossed most of the woman entering into motherhood. Many do. For those who come back to work,...

Change is the ‘new norm’

  As I read the news of Travis Kalanick, CEO Uber of stepping down, I wondered if the story for Uber would have unfolded differently if they would have more transparent and inclusive culture at their workplace. The story of Uber, one of the world’s most valuable...

How do you create a Plan B for your career?

  Jobs may have been a long-term proposition once, but the modern workplace has upended that. Be it corporate changes, poor financial performance or changing work practices, jobs and consequently careers have come under the chopping block. For instance, India’s...

7 tricks to land a great summer internship

Paid or unpaid, an internship is a foot in the door towards a real job after you graduate. Apart from looking great on your resume, an internship gives you the chance to gain new skills, network and make connections, establish relationships with mentors, give you a...

On empowering youth ….

  They call us ‘entitled’, ‘lazy’ and ‘always wanting their way’ For Millennials and Generation Z, the labels are here to stay Forget the labels for a moment and just consider this We are asking for something that’s all too easy to miss So here’s to reflecting on how...

Lessons in team work from IPL 10

      The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 has rewarded its fans with some spectacular cricketing moments. While Mumbai have gone on to be the deserving champions, the top four teams that qualified for the playoffs this year have each demonstrated thorough...