You Feel You’re a Leader by Assuming Charge of a Team. Think Again, you may Just Be a Boss

What’s the difference, you may wonder? How many bosses have you had so far? And how many of them have demonstrated leadership through their thoughts and action? While I let you reflect for a few moments and do the math, consider this statement of fact: All leaders can be bosses. But not all bosses areContinue reading “You Feel You’re a Leader by Assuming Charge of a Team. Think Again, you may Just Be a Boss”

What You Should Consider When You Decide Your Child’s Future?

Have you faced a situation where a seemingly good thing wasn’t so good in the long run? When all that glittered, you discovered later, was not gold. Me too. My story will tell you how the best intentions of my parents and school authorities did not unfold as desired. Does Double Promotion Help? Parents feelContinue reading “What You Should Consider When You Decide Your Child’s Future?”

When You Plan, Prepare but Life Has Other Ideas

As a child, did you know what you wanted to be when you grow up? Did your life pan out as you had envisaged? Did you admire or envy those who knew exactly what they wanted to be and charted their path as per the plan? I don’t know about you. But life unfolded forContinue reading “When You Plan, Prepare but Life Has Other Ideas”

High Stakes, Play Safe Vs No Risk, No Gain: How Do You Choose?

Have you put your hat in the ring when the stakes are sky-high? Where a wrong move can cost your job. Ever heard it’s not worth risking years of hard-earned reputation? I had, too. But I did not pay heed to it. The story dates back seven years. The Meeting That Defined the Future IContinue reading “High Stakes, Play Safe Vs No Risk, No Gain: How Do You Choose?”

How To Make Lemonade When Life Gives You Lemons? Praveen Aunty Lived the Experience & Paved the Way

Have you felt temporarily incapacitated by the sudden loss of a family member – the sole breadwinner of the household? It was the time when you felt as if the ground below your feet had begun to slip. It appeared as if it was all over. Life had stopped and the resume button did notContinue reading “How To Make Lemonade When Life Gives You Lemons? Praveen Aunty Lived the Experience & Paved the Way”

Life Tested Gaurav To See If He Can, He Believes You Can Too

Have you been in a position where you almost gave up: when you were ready to pack up and leave your city of work because you no longer had the means to support yourself and your family? My friend Gaurav has been there and almost did that. His story will evoke diverse emotions: despair, failure,Continue reading “Life Tested Gaurav To See If He Can, He Believes You Can Too”

You Can Be “The Good Patient”​ too if Life Throws you a Curveball

Discovering that you have a life-threatening disease can be severely traumatic.

When you are blessed with good health, you take it for granted. You seldom value it.

Till things go wrong.

Then, you struggle to deal with it. Why me, you ask yourself, and others around you. You cringe, cry, and creep into depression.

None of this is unnatural. The bulk of humanity responds in this manner.

Not if you are Rajneesh Singh.

Why Should Appraisal Only Be Top Down?

Do you join or leave an organisation for its own sake or due to a boss? There is no right or wrong here. Each experience is unique. To generalise would be a fallacy. The overall work culture in the company, how it looks after its employees, plays a big role in shaping the latter’s perspectiveContinue reading “Why Should Appraisal Only Be Top Down?”

Why a Leader Should Know When to Let Go

‘Hello Boss, when is a good time to speak to you for a few minutes?’ Most exit conversations start like this. Leaders are often tested when a subordinate broaches the issue of leaving the team. In such cases, there could be two types of exit. One, when a team member decides to quit. And two,Continue reading “Why a Leader Should Know When to Let Go”

How An Ultimatum Helped Me Overcome My Handicap Early in My Career

Exactly 25 years ago, on April 18, 1996, I was selected to join NDTV in the news production team as a Production Assistant. My decision then had baffled a few near & dear ones. Why would a Correspondent (which I was in my previous job) leave the editorial space to join production? The reverse wasContinue reading “How An Ultimatum Helped Me Overcome My Handicap Early in My Career”