How True is the Greener Grass Concept?

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Is that true that the grass is always greener on the other side? Based on my personal experience; grass is not necessarily greener, it just comes in different shades of green. Continue reading

How to Make Smart Career Decisions

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The Internet is crowded with an annoyingly large number of articles on career development. Everyone seems to have their suggestion on how to achieve your biggest career aspirations and ultimate happiness. I realize I am adding another piece to the already full space. Independently, I will share my career development experiences, assuming what has worked for me, can also work for many of you. Continue reading

Qualitative & Behavioral Characteristics of Great Leaders

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The quality of leadership within the organization is critical from a business perspective. Yet, according to Gallup’s research, the majority of leaders are not equipped to take on the leadership roles. This status quo hurts not only employees but also decrease the performance of the organizations. Much could be achieved by providing relevant training and development opportunities to the managers and leaders. Many companies though do not invest in leaders’ training and poor management comes at the expense of U.S. economy, costing $398 billion annually Continue reading

Getting Busier…

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Just letting everyone know that I will be writing and posting less in upcoming months.

I have a lot of things going on professionally, which are very exciting but same time I can not keep up with all of my other engagements. I promise the next article on R&D costs will be published in early March.

Thank you for your interest and loyalty 🙂

 

How to Climb the Ladder in Red High Heels

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I am not a feminist in a traditional meaning. I like to think of myself as a woman supporting other women. I also do not believe that all men are misogynistic (a characteristic often associated with NPD).  I admit I met some passive-aggressive male colleagues who were not buying into the gender diversity concept if I can put this delicately. Research shows such men often suffer from certain psychological problems, but I am not going to focus on those aspects today. During my career, I certainly have been lucky enough to deal with many great, supportive and smart men who treat women as equals. Continue reading

Store, Discard or Recycle? – How to Own Your Schedule

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Efficient prioritization and planning should be the two critical skills of every business professional. Planning is a process of thinking about the tasks and goals one wishes to achieve in a given time. Prioritization is a process of ranking the tasks according to their importance and focusing on those which are the most critical or have the biggest potential impact on your goals. Proper planning and prioritization facilitate your and your team success. Continue reading

Little Morning Wonders

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I love my mornings! I wake up at 4.30 AM every day, including weekends. My work schedule still allows me to enjoy my mornings without any rush. Before my daily business routines start, I sip my morning coffee and read the industry news, including articles on Linkedin. I take 10-15 minutes to practice mindfulness. Those few minutes kick a day off and give me the right mindset. After morning exercise, my brain is filled with endorphins, and my body is loaded with energy. I admit that over last few months, I turned into a gym-junkie. Continue reading