During a conversation yesterday, I found someone repeatedly referring to my work as "creative". I blithely remarked "Creativity is easy. It's completing the work that's hard". Later it felt as though I had been a little too casual. I come up with creative solutions because I have to. Like most knowledge workers, my work is … Continue reading Is Creativity Easy?
So, your direct comes to you and asks if they could be part of an exciting new cross-functional project. Terrible answer- Maybe, or radio silence. Bad answer- No. With or without reason provided. Average answer- Sure, go ahead. You've done it, made your direct happy. Best answer- let's talk about it. What does it involve? … Continue reading When your direct wants to do a cross functional project, treat them as the adults they are.
This is nothing about HR. It's a fun discussion I had with a friend, that I wanted to share. Have you noticed, the days of the week have their own unique personalities? Friday - Happy-go-lucky, relaxed, excited, optimistic, a little romantic (you can tell Friday is my favorite!) Saturday is a bustling busy-body, loves … Continue reading Meet the Days
I borrowed "Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence", by Daniel Goleman from my boss because I wanted to focus better at my work. To say it has been an eye-opener would be an understatement. I have read this book till the end, and then read some sections again to understand them better. Goleman is known … Continue reading Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Daniel Goleman)
I am not much of a movie goer, but I wanted to see one, and so when a friend suggested Dunkirk, and I saw it was playing at a theater near me, I went. You don't need me to tell you that it's a very good movie. Christopher Nolan has woven a tight narrative that … Continue reading Dunkirk