Tag: Leadership

Why do you want to change jobs?

Recently, I was interviewing an individual (“interviewee”) for a role. My first question was “why you for the role?” The interviewee very succinctly and passionately articulated a value proposition. I was impressed. As I listened to the response and watched the body language, I noticed a spark when the interviewee highlighted accomplishments, progress, and impacts ...

5 Leadership Lessons from My Subway Hero

The cranking sound of train crossing over to tracks woke me up. A few weeks into using Metra in Chicago, I am now tuned to close my eyes and use this cranking sound as a signal that we were approaching the Union Station. Although my mind today was a tad lazy. Not wanting to activate ...

Be a star of your day with Purpose!

Very recently, I was in conversations and she prompted a question at me “Apart from relentless recruiter follow-up, what prompted you to pick up the phone call?”. It prompted me to pause. After gathering my thoughts for a few minutes, we ended up having a really great conversations on various “things”. After that discussion, literally ...

Forgot Rocks Daddy – Trust Lessons from a 4-Year Old

It was unlike any other morning – Daddy (I) was home and so was Mommy. I was going to be dropping off my 4-year old at the daycare. It also meant we slept in a bit more than usual and still ended-up scrambling to drop my fella at the daycare just-in-time for his Circle time. ...

Simply Play…

In many recent conversations, I have had to reflect on that one momentous feedback and I believe it is the concept of “Simply Play“. One of my prior bosses (who is now a friend for life) told me in a conversation – “Simply Play“. Play with Purpose There are two purposes – personal and professional ...

Keeping things in perspective

I woke up early this morning and was going through the chores and checking work emails on phone. A business critical system was down this AM. The social media was chattering, email was buzzing, and folks were still waking up (or) getting on it to support. I hopped on a conference line with my Bluetooth, ...

Are you fully present?

Now a days we suffer from the overage of communication media. While these media elements have increased connectedness, they have significantly impacted relatedness. Today, we typically carry 2 mobile phones, have a work landline, home landline, email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SMS, What’sApp, Viber, and probably a few more. All of these are great tools but ...