One to two years. This is the new ‘normal’, it seems, when it comes to the length of time that people in my generation are staying in their jobs. While there are certain reasons (I can name three off the top of my head) why moving on after a year or two is “okay”, I disagree with the whole philosophy of it – and frankly, I think it’s going to damage an entire generation’s career development and progression.
I’d like to believe that we’re all good at something. Some of us are even great at that something. It’s a source of good and positive confidence, self-belief, and even satisfaction to know this. But knowing we’re good/great at something also has a dark side: when it clouds our judgment and the ego takes over. Continue reading →
After a leadership conference last month, some of my company’s biggest honchos asked me a question on leadership. The discussion that followed will become, I am sure, one of my favourite mentoring experiences.
Have you been asked to deliver a speech at an industry event? Have you been tasked to speak for your school or organisation at a conference? As a public speaker, I have made mistakes and learned a bagful of lessons over the years, and whether you’re a newbie at this or a weathered pro, I am sure you will find some of these tips super helpful. Continue reading →
One thing I realised very early last year was that I no longer read as much as I used to. I wanted and needed to change that, and thus, I embarked on a year-long journey to read more actual books (rather than articles) – and perhaps inspire you to pick up one today. Continue reading →
This article is part of a five-article series, inspired by my trip to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. This episode, the last in the series, is a blog on how this trip changed me as a hiker and, more importantly, as a person. Continue reading →
This article is part of a five-article series, inspired by my trip to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. This episode discusses one of my favourite things about hiking: the fact that we give up many things we take for granted, and return to them a more grateful person. Continue reading →