You can’t see me

Jean Piaget, is a major figure in development psychology. He studied the cognition process in infants, toddlers, children. As per the Encyclopædia Britannica, “cognition includes all conscious and unconscious processes by which knowledge is accumulated, such as perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, and reasoning. Put differently, cognition is a state or experience of knowing that can be distinguishedContinue reading “You can’t see me”

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Finding Happiness When There Is No Fun

In those days we had fun. Most companies have a stated objective to be a fun place to work. No company describe’s their work culture as soulless sterile task driven environment. Most managers wants their team to be described as a ‘work hard play hard’ team. Many of us intrinsically believe in a direct correlationContinue reading “Finding Happiness When There Is No Fun”

Resigned

In quick succession handful of key team members have submitted their resignations. These are individuals with solid performance record. It hurts. But now lured by significant salary increase, they said “I Resign”. More money is a very poor reason to leave. But more money, combined with the following, make moving-on right. When challenges die: have youContinue reading “Resigned”

Freak. Exercise.

Last evening was a fun one. At a friend’s with other friends. There were 12 of us. All north of 50. Driving back home, my wife and I landed at a not-too-sure-what-to-make-of-it conclusion. Irrespective of small sample vagaries, it was obvious, I was an outlier. An endangered minority. A freak. From the 12 that night,Continue reading “Freak. Exercise.”

Politics of Persia and a Sultan of Sense

I am not an Iranian. I am not an American. But I have been in positions of conflict. And found them difficult. And therefore, I am happy. Really happy with this interim arrangement crafted between Iran and the six global powers. Drop in oil price is a good enough reason to smile but there isContinue reading “Politics of Persia and a Sultan of Sense”

Saying Yes to a No

Some months back a leading head-hunter called. They had a mandate for a real cool opportunity in the region (Middle East). Nice company. Nice job.  With all the benefits and limitations of a Middle East opportunity. The head-hunter did his job (real well) and got me to start the process. Online psychometric tests with resultsContinue reading “Saying Yes to a No”

Don’t follow the Script (or how to recruit well)

I was out today trying to recruit a suitable person. And realized, as i have many times over, that i struggle while recruiting. And that there is something flawed about the current process. Let me try and explain: A Company is chugging along. A gap is felt. Often triggered by an emotive experience – gapContinue reading “Don’t follow the Script (or how to recruit well)”