I am in LOVE!! With Intuit.

Transitioning jobs! It’s always a calculated risk. Irrespective of whomever is going to be your new employer and what ever your new role is going to be. When I say risk, I mean, not knowing what you don’t know about the new place, the people and the organization’s future. It’s usually at the 90 days…

What makes Google, GOOGLE?

My last day at Google! Tomorrow, I head out to explore the next adventure of my career and wanted to get this post out before I return my Google badge. My love & curiosity for Google started at Dubai airport! In the winter of 2009, I was heading back from Houston, Texas to Bangalore, India. I met this proud father…

Manage passion, NOT people!

Last week, I was at a conference in Dublin and one of the participants was articulating how she drives best-in-class performance with her team. The “AHA” moment for me was her quote on her leadership style. “I manage passion, not people”. One of the most powerful and thought provoking leadership quotes I have heard in…

After all, the manager is not as “evil” as you thought!

For the 5th or 6th time in the last few weeks, I saw a Linkedin ‘share’ like the one below, showing how leaders are all about people and on the other hand, managers are evil and mean. For decades, we have been told to be leaders and NOT managers. The picture painted is that of a manager being a…

The MOST powerful performance coaching tool, EVER!

In one of the recent networking sessions, someone brought up the topic of effective performance coaching tools. Participants were talking about different interpretations of what they thought were some of the most effective performance coaching tools. It included: Coaching softwares, coaching exercises, frameworks, coaching conversation starters, coaching models etc. On my drive back, I was reflecting on the topic and was thinking about…

The brand of “YOU”. Have one? Need one?

A brand is not simply a word. It’s what comes to one’s mind when they hear a name. Let me give you names of a few companies and think about what is the first thing that comes to your mind outside of the products/services that they are known for. Google, Comcast, Uber, Walmart, Bank of America, Apple,…

7 signs you have an awesome boss!

Everyone has had some amazing experiences working with some great leaders in the course of their careers at some point. Some leaders standout in their awesomeness from the rest and these are leaders that are remembered by their teams forever and are usually considered role models. We talk about them even after they leave the organization/team. These need not be people whom…