Category Archives: Fulfilling Work

“It is definitely not a witch hunt”, how true is it?

“It is definitely not a witch hunt” was one of the oft-repeated words by a PMO when the PMO tried to implement the so-called “health review meetings”. The original purpose of these health review meetings was to get help/guidance/direction from the executive sponsors … Continue reading

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Micromanagement needs to be defined as clearly as bullying is

I am sure that most managers would take offense when called a micromanager. Definitely, not as much as being called a bully but somewhere in that ballpark. Before, we get any deeper into the subject, let me categorically say that I am against micromanagement. Micromanagement takes … Continue reading

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The never-ending debate in the world of Project Management

One of the never-ending debate in the world of Project Management pertains to this question, “Does a PM in IT need to understand the technical solution?”. This question was asked in one of the LinkedIn groups, PMI Credentialed PMPs. There are … Continue reading

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Agree or Disagree? “Email will be dead by the end of 2012.”

Agree or Disagree? “Email will be dead by the end of 2012.” was a Facebook update of Mindjet software. So far it got 26 comments and 2 people liked it. Most of the commenters disagreed that Email will be dead … Continue reading

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3 Do’s From The Book “Talent Is Overrated” By Geoff Colvin

3 Do’s from the book “Talent Is Overrated. What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else” by Geoff Colvin By giving examples of Mozart and Tiger Woods, the author gives a convincing argument that world-class performance in any field can … Continue reading

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Book review of Steve Jobs’ new biography by Walter Isaacson – part 1

Steve Jobs’s new biography released this week and it is a large book with 656 pages. So, it is going to take me some time to finish it. Also, my typical post of 500 words or less will not be … Continue reading

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How Happiness Can Fuel Success At Work

Disclaimer: I do not agree with each and every statistic mentioned in the infographic below nor with the solution. I agree with the most obvious thing. Engaged employees spur profitability. As to how much profitability, it is up for debate … Continue reading

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What % of employees are engaged?

Check this infographic out. It says 1 in 3 employees are engaged. There have been different studies that did not come out with the same numbers. Some studies have said that over 53% of employees are dissatisfied with their jobs. … Continue reading

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What if you had to manage an employee that was you?

Imagine you are a manager and you had to manage you. If you ponder on it then you will realize that there are only two ways that you will rate the employee “you”.  You will either like this employee or … Continue reading

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3 Do’s from the book “happiness at work” by Srikumar Rao

I liked this book a lot and before getting to the 3 Do’s, let me tell a story from this book. For the sake of brevity, the story is in my own words. One day a king renowned for his … Continue reading

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