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Getting used to “NO”

Getting used to “NO”

Growing up in an Indian household, I was taught to ask few questions, obey orders, and fall in line. These lessons helped me get through many different circumstances in life. However, there was an ill side effect: I lost confidence and initiative. As a result, I would...
Grit: Review

Grit: Review

I must confess I read this book a few months ago but have finally made the time to write a review about it. If you have not read the book, you can watch a TED talk here. Angela Duckworth shares her research concluding that in the long run, people who persist through...
I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I’ve recently experienced two situations that reminded me why it is hard for me to take initiative and jump immediately. For the first, I was selected to be part of a group to implement and build an information exchange within our company. At first it seemed...
Let me explain my triangle

Let me explain my triangle

They say every leader needs a “triangle” of sorts that quantifies their style or belief. While I do not currently serve in an official leader capacity, here’s my preemptive triangle that typifies the kind of team I want to build. Disclaimer: I have...
Are you giving tone deaf advice?

Are you giving tone deaf advice?

Seek first to understand, before being understood Perhaps one of the most famous quotes from Stephen Covey’s┬áSeven Habits of Highly Effective People, it makes for a feel good quote that anyone can use to sound wise. However, I have observed the difficulty in...

Joy Inc. Review

I came across this book through a coworker who started reading it. The title was enough for me to reserve it at the library and start reading it. Turns out it is about a software consulting firm (which is also the company I currently work for) in Ann Arbor, MI (about...