How to ask for a raise…and get it!

This is quite an interesting topic, to begin with, and I am sure leadership, mid-managers and beginners will be equally interested in it, albeit for different reasons! Many are not even sure how to broach this tricky question, who to ask for it, and what are the chances that it will get through. Raises are…

Why We Don’t Have Sufficient Women Leaders

First, it just wasn’t possible. I mean, accepting women in male-dominated professions. Then it became largely acceptable, albeit unsaid disclaimers. The ‘glass ceiling’ has forever been there and is getting thicker by the day as women face more challenges compared to their male counterparts, in attaining greater heights in their professional fields. Some facts… Women comprise 50.8…

Is mid-career shift a right thing to do?

Well yes, perhaps you’ve have been thinking about a mid-career change for a while now. You have grown to realize and more importantly acknowledge that you were never really cut out to be an accountant or developer. But your education and the subsequent chain of events led you to build your current career. Now you…

Why working at a start-up makes me happy

Well, to begin with, I am not an entrepreneur. I started my career with big names and stuck with bigger names in the due course of time. And then I stagnated. I wasn’t happy with what I was doing, basically for two reasons. One, I was dispensable. I was just one more cog in the…

How taking a sabbatical helped me

Sabbatical! The dreaded, dirty, guilt-laden, eyebrow-raising corporate word. People in general, take a sabbatical only when it becomes “the last thing possible”. Many don’t even know the sabbatical policy of their company. Many companies don’t even have one. Why is it that (especially in India) sabbatical is an unacceptable professional exception? Why do people (especially…