How many times have you thought in the mornings – I wish I didn’t have to go to work today? And not just on Mondays either… This question could be a symptom of quite a common malignancy – boredom at work or tiredness of a toxic workplace that drains...

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By: Suchitra Mishra On: October 12, 2013 In: Life, Managing Yourself Comments: 0

India and the world are holding their breath waiting for the super-cyclone Phailin to hit land. The storm has strengthened at one of the fastest rates ever recorded, going from a tropical storm to a category 4 cyclone in only 24 hours. On Friday (Oct. 11), it became the...

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By: Suchitra Mishra On: August 18, 2013 In: Life, Managing Yourself, Motivation Comments: 28

Have you ever experienced how the simplest of things can trigger and unfold a whole world of profoundness, weaving itself into the weft and warp of our lives? Be it a gesture, a remark, or a few words, they sometimes leave behind an impression on our lives that last for...

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By: Suchitra Mishra On: July 21, 2013 In: Business, Career, Life, Managing Yourself Comments: 21

It has been a year since I went solo. Fifteen years into my career and I would rate this past year as the most satisfying and fulfilling year of my life. Hard work has been a common theme through all the years but nothing beats the satisfaction levels and...

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By: Suchitra Mishra On: January 6, 2013 In: Life, Managing Yourself Comments: 0

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who...

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By: Suchitra Mishra On: December 2, 2012 In: Career, Life, Managing Yourself, Productivity Comments: 22

Thomas Carlyle said – Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.  It has been a few months now since I handed over my employee badge and stepped on to the road less travelled of entrepreneurship. Still surviving and never...

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Isn’t it strange (in a good way) how sometimes someone who you have never met or interacted with can have such a profound impact on your life and work? I think it was two years ago when the CEO of one of the places that I have worked in...

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OK. I did it – I just quit my job as an associate vice president in a super company where I worked for the last eight years. No, I don’t have another job offer in hand. No, I haven’t won the lottery or got a huge inheritance either.  And...

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By: Suchitra Mishra On: June 2, 2012 In: Life, Managing Yourself Comments: 9

…rock n roll ain’t gonna die”… I was 18 when I heard the song for the first time on my trusty Sony Walkman (yes… I was born in the 80s and no one around me was spinning wax anymore 🙂 ) and as Brian Johnson crooned along the crunchy...

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