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How to get work done in a chaotic environment?

For most people, office will be the place to get work done. And while the rest might whine and complain how unproductive it is to get anything useful done at the workplace, you really don’t have much of a choice. Unless, you’re working for a company that offers flexibility to work anytime and anywhere you […]

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Personal growth Random Thoughts

Hyper-focus to deload your brain

If you’re smart, talented or ambitious (or even if you aren’t) chasing goals and executing those big projects can take a toll over time. Particularly, if you’ve got a bunch of those outside of your day job. From my experience, folks like us tend to get stuck at two places: Where do we start from? […]

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Leading people and managing life using Scrum

While I’ve never held a “project manager” title, I have managed and facilitated countless projects. I mean, literally, countless. And that’s exactly I don’t see the point in tracking all the hours I’ve invested just to make things official and get a project management professional (PMP) certification. The whole damn tracking would be one heck […]

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Slowing things down can be productivity but definitely boring

I spent a good 5 hours listening to an audiobook this morning. It was hard. Really hard. Not because the content was boring but I wasn’t trying to do anything else at all! Can you imagine just listening to an audiobook while you just sit on your couch/recliner/chair or walk around the room and do […]

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Why I think “Off-seasons” at the workplace should be utilized well

Almost every business goes through a patch (call it “season” if you will) that is low in volume, work-wise. These are my favorites (much to people’s dismay) because it allows us to think outside the box and take up meaningful projects that both as a recharge and a much-needed break. Unfortunately, most teams don’t utilize […]

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Business Leadership Teams

8 workplace trends

We’ve known this for some time now — the corporate world is undergoing major transformations across the board. The most significant of these changes is in the human capital management front fronted by the following 8 workplace trends (or the 8 habits of highly progressive workplaces) identified by the good folks at Corporate-Rebels.com. And here’s […]

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Personal growth

This post on productivity makes a heck of a lot of sense!

And thankfully, I didn’t write it. Ramit Sethi did! Check out his insanely awesome post on productivity (for the weird, as you would call it)! It’s different from the usual posts that you would read on productivity. It talks about details, psychology and most importantly the fundamentals. Here’s a gist of what you’ll read: Fundamentals […]

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The app won’t get s#@$ done for you!

You may think it would, but we know… it won’t. Regardless of what’s written on the features and benefits page of this app (whatever you’re using right now) or that friend who swears by the coolest app in the town. And here’s what’s ridiculous — people have made a fortune writing about how to use […]

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What I learned from Leonardo Da Vinci and Thomas Edison’s to-do lists?

Bumped into these crazy to-do lists by Leonardo Da Vinci and Thomas Edison. I was blown away! There’s so much to learn just by studying these lists. Most importantly, the lists are a reflection of who they really were. Check out Da Vinci’s list: [Calculate] the measurement of Milan and Suburbs [Find] a book that […]

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Cure for unproductive Fridays..

If you’re like me you really care about the last working day of the week, don’t you? And we know it’s not because of the weekend or lesser work pressure but the fact that we get the least done on Fridays. At least historically. The challenge becomes graver when your colleagues are in the mood […]