Monday, 21 January 2013

Woo Hoo... Finally, after a LONG time

Finally came back to Chennai on my motorcycle. Took a long time coming and I cant believe that I havent done it for about 15 months now [considering that I did it atleast once a month on the motorcycle before that, which makes it seem even more incredible.]

Took a long time coming as I mentioned... but well worth the effort.

Feels good to come back to life. 

Friday, 18 January 2013

[T]His seems like a great idea

What happens if people decide to outsource their day jobs to other consulting firms? 

Seems like a genuinely good idea come to think of it... as long as the company is aware of it though. Else, you are on the way out... just like this guy.

Read on

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Myers-Briggs Personality type test

Found a nice link where one can take a free-test of the same. [The test is usually done for a small fee and is BIG sometimes for executive recruitments and so on]

Test can be done here

I am an INTJ. More on that can be found here

Whats yours? Feel free to disclose!

Update Sep 2nd 2013: Ah sheesh. I should read up on the INTJ profile, that I have linked to here, more often to refresh my memory. Most comments and feedback that I get points to the concerns and the advantages that I see in the description. Bah. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Trust yourself... to make it happen

Does it pay to leave a secured job or a secured position in life to have a shot at adventure and live the life of a show man [with all its associated tragic failures and incredible successes]

Is it worth to throw all that you have got to try and achieve the impossible - to have a momentary shot at glory trying to negotiate all obstacles, doing the same with infinite care, firm in the belief that failure at any point means you need to start all over again?

Is it worthy of a life to give up earthly comforts and safe living, to have a shot at living on the edge knowing that it can cause discomfort and upheaval.

It is worth it all. But one needs to be sure about trust. Trust yourself... and make it happen.

Trust is the watchword... and the byword. Nothing truly great or spectacular wasnt built in a day. It wasnt built while the builders felt safe and secure either. Trust your gut and go for it. With a little bit of luck and lots of hardwork, who knows whats in store?

Update: Sep 17 2013: IF - Rudyard Kipling I didnt realise that I didnt link IF up!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Management and Leadership

"Mistake #1: People use the terms "management" and "leadership" interchangeably. This shows that they don't see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.
Mistake #2: People use the term "leadership" to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization "management." And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.
Mistake #3: People often think of "leadership" in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble."

Well said. And I see so many shameless ones managers who call themselves leaders without the idea of what the word means. They make it sound [and seem] as hollow as a monkey trying to swipe a credit card for buying expensive caviar. 

'Nuff said.

Link here