Stop adding value

Stop adding value

If you need to ask yourself if you are ‘adding value’ at work, you are very likely doing something that is not valuable. Let me put it this way, a plumber is not going to turn up at your house, fix the pipes and then ask if he has added value. Neither is a nurse. The...
Golden cage

Golden cage

“Wild fowl get a peck once in ten steps, a drink once in a hundred. Yet, they do not want to be fed in a cage. For although they would thus be able to command food, they would not be free.” This caution, attributed to the Chinese Philosopher, Chuang Tzu (4th century...
Obsession with being productive

Obsession with being productive

We are living amidst more than one pandemic. The second is the obsession with being productive, where even to sit for a moment and enjoy a coffee is somehow experienced with furrowed brow. With a nagging feeling that you are somehow doing something wrong or not...
Career success is for suckers

Career success is for suckers

Have you noticed that people who either love what they do, or are really making money never talk about “career success”? Why? Because they are too busy loving what they do or making money! “Career success” is a sucker’s game.  Second best  “Career success, career...
Serendipity of teams

Serendipity of teams

Leveraging each other’s expertise is what makes being in a team all the more useful. Yet, avoiding silos at work is easier said than done, even when working together in the same space. It is even harder now with remote working for all its many other benefits. So, how...
If money wasn’t a problem

If money wasn’t a problem

How would you spend your days if money wasn’t a problem? Realistic or not, this simple thought experiment helps identify and make room in your life for the things that really inspire you. Things perhaps forgotten because of the busyness of the daily routine. Indeed,...