• What to do when You Have a Boss From Hell

    Let’s face it, at some point in your working life you might get stuck with a boss who has taken a dislike to you, or worse hates you for some obscure reason. Maybe you didn’t pander to their ego, or give in to their unreasonable demands, called them out when they tried stepping over you or perhaps they are insecure that you are smarter than them. What steps can you take when you have a boss from hell? If all the avenues of communicating politely and trying to empathize have been exhausted, here are some steps you can take to save your sanity from the boss from hell.…

  • 6 Steps to Succeed as an Introvert in the Corporate World

    Is it even possible to succeed as an introvert in the corporate world which is so biased towards extroverts? I’ve thought of this a lot since I started my corporate journey. A few years ago, I graduated with an MBA from one of the top schools in the US and transitioned to a Product Manager role from an Engineering role. I’m an introvert and as soon as I took up the Product Manager role, I realized what I had got myself into.  Life became an endless series of pointless meetings, with very few that were actually necessary. In all these meetings, I observed that people who spoke more and were…

  • 10 Leadership Qualities That Make a Great Leader

    We’ve all been inspired by great leaders and their leadership qualities. Put simply, leadership is the ability to influence others in achieving a common goal. It is not something that can be attributed to a single characteristic or quality, but rather is a combination of several. What are the leadership qualities that make a great leader? Are good leaders born or made is a question that many of us have. While some people seem to have a natural leadership ability, if you read the biographies of great leaders, you can see that they became leaders by the hardships or struggles they endured in their life and by their deliberate practice…