Magic of the Magic Wand….. Business Skills is all I want!!

Magic of the Magic Wand….. Business Skills is all I want!!
As part of a survey of IT leadership by Heller Research Associates, a CIO and senior IT executive recruiting firm, asked one important question to business people about their IT teams, in different companies. The question was - “If you had a magic wand, what one talent problem would…

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TCS layoffs: Bright, but different looking, future of the industry I love – IT services.

TCS layoffs: Bright, but different looking, future of the industry I love – IT services.
In my previous company – GlobalLogic (www.globallogic.com), I was directly responsible for hiring the first 1,000 employees. I probably interviewed most of them, and certainly was a part of the decision to hire them in a very direct way. This was my life from the year 2000 to 2006. The…

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Webinar – Beyond Engineering : Business Roles in IT services

Webinar – Beyond Engineering : Business Roles in IT services
In this webinar, Tapan talked about the different business roles in IT industry that techies can aspire for. He also discussed the key success factors and roadmap for these roles. Key Discussion Points: Macro picture of the IT industry today and how that macro is affecting careers of IT professionals…

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Mummy Returns: Make a Professional Comeback!

Mummy Returns: Make a Professional Comeback!
I believe all colleges should have a mandatory course in last semester – LIFE 101. A course that prepares you for the scary business of getting back to work after a long break to get married, have kids and manage families. It becomes scarier when you know you are no…

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Getting into the management team of your company – Think like an owner

Getting into the management team of your company – Think like an owner
It is easy to be a spectator and be critical of a player than to get on the ground and score those runs or take those wickets. Your stakes as a spectator are low, the money you paid for the ticket and may be your time, but for the player…

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Big fish in a small pond or a small one in a big pond?

Big fish in a small pond or a small one in a big pond?
I have been asked this question many times by professionals that are mid-career and have already worked for more than one organization – “Which is better for me? A small company or a large one? How do I decide? When is one more relevant than the other?” I wish the…

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How best to use a ‘break’ in your career?

How best to use a ‘break’ in your career?
Career breaks are more common than you would think. The world is increasingly noticing professionals in the middle of their career are sometimes actively and sometimes unintentionally end up with a break in their careers. This is probably more common in women professionals than men but the overall numbers are…

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How responsible are you?

How responsible are you?
Subsequent to my ‘what is career growth’ article, I have received several bouquets and brickbats… thanks… keep those coming as it helps sharpen my pen to tear through more paper… As I re-read what I wrote in that article I thought what may be useful would be to provide some…

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Force fit or right fit?

Force fit or right fit?
Have you ever tried opening a screw with a wrong size or shape screwdriver? Think… you were probably successful in accomplishing your task but it definitely took more effort trying to ensure fit before you apply pressure and if you observe carefully the opening/closing operation probably took a toll on…

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Nikhil, mid-career IT professional – Once bright with lots of hope and now lost…

Nikhil, mid-career IT professional – Once bright with lots of hope and now lost…
Nikhil was born in a middle class family in a small town in India. When he was young he was a good student and believed that a good education will help him get a job and earn him enough money to lead a good life. He always excelled at studies…

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