Current Articles

Broaden Your Horizons

In this post Abhay Joshi urges you to look beyond conventional notions of growth.  Why not consider the fun of learning new things and gathering experiences as an end in itself?

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Upward Delegation

Managers of managers must beware of taking on their juniors’ work.

Dealing with Prima Donnas

Tips on how to deal with people who are indispensable but come with

toxic behaviour

Effective Delegation and Task Tracking – Starting with a To-Do List

To manage progress on your strategic initiatives, improve communication and overall team effectiveness, you need effective delegation. See how you can get started with a simple task tracking system.

Ramu and Shamu : Reader Comments

An interesting set of comments on the earlier post.

Why Don’t Leaders Communicate

Leaders often fail to communicate to the organisation.   Here’s why. And what you can do about it.

Aiming for Everest One Peak at a Time

Stay at your position for long. Dont rush. Enjoy the journey.

Ramu and Shamu

A guest post from Sanjiv Marathe. A story of initiative versus  following the rules.

Conflict In Teams May Be A Good Thing!

Tolerance for varying styles of work may actually make you  happier and more successful.

A Touching Rendition Of The National Anthem

An inspirational and touching video.

Managing Self Talk – 2

We look at specific techniques for modifying self talk towards  happiness.

Resisting Growth Is Sometimes Better

People find meaning and happiness in doing what they like rather than simply moving up the management ladder.

Managing Self Talk

Self talk is the engine that drives our feelings. Managing it is central to finding happiness.

The Anatomy Of Unhappiness

We look at the process of becoming unhappy in some detail.

Romancing The Wilderness – Article From Hindu Magazine

Sanjay Sondhi gave up a flourishing corporate career and  chose a unique path for himself. He is happier for it.

Extreme Delegation – Get Out Of The Way

When mastered, delegation can be a fine tool for development of the  individual and of the organisation

Delegation – Allow Mistakes – What Readers Say

An interesting set of comments from readers on the previous post.

Delegation: Let People Make Mistakes

Allowing your juniors to make mistakes will make it easier to delegate.

Delegate Successfully

Delegation is necessary for you and your juniors to grow.  It is the only way you can find time for life and prevent work overload and burnout. But it can be hard for some. We start to take a closer look.

Getting into the Fast Lane

Getting your career in the fast track could be easy if we can spot suitable opportunities. Here is an interesting example.

The End Of The Middle Manager

A startling article in the Economist.

Outcome-Orientation: Some Examples

Here are some examples to illustrate how this approach may make a fundamental difference.

Happiness Vs Outcome-Orientation

Is there a conflict between being Outcome-Oriented and Happiness at work?

Become Outcome-Oriented

A post of how to change yourself to become outcome oriented and generate results

Find Time For Life

Lack of time may hide deeper problems.

How Can I Be Unfair To My Juniors?

Beliefs about being a nice boss  can actually have the reverse effect.

20 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Yogesh Bendre on August 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Bhushan – you guys are really doing some wonderful work with these articles. I am a regular reader and greatly appreciate them. Please keep going!!

    -Yogesh Bendre


  2. Great blog Bhushi! Keep up the good work!




  3. Posted by deepak on August 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    very much required blog you have started.
    retired persons like me , have recieved a platform after putting in hard work for 40 years. we have experience and insight that comes when the time is gone.
    any amount of intlectualisation now will not help, because the times have changed.
    the work culture is not same anymore.
    still some fundamentles will always remain the same.
    thanks again for providing an outlet.


  4. Posted by deepak on August 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    much required blog.
    thanks for an appropriate platform you provided.
    retired persons after 40 years of service. in put of experience and insight for the benifit of many.?
    let us share.
    good luck.


  5. Nice blog, will cettainly help many to make their workplace enjoyable.


  6. Bhushan – this is vgood….will spread the word….


  7. Posted by Suneeta Gadre on August 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

    First of all thanks for adding me in the gr.
    although i have never been a working professional,i like to read these blogs..
    becoz reading teaches u at all stages of life. and i agree to the points in these writings..
    Thanks once again.. i have been recomending the site to some young people..


  8. Posted by deepak on August 31, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    the main thing is attitude. and attitudes are formed by so many factors, many of those are beyond your control, after you have grown up. but the very possible is very difficult.
    all the strong likes and dislikes, cravings and avertions , are due to our reactions to our own body sentations. there is meditation technique which can chage very hard core embedded behaviours from our system. but it is not easy, no quick solutions. if anybody is seriously thinking to change , and you have to change yourseff., there is sure way. pl think and ask.


    • Deepak : You are probably referring to Vipassana mediation. For me it was a life changing experience. I completely agree with you.


      • Posted by Sanjay G on September 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

        I agree that today’s executives are over-stressed and things such as meditation can help relieve the stress. Meditation is basically a tool to deviate your mind in a different direction chosen by the technique used, there being several forms available. My thought is that even reading and music are forms of meditation and can help deviate and de-stress you. Reading these articles is a good de-stresser for me.

      • Thanks Sanjay. What specific form of meditation works for you?

      • Posted by Sanjay G on September 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

        Bhushan, I have been a member of BKWSU meditation center for past several years now.

  9. Posted by Suryakant Sharma on October 6, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Great articles! I enjoy reading them. Thank you.


  10. Posted by Vinay Kulkarni on April 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Hi Bhushan,

    NOt sure if you remember me your classmate from school until 10th. grade. I happened to stumble upon the good work done by you in all areas including the HIV / AIDS helplilineand frankly speaking I am highly impressed as well as feel proud to have shared initial school days with friends like you. Good luck and do keep moving forward. I will catch up with you when I come to India / Pune next time.


    Vinay Kulkarni


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  12. Posted by Venkatesh Gopalarathnam on July 20, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Excellent Blog. Touches every stage and aspect of one’s work life and issues that one could face. Stumbled upon this blog at an appropriate time in my life.


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