Reevaluating my life in such a manner helps me understand where I went wrong, what I did right, and where I lost my way. It helps determine where I stand, where I should be, and how I will get there.
Books teach us a lot about ourselves and about the world, about life and about love. From the ephemeral, to the ethereal, to the surreal, books talk about all and yet talk about nothing. The one thing that very few people gain from books is the feelings or emotions behind each word, each character, and each punctuation mark. That is where the true knowledge resides.
One of our most important attributes throughout our professional lives, our core competencies or skills are perhaps the very building blocks of our careers and life in general, yet we rarely pay attention to it. Wondering what I mean by ‘our’ core competencies?
A few days ago, I was talking about the lack of ethics in organizations and how the senior management believes that internal politics is akin to good competition. Here’s a breakup of the concept and its result with an example.
Just a few minutes ago, while I was venting over how everything just seems to be keeping me from working, a thought occurred to me. What would the Perfect Workplace be like? Sure, having electricity and air-conditioning 24/7 is nice but that is not what makes an “office” perfect; not by a longshot!