Jewels Under The Saddle

Once upon a time, what happened did happen…..or you wouldn’t be hearing this story!!A merchant on a casual jaunt through a market, came across a fine specimen of a camel for sale.The merchant and the camel seller, both skilled negotiators, struck a hard bargain. The camel seller pleased with his skill of worming out whatContinue reading “Jewels Under The Saddle”

The Man in the Mirror

When I read this quote, I immediately thought of the famous golfer Bobby Jones. In the 1925 U.S. Open, as Bobby set up to hit out of the rough grass, his ball moved ever so slightly, a motion that calls for a stroke penalty. He was the only one who saw it, and yet, heContinue reading “The Man in the Mirror”

Character vs Competence

Growing a team, whether at work or anywhere else, onboarding the right people is key. Competence is necessary, no doubt about that. But for me, character is also very important. A person of integrity who is not skilled for the role will only grow frustrated while frustrating everyone else. So competence is important, but characterContinue reading “Character vs Competence”

People-Pleasing Addiction

Nobody wants to make enemies or sour relationships with others. And hence for most of us, saying “no” becomes extremely difficult. At times, it is even at the cost of our own peace of mind. Helping those you care about is definitely not the issue. However changing who you are and loosing yourself just toContinue reading “People-Pleasing Addiction”