I use this blog as a medium to salute achievement in any field. A R Rahman has made India proud by winning 2 Oscars at the 81 st Academy Awards today. The movie for which he scored the music ” Slumdog Millionaire” went on to win 8 Oscars. Rahman himself won 2- for the Best Original Score and the Best Original Song-an amazing feat.
It’s amazing how people all over the world share similar thoughts. The incident I refer to took place a few days ago. A friend who was visiting from the US expressed a lot of surprise at my knowledge of the state of the US economy. She was surprised when I told her that I -living in distant Bangalore, India-read several US newspapers and journals almost every day- apart from reading many blogs of others in my profession as an executive coach.
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I have always benefited from following the blogs of thought leaders and practitioners in the areas of leadership and executive coaching. Ed Batista , Leadership Coach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has an extremely useful data-packed post in his blog. This is about a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review on executive coaching.
If you are a fan of P G Wodehouse, join the new network I have created at Ning called ” Celebrating Wodehouse”. To me he remains my biggest stress buster! Every one has their special way to relieve stress. For some active physical exercise does the trick. For others it’s listening to music. To each his own, in a manner of speaking.
Are we tilting towards work in the work-life balance equation, asks Gina Passarella in an article in Law.com. The article speaks of young associates asking for more assignments- at the cost of work-life balance- to keep their jobs in a downturn which is affecting all sections of society.
I have always enjoyed a good cartoon. The skill of the cartoonist is not just in drawing funny faces but in seeing humor in day to day events and capturing them in an interesting and rib tickling way. Laughter is a major stress buster and I recall a series I enjoyed so much in the Reader’s Digest called ” Laughter-The Best Medicine”.
A year fraught with economic turmoil. A year which could be the beginning of a new epoch. Most organizations have faced tough times – some more than others. Big names have vanished and most others wonder how to sustain themselves in uncertain times. Yet, there are a few organizations that are considered The Best Companies To Work For in 2009 as per Fortune.