Leadership

The disgusting lazy (bell) curve

GE’s Jack Welsh popularized it. The bottom 10% need to go. Every year, employee appraisal would bucket people in terms of their performance and the bottom 10% were asked to either shape up or ship out! This philosophy of people management later caught on the fancy of few others. I have personal experience with this […]



I don’t blame them!

The first thing (invariably) that I get asked when people hear that I worked for Yahoo is : Why did Marissa Mayer stop work from home? Isn’t that stupid? I don’t blame them for asking this question. I am sure if the person making this judgment were to be the CEO, they’d do things differently. […]



Leadership Signs

An interesting morning. At my place, we drop our kids at the gate till the school bus. About 10 kids go in the same bus to the same school. Most days many parents are around and they ensure that all kids get on the bus. Sometimes (infrequently), I go there to drop my daughter. This […]