Product Management: A Stoic Philosophy of a Management

When Maximus (Russell Crowe) entered an arena as a Gladiator, the entire world noticed a fighter culture of a Roman empire. On the other hand, his father Marcus Aurelius entered an arena of a mind and established a legacy as the Stoic emperor. Do you know what Stoicism means?

Stoicism:
Stoicism is one of the most enduring philosophies Greek and Roman taught an entire world. It is a view of an empirical ethics and base for a happy life. Roman and Greek philosophers share deep thoughts to overcome fear and pain points of our life. They provided principles to understand the world around us and work with others collaboratively.

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from my Mother

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi demonstrated it while fighting against the British government. Similarly, every woman silently works every day to establish a thought – “In a gentle way, you can build a family” and my mother is no different. I believe the purpose of every action we take at work is to accomplish goals or to achieve rewards in a tangible or in a non-tangible way. However, what is the motivating factor for every woman who develops a successful family or raises kids maintaining a work-life balance?
Does she work for any:

  • Title,
  • Rewards or,
  • profit

I believe each woman who is building and binding a family is a leader who has no title. These are my top five  leadership lessons I have learned from my mom.

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Are You Avoiding Crucial Conversations?

Rahul 13 years old kid. He is growing up in the Mumbai. As a part of his upbringing, he always has to ask his dad if he has to go anywhere out with school friends. However, he is always afraid of his father and hesitated to talk to him if he needs anything. Even after planning and rehearsing a conversation 100 times within his mind he was not able to accumulate courage to share it with his dad.

Matt 34 years old Software Engineer, working in Houston, Texas. He is employed with the same company for last five years and now due for a promotion. He can not change his job because of his wife and kids. He is not sure how to start a conversation with his manager and tell him why he should get promotion this year. After planning and rehearsing a conversation for last three months within his mind, he was not able to accumulate courage to initiate a conversation with his manager.

All of us have walked in the shoes of either Rahul or Matt sometimes in our life. It means even after planning as well as rehearsing a conversation multiple times within our mind, we have either avoided it for an interim or decided not to talk about it at all. Sometimes we ended up carrying a conversation baggage in our mind around the clock and added unwanted stress in our life. So crucial question is how one should handle an important conversation?

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