Charu Mahindru

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What Change Agents Value at Work

When it comes to change management, half the battle is making sure you have the right leaders in place. And that means looking carefully at their competencies, behavioral styles, and values.<p>To help with that challenge, my colleagues and I have created a change-agent profile. In our work assessing …

Be A Successful Quitter Sooner Rather Than Later

Ironically when I was hastily hired, as an outsider, to lead a team at a company, my titular boss had placed bets with his colleagues about how long I’d last. Little did he know of the unexpected bond that naturally formed in the first meeting with my team. You see, they were all ex-military …

Six Tips For Turning Your Hobby Into Your Job

How did you choose your profession? Did you pick a job that you thought would be easy? Or lucrative? Or glamorous? <i>Or</i>, did you pursue a career related to your interests and hobbies? Chances are, you didn’t base your decision on the latter—but you probably should have.<p><i>Why?</i> Hobbies are the things you …

16 Interview Tips From A Job-Hunting Classic

Back in 1982, I was two years out of college and working, unhappily, as a secretary/receptionist for <i>The American Lawyer</i> magazine. Though I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for its then-editor Steven Brill, in those days at least, he had a terrible temper and would curse at me when I …

Never Give Up! The Race Isn't Over Until It's Over

One of the great come-back stories of all time happened recently, but not too many people know about it. Stay with me small business owners, you’re going to like this story.<p>The world’s oldest trophy in international sports is a yacht race called the America’s Cup, dating to 1851. The 34th America’s …

5 Myths Of Leadership

When it comes to leadership there is no one size fits all. Every leader has his/her own personality, style, and approach to leading teams. That said, there are leadership truths and myths that seem to surface time and again when I talk to successful entrepreneurs and leadership gurus. Here are …