Inderjeet Singh Dhanjal

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The Terrible Twos

"Don't believe the hype. Don't assume success. Don't believe tomorrow will be similar in any way to yesterday."<p>That's been my daily mantra for the last two years at PivotDesk, from formation to today. In case you haven't heard (insert some sarcastic emoticon here that I can't figure out how to …

40 Financial Things You Should Know by 40

Many by-40 milestones have become debatable: Get married? Only if you really want to. Own a home? If it's financially feasible. But there's one thing that's non-negotiable: By age 40, you can't get away with being financially clueless anymore.<p>Many by-40 milestones have become debatable: Get …

Credit Card Debt

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Revenge or Forgiveness: Which Road Do You Walk?

For many, the first option might seem to be the most satisfying. After all, it provides immediate justice. It allows us a chance to see the other party suffer and that can bring us some level of pleasure. Seeing people suffer for the wrongs they have done makes us feel that justice was dealt. What …

11 Things We Do That Make Us Miserable

We are so busy worrying about what will be in the future or living in the past. True joy, peace and contentment come from being alive and present in the current moment. It is all we have and it is all there really is.<p>Oftentimes we read about what we can do to increase our happiness through valuable …

TED Talks

Office Politics: A Skill Women Should Lean Into

Who says women don’t like office politics? Just about everyone: My clients. My colleagues. My mother. The sommelier at the French restaurant I ate lunch at last weekend. They’ve all complained about office politics. Some women claim they are not good at it, while others simply avoid certain …

14 Things Fear Doesn't Want You to Know

Everything you want is on the other side of fear but …<p>Everything you want is on the other side of fear but how do you get to this perfectly magical …

What do you need to change to be more effective?

“I really feel restricted by the internal processes here.”<p>That is how a fairly long conversation started. This was a project manager who was trying …

Careful -- What You Measure Is What You Get

Categories: Communication, Metrics<p>"You cannot manage what you cannot measure" is a common mantra of today's business world. But to really make a …

Go Down with the Ship?

“<i>In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.</i>” – Warren Buffett<p>If a …

Dealing with Difficult People

Categories: Communication, Stakeholder<p>Your ability to contribute to a project team depends a lot on your ability to relate to people -- your team …

Make Sunny-Side Up or Poached Eggs in the Microwave

We've shown you how to make scrambled eggs in the microwave before, but you can also make sunny-side up eggs and poached eggs in the microwave as …

How to Use the Secrets of Master Influencers to Get What You Want

Babies and psychopaths have one thing in common: They're excellent at getting what they want. Many of us could learn a thing or two from these …

The Hidden Dangers of Playing It Safe

Last year Dina, a CEO I’d been working with, felt that leaders on her team were playing it too safe. They weren’t finding and pursuing new growth opportunities and it was crippling the organization. She kicked off her October management team meeting, which I was attending, by reading the following …

How Can I Get Help With My Finances?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I know managing money comes naturally to some people, but for me it's just overwhelming and frustrating. No matter how hard I try to …

In Praise of Humble First Jobs

Like many parents, I am troubled by the growing fixation with careers. We seem to be putting young people on the career treadmill at an earlier and earlier age. Choosing extracurricular activities, summer jobs, and even preschool is increasingly undertaken with a calculating eye towards securing …

The Two Simple Equations That Lead to Financial Success

If you read financial books and magazines, visit financial websites, and watch money-focused TV, you'll come to the conclusion that managing money is …