Kamal is the Co-Founder of Xpheno, a specialist talent solutions company that offers direct hire, IT staff augmentation and engineering professional services. Xpheno brings people and companies together, to contribute to the creation of high-performing specialist workforce. Kamal holds a Bachelor degree in Microbiology from Bangalore University.
How long did you take to come up with a name? If this is your first job, read no further. Oh! you come up with a name in no time? Did I hear you say that this is a question for which we all have answers instantaneously? I believe we are always ready to talk about our pet boss even before anybody has asked us. Then what's the big deal about, you might ask, isn't it as similar as asking about your favourite colour/dish/city/movie/best friend?
If that question was aimed at me, my immediate answer would be, “of course!". Did I hear you say, "it depends?" Well, on second thoughts, I may not disagree with you. However, as unnerving as it might be to step into the shoes of a failed predecessor, there are talent who are courageous enough to take up the challenge especially if the incident is hardly recurring within the organization and particularly for the role.
‘Missing in Action’ or MIA in military parley is common in our surroundings. Now please don’t tell me that you haven’t seen this beyond long lunch hours and frequent smoke breaks. If you haven’t, you’re either too naive or new at your workplace or you go missing from work without valid reasons!
Ever wondered why many large organisations bring in external CEOs despite claiming they have built capable leaders from within to succeed? Or why some opt to promote only internally? And why certain founders refuse to let go the reins despite the organisation being stagnant?
In a world of uncertainty, we don’t know when we will need our CVs to be ready next. Yes, there is LinkedIn for the socially active ones, but how many update it? The majority of LinkedIn profiles describe their tenure with past employers with just designations. It’s an irony that we spend very little time to describe ourselves in the world where self-projection is considered a potent weapon.