Kamal Karanth Management Expert

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 Perceptions Hamper Career Growth

Have you ever felt a victim at work due to others perception about you? I know it’s convenient to say yes and score a brownie point for yourself and play ‘victim’. I haven’t felt victimized but I am sure that in my long career 'some' of my intra organisation growth or the lack of it must have happened based on ‘others’ perception about me.

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Who is Your Favourite Boss?

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?

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Would You Join a Firm if Your Predecessor has been Sacked?

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.

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The Case of the Vanishing Co-Worker

‘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!

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Insider or Outsider — Who Makes a Better CEO?

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?

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