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TC Enterprise: S. Mitra Kalita - In conversation with Preeti Singh

S. Mitra Kalita was just named managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. Before that Mitra was executive editor of Quartz which she joined  in 2012  as its founding Ideas Editor. She has launched Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and the Greater New York section of the  Wall Street Journal, and reported for The Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. Mitra has published two books with another on the way.

Talking Cranes celebrates International Women's Day with Bombay Jayashri at Biocon

Celebrating womanhood and women in the workplace – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Talking Cranes recognized International Womens Day – a date designated by the United Nations to celebrate women’s successes and achievements – by partnering with Biocon to mark its first ever International Women's Day celebration.

LifeCoaching with Neelambika Kasad: Is your life fulfilling?

Is your life fulfilling?

People do not usually come to coaches asking for fulfillment. Most people seek a coach to achieve something specific such as to find a better job or to improve a relationship or to reduce stress. But all of them are seeking a more fulfilling life.

Unfulfilling life choices sap you of energy and joie de vivre. You feel hopelessly stuck in a very unhappy place. In contrast, when you live a life of fulfillment, you experience being alive and whole.

A fulfilled life

LifeCoaching with Neelambika Kasad: Clarifying Values, Making Decisions

What do you really care about?

Discovering what is important to you gives you freedom to live in harmony with yourself. Knowing one’s values gives a person a sense of identity, direction in life, clarity in decision making, and the motivation to set and achieve personally meaningful goals.

Clarifying Values is the core of life coaching process

A decision maker’s story

This story illustrates how clarifying values helps making decisions easier.

TC meets Linda Scott

TC chats with Linda Scott, DP World Chair at Said Business School, University of Oxford

Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Linda is best known for her creation of the concept of the Double X Economy – a perspective which describes the global economy of women in both the developed and developing world, and the roles of women not only as consumers, but as investors, donors and workers.

TC Enterprise with Nima Srinivasan

TC Enterprisexx        enterprising women lean in

Nima Srinivasan returned to India after 12 years in the US and started her own company, Berylitics. She talked to TC about becoming an entrepreneur.
In my last corporate job, I was an SVP at Added Value, Los Angeles. In March 2011, I came down to Bangalore to do a recce and get a decent corporate job.

TC Enterprise: Asking Makes You Vulnerable

One of the favourite topics for research in the area of women’s leadership is on why women generally do not negotiate for themselves. There is substantial amount of research on why women don’t ask and how this results in us getting much less in life, especially professional lives. It is bad enough that we have to counter the subtle and not so subtle gender biases, but our inability to ask worsens it. One research paper even quantifies it with an example where two MBA grads, a man and a woman, start out with a $100K salary. The man negotiates and gets a 10% increase.

Setting Successful Goals: Why New Year Resolutions Fail?

  • Lose weight

  • Get organized

  • Get a better job

  • Learn something new

  • Save money

  • Manage stress

  • Enjoy life

  • Volunteer

  • Get fit  

  • Quit smoking/drinking

These are the top ten New Year resolutions on Google. If this reads like your list of broken vows, don’t worry. Amazingly, these are also the top ten commonly broken New Year resolutions!

Coaching Skills with Neelambika Kasad: Coaching Women to Choose Careers

Last week, I read a report in the Economist “A Nordic Mystery”(Issue Nov 15-21) about how women in Nordic countries are well represented in corporate executive ranks but not in the boardrooms. The insightful article analysed the causes of gender pay gap at top levels to include government’s social policies such as long, paid maternity leaves “which makes life easier for women, but does not encourage them to aim higher”.

Coincidentally, my coach asked me a similar question in our last session: why did I not want to set higher business targets? This got me writing.