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Subbu Allamaraju’s Journal
Building Career Resilience
Several weeks ago, I was having a coaching conversation about career choices with someone. The question was whether to c...
Inputs and Outputs
Focus on what you can control, but not let angst and frustration control you from discovering what you can control.
Work as a Socio-Business Relationship
In recent days and weeks, we have heard about layoffs and companies deferring or rescinding offers. CEOs and comms teams...
On Org Design Vulnerabilities
As I reflect on my experience working with or for some experienced managers in large companies, I realize how good some are at developing…
Career Choices and Business Models
When considering career changes, your first criteria for choosing a company should be its business model. Read more to learn why.
Must DOs for Interviewers
Here are three must DOs for interviewers based on my recent interviewing experience with several companies.
Making Up Movies
Continuing from my previous article on managing yourself, another classic trap that impedes personal growth is endlessly playing self-made…
Don’t Chase Data Mesh, Yet
Data mesh is a nice wishy-washy set of ideas to improve the current state of data. The principles are based on sound reasoning and are well…
As the readers of this blog know, I have been offering free coaching sessions since November last year. From then, I’ve coached over twenty…
2021 in Books
Here are the top books that influenced me the most this year.
Asking for feedback can be challenging. It can be uncomfortable to know. It may force you to look at things that you would instead look…
Cultivate the Coaching Practice
Most managers and companies spend weeks and months hiring but do little to feed and groom the minds of the people they employ – that’s what…
Tell Me More
As a form of asking a question, “why” is the queen. Asking for why demonstrates a curious mind at work. We expect a question with a “why”…
Broken State of Data
In recent years, data has gotten a more oversized seat at the enterprise table. Data was never less prominent, though the focus used to be…
Looking for a Coach?
Hello. Are you an individual contributor in the tech field? Are you looking to make an impact at work but are running into obstacles? Would…
Being Nice and Effective
I’m writing this article for the nice people in leadership roles. By the meaning of the word “nice,” such people are kind, polite, and…
Infinity Minus One Possibilities
Career changes come in different forms, some of which are more socially acceptable than others. For example, you find a new job and call…
Leading vs. Participating
Over time, I observed a particular leadership trap that managers and others in leadership roles fall into. The trap is participating as…
Let’s Discuss Attrition
Let’s discuss attrition. Attrition gets the most negative attention at workplaces. Folks talk in hushed tones about who is leaving, who is…
My Leadership Document — 2021 Edition
Leadership is a loaded word. We attribute a lot to it; we expect a lot from it; we know when we see it, and yet, we don’t have a concise…
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