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Leadership philosophy

tl;dr
I believe that with clear communication and expectations, I can foster an environment of open participation and respectful collaboration.

Attitude: 
I will be considerate in my thinking and communication, always being cheerful or flexible (and both when possible). I will always remember that your time is as valuable as mine. I will remember that trust is a partnership, and earned not owed.

Principles: 
I will lead with consistency and a global mindset, motivating people through knowledge not fear. I will lead knowing that people will follow after me, and I should leave my world better than how I found it. I will lead with honesty and integrity, knowing that I am only as good as my word. 

Behavior: 
I expect to address confrontations directly and react calmly in difficult situations. I expect to consider problems from multiple sides and find a solution that is equitable. I expect to not know things, and fail at things, and ask people to work alongside me anyway.

This leadership philosophy from my colleague Josepha is great. You should read the entirety here. This is great and overlaps for most people in leadership roles. Bookmarked here for later self reference.

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Reflections on my 2018!

2018 was a mixed year for me. Lot of firsts for me this year. A few life changing events happened over the year. I am mostly happy for almost all of them and wish things were slightly different overall. That said I am really happy for where I am now. The year has been an incredible part of my journey so far. I moved out of home (finally 😃), started cooking my own food, rode the GDD after 4 years of trying to ride it, completed an year as lead (long way to go), met some amazing people, a tonne of driving around, lots of sweet memories with friends and with loved ones, lost my grandmother, a completely broken relationship with Dad and so on.

While at this time of the year, I reflect on how this past year has been, I am extremely grateful for everything (good and bad) that has come my way and eveyone in my life to have made my life for what it is at the moment.

Adieu 2018. Onward to 2019.

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The new commute!

Going green for the commute and local errands starting today 😁.  I picked up this Pure fix bike yesterday from Cycling station (Bangalore) for local errands. Looks pretty rad in person than in the pics.  Got a good deal on the  used bike and picked it instantly.

I have always wanted ride a fixie after learning about the bulldog. It has been a long wait to own one, but I have no regrets whatsoever now. It is a sweet ride and am super cautious on the road with the fixie, as I am still getting used to it. 

I am yet to name it, so name suggestions are welcome 😁.