To think of career as a challenge or a growth opportunity rests in our mindset

To think of career as a challenge or a growth opportunity rests in our mindset
Hema Mani, Regional Director-HR, Lennox India Technology in conversation with Rajeshwari Narendran, a veteran HR management academician, shares her perspective about earning respect at different fronts in career and social life and making a balance between the two and of course, issues HR has to address in coming times. Excerpts from the conversation :

You have carved a niche in leading strategic HR and You are one of those who have earned a great respect in the fraternity with continued excellence for many years. Kindly share how easy or difficult the journey was?

HM LOL, this question feels like I am getting a life time Achievement award. I don’t think I have an extraordinary life. With a lot of grace surrounding me, it has been a fairly successful stint at career, family and with the community in Large. Like many I started out in my career quite confused and was in awe of what I experienced in the companies I worked with in my earlier days with Astra Zeneca and PWC. Like many women, I had to take decisions which compromised on my career and take the required breaks to be with my children when I was with PWC and later as a trailing spouse moving into different cities just when I was priming at Honeywell in the company of some amazing colleagues. Both these decisions came at a time when I was thoroughly enjoying the assignments, I was involved in. When I moved to a new city, I...

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Hema Mani

career spanning 25 years has been a multifaceted and mixed with HR consulting, Training, Teaching, HR Practice and Strategic Leadership. She has Currently is Regional Director-HR at Lennox India Technology, Leveraged huge learnings working with Multinational Companies, Consulting firm and Academic Institutions. Having Worked in Globally Matrixed and complex organisations has helped her immensely to build herself as a Strategic partner to the Businesses she supports. She has thrived in situations that are complex and ambiguous and have developed a unique ability to make the complex simple.

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Hema Mani

career spanning 25 years has been a multifaceted and mixed with HR consulting, Training, Teaching, HR Practice and Strategic Leadership. She has Currently is Regional Director-HR at Lennox India Technology, Leveraged huge learnings working with Multinational Companies, Consulting firm and Academic Institutions. Having Worked in Globally Matrixed and complex organisations has helped her immensely to build herself as a Strategic partner to the Businesses she supports. She has thrived in situations that are complex and ambiguous and have developed a unique ability to make the complex simple.

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