The Heart of Work compiles short stories culled out of experiences in the personal and long corporate career journey of Mr. S V Nathan, Partner and Chief Talent officer at Deloitte India. This book talks about the importance of Values, Ethics, Empathy, Character, Integrity, and Soft Skills in someone’s life and career.
This book is unique as each story is distinct and different. It captures pivotal moments that left a deep imprint on Nathan’s life during his long career at various points.
While talking to SightsIn Plus Mr. Nathan told, ‘Work, overall, is about getting things done, and the heart does not normally figure in it. But in my many years of work, I have seen that the heart has a huge influence on what happens to us, what happens around us, and what propels us to action.’
“Most often, people believe building a career is about setting targets and pursuing them relentlessly. In this pursuit, people sometimes don’t mind taking shortcuts and stepping on others’ toes to move up. But those who pursue such a path often forget that the values one upholds in life often carry over into work as well, and it is these values that describe a leader the best; humility, an ability to listen to others, an emotional connect with those you work with, and building a culture that goes beyond just single-minded focus on targets and revenue.” he added.
I enjoyed reading the book and I wish readers would enjoy and learn from this book like me.