September 30, 2023
Dhritiman Chakraborty

Author Dhritiman Chakraborty is an IATD Certified Trainer, an ICF Certified Life & Executive Coach and a Canfield Certified Trainer on Success Principles. He was chosen among the top 25 inspiring Coaches in India as published in Business Standard in March 2023. Dhritiman has more than two decades of Corporate Leadership experience in multiple industries and has also been coaching corporate executives over the last four years, helping them to grow in their careers.

The Asian Literature: Dhritiman, please share the main focus and purpose behind your book, “10x Your Focus: To Achieve Career Success in A Competitive World”?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  Thank you for your congratulations and interest in my book, “10x Your Focus: To Achieve Career Success in A Competitive World.” I appreciate the opportunity to share more about the book and myself. The main focus and purpose behind my book, “10x Your Focus: To Achieve Career Success in A Competitive World,” is to provide professionals with actionable strategies and insights to enhance their focus and productivity. The book aims to help individuals navigate the challenges of a competitive work environment, overcome distractions, and unlock their full potential for career success.

The Asian Literature: Drawing from your experience in the corporate world, how do you emphasise the importance of focus and productivity in achieving career success?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  Drawing from my extensive experience in the corporate world, I emphasize the importance of focus and productivity as critical factors in achieving career success. I highlight how maintaining a laser-like focus enables individuals to use their time efficiently, deliver high-quality work, and stand out in their respective fields.

The Asian Literature: Can you provide specific examples of the practical guidance and techniques offered in your book that can help individuals improve their focus and productivity? This will give our readers a heads-up about the book.

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  My book provides specific examples of practical guidance and techniques to improve focus and productivity. These include time management strategies, prioritization techniques, methods for overcoming distractions, and cognitive exercises to enhance concentration. By implementing these tools, readers can optimize their focus and productivity, leading to increased effectiveness and professional growth.

The Asian Literature: The strategies and exercises you suggested in your book to help readers overcome distractions and enhance their concentration are worth implementing. Can you share one personal experience that made you realise the importance of having a ‘focus’?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  One personal experience that made me realize the importance of having a strong focus was when I was working on a crucial project with tight deadlines. Initial days of the project, I struggled to maintain focus due to some challenges I was facing in my personal life. The overall project delivery within the committed timeline was at risk. I soon realized I had to take some quick actions to get back on track. I took two days break, focused on the issue with my personal life, settled it, and then returned with a focused mind to restart my project work. I could deliver exceptional results, exceed expectations, and propel my career forward by maintaining a laser-sharp focus. This experience reinforced the significance of focus in achieving career success.

The Asian Literature: How do you highlight the significance of setting goals, aligning them with personal values, and establishing clear priorities that optimise focus?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  Setting goals, aligning them with personal values, and establishing clear priorities are vital to optimizing focus. By defining meaningful objectives and focusing on what truly matters, individuals can direct their energy and efforts towards activities that align with their long-term vision and aspirations. This alignment leads to increased motivation, productivity, and career success.

The Asian Literature: Your book discusses the importance of work-life balance and its impact on well-being and career success. Could you expand on this and share some insights from your perspective?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  Work-life balance is a crucial aspect of overall well-being and career success. In my book, I discuss the importance of striking a healthy equilibrium between professional commitments and personal life. I provide insights on how to manage time effectively, establish boundaries, and cultivate self-care practices. By prioritizing work-life balance, individuals can enhance their performance, reduce burnout, and achieve long-term success.

The Asian Literature: Could you please share some practical advice and exercises from your book that promote a positive mindset and resilience in the face of setbacks and challenges? Can you differentiate this importance between freshers and experienced employees?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  My book offers practical advice and exercises to promote a positive mindset and resilience. These include techniques for reframing challenges, cultivating gratitude, practicing mindfulness, and building a growth mindset. Further the book also describes a lot of scientific tools for improving focus and time management skills. These strategies apply to professionals at all stages of their careers, from freshers to experienced employees, as they empower individuals to navigate setbacks, embrace learning opportunities, and maintain a resilient outlook.

The Asian Literature: How does your book address the importance of understanding employee priorities and motivations in achieving work-life balance? Is there any idea of including this book in the corporate library of the companies.

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  Understanding employee priorities and motivations is essential in achieving work-life balance. In my book, I delve into the importance of effective communication, empathetic leadership, and fostering a supportive work environment. Organizations can attract and retain top talent by understanding individual needs and creating a culture that values work-life balance while enhancing overall employee well-being. Including this book in the corporate library can be a valuable resource for employees seeking guidance on achieving work-life balance and career success.

The Asian Literature: How is Dhrtiman as a person? What are his likes and dislikes?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  As a person, I always maintain a positive outlook towards life. I am driven by a passion for personal and professional growth. I am dedicated to helping individuals unleash their full potential, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals through my Training and Coaching. I thrive on continuous learning, collaboration, and making a positive impact through my work. In my free time, I enjoy singing, running, reading, exploring new cultures, and spending quality time with my family and friends. I don’t like gossiping about others and wasting my time on non-value added activities.

The Asian Literature: What is the latest book you read that satiated your reading hunger? Why did you like the book?

Dhritiman Chakraborty:  The latest book that satiated my reading hunger is “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I appreciated the book’s practical insights on how small habits can lead to significant personal and professional transformations. Clear’s approach to habit formation and his actionable strategies resonated with me, as they align with the principles I emphasize in my book.

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