Manager vs leader

I know you have had your share of “manager versus leader” debates, articles, studies, info-graphics comparisons, and even memes! It’s overwhelming. And I don’t want to burden you with more proof or my perspective on this pointless debate. Yeah, leadership is sexy. Everyone wants to be a leader, and nobody wants to be “just-a-manager.” I…… Continue reading Manager vs leader

Simpler tools. Lesser tools.

If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you know I can get nerd about productivity and tools at ends. It’s an exciting topic that has profoundly affected the way I work and live. Over the years, however, I have also realized that productivity tools, routines, and tips can only take you so far.…… Continue reading Simpler tools. Lesser tools.

Some days…

Some days… I don’t feel like waking up in the morning and doing the “work.”I feel like an imposter trying to do things to keep up with other imposters.I question if what I do has any purpose or value at all!I don’t think I have any ideas worth sharing.I hate myself for not meeting my…… Continue reading Some days…

Now that I’m over it… why do I still have to create content?

After reading day before yesterday’s post, someone asked me, “Sunil, why even bother with your blog and podcast when you’ve decided to just focus on your executive leadership career?” Without a doubt, a solid question and something most followers of this blog might be wondering themselves. I don’t think our career choices have to be…… Continue reading Now that I’m over it… why do I still have to create content?

Can we have two golds?

I never thought something like this was possible. And neither did Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim of Qatar. We’ve all been brought up to think of sports as winning or losing. Because it is winning or losing. There’s no incentive for people to watch it otherwise. This is especially true with team games. So…… Continue reading Can we have two golds?

That’s all folks!

Among the many life decisions I have made, the one I took this weekend has to be the hardest one ever. After nine years of constant struggle, frustration, and restlessness, I quit entrepreneurship for good. It’s been one heck of a ride. And as I write this, I must say — I don’t feel anything…… Continue reading That’s all folks!

Content creators and artists

Sadly in 2021, writers, musicians, cinematographers, filmmakers, designers, and other creative professionals are called “content creators.”  Whatever happened to art and artists.  Sure, one solid argument might be this:  The kind of content needed to be created now Can not be created (alone) by Artists. Heads need something that sells; everything is about sales, not…… Continue reading Content creators and artists

Don’t give me problems, give me solutions

I’ve always hated the “don’t give me problems, give me solutions” approach. For two reasons: If people were to solve problems themselves, why would they need you?As a leader, you’re the one carrying “food and water” for them so that they can do their best work. If you can’t do that, how exactly are you…… Continue reading Don’t give me problems, give me solutions

Please don’t sign up for LinkedIn university

Getting off Facebook and Twitter was an easy decision — the platforms weren’t adding value to my day-to-day activities or professional pursuits. Clinging on to LinkedIn and Instagram was deliberate. The former was purely for professional reasons. The latter was convenient — fewer words, more pictures, and much easier to scroll down to the following…… Continue reading Please don’t sign up for LinkedIn university

How to get rich, without getting lucky?

If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you know that I’m not into Twitter. Not because I hate it, but there’s just too much going on. I find that distracting. The only reason I go to the site these days is when someone on LinkedIn or email or one of the countless newsletters…… Continue reading How to get rich, without getting lucky?