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Perhaps you’re not cut out for it?

I think by now it’s pretty clear that being an entrepreneur is a status symbol for most people, besides being famous and rich. I said “most people” because I don’t include real entrepreneurs in that category. They’re a different breed and the sooner we (the others!) realise that the better it is for them. Particularly, […]

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Managing effective leadership transitions

Building a succession plan, creating an leadership pipeline, and facilitating a leadership transition are three of the most important strategic initiatives for any established organisation. Ideally. The complexities of corporations (whatever that means) don’t allow enough room to think or act in these “ideal” terms. In my experience, barring a handful of small & medium […]

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What it means to be a professional?

I know, I know, these mere definitions and don’t quite explain what it takes for one to be a true professional. Everyone seems to have their version or a definition they use as deemed fit. Like this person who lashed out at my friend the other day. And when she started to sob uncontrollably, the […]

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A simpler approach to solving problems

I love coffee! Not just any coffee but the freshly roasted, mid-dark or darker, 100% arabica that’s sourced from the best locations in India (or abroad, if I’m traveling but I don’t believing in shelling out a fortune for coffee; trust me, I’ve gotta keep it real at times.)! Now, go ahead, call me a […]

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Plan your ideal day and stick with it

One of the year-end challenges that I participated involved creating an ideal day and do my best to live it out. Turns out it’s so much harder to stick with it if you’re super ambitious and have conquering the world and making everyone happy part of your plan. So, I did what appeared to be […]

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The one thing you can’t screw up at the workplace…

Communication, what else? Ironically, it’s possibly the default aspect that we break at all times. Not because it is hard, we just make it for ourselves. Thanks to our desire to stay in-the-know at all times. And although communication breakdowns happen in organisations of all sizes, it’s the most prevalent in smaller organisations. I believe […]

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Value proposition is overrated

Simply because every business, big or small, has one and I’m pretty sure your business’ got one too! That’s why your prospects want to know “the difference between you and the next guy who’s selling the exact same services for cheap”! Which simply means that “top-notch quality and excellent value for money” isn’t really what […]

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Cultivating independent thinking

One grave challenge among smaller teams is the lack of clarity on whom to follow. This is quite prevalent in teams with multiple figureheads (aka directors or co-founders). People are always confused about whom to follow despite a clear team structure, as in, they know who they report to for their work. Of course, there’s […]

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I don’t want to hear the story, just tell me what to do!

For creative professionals almost all of their projects have diverse requirements. Which is great but what’s even better is that clients want them to step up the game and be the partner than an order taker. Unfortunately, this isn’t obvious to the creatives. Why? Because they either don’t expect it or have been burnt by […]

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Mastermind Groups: not what you think it is

It’s not a marketing funnel.It’s not a group to pitch, up sell, or even network (although you end up with lifetime of deep connections). It’s not a forum to post your random thoughts, rants, or favorite motivational video (cat videos included, if that moves you) like you do on your favorite WhatsApp, LinkedIn, or Facebook groups. It’s […]