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The case about business cases

I honestly don’t feel the need to create business cases unless you’re selling a product or service to a potential or existing client. They would need that kind of documentation in addition to references and use cases to be able to sell your brand internally. I, however, would only invest time in building a case […]

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Make your workplace great again!

I know it’s easier said than done but it sure is up a committed leader’s alley. A fearless organisation is one that provides psychological safety, encourages open communication, and makes it safe for all employees to fail. Of course, I don’t mean failing deliberately but doing one’s best while embracing failures as and when it […]

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How do we become more?

As one of the most frequently asked questions that I ask myself, I can tell you, there’s no easy answer. Contrary to the popular notion, having a game plan isn’t enough. From my experience as a professional coach and in addition to what I’ve learned from my mentors, becoming “more” isn’t just a thought or […]

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This too shall pass

Could this be the worst the world has ever seen? With all due respect and without minimising the seriousness of the situation — I don’t think so. We’ve see more than a dozen crises’ over the past 20 years such as the Y2K/dot com bubble burst (2000), 911 attacks (2001), SARs (2003-4), the global financial […]

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What you’re not aware of controls you…

Someone wise once said, “the first call of leadership is identifying reality.” And you do that by gaining knowledge and insights about your situation, surroundings, and most importantly yourself. This last bit seems to be missing in pursuit of knowledge acquisition. Why? Mere knowledge is only potential power, waiting to be tapped into. Having a […]

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Breaking the chain

They say every crisis is a leadership opportunity. Yours has arrived. COVID-19 has taken over our lives for a good measure and the onus is onto each one of us to break this chain and get to stability sooner than it’s too late. You can take extreme measures or perhaps what makes the most sense […]

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Practical thoughts on being productive while in self-isolation

Stuck at home? Well, you’re not alone. But despite all the irritation that you’re going through, it’s a great time for reflection. Lots of it. Having the opportunity to reevaluate your life amidst crises is nothing short of a boon. Make the most of it. Unless you’re infected and need care, you’re probably working at […]

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Not a great time to tell stories

They say, “desperate times calls for desperate measures,” and having closely observed the actions of global leaders the past two weeks, I’ve realised that communication amidst crises is one of the toughest leadership skill. The situation calls for clear, direct, and succinct messages that highlight the tactical, practical, focused plans of action. This isn’t the […]

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Your self-worth isn’t the same as your LinkedIn network

A few minute after the brief introduction I asked this potential candidates for a sales position, “What achievements in the past you think can help you perform better at this role?” She mentioned the usual and then this, “I also have 40,000 LinkedIn contacts. That’s something most people in my circle can’t even think of. […]

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The “Ex” factor

It’s fascinating to see countless LinkedIn profiles literally screaming Ex-Citi, Ex-Google, Ex-Facebook, Ex-Tesla, and Ex-whatever. I’ve never been able to understand the key reason why people might think it’s appropriate to add these “exes” to their headings. Do we really think it enhances our personal brand compared to others considering all things being equal? On […]