Leadership doesn’t work until leaders do

One of my favourite questions for the guests on my podcast is “how does leadership work?” It’s fascinating to just hear their responses. Almost each of the guest have a different perspective on the whats and hows of the art of leadership and influence. The best response I’ve got was from my dear friend, Brillian, […]

Would this solve our problem?

If the answer to that question is a “no” or a variant thereof you should probably stop and reconsider what are doing. Yes, this sounds generic, I know but that’s intentional because I know this works for almost any challenge you’re facing right now. If you’re bold enough to answer the question honestly. This seemingly […]

Ignorance won’t lead you to change

Delhi’s been under a lot of smoke (pun not intended) lately. And it’s been the topic of major discussions the past couple of weeks. What amuses me is how people have/are responding to the whole situation — not well, and that’s just putting it lightly. I see four major camps: Complainers — they like to […]

Why extreme focus is going to set you up for life

Having choices are both one of our biggest assets and the greatest liabilities in 2019 and onwards. And while these choices are waiting to be made by us, we don’t have to make them. At least not a lot of them. Believe me, if there was a price attached to each of the choices we […]

Leadership isn’t a popularity contest

One of the most profound lessons I’ve learned as a leader was when I was managing a tiny team in a previous organisation. I was not just good but one of those would would always go the extra mile for my employer and my team. And yet, I don’t think I showed up as the […]

Don’t waste it on people who don’t respect it

This was has been remarkable — a handful of instances where I either got stood up or didn’t hear back from the other person a pre-arranged meeting. It’s infuriating. And for the first time in life, I didn’t feel like following up. Yes, I am aware there could be a genuine crises at the other […]

Helicopter supervision doesn’t work

One of my biggest gripes about supervisors or newly assigned managers is their inability to let go. Most believe in having a tight grip over anything and everything they’re responsible for; which isn’t a bad strategy but we’re dealing with people here. (Else what else would you be managing? Stuff? Tasks? Results? You can’t possibly […]

A word on professional courage

We know that courage isn’t the lack of fear but acknowledging it doing what needs to be done regardless. For most of us, it’s a personal quest add a little more courage as we mature. In the professional world, particularly at the workplace, courage often translates to giving and receiving feedback as they’re directly responsible […]

What keeps people from changing?

Continuing with our theme of exploring change… I believe the number 1 reason that keeps people from changing is the excessive focus on what they’re going to lose. In other words, FOMO or the fear of missing out. (I know, I know, FOMO is going out of fashion but I’m sure you can resonate with […]

Leading change begins with knowing what needs to change

Not everyone’s fond of change. It’s uncomfortable. It’s messy. And it’s unclear for the most part, until it isn’t. And one of the key attributes of leadership is the ability to create and influence positive change. The people I get to interact with in my leadership development work are most the enthusiastic kind. They’re all […]