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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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People rise or fall to meet your level of expectations of them

Leading people is quite karmic — what you give is what you get in return. And believe me, even the most confident and self-assured among us capitulate if their leaders don’t have enough faith in them or their abilities. Imagine what that means for the rest — the ones who aren’t that confident nor have […]

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The best investment you can make as a leader

It’s hard to argue that businesses are getting more complex with each passing day. And I’m not talking about systems, processes, AI, automation, analytics or other complexities that technology’s going to bring to the fold. (Though I honestly feel it’s only going to make our lives a lot more easier). It’s the people. They, sorry, […]

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What if politicians were to take a public services exam?

Based on the pontifications and not-so-intelligent remarks we’ve been watching, listening, and consuming on the social media, I’m pretty sure 3/4th of the politicians out there won’t make it through the simplest of public services exam. And that’s not just due to the thorough preparation needed but also the minimum level of intelligence and emotional […]

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The historian, reporter, and the futurist

They’re all fine professionals. And would you believe we all have a version of each living inside of our minds? Let me explain. The historian is high on context, age-old facts, and data to help you with decisions. (Ring a bell?) It’s also the one that constantly tells you what or how to respond to […]

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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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Governance always starts with better communication

India’s in splits as the new Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) and National Registry of Citizens (NRC) officially takes its place in our legislation. Most people are either anxious, confused, and angered by this nationalist (Hindutva) agenda. And of course, we do have our share of supporters and opposition to this bill. It’s complicated. It’s messy […]

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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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If you want to go through the book read alone… if you want to master… study together…

I’ve been studying (again) Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich mastermind online hosted by Paul Martinelli and Roddy Gailbraith. It was fantastic just as expected! This being my second mastermind study with them in as many months. While listening to Paul the other day, he mentioned something profound (paraphrasing), “If you want to go through […]