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Behind every successful person

I believe it’s one of the most cliched, overused, and abused maxims of all time. And I definitely don’t think there’s always a woman (or a surprised father/mother-in-law) behind every successful man. We’re living in interesting (and quite different) times and supporting anyone through their success journey requires immense courage, commitment, and sacrifices without any […]

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Leadership and self-deception

It’s not only one of my favourite books of all time, it is the book that I have revisited multiple times in a year since 2009. I got to know last week that the book now has a revised and expanded 3rd edition in print. So, I ordered the new edition and gave it a […]

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Foolproof ways to add value to you organisation

While there many ways if you can think creatively, there are two time-tested strategies leaders can employ to add value to their organisations. Developing people and driving organisational learning. I see them as two sides of the same coin. Yes, I’ve gone at lengths to harp about developing people but that wouldn’t stop me from […]

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Who would fill your chair if you weren’t here?

I read the other day, Mark Cole, the CEO of John Maxwell Companies, once asked his leadership team a question, “Who would fill your chair if you weren’t here?” It’s a powerful question and the one I love the most because it questions our intentions and challenges our assumptions. I think developing a healthy leadership […]

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The Blind Men and an Elephant

Of all the parables, this one’s my favourite! A group of blind men heard that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the town, but none of them were aware of its shape and form. Out of curiosity, they said: “We must inspect and know it by touch, of which we are […]

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Whatever you say, you will be misunderstood

That’s like a general rule of communication most of us, including the experts, don’t acknowledge. And irrespective of how good a communicator you are, making an effort to be understood is critical to avoid the typical “failure to communicate” scenarios. When it comes to aspects of communication, I’ve learned a great bit from teacher and […]

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Wisdom of the postage stamp

This quote by Josh Billings made me slam the brakes hard, pull my car over, and write it up in my notes app. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” Josh Billings While most believe sticking to one thing is old-fashioned, history proves that it is the only thing […]

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How do you measure success?

Fascinating Q&A session from one of Simon Sinek’s keynote speeches. I tried looking for the entire session but couldn’t. That said, this snippet should shed light on the measure of success that leaders and managers (who’re obsessed with metrics) should focus on. Key points: Both performance and trust are important factors while measuring success, albeit […]

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Getting a grip on your inner critic

“Who do you think you are?” I’m not sure about you, but I’ve probably heard that a thousand times or more during my career. Not from others but that voice inside of us all. Lovingly called, the “inner critic” or “Self 1” as Tim Gallwey calls it in the Inner Game series of books. The […]

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The three tenets of work

Just finished Timothy Gallaway’s The Inner Game of Stress. It’s a fantastic read and if you’re a busy professional or an entrepreneur, give it a read and it might change the way you look at work and stress. Besides the great gems that I discovered in the book, the one that truly stood out for […]