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Don’t ever get comfortable

The greatest leaders of all time have one thing in common — they never settle for the comfortable or what felt familiar. Why? Because that’s a recipe for mediocrity. Period. Loved this 2018 ad-copy by American Giant that immaculately defines what being comfortable really means to leaders. Comfortable isn’t comfortable Comfortable never got up before […]

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Effective leadership equals doing specific tasks well

As with all things human relations, leadership boils down to mastering the absolute basics as well! Tom Peters recommends the following skills that one must master to be achieve leadership excellence. It’s from his latest book, “Excellence Divided,” that I highly recommend you buy if you’re a student of leadership and excellence. I’ve done my […]

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Turning everyday get togethers into transformative gatherings

Discovering Priya Parker (through Tina Eisenberg’s fantastic website) was the best thing that happened to me last week! Her thoughts on community dynamics and social gatherings are the need of the hour. My solution? I decided to borrow an idea from a group of women I used to meet with in graduate school. In our […]

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It’s not about being nice

About 6 years ago I was bestowed with the responsibilities of leading marketing initiative for my Toastmasters’ district. The mission was to grow the district’s membership. So, I set an ambitious goal of going from 9,000 to 12,000 paid members (I think, it was a long time back) by the end of my term (a […]

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Failing to acknowledge

We’re in the middle of a crises. Some of the world’s most powerful countries — including the USA, China, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, UK, and many others — have gravely struggled to get a grip on the COVID-19 pandemic. Heck, if it weren’t for the lower numbers, I’d say India is in deep trouble as […]

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Say it isn’t so

“Excellence” is among the few business philosophies the I’m deeply attached with. And I honestly believe “excellence” can be achieved in everything little thing that one wants to do. The other day while discussing this over a Zoom call a friend called out on me saying, “my blog posts though sensible sometimes have typos and […]

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What does a leader really do?

At this very moment, thousands upon thousands of leaders in the fields of medicine, science, and politics are coming together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers are still on the rise, which often begs the question what the hell are our leaders doing? Believe me, they’re trying their best. That said, it’s obvious that […]

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A note to middle-managers whose bosses aren’t leading well…

At least that’s how they would like to think. But before I dive any further, I would like to make it clear that I’m neither an expert in “managing-up the hierarchy” nor do I believe there’s such thing as “managing-up.” Why? Because it simply cannot be done. Period. If that disappoints you, I’m sorry, you […]

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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 […]