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The other half of building influence…

Leadership and influence go hand-in-hand. Heck, they’re two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. Lately, however, it seems people have fallen in love with the word “influence.” It’s tossed and thrown around a lot. So much so that I fear good old leadership just may go out of fashion! […]

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Build, grow, get fired, rinse, and repeat!

That’s precisely what a great leader (or even a great coach) would do. Each time and every time. Besides, I hate the idea of being up there at the top perpetually. Not only is that damn boring but it’s also a testimony to the fact that I haven’t done enough to build the people around […]

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Snatching opportunities in 2020 (and beyond) with informal credentials

In November 2011, I found this great post by Michael Ellsberg on Tim Ferriss’ site that lays out a plan of action to get what you want without formal credentials. I got excited as I didn’t have any back then. Despite the post was written close to 9 years ago, I find the strategy still […]

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Thank you, Kobe!

I’ve never been into Basketball or NBA. But from 2000 till 2015, I’ve watched countless matches and match highlights of just one team, LA Lakers, all because of one man — Kobe Bryant. He was a legend not just to me but millions around the world! The man had insane work ethic, something that most […]

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Motion over emotion

It seems the supply of motivation, inspiration, and encouragement is almost infinite. You can get it for free from the internet! Or if you prefer to pay or do it in person, countless trainers, motivational speakers, and life-coaches are your service. Alternatively, you can walk into Toastmasters, Rotary, Lions clubs or even BNI to experience […]

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Obsessions

I believe our aspirations shouldn’t be capped off by the limitations of our thoughts and belief. But missing out on experiencing the human being within us to achieve something greater (at least in your opinion) isn’t quite living, but suffering. If not for you, definitely the ones around you. So, is it worth becoming a […]

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They may be accountable to you, but not for you

I’m in the middle of conducting a massive online survey across a wide demography and the responses so far have been quite mind-blowing*! I didn’t want to wait until the tail end of the survey (or it’s conclusion) to share a glimpse of what’s really going on. Mind you, this is an Indian audience, and […]

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Perhaps you’re not cut out for it?

I think by now it’s pretty clear that being an entrepreneur is a status symbol for most people, besides being famous and rich. I said “most people” because I don’t include real entrepreneurs in that category. They’re a different breed and the sooner we (the others!) realise that the better it is for them. Particularly, […]

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Today matters

I was listening to John Maxwell’s introduction to his book Today Matters the other day. As always, I was stunned by the simplicity of his message, which was around how we evaluate our successes on a day-to-day basis. We exaggerate yesterdays: We do this all time, don’t we? In fact, at times we also over-exaggerate […]

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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 […]