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On Consistency

Leadership and consistency go hand-in-hand. You can’t have one without the other. And you can’t be a leading at your potential if you aren’t consistent. If you are a developing leader, building that “consistency” muscle will go a long way in your career. And here are a few concrete reasons (adapted from John Maxwell’s Leadershift) […]

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leadership Random Thoughts

A different world

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people. Peter Marshall There’s no better way to define a transformation leader — they’re not indifferent. They feel things that others don’t feel. And their passion, energy, and tenacity fires everyone around them to rise up and stand up for a cause. Think of Marcus Aurelius, Abraham […]

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coaching leadership personal growth

Make it easy. Make it just work.

Besides being successful technology companies, what do Apple, Netflix, Zoom, and Amazon have in common? They’ve got the basics right, kept it simple, and they have always “just worked.” Period. But we know simple ain’t easy. It’s so damn hard to create something that seems easy. Yet, that’s exactly what these companies did to grow […]

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business leadership

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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leadership

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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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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business leadership

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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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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leadership personal growth Random Thoughts

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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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 […]