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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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business coaching leadership

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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leadership personal growth Random Thoughts

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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leadership Random Thoughts

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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leadership personal growth Random Thoughts

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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leadership Random Thoughts

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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leadership personal growth Random Thoughts

How overthinking can fail you as a leader

Last evening I decided to journal my thoughts in long-hand. It’s something I used to do every day but haven’t been lately. I remember the last time I did this — December 2018. Exactly a year ago. And boy, did I not accomplish most things I thought I would. Except, of course, a few exceptions […]

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leadership

A leader’s vision is always bought, not sold

Regardless of the size of the team or teams you’re leading, one of your greatest challenges as a leader will be to have the people buying into your vision. Because you cannot sell it to them.  Shoving your vision down their throat isn’t really helpful. It might get some work done but it sure will […]

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podcast

Ep # 4: Right Way Leader

EPISODE SUMMARY This episode features my friend, Chandrashekhar DP, an educationist and CEO of the Jain Group of Institutions. He’s on a mission to impact a million children through his work by building a better schooling system in India. In this wide-ranging conversation you’ll hear about Chandra’s story – his journey as an educationalist, his […]