Tag: personal leadership

  • Add a little patience to it

    One of the shared passions among all solopreneurs and wantrepreneurs is the “metrics.” That could be about their target monthly income or the number of clients they would like to get by a certain point in time, or worse, buy a fancy gadget to prove that they’ve made it in life. Although there’s nothing wrong […]

  • Addicted to motivation?

    If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you will have noticed the following: I’m passionate about developing leaders and teams I don’t conform to the usual expectation of creating content that resonates with everyone or even a “hot” niche I hate those 20-year-olds who brand themselves as “life coaches.” I don’t […]

  • Don’t skip the review

    Our work culture is obsessed with getting things done, which explains why we’ve been inundated with countless productivity tools, tactics, and strategies. There’s nobody to blame here as everyone’s trying their best to succeed and get the most critical work done. From a productivity standpoint, everything gets down to the basics, and the humble to-do […]

  • An excessive need to be “me”

    Be honest — how many times have you screwed things up or annoyed everyone around by thinking out loud, “that’s just the way I am!”? If the answer is “all the time, Sunil,” you and I know that we have a problem, don’t we? Our faults, despite our conviction or our best efforts to rationalize, […]

  • Ira Glass on Storytelling

    See. Spot. Steal! I couldn’t help but do so when I discovered What Every Successful Person Knows, But Never Says by James Clear. The post profiles Ira Glass’ and describes his struggle to create, This American Life, one of the most popular public radio shows of all time! Nobody tells this to people who are […]

  • Make your own fucking art!

    Last evening I received an unexpected call from an acquaintance I’d worked with many moons ago. He raved about my career “progression” and his most recent accomplishment (which had absolutely nothing to do with me!) — completing his master’s degree in English Literature from the University of London, I kid you not, at least half […]

  • On leading yourself

    If the world’s foremost authorities on leadership were to choose the most challenging aspect of leadership development, it will, undoubtedly, be managing or leading yourself. One can’t hope to lead others if they can’t lead themselves well. Stephen Covey, in his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” highlighted that private victory precedes public […]

  • A performance improvement plan that actually worked!

    Robert Rosenberg (Bob) took over as CEO of his family business at 25. Ten years later, the board fired him. However, they made an exception and gave him three months to demonstrate that he’s turned things around. And turn things around he did! Bob shifted towards humility from arrogance after reading a book by David Halberstam. […]

  • It’s complicated (speech)

    When I get to a networking event — virtual or live — almost inevitably, someone asks me, “so, what do you do for a living?” I so want to say, “it’s complicated… I’m so many things to so many people. Still, nothing compared to who I can be or what I will become…” but I […]

  • There’s always an answer

    Regardless of the situation you and I are in right now, it’s better than the worst. Believe me, it could’ve been much worse. Humans have the tendency to magnify circumstances beyond proportions the moment they experience change, discomfort, or a setback. If you’ve lost a job recently — I can empathize. I know there are […]