Say to whom its meant

You are unhappy with a team member who is taking undue advantage of flexi work hours. He often comes late, and leaves at normal time. He misses deliverables. You give him feedback, yet you don’t see much change in his behavior. Few days later, you express your frustration in a team meeting with 15 other […]

Leadership Paradoxes

To take lead – and to recede into the background To plan meticulously – and to be flexible with your planning To express opinion – and to be create space for other opinions To be visionary – and to be pragmatic To aim at consensus – and to be able to cut through To trust […]

A Ghost? Really?

The clock showed 3 am. After an exhausting day, I had turned in early last night. Here I was, wide awake at an unearthly hour. I looked out of the bay window. It was a beautiful moonlit night. Instead of tossing and turning in the bed, I got up and made some coffee. With a […]

Individual performance is contextual

“I might be put under performance improvement plan in upcoming performance appraisal, what should I do?” I received this frantic call from an ex-team member Shweta (not real name). I had a long chat with her, trying to understand where things went wrong and helping her work out options. This conversation brings to fore the […]