The forty-five years of reign by Queen Elizabeth 1 was one of triumph and success, inspiring loyalty and creativity in her citizens. However, when she ascended the throne in 1558, her country was in a precarious political situation. What was her key to success? Of course, she had excellent education and was a survivor. However, … Continue reading Circle of Competence
What emotions do naysayers stir in us? Irritation? Frustration? Anger? Or Joy? Relief? Imagine that you along with few members have worked on a solution for days or maybe weeks. You are excited and want to take inputs from larger team. What will be the natural tendency? To discuss it with folks who are likely … Continue reading Cultivate Naysayers￼
When deliverables are missed, lack of time management or prioritization are assumed to be the reason, there could be a deeper issue lurking behind..
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 … Continue reading Say to whom its meant
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 … Continue reading Leadership Paradoxes
Life is like a highway. Irrespective of how fast we run, there always be people ahead of us. Irrespective of how slow we run, there always be people behind us. It's pointless competing with others on a highway Compete we must, but with self, not others!
“I don’t agree, this is not the best way to solve the problem” “I know you want me to do it, but I don’t want to because ....” These are snippets of my conversation with my son. This is not unique! Similar conversations are happening between parents and children across families in India. There is … Continue reading Can employees shift corporate culture?
How often have you sat in an informal get-together with your colleagues and ended up listening to your boss’s stories? Stories about his or her travel, family, pets, life incidents etc etc. If the boss is good at communication, the stories are entertaining. Still they run the risk of irritation after a while. It gets … Continue reading Why leaders can’t stop sharing?