“To be, or not to be, that is the question…”

These opening lines from Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Prince of Denmark) words were meant to help Hamlet contemplate whether it was better to suffer through life or to put an end to life! In the corporate context it is a choice between succumbing to negativity or thriving against the odds. True leaders do

sense of urgency…..

There seems like a singular common trait that distinguishes highly successful and productive people from the rest, one that differentiates between average and superior performers. This common trait is a sense of urgency that drives people to work much smarter and harder than normal. Having said that, the dilemma I am

integration blues…

Mumbai Indians lost the match to Delhi Daredevils and I the bet and had to take a few friends out for a nice meal. A bunch of passionate people always makes for an animated conversation. While I have dealt with characteristics of “A” players earlier, this one was intense about

leading today…..

Wow! what an enriching discussion I had over the last weekend at Pankaj’s house with a bunch of highly animated friends. All immensely successful in their own ways. And the topic, it turned out, seemed very close to their hearts – what does it take to lead in today’s hugely

new learnings…..

My current job is waking me up to many leadership behavioural subtleties. Conflicting at times and almost always on the edge. How to be strong but not rude, be kind but now weak, bold but not a bully, be humble but not timid, thoughtful but not lazy, proud but never

Our leadership icon

The charisma of Anna Hazare is for real! His simplicity, integrity and ability to lead from the front has drawn people from all over the world and from all walks of life. He has proved to the world that leadership is not about power or money but being true to the

talent acquisition…..

"Oh - Sharmila is a such a great professional. Smart, intelligent and so very capable. Much as I would want to, I will not be able to hire as her high salary will upset the equilibrium of my organisation." Rahul's dilemma just as it is of so many leaders in mid to large organisations.   The last couple of weeks have been a time