leadership advice…..

The Festival Of Lights is here and I take the opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepawali. Hope this brings immense joy and peace into your lives and may you progress on the path towards your fulfilment! Ever wondered how a few people come up trumps in a situation that so many others find almost impossible to negotiate? Good old enthusiasm, a zest for life and an intense desire to do the best you can at all times is the differentiator. Make the most of what you can control and very soon the rest starts to take care of itself. Almost like an attitude thing! Let me elaborate..... The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Got Like many young Ph.D. students, I was deeply

“Cast your bucket where you are”

A ship lost at sea for many days suddenly sighted a friendly vessel. From the mast of the unfortunate vessel was seen a signal: “Water, water. We die of thirst.” The answer from the friendly vessel at once came back: “Cast down your bucket where you are.” A second time, the signal, “Water, send us water!” went up from the distressed vessel. And was answered: “Cast down your bucket where you are.” A third and fourth signal for water was answered: “Cast down your bucket where you are.” The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heeding the injunction, cast down his bucket and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River. Sometimes leadership


There is no substitute for the ability to perform. Knowing what to do - professional competence - is vital to leadership. While that alone can't make a leader, it can surely undo one. Amongst many other reasons that create followership, competency is right up there. People would love to follow someone they believe is competent. The expectation is not that the leader be a foremost expert on every area of the entire organization. Just that they need to be able to demonstrate competency. The mere position of leadership makes some to accept but most require greater convincing before declaring you competent. When people under your leadership look at some action you have taken and think "that just goes to show why he is the one in charge", you are demonstrating competency. If these moments are infrequent,


Just like a great building stands on a strong foundation, so does success. And often the foundation of that success is attitude! It is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you. Simply because there is so little that we all control. Your attitude is the first thing people pick up on in interactions. And attitude is infectious - so wear your best, most positive one all the time. Nothing illustrates the impact better than the story of Jerry below - worth a read even if you have known of it.. Jerry is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would