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

adding value…..

The higher you go in an organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not think so much about winning yourself. Perhaps you have lots more to gain by not winning at all.Successful practice of leadership is clearly about doing more of what you do well. Isn't

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

inspiration sources…..

There are three fundamental ways to get people to do things. You can coerce, motivate or inspire. While all the three methods find ample usage, this clearly seems like the era of inspiration where great outcomes are obtained through employees who believe in the underlying mission of the company.   We all need to be inspired in order to accomplish something. It fuels

“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,


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


Communication is such a strategic tool for making things happen and generating business results. So many of organisational problems are a direct result of people failing to communicate effectively and enough. I know of an organisation that seemed like floundering - everyone had a different idea of what they were trying


  "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to change the world?" The famous inspirational question popped by Steve Jobs that helped him to steal the CEO from Pepsi.   People want to be inspired. A whole class of people will follow an inspiring