“A” players…..

A discussion on the topic of career progression with friends is an experience in discovery. Just last night Sandeep shared how his boss gave him a pass "you are not an A Player and unless you become one, it is career limiting forever!" One has often heard such hazy subjective explanations that have been responsible for plateauing the career graphs of many a committed and proven performer. In matters of people, being objective, transparent and clear in communication is such a virtue. If employees begin to believe that decisions are largely subjective or perception based, it causes immense damage to morale and performance which has the potential of destroying the very fabric of the organisation over time. That is a great leadership failure and the situation has been accentuated in recent times because of the short term contractual and outcome based recruitments at the top.   I

give your 100%…..

Look around and you would encounter such a vast majority of population that is just not able to reach the heights their inherent capabilities would suggest they can. I have reflected quite a lot and ended up with a deduction that is almost a conviction now - perhaps the most secure and tested way of moving towards realising your full potential is by giving off your best in every situation - to your employer, employees, clients, family and friends. Organisations often have an extremely talented and capable but not necessarily the most motivated workforce. Employees conducting themselves with little enthusiasm and sense of purpose or commitment. You are bound to hear a lot of negativity coming out of such people - the organisation does not value me or my work, new and good ideas are not supported, no real appetite for any innovation. I am

The opportunity mindset

There was an MNC making shoes. The director of the company sent his regional manager to Africa to assess the continent’s potential to buy shoes. After a short stay, the manager returned and reported “People walk bare footed in Africa, no one wears shoes, hence no potential to sell shoes there”. The director was not a man who would easily take no for an answer. He sent another manager to make another independent assessment. On his return, the second manager was jumping with joy, when he declared – “There is a huge market for shoes in Africa, as people walk bare footed and no one wears shoes. So high potential for our company to sell shoes” The second manager saw