What’s age got to do with it?

October 29, 2014

I have a feeling that a lot of people do not get into entrepreneurship because they feel they are quite old to do it. And here I do not mean old as in 70-80 year age range but even in the 30-40 range. This reminds me of the age old cliché that age is just […]

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Leadership as a solution to office politics

October 16, 2013

Office politics is a reality, whether we like it or not.  Unfortunately, if the politics take precedence over competitiveness, the organization’s ability to respond to the change in business climate diminishes. The silos in the organization ensure that every department is tied up by its own reason of existence than the actual reason, of the […]

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Adding value to set yourself apart from crowd

October 8, 2013

Value is an idea in the mind of customer. A site like Fiverr.com is the place if you want things to be done at $5. Nothing is off limits, that cannot be done in the lowest cost, from technical help to creating a video. It looks like a race to the bottom because an ever […]

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Avoiding “Yes Men”

April 2, 2013

Surrounding yourself with Yes man is the worst thing a leader could do. The glorification starts when the group that he or she is in becomes an echo chamber. A leader is then surrounded by people who agree to whatever he or she say. Such a leader risks getting the wrong advice. When one is […]

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Is your boss your customer?

December 18, 2012

I read an interview where someone said that a boss should be treated like a customer by his or her subordinates. I find it difficult to understand that despite so much democratization of the workplace, these kinds of thoughts still exist. When I got a job through campus placement, I had very few choices, one […]

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Stand up for your employees when they make mistakes

November 15, 2012

In a recent incident, someone scolded an person I had employed. There was a small mistake on his part. But the response of the person scolding him was terrible and she demanded that he be fired for this mistake. While I agreed to the mistake and apologized, I was quite upfront telling her that she […]

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Will you be an undercover boss?

November 13, 2012

A very interesting series on TV , the undercover boss takes one through a emotional tumbling ride. Top level ( CX and VP) managers are disguised as common people(minus all the suits) and sent to work with the folks who are at the bottom of organizational hierarchy. In this role they learn about what they […]

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Upgrade from manager 3.0 to leader 1.0

November 8, 2012

Manager 3.0 is an arbitrary version. One could be at 1.0 , 2.0 or at any level in being a manager. A manager’s task is simple. Just make sure everything you have been assigned is complete within time and budget. The post leadership is different than management explained that in times like today, management may […]

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Leadership is different than management

October 24, 2012

In the knowledge economy its not just enough to manage your people . While managing may be necessary because you still have to plan for your resources, it is not sufficient to create high performing team. As a manager, alignment to corporate mission statements is rewarded well ( for example doing a fairly decent job). […]

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Becoming an indispensable employee

February 14, 2012

What makes an awesome employee ? What are the ways he/she gains the status as “indispensable”? As much as organizations would like to compare two employees only on basis of skills they possess, they know that to get great results they need great employees. Companies compare candidate on just  the basis of their experience and […]

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