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“HOW TO” have Right People at Right Jobs?

In the last few years of my career, I have worked with the best of the professionals in very conducive organizational set-ups and the learning has been astounding. I have been on a fast track since the early days of my career, and due to the opportunities to work with very able leaders, my professional …

Everyday MUSINGS 4: ‘SHARE’ – It helps you GROW

  It was a usual start of the day for me. I was getting ready to leave for work when my aunt told me that two of her nephews were coming over to meet me. I was little confused as I didn’t know them and didn’t know what they want with me. Surprisingly, even my …

Find the ‘TRUTH’

By: AJ Borowsky The truth of RIGHT vs. WRONG is not a stark difference, it’s made up of percentages shared among those who disagree. Each of us wants to be 100% correct, I’m right and you’re wrong, but the truth in every situation I’ve come across is that while you might be right, I’m probably …

Goodbye 2017 and Welcome 2018 – Happy New Year

  Another year comes to an end and a new year is shining right ahead. As we all prepare for all the adventures and great things we wish to achieve in the next 365 days – it’s equally important to assess the year that just passed by – to learn from mistakes and be proud …

Is It Truly Better to Give Than to Receive?

  New perspective on ALTRUISTIC behavior   Isn’t it amazing the way Dopamine and Cortisol (and other chemicals) work in terms of human psychology? I have always been intrigued by these things and have been studying them for a couple of years now. I am gathering as much information in any form on this and …

Everyday MUSINGS 3: ‘HONESTY begets HONESTY’

  It was a usual weekday morning, and I was driving down to my office, maneuvering the chaotic traffic. It looks like this (image below) – every day of the month, throughout the year. I would skip describing the traffic conditions and will only say – it is a road to one of the largest …

Yes, LEADERS can be MADE!

By RINKU BASU    As a leader, I have been an ardent practitioner of situational leadership. It is interesting to have a topic, so complex theorized in such simple words by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson in their book ‘One Minute Manager.’ If you take a look around, everybody is practicing some style of leadership depending …

Everyday MUSINGS 2: ‘Follow your OWN path’

It was a cold winter morning when I decided to leave from Chandigarh to Delhi in my car since had to be in the city for an important business meeting. I usually start while its dark to avoid traffic on the highway and save time. But that day, nature had a different plan for me. …

Managing CHANGE? – Just don’t mention the word

by ROSS SWAN It is often said that change is the only constant. As oxymoronic as that may sound, it is most certainly true. The sooner we embrace or learn to embrace change, we would find ourselves less trapped in a time warp and going against the inevitable. The importance of change is accentuated especially …

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How LEADERS impact the organisations?

A discussion with one of my friend about how leaders shape organizations and careers led me to think deeply about this issue. Why I call this a problem is because I realized that somehow not all who reach the TOP are LEADERS. Of course, I do not have to define LEADERSHIP again for you. Right? …

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