It’s a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambigous). How do we survive here? I guess the best answers will come from other times that were even more VUCA than this. For instance let’s travel back to the times of the “Gita” which is a dialogue occurring in a battlefield with both sides having weapons […]Read More Success in a VUCA world – ancient wisdom
On our Independence day, what pledges should we take?Read More Happy Independence day India!
Why do we do things on email we wouldnt do in the physical world?!!Read More Emailing etiquette!
Musings on Scott Adam’s recent book and some early results from trying his recommendations. Do systems work better than goals? Is personal energy the best metric? And such stuff…Read More Of Goals, Systems and Success metrics!
The Independence Day is a day of celebration, a precious reminder to offer our gratitude to the generations gone by for teaching us the power of freedom and making this possible; and a day of hope – for what the future will bring. The right time in short for being enchanted by Tagore’s magical, visionary […]Read More Happy Independence Day
A decade or so ago, multi-tasking was a much revered skill. People would flash it in their resumes, coffee corners would resound with whispers of the star who could do many things at the same time and supervisors would put that up as a skill to acquire proficiency in as you made your way up […]Read More Multi-tasking to multi-focus
My post on the WC 2014 Fever. I look on amused (and inspired) in a post that looks to decode what makes it so very special….Read More Football, a world cup and a wildly cheering populace!
Its that time of the year again – the time when managers get to play judge (or god if you will!) and sift through their teams – leaving the successes on one side and the not-so-successful on the other. Yes, I am talking about the promotion cycle – when men and women suddenly find themselves […]Read More Performance Management time – ramblings from the other side!
A few months ago having travelled to attend a conference meet in Pune, I was pleasantly surprised to meet a colleague and a respected leader at the breakfast table. We got talking about various things and the topic drifted to leadership traits when he reminisced about an exercise from long ago where everyone had to […]Read More Takeaways from the wonderful “Steve Jobs” biography by Walter Isaacson
Let me confess, I am a big kindle fan – and have been one for a couple of years now. The endless collections, speed of procuring the books, and the “paper-like” feel the device provides – all I am sure contribute to this positive vibe. Last week, however I discovered a non-feature – a feature […]Read More Sharing in the electronic world, why are we making it so tough!
The other day, a few of us got together and the discussions moved on to how we would need to consistently work on ourselves to stay relevant in today’s fast moving world. A collegue Kartic pulled out a slender book “How Stella saved the farm“, and recommended we read it – this is a mini […]Read More Of farms, innovation and all that…
I experience a “Robin Sharma” seminar for the first time. My experiences and takeaways….Read More Lead without a title – a Robin Sharma seminar experience