Leadership

I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve sat in front of a buyer for team development or team-building solutions and their main desired outcome is better “teamwork”. In fact, it's often a moment...
Mar 14, 2019
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For more than a decade, I have been researching, blogging and keynoting on topics surrounding the mystery of “teamwork” . I call it a mystery because very often you know it’s happening when it’s...
Nov 12, 2018
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Forward-thinking asset managers need to embrace a long-term data-driven approach to their operations. Asset managers globally are collectively on a critical journey to modernize their technology...
Jun 19, 2018
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PERSONAL   Philosophy: Count your blessings and be happy   Political views: Liberal   Vision for self: To keep pace and adopt to the tectonic transformations taking place in the outside...
Jun 08, 2018
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About a year ago, I had a fruitful and enjoyable trip to South Africa and Namibia. The trip included a lunch with longtime friend and fellow professional speaker, Nick French, who used to live in...
May 10, 2018
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It’s not often you get a round of Facebook laughs when someone posts a picture of a sign at a Japanese ski resort apologising profusely for the ‘low’ snow base of a ‘mere’ four metres of snow....
Apr 03, 2018
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In March 2011, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the much-celebrated editor of the Harvard Business Review, wrote a seminal piece on leadership titled ‘Zoom In, Zoom Out’.    She said that ‘the lens...
Mar 05, 2018
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Picture this situation: having worked hard at getting a key decision-maker to the bargaining table, you think you have sewn up. They like your service or product, the conversation has been pretty...
Feb 28, 2018
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Do the nuances of leadership change with time? Is leadership a contextual thing? Is leadership about maintaining the status quo or challenging it? Is leadership a disruptive thing? Finally, should...
Feb 21, 2018
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The Chinese must be arguably the world’s largest diaspora with roughly 100 million ‘Chinese’ who are mostly through national assimilation, Malaysians, Singaporeans and so on. I’ve even met Spanish...
Feb 15, 2018
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“If you want to be a leader, be a bridge” In the VUCA world we inhabit - volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous - there is barely any room for convention. Traditions and norms are under attack...
Jan 19, 2018
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If I were not a CFO... I always desired to pursue medicine and wanted to become a heart surgeon. I fell short by just 2 marks for admission to the science stream and was asked to join the...
Dec 20, 2017
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The enormous global changes of the past decade have led to a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. Hence, the CFO’s responsibility has become more critical to hedge his or...
Nov 21, 2017
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Santosh Babu   Organisational efficiency is about doing things faster and with optimal use of resources. But the concept has been inter­preted to make leadership a subset of it. This is...
Nov 09, 2017
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Gagan Adlakha   Organisations need a pipeline of disruption-proof leadership. Do the uncertain times call for predictive leadership or responsive leadership? What is the difference and how to...
Nov 09, 2017
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IN DECEMBER 2016, Jeff Boss, contributed a trend piece for Forbes magazine in which he outlined seven megatrends in leadership for 2017. So, how have some of those been panning out? I can say from my...
Oct 03, 2017
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Most of the leadership advice aimed at senior functional managers is how to build, align, energize, and guide a world-class team. This is a challenging task in its own right, but we all know it isn’t...
Jul 25, 2017
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On a very normal Saturday at 9.12 am tiny island state of Singapore, a young man created history by being the first Singaporean to win an Olympic gold medal. Joseph Schooling not only won the men’s...
Sep 12, 2016
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“I was not keeping well and still I travelled from Delhi to Mumbai just to receive this award. It was a fantastic feeling and definitely it keeps me motivated to keep working for more.” These...
Apr 06, 2016
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CFO100 is just getting bigger and better with each passing edition. Since its launch in 2011, the annual event has become an annual highlight among financial professionals. One of India’s most...
Apr 06, 2016
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Over the years, as an observer of organisational structures, I have been fascinated by how the increasing importance of an issue is a predictor of a new role in the C-suite. In recent years,...
Apr 06, 2016
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Downhill skiing is one of the most exhilarating sports in which to take part, and possibly to watch. Even on a non-competitive level, there’s something about the mastery of manoeuvring your body...
Apr 05, 2016
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The recent attacks in Paris which led to the killing of over 125 people were brutal on many counts - the most critical of which has been targeting of locations frequented by locals, instead of...
Nov 30, 2015
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