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Regional Leadership, National Impact: Five Leadership lessons

We are all fresh from the recent 5 state elections in India where all the states who had significant regional leadership presence won the mandate to govern the state for the next 5 years. There were sustained efforts from National Leaders across the rank and file of various parties that came to campaign for the […]

Managing Self

Anxious moments go tick, tick, tick ….

The emotions and experiences we go through during those anxious moments are unparalleled. And for people who have exhibited a greater resolve to manage those moments with calm and alacrity generally end up ‘learning more’ from that episode than most of the lesser-known mortals. The 11th May 2021 print of the Times of India, Mumbai […]

A new cESG score … Are you ready to follow this?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Investors are increasingly applying these non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities. We all are aware of this original definition of the term and this […]

Lean – Simply Explained

Lean is the concept of driving manufacturing operations efficiently that evolved out of the Toyota Production System in the mid  20th century. It is based on the philosophy of defining value from the perspective of the customer, and continually improving the way in which value is delivered, by eliminating wasteful use of resources, or that […]

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What does it take to make an effective leader?

There is no such thing as a strong organisation without effective leadership, yet there is an ongoing struggle for a solution to the problem of creating excellent leadership. Organisations have stumbled from one initiative to another, from one competency model to another, from one process to another; all desperately trying to find a way to […]

Are your EYES listening?

We all think of ourselves as good listeners, we believe that we pay enough respect to the speaker by seeming to listen intently to every word that has been spoken (You may as well be time-traveling!) After all haven’t we been told quite a few times that being a good listener is to be like […]

Integration of Industrial maintenance with Continuous Improvement

Modern industries have closely associated themselves with Continuous Improvement throughout the last decade and are further looking into newer areas to incorporate CI. This is aligned with every industry’s improvement model and its sole objective of increasing productivity and revenues through continuous improvement models. Industries are going through a very competitive scenario where every enterprise […]

Are you Listening

Are you Listening

How many times have you heard this from a friend, colleague, boss, or more often from the spouse! Yes, I meant “heard “because if you had been listening there would not have been that question in the first place! When I had planned my series on Communication, Listening as a skill was not on the […]

How to sustain Continuous Improvement

We come across the term “Continuous Improvement” numerous times these days, and there are lots of interpretations of the concept of CI. Most of these interpretations are missing the point somewhere down the line and focusing upon the execution of a bunch of improvement projects. It does provide us with a good, rewarding starting point. […]

Perseverance: An important leadership skill

Once, there was an older man, who was barely able to make ends meet. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decides things had to change.  His friends drooled over his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change. He left […]

Application of Lean Six Sigma in Supply chain

Every business is unique in terms of needs for smooth and scalable supply chain management practices. With multiple moving parts that need to align perfectly in supply chain management, it becomes a very delicate and pertinent process. At times, an unassuming minor adjustment can have very constructive cost and time-saving implications throughout the end-to-end cycle for […]

Perseverance – a quality needed for great leadership

We know, how knowledge and skills are essential for leaders to become more competent. These are dependant mainly on how much time and effort we spend on developing them through adequate coaching and training. But leadership takes more than that. A true leader must possess an intricate quality that would distinguish him or her from the […]

Leadership sets the tone for Company Culture

Company culture is a complex phenomenon typically comprising of 3 components, represented by an iceberg: Behaviours, systems, policies and processes surrounding the way things are done in an organisation Values and goals are typically set by the leadership team Underlying assumptions that guide behaviour Leaders play a critical role in driving organizational change, their behaviour […]

The top skill needed to excel in your career … even in the new normal!

In a 2018 survey by the National association of colleges & Employers (NACE), Verbal communication skills ranked first among a job candidate’s “must have” skills & qualities. It’s not surprising that this hasn’t changed even today in the “New normal” that everyone loves to quote. If you were to check the top 3 skills needed […]

Feedbacks – The INTENT and IMPACT

Feedbacks have a multitude of emotions around it when given, asked, received, and even heard. We all have been in this ‘feedback journey’ in any or many stages of the mentioned earlier. The way we handle it, address it, and emerge from it is key to the success of its impact on us. Here are […]

Resilience – For Leaders and Organizations

Resilience—for both individuals and organizations—will be an essential attribute as we move through this crisis and into the future. As I write, towards the end of 2020, we have already witnessed a year of a ‘never-before’ pandemic in recent decades. We are well down the path toward a new normal—learning which business practices will continue […]

To be or not to be – Coached!

We have often come across successful people being guided and managed by Coaches. The commonest ones appear in the form of Coaches for Sportspersons, Coaches for Academic excellence, Coaches for Musicians, Coaches for Professional pursuit and possibly a few more. Coaches are contacted or sought after primarily under 2 broad scenarios: One, when a Leader […]

Leadership

The Leadership Series

There are many traits that a Leader must adorn and deliver as a part of his daily life. His actions speak louder than words sometimes. A leader is watched, admired, and followed by all the right actions, albeit very slowly. The reason they are slow as they need to become a habit for us. But […]

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Personal Strategies to translate into Leadership Growths

Reputation and personal branding play a crucial role in one’s leadership journey. During the early stages of growth, the company and its products’ image is the end product as customers don’t associate much with people, they associate with companies. The below strategies will help you in some ways where you can channelise your personal growth […]