Demonetisation; Dharnaas and Development

Lights! Camera!! Demonetisation!!! This action happened on 8th November 2016 and we saw some interesting scenes emerge in the last 3 weeks of this action. Common man’s agony (some of it genuine and some over projected); debates; dharnaas; allegations and counter allegations. It had all ingredients of a perfectly engaging movie. The difference was that […]

I Transform, India Transforms….

Some time back I attended a leadership conclave with the title ‘I transform, India transforms’. I had a great opportunity to listen to people from different fields, especially those who have made significant contribution in their area. One such speaker was Amish Tripathi. Amish is a famous Indian author known for his trilogy on lord […]

Have you had your Cinderella moment yet?

A Cinderella moment is the moment of an overnight success or recognition of an individual in an Organisation. Before we discuss about Cinderella moment any further, let me something about Keshav. My friend Keshav works at a middle management position with a mid-size private Organisation in Mumbai. He has had a straight career graph. While […]

Intrapreneurship – Fad or a necessity

Many Organisations today, whether big or small, are looking out for this one important requirement amongst their employees. The requirement is called Intrapreneurship. There is no word called ‘Intrapreneurship’ in the dictionary. So I was curious as to where have the word come from, what are its different traits of Intrapreneurship, is it possible to […]

Leadership lessons from Pro Kabaddi first season winner – Part 2

In part 1 we looked at team composition; strategy and execution of Jaipur Pink Panthers. We also saw how we can juxtapose these tenets to business life. Let’s now look at the other 3 important tenets in this final section. 4. Resilience : Its’ not that Pink Panthers had straight line victories. In fact they lost […]

6 Leadership and performance lessons from Pro Kabaddi season 1 winner

Pro Kabbadi season 2 has started with full fanfare in Mumbai on 18th July 2015. The first match was between season 1 finalists Jaipur Pink Panther and U Mumba. I must thank Mashaal Sports; Charu Sharma and Star Sports. You gave us a treat by reviving the sports of Kabaddi and giving it a great glamour […]

Trouble managing team? Try Resonant Leadership

Here is a small, quick and interesting exercise. Think of a name who you classify as BAD boss. Think of a couple of points why you think he/she is a bad boss. Take a deep breath and now think of a GREAT boss you have had in your life and think of a couple of […]

What is design thinking and is it for you and me?

Thinking like a designer can transform the way you design products, services, processes – and even strategy – Tim Brown Newspapers are abuzz with the term ‘design thinking’ these days. In fact they may have written about it earlier, however it caught my attention recently when a big corporation decided that most of its staff […]