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Capital as Punishment

Thanks to many years of work with entrepreneurs and PE / VC firms, I have come to witness the emotional pain that a fair number of entrepreneurs go through after…

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Seven Conversations that every HR professionals must master

The success of HR professionals depends in good measure on the quality of their conversations with a wide range of stakeholders. Given that the heart  and soul of HR work…

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Bad people and Difficult people at the top

Whenever I am conducting a workshop on coaching and mentoring skills for leaders within organisations, I am almost always asked this difficult question. It is almost like an objection that…

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The trouble with passionate people

Organisations love employees who are passionate about what they do or work with passion. In fact, passion often figures as a preferred value. The reasons for this are understandable.

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What counts – your ratings or stories?

I still remember the fascinating time I spent at the cafeteria in my first job. First, I was not even sure if it was okay to join a bunch of…

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6 sure ways to kill a conversation

A father or mother wants to talk to their daughter or son about something important. The conversation begins and in a couple of minutes, the daughter or son walk away…

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Can Leaders be made to measure?

You see, Kavish is great at getting things done. His execution is flawless. He is also good with people. It is just that he is just not strategic. He is…

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Too much assessment too little support

Talk to your doctor-friend and he will admit in private that there is a huge amount of inappropriate and unnecessary diagnostics that patients are put through. Technology and financing and…

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The real problem with delegation: micromanagement or abdication

The ability and inability to delegate at a level that is appropriate to one’s position in the organisation very often figures as an acute development need for entrepreneurs, leaders and…

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Applied Self-awarneness

Our first brush with enhanced self-awareness through feedback was perhaps in school when our teachers wrote something about us in our progress reports or our friends wrote something about us…

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Managing Transition: helping the next Chairman succeed

Hind sight is a perfect science. In the last few days all the wise men and women have shared their wisdom about what went wrong at Tata Sons and how…

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