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Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules

Thirteen Rules

Colin Powell was the first black U.S. Secretary of State. (Despite the smoking gun fiasco at the UN that led to the Iraq war!!) In the foreword to his acclaimed memoir It Worked For Me: In Life And Leadership, Colin Read more…


An Early Career Leadership Lesson

leadership lesson

One of the early mistakes in my career was when I was promoted into a leadership role for the first time. I was a leader, and I had an eight-member team reporting to me, with three of them managing small Read more…


John Maxwell’s Five Levels Of Leadership

Maxwell's Five Levels of leadership

How Good a leader am I, and how do I get to the next level? I am sure anyone responsible for leading a team has this question in their mind.  John Maxwell’s Book Five Levels Of Leadership gives an excellent overview of Read more…


Six Leadership Traits

leadership traits

I recently caught up with a young friend who is between jobs. He is moving into a senior management role with a regional mandate. He wanted some guidance and what he should do to be an effective leader. Having worked Read more…


Leadership

leadership

For anyone in a leadership role responsible for managing and supporting a team, here is a quote by Antoine De Saint, a French adventurer and writer, that can work as a guiding principle for what good Leadership can be. If Read more…


What’s Your Situational Leadership?

Situational Leadership

A few backs back, an ex-colleague of mine who runs a successful business and I discussed about the most effective strategies to manage talent within the organization. What is the ideal leadership style- Is it directive, task-oriented, or supportive? When Read more…


Life Lessons From Coach Wooden

Without really planning for it, in the last couple of days, I have quoted John Wooden in my blogs.Who are you on the inside. focus on the process Coach Wooden, as he was popularly known, has been and continues to Read more…


Think Win-Win

In my Mid 30s I was a combative, competitive sort of a person focussed on making myself look good and successful in all work endeavours. I often got into situations where others in the team felt that I was being Read more…


Life Lessons From A Surgeon

My 89 year old father underwent a complex surgery a couple of weeks back that had all of us in the family worried. On the scheduled day, he was wheeled into the surgery theater sharp at 8.30 am and the Read more…