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Artificial Intelligence in 2025

  Over the past few weeks, I came across a few articles, all on the...

Becoming Irreplaceable

  “I am irreplaceable”. I heard this statement when I watched a clipping of Priyanka...

Reframe the situation

Many times we are faced with a situation that seems to stay static forever.  It...

Aiming for Transformational Success

  In an earlier post I mentioned the importance of “seeing around the corner” and...

Transformational Success

It is the year-end and then the beginning of a fresh New Year.  So how...

The Power of the Unexpected

  There is a store in New York City called LittleMissMatched. This store took off...

Last minute change of direction – Avoid at all costs

Many times I have experienced firsthand, a brilliant move by a team member that causes...

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The value of speed

  One of the cultural differences between the likes of Google, Amazon, McKinsey, etc. and corporations...

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Building Trust – a core leadership quality

    Last week I read a post on the “speed of trust” and it...

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See round the corner – identifying, preparing and positioning yourself for the next big thing

  Wayne Gretzky famously attributed the reason for his greatness as a hockey player to...

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How to build a compelling online presence

    A few weeks ago one of my good friends asked me why his...

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Using Anchoring as an Effective Negotiation technique

    Anchoring or focalism is a cognitive bias that describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on...

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Leadership and self-development – effective negotiation techniques

  I admit that negotiating a better deal for my own self is not my...

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How to lead teams without authority

    Very often as a leader, you are dependent on others to deliver results...

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21 tips for more effective email communication

    A large portion of my communication takes place via email.  Over a period...

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Effective self-development – Stepping out of your comfort zone

  For effective self-development and for realizing your full potential, you must develop the habit...

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How Effective Leaders guide, support or decide on a proposal

  In continuing with the post on “how to get a favorable decision for your...

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Extreme Self-Motivation to Achieve your Goal

  The other day I was watching “Koun banega crorepati” (KBC), the 2014 season Hindi...

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How to get a favorable decision for your proposal – every time

  Over the past few years I have been closely observing the habits of highly...

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How a blog can help in systematic transition from hobby to career

    Systematic transition from hobby to career can be achieved by way of a...

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Ten ways to convert your hobby into a career

  In the previous three posts, we progressed from thinking about hobby as a career,...

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From writing passion to career – self-development

In continuing with our series on going from passion to career, I have just the...

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From hobby to passion to career – 7 examples

  Following up on the last post on going from hobby to career, my friend...

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From hobby to career – 8 things to think about

  In “hobby as a mainstream career”, the thought of having a hobby as a...

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Hobby as a mainstream career

  One of my earlier posts, “How to prepare for a Solid Career in a...

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Advanced leadership qualities – Acceptance of facts

Over the past few days, I had the pleasure of reading interviews of two highly...

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Sending powerful and influential leadership messages

    It is possible for leaders to send out high potential, powerful and influential...

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Six Activities that develop effective leadership qualities

    The best way to learn is by doing and one can develop effective...

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Effective Leadership Skills – Make or buy decision

  As a leader you will be constantly confronted with the “make or buy” decision. ...

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Effective leadership qualities – leadership self-regulation

  This post marks the culmination of the first year of Kay Leadership Academy.  On...

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Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership style revealed

  You will never get a second chance to make a first impression!    ...

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How to successfully build and deliver an election speech

    An election speech is a very valuable, important and powerful communication tool.  All...

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Four Advanced tips to ensure successful campaigns

    Is there a framework to ensure successful campaigns?  One of my cricket mates,...

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Personal Development Framework – based on business framework

For an effective personal development framework, one can just take what works for successful corporations. ...

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Setting Effective Annual Objectives

    The start of a New Year brings on an additional desired task, that...

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Identifying top quality players in your team

Every leader looks for that match-winner that she can count on to deliver in all...

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Lack of confidence as a leadership deterrent

    Continuing with the responses to our survey analysis, lack of confidence is another...

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Fear of Failure – while taking on leadership initiatives

    In our survey analysis, fear of failure came across as the biggest factor...

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Orchestrating a turnaround culture change

In an earlier post on the topic of orchestrating a turnaround culture change, I described...

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Leading turnaround culture change – My personal experience

  Every so often you will draw the short straw and get an unenviable assignment...

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Leading cultural change

  In leading cultural change, understanding people within the team and outside of the team...

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5 steps for a leader to bring about organizational change

  This post continues with leadership and how to bring about organizational change.  Last week’s...

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Leadership and culture change – securing quick-wins

  In continuing with our series on leading by example, I’d like to relate a...

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Leading by Example

  Leading by example is one leadership quality that has different views.  In today’s world...

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How to develop inspirational leadership qualities

  Continuing with our leadership survey results, inspirational leadership qualities is another key aspect of...

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Building Leadership Courage

  From our survey analysis last week, it became evident that building leadership courage and...

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Leadership Skills Survey Analysis

  On this site I have posted multiple interviews with successful and experienced everyday leaders.  These...

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Leadership Credibility Story – 5 examples

    In “Building Leadership Credibility” we saw ten tips on building credibility.  This post...

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Building leadership credibility

  Credibility is the quality of being believable and worthy of trust (dictionary.com). As an...

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Analyses of Leadership interviews

  On this site I have posted multiple interviews with successful and experienced everyday leaders. ...

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