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17 May

Hobby as a mainstream career

  One of my earlier posts, “How to prepare for a Solid Career in a Dynamic Environment” elicited numerous discussions.  As I read and thought more on this interesting topic, the one topic that keeps...

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03 May

Advanced leadership qualities – Acceptance of facts

Over the past few days, I had the pleasure of reading interviews of two highly accomplished and successful individuals and leaders in their own right.  While both interviews had an ample sprinkling of tips for...

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19 Apr

Sending powerful and influential leadership messages

    It is possible for leaders to send out high potential, powerful and influential leadership messages without much fanfare.  In an earlier post, I had written about how one can alter someone else’s actions...

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05 Apr

Six Activities that develop effective leadership qualities

    The best way to learn is by doing and one can develop effective leadership qualities by taking on certain activities.  Activities that need you to step out of your comfort zone, work with...

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08 Mar

Effective Leadership Skills – Make or buy decision

  As a leader you will be constantly confronted with the “make or buy” decision.  Unknowingly, you may have set up certain conditions in your mind as you made this decision in the past.  The...

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01 Feb

Four Advanced tips to ensure successful campaigns

    Is there a framework to ensure successful campaigns?  One of my cricket mates, who was newly appointed captain of the league team some years ago, approached me for a tip on how to...

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18 Jan

Personal Development Framework – based on business framework

For an effective personal development framework, one can just take what works for successful corporations.  Similar to competitive advantage and performance management, what works well for a business also works wells for individuals. Just as...

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04 Jan

Setting Effective Annual Objectives

    The start of a New Year brings on an additional desired task, that of setting effective annual objectives also known as New Year resolutions. According to the University of Scranton, of the 45%...

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21 Dec

Identifying top quality players in your team

Every leader looks for that match-winner that she can count on to deliver in all tricky situations.  All the leaders I have come across have one or few such top quality players in their teams. ...

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07 Dec

Lack of confidence as a leadership deterrent

    Continuing with the responses to our survey analysis, lack of confidence is another big factor that was pointed out as a deterrent to someone taking up challenging leadership initiatives.   Lack of confidence...