Aiming for Transformational Success

  In an earlier post I mentioned the importance of “seeing around the corner” and also how to accomplish that. But simply seeing round the corner, and understanding the next big thing is not enough. You need to keep working on three other things to be able to capture maximum value out of the future environment. If you don’t do this, you may still be able to incrementally improve upon what you are currently doing, and maybe even manage to stay afloat. But you will...

Transformational Success

It is the year-end and then the beginning of a fresh New Year.  So how can I not talk about planning and goal-setting for the New Year? However, this time we will take a long-term view. A year = 12 months = 4 quarters. A year is a good time to review the plans and goals that you set 12 months ago. You should build 4 check-points during the year.  One per quarter. This is when you can check your progress against the goals.  If...

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18 Jul

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 his ability to see round the corner.  This is captured in his famous quote that he is able to “to...

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05 Jan

How to build a compelling online presence

    A few weeks ago one of my good friends asked me why his name was not showing up in Google search results.  This person has more than 25 years of solid work experience,...

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24 Nov

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 the first piece of information offered (the "anchor") when making decisions. During decision making, anchoring occurs when individuals use an initial...

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10 Nov

Leadership and self-development – effective negotiation techniques

  I admit that negotiating a better deal for my own self is not my strong-point.  I do understand the power of good negotiation and how you can leverage that skill to build solid business...

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23 Aug

Extreme Self-Motivation to Achieve your Goal

  The other day I was watching “Koun banega crorepati” (KBC), the 2014 season Hindi edition of “Who wants to be a millionaire”.  With viewership well into the tens of millions, the biggest draw is...

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09 Aug

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 effective executives and how they manage to get a favorable decision for their proposal, every time.  You may call it...

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12 Jul

Ten ways to convert your hobby into a career

  In the previous three posts, we progressed from thinking about hobby as a career, to the possibility of going from hobby to career, to considering 8 aspects of a hobby before it can become...

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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...