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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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20 Sep

Effective self-development – Stepping out of your comfort zone

  For effective self-development and for realizing your full potential, you must develop the habit of stepping out of your comfort zone.   When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone,...

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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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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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22 Feb

Effective leadership qualities – leadership self-regulation

  This post marks the culmination of the first year of Kay Leadership Academy.  On this occasion, I thought of publishing an interview with Trishit Banerjee, a budding “young” leader.  All of 16 years, Trishit...

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09 Feb

How to successfully build and deliver an election speech

    An election speech is a very valuable, important and powerful communication tool.  All other things being equal, a stirring election speech has the power to shift a large section of the electorate in...

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29 Jun

The 10000 hour rule for measuring effort

  For effective self-development, two concepts stand out.  The first is over-preparation as a key to extreme success.  And the second is appropriate quantification for measuring your efforts: since only what can be measured, can...

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15 Jun

Communication can always be improved

  One of my close friends and a very experienced senior manager (let’s call him Jake) has led teams for a long time.  I picked Jake’s brains on what makes a good leader and sought...

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30 May

How to prepare for a solid career in a dynamic environment

  At a recent prize distribution ceremony for a math competition, I had the privilege of speaking on leadership.  In addressing the audience on the topic of leadership and how people engagement skills must be...