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Achievers or Attainers ?

Normal managers are like normal human beings, as studied and ratified by the one and only Abraham Maslow. Maslow’s normal human being is a simple algorithmic mix of his or her subconscious positioning in what he defined as the pyramid of the Hierarchy of Needs. The normal ‘me’ or ‘I’ is nothing but a Maslow’s … Continue reading

Risk, Management & Leadership!

Between Management & the Future, lies the grand canyon of Risks! Leadership keeps throwing the rope across this canyon, till it hooks onto something and holds! The shouts of caution drown in the shrieks of amazement only to crescendo into a roar of applause as the leader takes the first steps towards the yawning chasm. … Continue reading

Married to Management – II

Management – A Manager’s Profession! What is management all about? I know it could be a huge topic and open up fresh debates for the reader as well as other commentators, if not practitioners. However, being married to management and not daring to define management would be like buying a powerful car only to rev … Continue reading

Married to Management – I

  You just got married. Congratulations dear manager! I must be the last to congratulate you. But you got lots from your ‘nears and dears’ and even from those who might once have jeered or peer-ed. The balloons and festoons, the parties with the smart repartees over, you are off now in this pink car … Continue reading

Civilisation: Is India different?

For sure, India is different! Anyone who has spent some time in India has found it difficult to box the Indians into any of the acknowledged stereotypes. Indians are just Indians, not Asians, Arabians, Americans, Europeans or Latinos. Philosophical Causality For the less travelled and innocent foreigner, the difference is immediately noticed in the diversity … Continue reading

Introduction to ‘ASCENT…’. A book for Leader – Managers!

‘ASCENT – A Practising Manager’s Growth Mantra’, (published by Random House, Gurgaon, India; 2014; ISBN 978 81 8400 623 0). A book on Growth Management with the onus squarely on Leadership is primarily for practising Managers. Foreword by Jonathan Gosling, Professor of Leadership and Co-founder of IMPM. Available on Amazon, Flipkart, Crossword, etc. Links at the … Continue reading

Necessity is NOT the mother of invention!

Remarkable achievements, transformational change and leaving a powerful impact on others’ minds are topics that always engrossed me. In the early part of my life, I did not have the semantics of today neither did I do things out of reflective choice. Like most, I also did things steered by habits of thinking and action … Continue reading

Religion & Leadership!

These thoughts jostled in my mind at the end of the big festive season in India. I was peacefully perched on my chair at my balcony, adequately supported by my smiling teapot, an accepting ashtray, fresh evening air and my laptop – what else does a man need when alone with his mind? I thought … Continue reading

‘ASCENT: A Practising Manager’s Growth Mantra’

My first book for Managers, published by Random House with a Foreword by Jonathan Gosling, Professor of Leadership and Co-founder of IMPM is now available on Amazon, Flipkart, Crossword, etc…few links: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LPJ8T8U/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=bbus-20 flipkart.com/ascent-practising-managers-growth-mantra/p/itmdy2ygpwehcpjc http://www.amazon.in/Ascent-Practising-Managers-Growth-Mantra/dp/8184006233

A Practising Manager!

A Practising Manager as opposed to a student of management is like the trapeze artist high up in the air, balanced precariously on a bare ledge, while the student of management sits in the audience at the edge of his chair with a management programme in his hands. He is wondering when he will get … Continue reading