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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

Letting go!

  Did I let go when I should have? I know…I know…the answer to the above question can only be given in hindsight or with the foresight of a mythical eagle. Even if the answer were to be an emphatic ‘Yes!!’ when I would be sitting down at the brink of this ‘infinity pool’ called … Continue reading

Habits of Thinking & Action – (HaTaCs)

    Individuals are unique not so much because of their biology but more so due to the way they Think and Act in different situations. We think in a certain manner as we are used to think in that way. And that way comes from how our mind has been scripted all through the … 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

Leaders & Managers!

  Leaders envisage and facilitate the potential of people who work with them. Good Managers spot the potential instead and utilise the same for fulfilling their objectives. Simple managers just use what is available off the shelf. I call them retail managers. They just use and throw, they denude the human society of all future … Continue reading

Decisions are Choices!

Objectivity can be related to holistic thinking not Decisioning…it is about Choosing between available Options. Without making choices we can only wallow in passivity.  

The Team…

May not be an irony for many but the word ‘Team’ has its origin in classical usage as, ‘a team of draught animals – a team of oxen pulling a cart or the plough or a team of horses pulling a carriage’ (Fig. 1). Industrialisation and urbanization has made us forget that and we think … Continue reading

Urban Society – Chakravyu*?

World-wide, urbanisation has been the end product of socio-economic change. It is interesting to remember that it is this end product that most refer to as modernity or development of the human race. Only a few exalted philosophers may dare to disagree. With urbanisation comes one constant – Money! Urbanisation burns money at a much … 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