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‘Leadership Roundtables’ @ Taj Bangalore; 16th Mar 2018

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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

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

The 2.5 Buttons of Leadership!

Leadership has come to rule the book shelves of both the sellers and buyers of anything to do with organisational management. Publishers, distributors, E-Sellers, practicing managers, students and teachers are constantly visiting the different watering holes of leadership and wondering what they as individuals should, could or have to do as functioning leaders. Even spiritualism … 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

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

Why ‘Beyond Expectations’

Expectations of yourself, of your family, friends, employers, employees, customers, and competitors are all Limitations. Living within these limitations could be normal and satisfactory for many but there are some people who are leaders as per this author who have preferred to lead their lives ‘beyond expectations’. Most people before being corrupted or reduced to … Continue reading