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The Accidental Manager

The Accidental Manager

(These statements are strictly personal and are not those of any Company or Organization) By my nature I am a very competitive person. I love to win. At school I would compete for grades, in sport I had to win – second was the fastest loser, on my way home on my...
Getting the Basics Right

Getting the Basics Right

If you lived in one of the cricketing nations, it is very likely that you follow a bit of cricket. Some of us may still play, some may have played and some may only watch. Lately, with IPL making the shorter version of the game very popular, more people have an...
Five beacons for your leadership journey

Five beacons for your leadership journey

Adolf Hitler would feature in most lists of leaders of all time, but I would not want to fashion my leadership journey around him, would you? The intent of this post is not to identify the right leader to emulate but define a few guiding lights. Based on my experience...
Thoughts that plague a manager’s mind

Thoughts that plague a manager’s mind

As a consultant, I come across many project and program managers in the IT world. I always wondered why most of their faces looked to be in pain. I was then enlightened by a long-time family friend who happens to be a homemaker. She mockingly said, “Hadn’t...
4 words to test motivational level

4 words to test motivational level

Over the years, most of the time, most of us, do the job that we are assigned to do. Yes, the outcome of our hard work is dependent on many factors – our capability, the outside environment, our luck (yes, it does play a part). There’s one other factor...