Human skills

One of the most startling features of our human race is our ability to relate, develop an affinity and attachment to each other. Recently, I met a couple of friends whose human skills have badly deteriorated. Business and busyness are their excuses. Most people are busy minding their business, yet their level of communication is […]

If you are a leader, what is your purpose?

The number of leaders who are purposeless and they are consciously aware of this is staggering. The impact on everyone around them is huge. If you do not know what you stand for as a leader, sorry to tell you that you your leadership journey has come to an end before it starts. Shouting your […]

Culture is by design not by default.

Most leaders treat their cultures as a by-product. Employees and customers often describe or talk about a great experience which they had with this company or that company. Culture is a brand. Leaders must fixate their sights on thoughtfully designing their organizational culture to be the brand that truly reflects what they stand for and […]

The economics of leadership

What is the value created for employees in terms of providing them with an inspiring and an empowering working environment? What is the value created for customers through the meaningful products and services? What is the value and impact created and generated for all stakeholders? What is the overall impact of the whole organization? Is […]

It starts and ends with leadership.

Organizations do not fail by themselves; leaders push them to the edge. A great culture is by design. Who designs or ruins the culture? Leaders do. A great or bad working environment for employees is the leaders making. Meaningful products and outstanding services are the outcomes of great leaders on board. The positive or negative […]

You decide

If you are happy where you are, stay where you are. That is simple. If you hate your job, change it. If you want to be an entrepreneur and escape the 9-To-5 Grind, be bold. If you want to pursue a new venture in life, plan it and embark on it. You decide not those […]

Document your ideas

By clearly writing your ideas whether in a blog or a book, it greatly helps you to understand your own ideas and philosophies and benefit other people. Most people open their mouths to sell their services. What they initially achieve is high disengagement rates. It is better to tell the world who you truly are […]

Reposition yourself.

The rule is not to talk, write and create to get a couple of spikes in people‚Äôs attention, if so, your game will be short-lived. The market is full of sales reps who barely add any value. If you are talking to the intellectuals of the world, the game is different. The attention span depends […]

When beliefs are in conflict with actions

Although leadership is a practicable skill that can be developed and nurtured like any other skills, it is largely driven by the set of values, convictions, principles, and beliefs that leaders intrinsically developed and cherished through their lives. I met a banker recently who strived to convince me that he possesses all the great leadership […]

Very mediocre

If a company is producing and delivering average products and services, probably they are mediocre. Recently, I had a terrible experience with an airline that I will fully address in a future post. Their problem is that they want to be seen as a market leader or a big player, but they are far below […]