Virtual Solutions

Overview Pragati Leadership has aggressively re-configured its key programs for delivery through virtual platforms to ensure that your learning needs are met even in today’s scenario. We have sharpened the skills of our experienced facilitators in the usage of virtual platforms for the delivery of engaging training sessions. We are competent to deliver the programs […]

Managerial Excellence

Overview This program is for people who have recently moved from an Individual contributor to a Leadership role. Modality: Live Facilitator Led Virtual Session Hardware and Software requirements: Laptop, Zoom App, stable internet connection. The learning platform used for the program will be Zoom, ensure that you have the App installed on your Laptop Methodology: […]

Culture Of Coaching

Overview Harness the power of change. Rewire your thinking, transform your mindset and make change happen for your organisation. Our Leading Change Leadership training program is designed to inspire leaders to revolutionize their outlook and enable them to create winning businesses. Enquire Now Learning Objectives Appreciate the importance of change for the success of the […]

How to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is a surviving skill in every phase of life. Be it shopping or working – understanding the science behind negotiation is really necessary. In this competitive era, skills and hard-work are incomplete if you don’t ace the negotiation skills. It all depends on who closes the deal. Today the definition of success also depends […]

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Stop Talking About Work-Life Balance

Today’s hectic lifestyle and competitive work environment leave us very little time for our self and our families. While we may be climbing ladders at our workplace, we might be doing so at the cost of our other life, the one at home. Hence, many corporate employees are found struggling rather unsuccessfully to strike a […]

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Executive Coaching

Overview Harness the power of change. Rewire your thinking, transform your mindset and make change happen for your organisation. Our Leading Change Leadership training program is designed to inspire leaders to revolutionize their outlook and enable them to create winning businesses. Enquire Now Learning Objectives Appreciate the importance of change for the success of the […]

Managerial Excellence

Overview This program is for people who have recently moved from an Individual contributor to a Leadership role. Modality: Live Facilitator Led Virtual Session Hardware and Software requirements: Laptop, Zoom App, stable internet connection. The learning platform used for the program will be Zoom, ensure that you have the App installed on your Laptop Methodology: […]

Leadership Training in India

A global study on leadership by Korn Ferry which takes in consideration the view of investors and experts on leadership of companies states that only 26% of business leaders are equipped to lead future businesses in India.[1] Such study shows the real challenge India is facing while training the next gen leaders. To move up […]

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Developing Women Leaders

Overview To increase women representation in mid senior leadership positions via providing a learning platform and mentoring plan for high-potential chosen women employees. Our Developing Women Leaders program empower women representation at senior positions and provide a learning platform Enquire Now Learning Objectives Develop women leaders at various leadership levels to build a gender diverse […]

Emotional Intelligence

Overview Who is it for? Mid to senior Leaders across all functions. Modality: Live Facilitator Led Virtual Session Hardware and Software requirements: Laptop, Zoom App, stable internet connection. The learning platform used for the program will be Zoom, ensure that you have the App installed on your Laptop Methodology: Our methods are chosen to provide […]

Mindful and Wholesome Leadership – How Can You Practice It?

Mindful leader development practices are prevalent everywhere. One of the top leadership development programs launched by Google called “Search Inside Yourself” is a popular course which revolves around wholesome leadership wherein the employees learn about emotional intelligence and meditation. The course teaches you to master your emotions, train your mind and more importantly, gives you […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Overview Who is it for? Mid to senior Leaders across all functions. Modality: Live Facilitator Led Virtual Session Hardware and Software requirements: Laptop, Zoom App, stable internet connection. The learning platform used for the program will be Zoom, ensure that you have the App installed on your Laptop Methodology: Our methods are chosen to provide […]

4 Things Every First Time Manager Should do to Become the Best Boss

Congratulations, you are a manager now! That’s great news, isn’t it? That cabin which you’ve always been vying for is finally yours. Is the much-awaited promotion making you feel equal parts happy, overwhelmed as well as anxious? Don’t worry – every first time manager feels this healthy combination of feelings. Your journey until now was […]

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How to Have an Incredibly Collaborative Team?

When we think of sports, we think of fun and entertainment; we think of energy and performance. But when you take a closer look, sports are one of the best representations of teamwork and collaboration. A group of individuals come together to accomplish a particular goal. Legendary Basketball Coach Phil Jackson once said “For a […]

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Managerial Excellence

Overview This program is for people who have recently moved from an Individual contributor to a Leadership role. Modality: Live Facilitator Led Virtual Session Hardware and Software requirements: Laptop, Zoom App, stable internet connection. The learning platform used for the program will be Zoom, ensure that you have the App installed on your Laptop Methodology: […]

Can Leadership Be Taught?

One of the funny things you see in children is how they mimic some of their parent’s actions. When they are small and innocent, it appears funny. However, habits accumulated through such imitation often end up defining the personality of the child.  However, most of the inculcation happens without any formal teaching. These behaviours seem […]

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How to Design an Effective Leadership Development Program?

Today, the question isn’t whether you should invest in Leadership Development Program or not, many top MNCs like EY, Amazon and Marriott International throughout the globe are investing heavily in their leadership program and reaping the benefits. The real question is, how can you build an effective leadership program to help your organization and identify […]

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Leadership Recipes For Women

Overview This program is for women professionals (managers and leaders)who would like to enhance their careers to the next level by learning about some critical behaviours and skills that they can practice at work. There are many secret and ingredients that go into making a perfect recipe and a winning dish.In the same way ,there […]

Why Health Should be a Priority for Leaders

We grew up learning ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise!”. In the last century though, while we have become wealthier and wiser, we seem to have received a beating on the health front. Many problems like Diabetes, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Thyroid etc. hitting individuals at a very young age. Senior leadership is expressing concern […]

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Managerial Skills

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Emotional Intelligence

Overview This program helps participants understand correct implementation of Emotional Intelligence and lead a smooth communication and maintain relationships at workplace through a structured mechanism. Getting angry is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at right time for the right purpose in right manner is not that easy. […]

She is the Real Shero

Women are approximately 50% of the world’s population and therefore should be in a position of tremendous power, responsibility across all sectors. Women should be in major decision-making and influencing roles. Whether to sanction sanctions on another country or create policy changes in the nation or be part of the merger/demerger decisions, they should be […]

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Managerial Skills

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

How Do You Know Your Leaders are Ready and Capable?

In a recent conversation, the CEO of a well-run organization expressed this question and it got me thinking – is leadership development addressed sufficiently well by organizations and the owners of the organization? Let’s begin with the CEO’s question. Common sense thinking would be to have a competent person for the job. But in the […]

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Executive Presence

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Why most Leadership Trainings don’t work?

Most organizations realize the importance of leadership development. However, their intention to develop powerful leaders often ends up being a damp squib or an also ran exercise. Clearly, the business leaders have not paid closer attention to the factors which contribute to the success of leadership training programs. Through my own experience as a recipient […]

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Managerial Skills

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Playing a Role and Not Just Becoming a First Time Manager

So you are about to become a “First Time Manager”? Well, let’s get a few things straight right at the start. First about “becoming”: You are not going to become a First Time Manager, you will only start playing a new role. You will be the same. Only the role will change. This is exactly […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Overview This program helps participants understand correct implementation of Emotional Intelligence and lead a smooth communication and maintain relationships at workplace through a structured mechanism. Getting angry is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at right time for the right purpose in right manner is not that easy. […]

Inspiring Facilitator TM

Overview Harness the power of change. Rewire your thinking, transform your mindset and make change happen for your organisation. Our Leading Change Leadership training program is designed to inspire leaders to revolutionize their outlook and enable them to create winning businesses. Enquire Now Learning Objectives Appreciate the importance of change for the success of the […]

Executive Presence

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Managerial Skills

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Emotional Intelligence

Overview This program helps participants understand correct implementation of Emotional Intelligence and lead a smooth communication and maintain relationships at workplace through a structured mechanism. Getting angry is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at right time for the right purpose in right manner is not that easy. […]

Mistakes to Avoid for a First Time Coach

“Congrats Prakash, on completing your Coaching training and becoming a coach!” Prakash accepted my compliments with a smile on his face. He said,”Hemant, I am happy at the same time a little anxious about starting my first coaching engagement next week. And I don’t want to make any mistakes. Can you guide me?” I readily […]

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Executive Presence

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Women and Emotional Stability

My upset sister in law called me up and waned to vent out her frustration. She was just out of hospital recovering from a kidney infection .Torn between caring for her-self and household chores, she found her husband being most un cooperative. That is what she wanted to talk about. She vented, I listened and […]

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Leading Change

Overview Leading Change is a critical competency that is required in dealing with and driving changes successfully in the Organization. We are in the midst of rapid and frequent changes – small as well as transformational.Leading Change brings to you the essential elements of the process models for leading change, the skills and the attitudes […]

Managerial Skills

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

How to succeed as an Executive coach?

“How to succeed as an Executive coach?” my friend Prashant was asking me on phone, he was starting his first assignment in a few weeks. I said, “Sure, will discuss. Why don’t you come over for a cup of coffee over the weekend and we will chat up.” Saturday evening in my terrace with a […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Difference between Coaching and Consulting

Coaching….the first picture that comes to mind is of Pulela Gopichand behind PV Sindhu or Andre Agassi cheering Novak Djokovic from the stands. In the cut throat corporate world however, coaching takes on a new meaning. If you are an executive coach you would be dealing with the top people in an organization – the […]

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Team

Our team of qualified corporate trainers Highly qualified facilitators with valuable hands-on corporate work experience to draw upon. Our team includes several former CxOs and has conducted thousands of programs designed to meet many different challenges for a diverse set of organizations. Anand Munshi Anitha Balraj Anu Wakhlu Arun Wakhlu Dr. Kalindi Bhat Dr. Niloufer […]

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Managerial Skills

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

Yoga and Organizational Performance

Mention the word “Yoga” and the first image that comes to mind is someone engaged in a special physical asana (or pose). Yoga is much more than stretching the body. It is more about the resonance that comes from being deeply connected with awareness, with other people and with the natural environment. Leaders working mindfully with a sense […]

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Executive Presence

Overview There are some people whose presence is noticed in ways even when they don’t speak or act. Executive presence is now counted as one of the essential competencies required for successful Leaders. This program will lead to incremental progress in your journey of developing Executive Presence by sharing the required ingredients and the recipe. […]

The Role of Leaders in Creating Happiness

All business leaders are expected to deliver results for the organization. However the role of leaders in creating happiness is lesser understood and also contested by many leaders. Let’s take the conversation to an era, where leaders were essentially rulers of a tribe, clan or a kingdom. There are numerous folk tales where the kings […]

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Role of CEO in Learning & Development

Here is a question to all CEOs. What is your level of involvement and contribution to defining the direction and goals for the Learning and Development in your Organization?

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About

Overview For organizations aspiring to achieve breakthrough results, Pragati Leadership offers powerful learning solutions to accelerate leadership effectiveness and talent performance at all levels. For more than three decades, we have been partnering with our clients to create engaged and productive/effective workplaces through our agile and highly customised solutioning approach. Our belief is that People […]

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Coaching : The way to create medal winners?

Thanks to the quadrennial Asian Games, working professionals all over the world are paying attention to the world outside their cubicles. There’s a lot of excitement in India as many sportspersons are bringing home medals in different disciplines. If you look at India’s performance at the Asian Games, we have historically been most successful in […]

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Strategy at All Levels of Leaders

It is a common belief that Strategic thinking and Strategy development are the privileges of the Top Leadership of an Organization. This arises from the assumption that Strategies are defined to address the high level Corporate and Business Objectives. I follow a simple definition of Strategy – It is a possible pathway or approach to […]

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Key Things to Remember as an Executive Coach

Know the difference between Coaching and other professions: If you were a Behavioral Trainer or Consultant before becoming an Executive Coach, it always helps to remember the key differences in these roles! You would consciously need to move away from the role of ‘telling’ to ‘eliciting’. For some of us, it is tough to make this […]

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Qualities and Characteristics of a Successful Manager

Knowing, Understanding and Managing your stakeholders: According to my understanding of the subject one of the most important and yet neglected areas for a Manager is knowing your stakeholder. Because once you know your stakeholder and ask from them their expectation from you as a manager then & only then you will be able to […]

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Three Lessons Learnt as a First Time Manager

Congratulations, you are a manager now – a ‘First Time Manager’. Wow! Here are three lessons that I learnt many years ago, when I became a manager for the first time. You will be told less; you will be asked more. Life would have been simpler if you were told what to do, when to […]

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5 Tips to Succeed as First Time Manager

1. You are a manager NOW: Believe it and Behave like one! Since you have something special than your colleagues, you have been promoted as a ‘manager’. BELIEVE IT! Let your body language, choice of words, the way you work tell the outside world that the company’s decision was right! 2. Follow ‘70-20-10 rule’ You […]

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Successful traits of a First Time Manager

At a very fast pace, companies churn out FTM’s. Little do the employees know that though the sound of a new designation might sound nice, the title carries a lot more responsibility. It is not easy transforming oneself from an individual contributor to a team manager or leader. The new role differs in skills, competencies […]

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Personal Leadership: Using My Strengths to Achieve Peak Performance

In the corporate world the word “Personal Leadership” is a new lingo to use. Personal leadership is growing the leader within YOU. When you practice personal leadership traits, you lead from inside out. Therefore, I thought of penning down some real life practices of an Icon who rewrote the game of boxing, which earned him the name […]

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Changing Paradigms of Leadership

In the recent Leadership summit organized by MCCIA in Pune, we had eminent speakers share their thoughts on the current business environment and structure of the organisations. They also shared various tips to lead the business to success. We are living in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous) world where today becomes yesterday and […]

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How to Stand Out Among Your Peers

We inhabit a very crowded marketplace. Products, companies and people are all struggling to be noticed. The paradox is that people are taught that they must constantly try to fit in. Yet, there are so many people who do the same job that you do, dress the way you do, speak the same way, work […]

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Character – An Integral part of Leadership?

Most organizations I have interacted with focus on competence development of Leaders. Make them more competent. Period! Very few focus on the character development of leaders. Why is character important in the first place? And if so, is there any proven method to develop a character? Can it be developed through mere external inputs? These […]

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Leadership and Universal Love

Love is a mysterious and powerful force. It binds us together and can throw people apart.  When I think of my family, I feel very protective about them. It is natural. My love for my family is what will make me sit up and do something for them.  Without love, action comes with great reluctance […]

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Developing a second line of Leaders

Leadership is ultimately about developing other Leaders.There are many qualities of Leadership that we seek in our leaders that are highly valued eg Integrity,Business Acumen,Power of Vision etc. These are certainly important . However the primary task of Leadership is to develop other leaders and therefore build organization capability for the present and the future. […]

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Building a Culture of Learning and Engagement

In today’s dynamic environment, the Learning and HR function faces unprecedented challenges, both internal and external, which impact the culture and working environment of their organizations. External challenges are related to the fast pace of change and a highly ambiguous environment which demands innovative and speedy responses continuously. The slowdown of economies the world over, […]

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CEOs! 3 Ways to Get ‘Boarding Completed’ So that Your Flight can Take Off

Hundreds of people are gathered in an airport terminal, ready for the journey that will take them to their destination, shuffling along the passageways. It’s only when every single passenger is on-board that the crew can confirm that ‘boarding is complete’, and the pilot can take off. If even a single passenger fails to board, […]

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In Formula 3 Plus 1, Everyone Wins

Anytime we want to suggest 1 improvement to anyone, we need to stop ourselves and ask, ‘have I told them 3 things that they are doing right?’

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Nothing You Can’t Do Once Your ‘Can-Do’ Spirit is Back

I see many people complaining of a lack of resources, lack of cooperation from colleagues, issues with vendor deliveries, and so on. I ask these people to ‘roll back’ their lives to when they came to this organization for an interview. Recall your ‘can-do’ mindset, and wonders can happen.

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Taking Initiatives

Taking initiatives is a very valued skill in organizations.  Yet, very few actually take initiatives.  Some employees jump into it straightaway while others are reluctant.  After observing many organizations and people within that, I can see four flavors of initiators. Initiators who just need an open ground Initiators who need a bit of a nudge […]

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Developing a Second Line of Leadership

As the primary task of leadership is to develop other leaders and build the organization’s capacity for the present and the future, this article outlines the role that the primary stakeholders play in developing a second line of leadership for the organization.

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From Just Another Option to Employer of Choice

How can your organization transition from being ‘just another option’ for talent, to being ’employer of choice’? In this blog post, Aman Zaidi explains the factors influencing talent engagement and how to create an organization that your employees will love to work for.

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Business Leadership vs Functional Leadership

One of the most important development areas of senior leaders in business is the transition into business leadership roles  after being in a functional role. Enabling senior leaders with the mindset and paradigm change required for this role is a very common industry need. In most typical organizations,technical expertise and the competencies required to execute […]

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Inside every successful leader there is a child at play

Every leader would like to believe that he or she is exercising power that has been rightfully earned, in order to get work done for the best results. In the process though, there is an inherent tug-of-war at play between positional power and pressure to deliver better than before. The collateral damage of this clash […]

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What Organisations can Learn from Masterchef Australia

I don’t watch much TV, and I definitely don’t watch reality shows, but in a contradiction of all of that, I do get to see Masterchef Australia pretty regularly because of my better half’s interest in all things culinary. I’ve been following the 2012 edition on Star World. I’ve always admired the show for the […]

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Akasha

Some questions provoke the innocent mind, since the beginning of time. A child may ask some questions which are related to the curiosity of the adult as well like why the stars twinkle, why the moon shines, why the sun rises, why the night comes, where do we come from, where do we go, etc. […]

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Talk less. Say more.

The fool talks. The wise man listens. So goes the adage. What it tells us is that there is much more to learn by listening and observing than expressing. How many times have we met that one odd person who just listened wholeheartedly and made us feel so nice as we did all the talking? […]

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Personalize your Leadership

A series of recent personal experiences and musings have taught me the underlying strength and effectiveness of a true leader – the ability to ‘personalize’ his/ her leadership skills. Musings on Krishna: The word Krishna means ‘all      attractive’ – in other words He attracts all. When He used to be a part of […]

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Humble Leadership – the Power of One before the Zero

I remember attending my daughter’s annual drama performance, which was very unique in the sense all the students of the school from the first standard to the tenth standard, were performing and they had spent months practicing for it. It was at a mammoth level with 1000 students performing in their colourful costumes on a […]

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Oh Captain! My Captain! Make me love my job!

Manager, Team Lead, VP, CXO – whatever the role of the captain in question, there’s only one thing that the team craves for irrespective of their roles and that is Job Satisfaction. Mind you, these are highly driven people we’re talking about. Professionals who have worked their way up to their current positions and are […]

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Pressure Points

“Run, run, run, run You better make your face up in your favourite disguise With your button down lips and your roller blind eyes With your empty smile and your hungry heart Feel the bile rising from your guilty past With your nerves in tatters as the cockleshell shatters And the hammers batter down your door You […]

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Faking News: Dare to be Original

Nandakishore Padmanabhan Imagine a mirror that shows you not just your face but your thoughts, feelings, desires, ambitions, fears, strengths and everything else that defines the person behind the mask. Now imagine looking into this mirror, every day, every moment of your life. At home, at work, at play – everywhere, reflecting the exact truth […]

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