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 […]

UNMANAGEMENT – Managing in tune

Managing in tune with the creative intelligence of life Despite life on earth having thrived for nearly 3.8 billion years without man, humans live and works under the illusion they are the masters of the Earth, and that they manage everything! This fallacious core assumption is based on a fictitious self (or ego) which is […]

Why Corporate Communication Training is Important

Communication has always been at the core of human society to the extent that there would be no relationships without communication. Without language, human society itself would cease to exist. Human beings are innately social animals, and how we connect with one another defines us – right from our development as children to our relationships […]

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3 Key Roles of a Leader to Support & Manage the Work from Home Virtual Teams

There is little left to dispute the fact that Covid-19 has taken the definition of “work from home” to the next level. While a few employees were already accustomed to working from home, at least part of their times, the new reformation has now extended this (in)convenience of working from home to all of us, […]

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Sprint Strategy

The long term strategy is dead, It is the age of the sprint With the unrelenting pace of change and competition today, clear Strategic thinking is more important than ever. We were used to developing long-term business strategies spanning over years and make significant investments in planning long-term. However, the business environment now has become […]

Leadership Development Program- Participant’s Experience

Wholesome Leadership Program (WLDP) has not only helped me understand my own potential, but also perform exceptionally.

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4 Reasons Your Company Should Invest in Leadership Training in 2020

If you have worked enough in the corporate sector, you must have by now come across the term “leadership training program”. And if you are fortunate, you might have as well been through one of these programs yourself. If you have already been there and done that, there is no need for me to emphasize […]

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Leadership and Living in the Now

In my brief vacations from conducting leadership development programs and sometimes even as a part of it, I have travelled several tourist destinations in India and across the globe mostly with tourist groups. Time and again I have noticed during these trips, that many of my fellow tourists on reaching a destination will immediately ask […]

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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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Assessments

Our Assessment solutions give insights about individual personalities that help to accelerate learning and change. Our facilitators are experienced in deploying world leading psychometric tools. Assessments are valuable for self development and also provide insights to coaches and leaders We work with some of the world’s leading psychometric tools and our knowledgeable and experienced facilitators […]

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Wholesome Leadership Development Program

The Need Issue faced by the coachee Need was Top leadership development with the skill-sets to achieve the organizational goals. The coachees lacked strong pipleline of leaders aligned to the organization’s vision. Solution created collectivelyAfter understanding the business needs through strengthscope and 360 assessment, learning needs were identified and IDPs were created. Based on this […]

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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Manager Development Program

The Need Issue faced by the coachee The group of coachees faced issue in identifying key competencies required to excel at senior and mid management level and also in mapping team’s alignment with organization’s vision. The team also lacked motivation to achieve the goal. Solution created collectivelyThe intervention was a balanced mix of leadership training […]

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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Leader of Leaders

Overview Great leaders inspire, motivate, and develop future leaders to drive executive excellence Leadership is an art and also a science which needs to be nurtured in a progressive way. Pragati Leadership’s Leader of Leaders program provides experienced Leaders the required incremental inputs in their journey to the next level. Enquire Now Learning Objectives Build […]

Anu honoured with All Grassroots Roots Women of the decade achievers award

Assocham Ladies League (ALL) has honoured Anu Wakhlu with prestigious All Grassroots Roots Women of the decade achievers award for her outstanding contribution in promoting leadership development. She received the award from Union Minister Mr. Venkaiah Naidu.

Developing Coaching Skills

The Need Issue faced by the coachee The coachee were facing challenges in people development and identifying Leadership essentials for the transition from First Time Managers to Deputy Managers. Solution created collectivelyThree day intervention was used to train the participants on Coaching skills. Based on Coaching Model, importance and relevance of coaching was introduced to […]

Leading in a VUCA World

Overview Construct a leadership culture of change and capable of organizational transformation Business environment today is highly dynamic and complex. Organizations need to not only manage clients, employees and stakeholders but also Political, Social and Environmental factors effectively. To thrive in a VUCA world, organizations must accelerate the development of cognitive readiness in high potential […]

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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Creating High Potential Leaders

The Need Issue faced by the coachee The participants were facing challenges investing in people development and identifying performance and innovation drivers. Solution created collectivelyThe executive coaching process included one to one coaching as well as group coaching/ module delivery. The modules covered various topics of leadership, emotional awareness to importance of goal setting. The […]

Leading Thyself

Overview Leadership Development starts by leading oneself first. Every individual needs to take charge of their own goals and work towards achieving excellence. This program will help individual contributor to possess the necessary skills and knowledge that can lead to success. Leading Thy Self is a unique Leadership Development program for individual contributors, to unleash […]

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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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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Managerial Excellence

Overview Strong Leaders at all levels (first time leader to executive leader) within an organization are critical for achieving business success. Individuals who take up the Leadership role for the first time are as important as those who are experienced. Being promoted to a Management position is exciting but it can be challenging as it […]

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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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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Strategic Thinking

Overview With the unrelenting pace of change and competition today, developing strategic mindset is vital for leaders to formulate and execute strategies in an organization. To survive and prosper in a globalized market, corporate strategists have to not only formulate the precise strategy, but also understand how to implement it effectively. Strategic Mindset guides the […]

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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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Career

Welcome Pragati Leadership gives you the opportunity for personal, professional and wholesome growth Welcome to Pragati Leadership! For close to 30 years, we’ve been a trusted learning & leadership development partner that transforms people, teams and organizations for breakthrough business results. Our work is based on integrating powerful leadership tools with spiritual awareness. Our strength […]

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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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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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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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Contact

Contact US Corporate Office Pragati Leadership 301, Beaver Grandeur, Above IDBI Bank, New Baner, Pune – 411045. Maharashtra, India. Prasann Dangi: +91 9730466890 myneed@pragatileadership.com We are strategic learning partners for holistic leadership development in organizations Explore how Pragati Leadership can partner with your organization to develop leaders in a wholesome way. Other Offices Mumbai Office […]

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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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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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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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Fun Vs Happiness at Work

Fun vs. Happiness: I always thought both these were synonymous with each other. I often used the words interchangeably in conversations. It was only recently that something set me thinking. An organization started an initiative on Creating Happiness for all employees. The intent was of course pretty commonsensical: happier employees lead to better engagement at […]

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The pragati Leadership difference Developing future ready leaders who co-create profitable, sustainable and joyful businesses. Leadership Development Organizational Transformation Developing Collaboration Capability Building Learning Solutions Virtual Solutions Leadership Development Organizational Transformation Developing Collaboration Capability Building CoachMantra TM Virtual Solutions Virtual Solutions Leadership Development We work on the development of Leaders at all levels – entry […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Time Manager – Avoid these Mistakes

Being a First Time Manager (FTM) can be very exciting at first, overwhelming in the middle and enlightening in the latter part 🙂 Are you interested in learning about 7 mistakes FTM’s make? Then read on… Still thinking like an Individual contributor: You are a star performer! Based on your performance and potential you have […]

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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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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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Five Mistakes Most First Time Managers Make at Least Once

Ranjan was slightly nervous since yesterday. His manager has called him for a meeting today. This was his first review meeting after his promotion as a Manager. He could not sleep well yesterday and reached office quite early. He was reviewing the current progress of the projects that he was handling so that he will […]

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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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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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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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Leading, Facilitating, Selling – It’s all One

As an entrepreneur leading a leadership development company, I meet many excellent facilitators and consultants who often complain to each other, “I’m just not into marketing and business development. Give me the work, and I’ll do it. I wasn’t put on planet earth to be a salesperson”. Similarly, I meet leaders who do not see […]

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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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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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Possibility Thinking – A Sine Qua Non

I would like to start my blog with a famous story of two salesmen who were sent to Africa by a shoe manufacturing company. Both reach Africa to explore the market opportunities. Surprisingly, both present divergent perspectives on their market research findings, when they speak to their managers.While one excitedly looked at the opportunities the […]

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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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What Could Employment Look Like in 2040?

Recently, my neighbour and future-enthusiast, Ashish Joshi, shared an example of how new technology like 3D printing could impact jobs. He quotes a scenario where you walk into a shoe store, put your feet on a scanner and the digital blueprint of your feet and data of bones and muscle structure is passed to a computing […]

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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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Why Wholesome Leadership is Needed in a World of Disruption

The external environment for an organization today can be confusing, simply because things change so fast, making it difficult for leaders to get a handle on them, and take the right decisions. This used to be called VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, but these days I prefer RUPT – Rapid, Unpredictable, Paradoxical and Tangled.
In this blog post we look at two models: OODA and Wholesome Leadership.

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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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Silent is an Anagram of Listen

Photo credit: The Brit_2 via Foter.com/ CC BY-NC-ND For some years now, I’ve been practicing chanting, in the presence of a spiritual master, and with a group of fellow seekers, and gained many insights from this practice. Yet I was struck recently, by a deeply profound insight, so simple yet so powerful that it just […]

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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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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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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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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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What Keeps CEOs Awake?

I often get asked by colleagues “What do CEO’s worry about?” This is usually in the context of facilitating CXO level workshops. Well, just as any other Management personnel, CEOs both worry and are happy! Things that are certainly on their dashboards are: Business results Sustainability of the business Right talent in the company Brand visibility/ respect […]

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The Always of Leadership

How many of you have participated in a 360 degree feedback process at work?   For leaders, receiving feedback from colleagues feels like report-card day! If you think about it, it is surely a report card of behavior perception i.e. how colleagues perceive their behavior and what conclusions they draw from that (as is evident […]

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Performance Reviews – Both sides of the coin

Performance Reviews, if not handled correctly, can become a source of dissatisfaction and mistrust. Managers need to remember the true purpose of reviews in order to get improved performance as a result.

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Spir-IT Summit Coming Up: My Thoughts

A curtain raiser on the Spir-IT Summit to be held in Pune on 21st March. This summit, which discusses the creation of wellness structures within organizations, is designed for CXOs of the IT industry.

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Carpe Diem Mumbai 2015- Highlights

At Pragati Leadership’s flagship annual event, Carpe Diem, James Brook, Co-Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership spoke on the “Strengths Based Approach to Leadership”. Arun Wakhlu, Founder and Executive Chairman, Pragati Leadership spoke about “Exploring the Core Strength of Wholesome Leadership™”.

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A Journey: From Street Child to Published Author, World Traveler

Miracles do happen – the inspiring and amazing story of Amin Sheikh, a street child who became an entrepreneur and author.

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Wholesome Leadership and Self Mastery

This article explains the concept of a new leadership paradigm which is based on an understanding of our intrinsic “oneness” and “interconnectedness”. This is called “Wholesome Leadership”. Wholesome leaders actively deliver value to all stakeholders. The leaders of today need to be different from the leaders of yesterday. Today, business can no longer see itself as an isolated island dedicated merely to the creation of shareholder wealth. Business Leaders have begun to recognize their larger role in delivering value to all stakeholders and preserving the environment for future generations.

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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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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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Realism v/s Optimism

As the new financial year is about to begin, organizations and their leaders look at the goals they want to take for themselves.  The process of goal setting, and its results are often influenced by the mindset of the leader.  A lot of organizations often use the following clichés while goal setting.          Let’s plan […]

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Dark Forces. Yes or No?

The Riddle Recently I was talking to a friend who had been experiencing a difficult moment in life. He mentioned that he’d gone to see people who read from purportedly ancient Tamil scriptures and revealed to him that he was under the influence of negative energies; dark forces that made him do unpredictable things. He […]

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RE-SOLUTIONS

Organisations are much like humans. They grow, they forge and manage relationships, they play nurturers and yes, they want to live past a hundred. It would make sense for organisations to do another human thing – make New Year resolutions (beyond the financial goals they set for themselves every financial year!!) Here are a few […]

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Playing to your Strengths

Ever seen a run-around backhand in tennis? Ever wonder how many Grand Slams Steffi Graf would have won in tennis if she hadn’t constantly run around her backhand to crack that heavy topspin forehand? Ever wonder why Damien Fleming and Shane Warne bowled their stock delivery to get their hat-tricks in Test cricket? Ever wonder […]

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The Karma Marga – Perfection in Action!

Most Actions have a binding effect.  That in sense is the design to keep the world moving in perpetuity.  For example, winning a race would seem perfect, but even that has its own baggage.   The baggage could be some rivals getting jealous, loss of privacy etc.   Similarly, losing itself produces its own side effects.   So […]

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Synopsis of Carpe Diem Mumbai 2013, August 9

Theme: Wholesome Leadership – A paradigm shift in leading change Venue: Sofitel Hotel, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai Date and Time: 9th August 2013, 6.30pm onwards Panel: Participant Profile: Top Leadership (Non-HR), Top HR and L&D leaders; Sectors represented included Banking & Finance, Telecom, FMCG, IT/ITES, Manufacturing, Insurance, Realty, Pharma, Engineering, Designing, Real estate etc. with a […]

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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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Uncomfortable Questions

Many years ago, I was a young manager joining a new organisation. The thing I remember most from that time is the welcome I got from our Vice President. After dispensing with the formalities and getting to know me a little, he moved on to telling me how I could be successful there. He asked […]

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To become a Wholesome Leader, invoke the power of ‘Shakti’ within you!

These are complex times. Uncertainties abound and change has become a veritable norm. We’re swamped with data and analytics and yet, ironically, decision-making and hence leadership has become more complex. And complex times demand complete, Wholesome Leaders, don’t they? Gone are the days when a sharp mind that could access data, crunch numbers and decipher […]

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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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Creating the GOD Company

There is divinity in every enterprise, Big and Small. I will go so far as saying there is GOD in every enterprise! Did you just raise an eyebrow? Let me explain. Spiritually speaking, if GOD is in each one of us and we’re but HIS manifestation, shouldn’t there be a more powerful version of HIM in a […]

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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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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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The Perfectionist Mind-set

I am sometimes accused by colleagues and family of being a perfectionist. Specifically, I am accused of being perennially dissatisfied about training scores. Even though this isn’t wholly accurate, I plead guilty. I do tend to stay focused on what could’ve been done better. I agree that this is an opportunity area for me. I realise that […]

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Managing Teams without Positional Power

As a 24 year old brand manager for a reputed FMCG organization, I encountered many firsts as far as management lessons go – lessons that had easily been left out of the MBA curriculum of the business school that I had spent two years in. One of the hardest hitting lessons was the requirement to […]

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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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The 3 laws of E-motion

By Vikas Bhatia

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