4 Reasons Why Politicians Are So Liberal With Lies

[Originally published in The Huffington Post on 8th Dec 2016] We regularly come across politicians who lie or twist the truth. They lie on TV panels, they lie during rallies, they lie in interviews. And each time, they do it with confidence and conviction, however outlandish the claim.   Remember when Trump said Obama was the founder of ISIS or…

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How Coffee—And Cafés—Improve Productivity At Work

  This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on Dec 12, 2017 Disclaimer: I have not been hired by any coffee brand to extol the virtues of the beverage or of cafés—I’m only writing about what I observe and experience! It’s so true that a lot can truly be achieved over coffee. But why? That’s the question I want…

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4 Lessons In Change Leadership From Modi’s ‘Surgical Strike’ On Black Money

Originally published on Nov 22, 2016 in The Huffington Post The recent surgical strike on black money is truly a bold move. Not surprising, industry doyens, economists and even the IMF have given Prime Minister Narendra Modi the thumbs-up. Beyond the benefits that it will bring to India, what’s interesting for me is that it provides great lessons on how…

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You’re Wrong If You Think Donald Trump Is ‘Authentic’

[ This article was originally published in The Huffington Post on Nov 13, 2011 ]   Before the US elections many writers talked about the “authenticity” of Donald Trump. They averred that while he may not be politically correct, at least he spoke his mind. A poll also found that a vast majority of Republican voters felt he “says what…

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Do You Feel Incompetent And Shaky At Work? You May Have A Toxic Boss

[Source – Originally Published on Mar 28, 2016 in Huffington Post] Every workplace has myriad types of leaders. Each of them has different ways of functioning, engaging and influencing those around them. In my experience, if you look at it very broadly, there are three types of leaders. There are those who make their interactions truly memorable and one looks…

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3 Fatal Traps That Can Trip Up The Best Leadership Teams

Source – Originally Published on Feb 21, 2016 in Huffington Post Every organisation – whether it’s a manufacturing company or a bank or a hospital — has leadership teams. For me, every person who works in an organisation is a leader, but those who play a decisive role in charting an organisation’s future have a particularly great responsibility to steer…

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4 Communication Lessons That Business Leaders Can Take From Donald Trump

Source – Originally Published on Jan 29, 2016 in Huffington Post The hot topic of discussion just about everywhere these days is Donald Trump. Until a few months ago, everyone knew him as a flamboyant billionaire, a successful institution builder, a TV personality. When he decided to enter the US presidential race, no one took him seriously at first. They…

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5 Deadly Habits Of Bosses That Kill The Trust Of Employees

Source – Originally Published on Jan 23, 2016 in Huffington Post Being a boss is never easy. It’s a 24 x7 gig in which you have to be eternally vigilant of what you are doing and how it’s impacting those around you. You are constantly being watched by your team members, colleagues and those you influence. Very often, successful business…

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7 Reasons Why Leaders Shed Tears in Public

Source – Originally Published on Jan 18, 2016 in Huffington Post Two decades or so ago, there was an unsaid rule about showing emotions in public: don’t do it. Crying, especially, was seen as a sign of weakness though there were a few exceptions to the rule. Fast forward to 2016, and the world seems to have embraced emotions like…

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