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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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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3 Lessons On Change Management From The Stories Of Alan Kurdi, Alexis Tsipras And COP21

[Source – Originally Published on Jan 7, 2016 in Huffingtonpost] The past year was filled with stories and insights on passion, persistence, perseverance, the human spirit, leadership and more. Here, I want to focus on three events that gave us interesting lessons on change management and can serve as powerful examples for business organisations. The image of Alan Kurdi and…

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3 Leadership Lessons From Modi’s Surprise Visit To Lahore

Source – Originally Published on Dec 30, 2015 in Huffingtonpost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Lahore is being hailed as an innovation in diplomacy, wherein he has gone out of his way to reset the thorny relationship between two nuclear nations. This is truly a masterstroke and even his fiercest critics will be hard-pressed to find concrete reasons…

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