The One Value That All CEOs Need To Enshrine In Their Organization

[This piece was originally published in Huffington Post in April 26, 2016] Most companies have corporate values. These are principles that guide the behaviour of employees. They spell out the dos and don’ts for employees and how they should behave internally and with external stakeholders such as customers, vendors and others in the community. Globally, many companies are making an…

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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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Taking over as a Process Excellence Leader? Ten Things you must do in first 90 days

Source – Originally Published on Jun 4, 2013 in processexcellencenetwork.com What you learn about your company in the first couple of months as Process Excellence leader is critical to determining how effective you’ll be, argues contributor Debashis Sarkar. Here are the 10 things you can’t afford to not to know about your company.  So you are just about to take…

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5 Things Process Excellence Leaders can learn from Nurses

Source – Originally Published on May 21, 2013 in processexcellencenetwork.com In honour of the recent World Nursing Day, Debashis Sarkar looks at five things process excellence professionals can learn from nurses. You all would probably agree that nursing is probably among the noblest profession on earth. Since Florence Nightingale laid the foundation of transforming nursing from that being a domestic…

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15 Types of Process Excellence Professionals

Source – Originally Published on Jun 27, 2012 in processexcellencenetwork.com How to recognize a Toolophile from a Power–Point Maestro Process excellence professionals come in a variety of shapes and sizes, says PEX Advisor Debashis Sarkar. Here how’s to recognize them and how you can make sure you use their strengths to your advantage. Whether they’re experts in improvement methodologies like…

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The Eight Habits of Effective Process Excellence Leaders

Source – Originally Published on Jun 27, 2012 in processexcellencenetwork.com A lot is written about process excellence, writes columnist Debashis Sarkar, but one area that has not been covered in much detail  is what actually makes a great process excellence leader? It’s not about the tools, he says. Here are the eight habits of effective leaders. For many of us…

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