So far, the 21st century has been like no other, and no I am not referring to the covid19 pandemic that almost put the world in a state of an uncertain coma. Amidst global financial crises, rapid technological advancements, surging cryptocurrencies, skyrocketing stock prices, quick-fire IPOs, and ICOs, what has been less obvious is thatContinue reading “EXPLORING ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS”
Given the realities of today’s economic and business environment, the bitter truth is that we are operating in a bewildering new environment in which little is certain, the tempo is quicker, and the dynamics are more complex. Apart from grappling with today’s business environment in their own unique ways, the critical worry of leaders todayContinue reading “GIVEN THE 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS CHALLENGES, CAN WE PRE-EMPT LEADERSHIP FAILURE”
Building a Winning Organization: What is common to these 4 organizations that is uncommon in the world of business? ZAPPOS, GOOGLE, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES, CHEVRON “They have an organizational culture that fosters a winning organization” ZAPPOS: hires according to a cultural fit, promotes the culture and employee happiness. GOOGLE: believes that successful company culture leads toContinue reading “Why CORPORATE CULTURE is the HEART & SOUL of an organization!”
Why Intellectual humility is critical and a necessary trait for effective leadership in a post pandemic era. As a child I have heard the well-known Indian story about six blind men who argue at length about what an elephant feels like. “It’s like a rope,” says the man who touched the tail. “Oh no, it’sContinue reading “Intellectual Humility – Leadership wisdom from the story “Six blind men and the Elephant””
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN A MILLENNIAL DIGITAL NOMAD MIXES 5G NETWORK WITH THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ??? “THE MOTHER OF ALL DISRUPTIONS” I own a hotel, can someone tell me how to deal with this enigmatic monster called “Airbnb” that currently has over 4 million listings, presence in over 190 countries and rents anythingContinue reading “ARE WE SITTING ON THE BRINK OF THE MOTHER OF ALL DISRUPTIONS TO ERUPT?”
Understanding startup success or failure is in a way an enigma in itself. Where on one side it is relatively easy to analyze statistics and understand the common reasons for entrepreneurial failures, what I find is that such statistics hide more than what they reveal for the simple reason that in spite of the existenceContinue reading “ENTREPRENEURIAL DNA: WHY DOES IT REALLY MATTER.”
Time and again, I have opined that “AGILITY, ADAPTABILITY AND INNOVATIVENESS” are the mantras for success in the 21st century given the fact that leaders have no choice but to operate in an environment that’s ambiguous, uncertain and rapidly changing. The irony is that very few organizations are designed around delivering the results in suchContinue reading ““AGILITY” the new imperative for business success in the 21st Century!”
By all indications, the Covid -19 outbreak brings home the point that pandemics, like naturally occurring catastrophe will keep on happening from time to time and by now it is clear that no country across the globe has been spared of the severe economic consequences of the outbreak. Not only are there consequences for theContinue reading “DEALING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL & LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES IN THE POST PANDEMIC ERA”
If one is to look at the present lifestyle of successful entrepreneurs, it is of utmost importance for aspiring and budding entrepreneur to understand that despite how nice the word entrepreneurship sounds and how nice the journey might seem to be, it is not exactly a bed of roses but actually a rocky surface veryContinue reading “As entrepreneurs, what can we learn from the great Hollywood celebrity “Jim Carrey”?”
It’s been over 3 decades that I first pondered over this question, “ What makes a good leader, and do good leaders make good organizations or is it the other way that good organizations make good leaders.” The quest for the answer has been more like a free fall as one just cannot come toContinue reading “What is more detrimental to businesses – “bad organization or a bad leader?””
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