Monthly Archives: May 2013

Organizational culture: letter from Narayan Murthy to the Infosys staff

What makes or breaks an organization’s culture? People. Organizational culture is the sum of the behavior of all the people that make the organizations. Below is a mail that Narayan Murthy, ex – Chairman of Infosys, sent to his staff, … Continue reading

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May the Force be with you. Leadership lessons from Star Wars

Since my wife and children are still on holiday, I thought I’d take the opportunity to have a Star Wars marathon for the first time since the second trilogy came out a decade ago.I have always been a big fan. … Continue reading

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Improving communication skills training for global executives

Post based on the comment i made to Stephen Manallack’s discussion on LinkedIn : ” Are we preparing global executives and global communicators?” From what I have seen, the answer is a resounding yes. Everyone, everywhere is investing in … Continue reading

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People are not mind readers: the most important conversation that people never have

We’re all different, and that’s a good thing. The problem is that most of us negate this diversity when working with each other. We focus on what makes us similar so that we can build rapport but, conveniently, work around … Continue reading

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Childhood Dream

Thank you Commander Chris Hatfield for doing something I had dreamed of doing for a long long time. Your cover is superb and David Bowie must feel honored.

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Co-hosting the next #peopleskills Twitter chat

I am very honored to be co-hosting the next #peopleskills Twitter chat with Kate Nasser next Sunday 19th May. Timings: 10:00am EST 3:00pm GMT 4:00pm CET 7:30 IST Looking forward to seeing you all there. Just look for the #peopleskills … Continue reading

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BUSY stands for Because U Say Yes

I’ve decided to have a go at the old chestnut tree of time management. I conduct a lot of time management training programs and have found that most people blame others for being too busy my boss gives me too … Continue reading

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Extraversion or Introversion? Both!

I am a huge fan of RSAnimate and this one is one of my favorites. This is a good answer to the continuous debate on whether extraverts or introverts are better for high performance teams. The answer is both! High … Continue reading

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Are people who do not want management responsibilities suspicious?

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating an in-house panel discussion with senior leaders of a Top 5 IT company, on the topic of leadership in the said company. Questions and answers were conveniently generic and politically correct, as they … Continue reading

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