Gurpreet was part of the second batch of customer service colleagues that I had hired way back in 2004. She has learnt, adapted and has built a great career for herself in Aon Hewitt. The reason am talking about her, is because last week after nearly two years she got me her famous cake from … Read more Knowing the right people – priceless 🙂
Very soon CEOs will be renamed CCOs – Chief Change Officers. It’s a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world that we live in and only he/she will succeed who can bring change and manage change effectively. For sometime now, my status message on our internal chat system is “Change before change, after is too late”. … Read more Elections and Leadership Lessons – 4. Change management
The famous quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” notwithstanding, the “environment” in most organizations is a neglected area. Just as we don’t heed the messages about “global warming”, we care little about the “talent warming” in our firms. The easy answer everyone in the corporate world, hopes will come true is “Gen Y and the … Read more Environment – an imperative at work
There was so much to be distracted – people questioning his marital status, 2002, why he won’t wear a skull cap, phone tapping references, his mentor turning foe, many of his senior leaders trying to pull the carpet from under his feet, every opposing party using him for target practise, some loose cannons making derogatory … Read more Elections and Leadership Lessons -3. Focus
Oh finally someone is smart enough to understand the link between education and degrees !!!! And all of us dithering citizens are so dumb, neither educated nor with degrees that we didn’t know whom to vote for. For instance we didn’t know that a tea seller should not get so many of our votes, we … Read more Sindutai’s qualification is ??
There were two heroes during my school days – we wrote essays about them, we spoke about them in our speeches and generally thought of them as role models – Bapu and Chacha Nehru. Our first Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru, who passed away 50 years back on this day. He was a beloved leader during … Read more Remembering Pandit Ji
ModiJi, as you start working today as our Prime Minister, here’s a gift. These are the words of your favorite leader, Swami Vivekananda. Print it and maybe keep it in front of you because the nation is betting on you. We gave you a clear mandate so you can work without unnecessary compromises. This quote … Read more First day first message
Saare Jahan se accha Hindustan hamara…. I love this song and today as we watched the 15th Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, take oath, I had this song playing in my head. For where else can a boy who sold tea to make ends meet become the CEO of the country ? Yes it can … Read more सारे जहाँ से अच्छा …
I worked with Spectramind from 2001 to 2003… And the team I had there remained mostly unchanged for the duration I spent with the operations team. I had named the team “crazy” because we were crazy ! Then Peter came along and renamed the team to “Dellnuts” and the name stuck. Such special memories of … Read more Dellnuts 🙂
I wait for the day, When I can eat off the roads .. I wait for the day, When I can drink water anywhere.. I wait for the day, When I can go alone .. Everywhere, at anytime, I wait for the day, When “made in India” will mean “there’s nothing better”.. I wait for … Read more I Wait….