We spend most of our time, thinking about our goals and chasing them. There is a recent trend among some leaders (certainly most entrepreneurs – listen to the talk) to shun long-term thinking. After all, who has seen the future? People argue that your long-term goals would be meaningless in a totally different tomorrow. This “short-termism” is a disease of our current times (though these “quick-fixes” – as the speaker calls them – may have some merit – for some projects and ventures). Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #006: 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term
When it comes to achieving goals making committed decisions involves:
1. investing upfront;
2. MAKING IT PUBLIC
3, Setting a timeline
4. installing SEVERAL FORMS OF FEEDBACK / ACCOUNTABILITY; and
5. removing or altering EVERYTHING in your environment that OPPOSES your commitment. Continue reading Book Giveaway #64: Willpower Doesn’t Work
With COVID-19 distress, most of us are bound to face financial stress. Interestingly, it is usually about over-obsession with a lifestyle than real cash-crunch. For example, when the speaker’s brother asked for a loan (for the nth time), she told him to cut expenses. He was enraged. He kept increasing his Credit Card exposure to maintain his lifestyle. One day he killed himself. She talks about such people: “They drive a Mercedes, but their budget really only can afford a Honda.”
Why do we do it? She calls it “Money Shame” Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #005: Lets get honest about our money problems
First, every company MUST STAND for something. Starbucks stood not only for good coffee, but specifically for the dark roasted flavor that the founders were passionate about. That’s what differentiated it and made it AUTHENTIC. Continue reading Book Giveaway #59: Pour Your Heart Into It
There is something I know about you that you may not even know about yourself. You have within you MORE RESOURCES OF ENERGY than have ever been tapped, MORE TALENT than has ever been exploited, MORE STRENGTH than has ever been tested, and MORE TO GIVE that you have every given. Continue reading Book Giveaway #54: Fish!
“In every industry there are huge swathes of critical knowledge that have been commoditized, and what hasn’t been yet commoditized soon will be. Given that, we have to say good-bye to the “knowledge economy” and wave hello to the ‘creative economy’. WHAT MATTERS TODAY is how fast a company can generate new thoughts and BUILD new knowledge…….” Continue reading Book Giveaway #53: What Matters Now
Jack Welch’s life is the standard American Dream – son of a Railroad conductor, born into poverty, worked his way through school and college. Then worked for General Electric – probably the most admired company ever – for 41 years starting 1960 and was CEO for 20 years from 1981 to 2001. Continue reading Book Giveaway #50: Winning
Title: Pitch It!: Inspirational Stories from the Cricket Dressing Room to the Corporate Boardroom Author(s): Dev Prasad What do MS Dhoni and Azim Premji have in common? What about Anil Kumble and Steve Jobs? Between South African cricketing side and … Continue reading Book Giveaway #49: Pitch It!
Ever faced such a situation? How does a leader go about inspiring to team to begin collaboration with urgency and focus? How to create a compelling vision? How to build trust? Continue reading Book Giveaway #47: The Tools of Leadership
Coaching is a continuous process not an occasional conversation – “Let’s sit down and have a coaching session” – or a single event – “It’s time for you to take the Advanced Leadership class”.
You might compare yourself to an orchestra conductor, so that sometimes you work one-on-one with a player, other times, you direct them from afar, and on some occasions you cut people loose so they can develop in areas completely outside your scope. Continue reading Book Giveaway #45: Leader As Coach