Hello ! I had explained what is VUCA, why is it important, and benefits of a VUCA mindset, in my previous post. Maintaining a new mindset is not easy. As you practice it, you will face multiple challenges that will throw you away. When mind is agitated, mind gets tired, just like our physical bodies. … Continue reading 3 stories to massage your VUCA mindset.
I had a hard time understanding discipline as a leadership value all my life. It was shown and demonstrated something in the lines of : obey, patience, obedience, aligning, code of behaviour and punishment for disobedience. Then I saw this explanation of discipline by Jim Collins. ( the world famous author of best sellers like … Continue reading On Discipline
In a brainstorming session at a recent workshop, I listened to a banter between two participants. It made me laugh. It was also profound. A: “It’s a dream you are proposing. It’s impossible. How can we make impossible happen?” B: ” You mean, you don’t know how to do the impossible?” A: ” yes, that … Continue reading Doing the impossible
Motivation is plenty on internet with inspiring quotes to adrenalin pumping videos. We watch them daily on our social media feeds. It’s like drugs. You need more and more each day to feel the kick. Why? Your motivation is directly linked with how much control you have over your work and surroundings. When you have … Continue reading Do I have control over this?
Workplaces and our homes are now intensely complex. It’s hard to stay calm and be objective because emotions and residues from the past bounces most of us to get distracted and irritated. Obstacles are a way of life now. To embrace obstacles is the new attitude. I must try hard to 1. Control emotions to … Continue reading New attitude
Most of us, when we hear about “innovation” tend to visualise staff retreats, having fun and been creative by expressing ideas. Then come up with that ‘aha’ moment, and go and work on it. Once in a year routine, may be twice a year. Far from it. Innovation in reality is loads of hard work, … Continue reading How to innovate over and over.
Yesterday Sri Lankan fans threw water bottles on the play ground during final moments of a ODI played between India and Sri Lanka. This is not the first in the history of cricket in Sri Lanka. It happened in 2015 too. “It’s only a few people, not all Indians” ~ Indians, 1996 “It’s only a … Continue reading Underdogs can win.