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ZEN AND THE ART OF ACHIEVING EVERY GOAL

Do you recall setting a goal, and achieving it? Didn’t that feel wonderful? Do you also recall setting a goal but somehow missing it. Would you like to achieve every goal you set? A Zen Master from the fifth century AD, created the Daruma doll  (featured above) to help every one of us achieve our…

GET ALONG WITH YOUR NEW BOSS

Shalini groaned – her boss of over ten years was moving on. The new boss had sent out an email, saying, among other things, that meetings would last no longer than 30 minutes and that he wanted short data-based reports. Shalini’s first meeting lasted exactly 30 minutes.  There was a ton of adverse feedback on…

TAKE THE LONG TERM VIEW

Recently I read “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone, where he talks about why and how Amazon survived and thrived while so many companies crashed and burned in the dot com bust of 2000 and the Lehman crisis of 2008. He talks about Jeff Bezos’s long-term thinking.  Bezos…

UP YOUR GAME THE DUTEE CHAND WAY

Keep Developing Yourself as You Keep Moving Up Dutee Chand, our champion sprinter, is not resting on her laurels. She is busy identifying gaps in her technique and addressing them, in time for the 2020 Olympics. In a recent interview to the Times of India, this what she had to say. “I realised that during…

MANAGERIAL LESSONS FROM CRICKET

Put Your Team’s Success Ahead of Your Own Ego We are all familiar with Virat Kohli; confident committed and focused. We are also familiar with his leadership style; aggressive and in your face, to a point where he “seems” domineering and egoistic. The operative word here is “seems”. An article titled “My Way and Mahi…

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