November 8, 2019

Call of Duty : Taking a leap of faith

“What inspired you to leave your job and start on this journey?”   is what a kid asked me following a talk I gave on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” at IIT Kanpur, one […]
June 3, 2019

Care To Dare: Leadership done right.

Source Introduction Welcome to the revolutionary world of George Kohlrieser, a world-renowned clinical and organizational psychologist.  His book “Care to Dare” is a refreshing take on the age-old dynamics between a successful […]
March 8, 2019

Why Women’s Day Should Not Be Celebrated

Women’s day should not be celebrated – it should be observed. While the first Women’s day was observed in 1909 in New York, each country has observed Women’s Day on different days. […]
April 5, 2018

You had me at hello!

Yes, Jerry McGuire is one of my all-time favourite movies. I am an unabashed fan of that movie. Let us get that out of the way. The deeper question that I am […]
May 4, 2017
Caesar’s Wife Must Be Above Suspicion

Caesar’s Wife Must Be Above Suspicion

Pompeia was the wife of the great Julius Caesar. In 62 BC she hosted the festival of the Bona Dea (“good goddess”),  which no man was permitted to attend. However a young […]
April 13, 2017
Hands holding the heart

Looking Good vs. Being Good

What kind of a team mate do you want to be? We are an organization that places a big premium on individuals living the values of the organization. One of our values […]
August 24, 2016
Bunch of colourful pencils

How Leaders Emerge

This post was first published in Linkedin Pulse by the author. As organizations grow, there is a need for more people in the team to emerge as leaders. A high potential employee […]
August 12, 2016
cartoon of Facilitator as center of attention

The Invisible Facilitator

Two weeks ago someone dropped in to our office to interview for the role of facilitator. The interview itself went off quite well and the candidate seemed to have checked off most […]
May 3, 2016

Why I Hate HR

Hate is a very strong word that I rarely ever use. But in the context of this article, it seems quite appropriate. Before many of my friends in this function/profession take offence, […]
March 21, 2016
Vuja De

The Importance of Vuja De

Vuja De – what a beautiful concept! Derived from deja vu, the phenomenon where an event happens and you feel that it has happened before, vuja de is the direct opposite. It’s […]