September 11, 2020

Leadership Lessons From Chanakya’s Arthashastra

Chanakya, also known as Kautilya or Vishnugupta, was the Prime Minister in the court of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan empire. He was also a teacher, philosopher, and possibly the […]
July 31, 2020

Are Leaders Born Or Made???

James Kouzes and Barry Posner in their path breaking book, “The Leadership Challenge” answer this question in a funny, yet matter-of-fact manner – “Our answer to that question has always been the […]
December 22, 2016
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Why Acknowledgment Matters?

“Yes, I cracked it – this is way too easy, what’s next?” rang out a participant, Alok in Team 3. Just a few minutes back, we introduced a popular puzzle challenge, The […]
June 8, 2016
OPEN UP & CLOSE IN

Why Opening Up Is Important For Team Building?

It was 3 hours into the session and the participants’ eyes were moistening; some were openly dabbing away the stray tears that refused to be confined. It was past 10pm, well past […]
April 28, 2016
Jungle Book An Adventure Unto Yourself

Movie Learning : The Jungle Book

“Who Am I?” This is a powerful and profound question that often sets people on a life-altering path. So you might be amused to know that you can find some answers in […]
April 12, 2016
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Just Hang Loose

This sounds like a fairly easy-going line, but undoubtedly it has been one of the most important pieces of advice I received just before delivering my first workshop at FocusU, and it […]
April 11, 2015
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Book Review : To Sell Is Human

The setting: A quintessential Mumbai local train. This particular coach was pretty much packed. As the train labored its way ahead, with its heavy burden – the crowd inside, rocked back and […]
February 14, 2015
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Book Learning : Disney U by Doug Lipp

Imagine this: After years of planning & promises – you finally manage to take your family to the nearest Disney World, which is in HongKong. The children are besides themselves in excitement. […]
January 5, 2015
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4 LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS FROM THE DEEP BLUE

Here is a question for you: “When was the last time you did something for the first time”? If you have never experienced Scuba-Diving, you really are missing out on an ocean […]
December 18, 2014
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Why Growing Up Is A Bad Idea?

At times, we open our workshops with an interesting activity called the ESVP Check-in, wherein we invite participants’ to classify themselves basis their own engagement levels towards the program – at that […]