As part of the consulting work I do, I sit through leadership meetings in many organisations. Sometimes these meetings can run for a few days. In most meetings, there is always a section on “Best Practices”. Someone from the organisation … Continue reading Best Practices- they don’t work!
I was on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Paris last week. After a short and intense work week in the US, all I wanted to do was catch up on my sleep. It felt like only a … Continue reading Leadership Lessons- Mid Air
Every morning I encounter the myriad voices of my morning walk. The spring flowers dropping down from the trees, My foot ruffling the dry leaves and stones I hear some birds chirping all around The crows are calling each other … Continue reading Myriad voices of my morning walk
Can you say little, do little, yet be effective in anything you do? Can you inspire others? Continue reading Say little. Do little.
One of the favourite topics for research in the area of women’s leadership is on why women generally do not negotiate for themselves. There is substantial amount of research on why women don’t ask and how this results in us … Continue reading Asking makes you vulnerable.
I was at a government office yesterday. I had taken the day off my work and traveled to this other city to get some documentation done. If you have been to one of the district level offices in India, you … Continue reading Maid of honour
Over the last some months I had seen Sheryl Sandberg the COO of Facebook featured in articles about her book Lean In. Most of them had dealt with her analysis about what stopped women from reaching their full potential in their careers. So I was curious to read the book. On one of my business travels I picked it up in Singapore airport, thinking it would make a nice read on the plane. I didn’t find the book overly exciting or directly helpful. There were some data driven tests she quotes that surprised me, as I felt that … Continue reading Tell her your story….