Short cut to Coaching Millennials

Short cut to Coaching Millennials

“He must be 30-35 years of age…” I pondered, as I got chatting with a young pilot seated beside me on a recent evening flight. He was busy preparing for a flight simulation examination the following morning. When I dared to confirm it, he responded, “No! I am 26 now...
Leaders: Assert yourself…consistently!

Leaders: Assert yourself…consistently!

Leaders only Assert A growing number of us are either aggressive or passive in behavior.  Authentic leaders always assert themselves. They avoid the danger zones of being submissive or by pushing their way around, barring exceptional situations. Followers largely...
Give Direct Feedback…You owe it!

Give Direct Feedback…You owe it!

Feed Forward During my leadership days in several organisations, I noticed that a formal appraisal or development conversation was one of the most uncomfortable situations, for both the Manager and the subordinate. Managers and leaders constantly struggle to give...
Tolerance Quotient™: Need of the hour!

Tolerance Quotient™: Need of the hour!

In India specially, the most commonly used word these days is ‘Tolerance’ or its opposite!  I decided it was time to dust off my old paper on TQ™ and publish it again here.  Note that, this is a longish one and, more importantly, has only to do with...
Delegation gone wrong? Mind your Ps…and Qs!

Delegation gone wrong? Mind your Ps…and Qs!

A newly appointed CTO recently told me that, he is unable to play a bigger role in management as he often needs to run down the ladder to put our fires in the Technology function that he is primarily responsible for.  Over half his time seems to be consumed by...