Why CSR is not same as “A Just Cause”?

A company cannot be cause driven just because of charitable grants as part of its CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility). No amount of CSR should be able to offset the excessive finite focus the company may be having. A CSR should be part of a broader strategy to advance the “Just Cause”.The way a company makes moneyContinue reading “Why CSR is not same as “A Just Cause”?”

Fulfillment in our lives

Simon Sinek in his book titled “Together is Better” highlights the following to mention when we humans truly feel fulfilled. He says that most of us live our lives by accident ,doing jobs to make both ends meet while not necessarily liking the jobs that we do. Truly fulfillment comes when we live our livesContinue reading “Fulfillment in our lives”

Leadership tips for the day – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek in his book titled “Together is Better” throws light on some unique leadership traits exhibited by infinite minded leaders , focused on the long term. Leadership is not about being in charge.Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge. Leadership is not a rank or position to be attained.Leadership is aContinue reading “Leadership tips for the day – Simon Sinek”

Why Simon’s vision should inspire one and all?

Simon Sinek , the author of the best selling book “Start With Why” has the following vision which is sure to inspire one and all seeking inspiration in their everyday lives. “To build a world in which the vast majority of us wake up every single morning inspired to go to work , feel safeContinue reading “Why Simon’s vision should inspire one and all?”

Hiring tip used by great organizations

“Hire for culture and you can always teach the skills later” – Simon Sinek All such organizations have a vision that would aim towards advancing a just cause larger than the organization itself. Once employees are aligned with the culture they would give their blood sweat and tear.

What makes a “Just Cause” a necessity in an infinite game

A “just cause”as defined by Simon Sinek in “The Infinite Game” is a specific vision of the future state that does not yet exist; a future state so appealing that people are willing to make sacrifices in order to help advance toward that vision. Such a vision aims at benefits for others in mind withoutContinue reading “What makes a “Just Cause” a necessity in an infinite game”

A vision should be “for” rather than “against” something

A message crafted with an “against” in mind is reactive , is about vilifying , demonizing or rejecting.This thus more often than not would convey a demotivating negative message. As against this a message crafted with a “for” in mind is about feeling inspired , ignites the hunan spirit and makes us feel optimistic andContinue reading “A vision should be “for” rather than “against” something”

Winning a finite game no more than a “dopamine” shot

A finite game is one where players are fixed , rules are fixed and time is limited. “Winning” matters in a finite game and as a result finite games are played by players led by finite minded leaders.Winning is for the short term and is hardly able to stand the test of time.The effect isContinue reading “Winning a finite game no more than a “dopamine” shot”

Watch out for leaders and their messages

When a leader issues a communication to a broader audience on behalf of the company their intent or mindset of leading the organization becomes very clear. If the communication prioritizes growth , shareholder value , customer satisfaction , employees in that order it clearly puts “numbers” over “people” which is an indication of a finiteContinue reading “Watch out for leaders and their messages”

Infinite minded leader – Doug Mcmillon

Doug Mcmillon has revived Walmart with his infinite mindset after the dismal period from  2009 and 2013 under Mike Duke. Main reason of revival under Doug Mcmillion is attributed to his infinite mindset and vision of putting people over numbers. Please read below one such great post(source Fortune.com) that talks about why he is indeedContinue reading “Infinite minded leader – Doug Mcmillon”