Performance or Trust , which matters more to NAVY SEAL?

Performance at work is more related to technical competence.Whereas trust is more related to the character of a person. With NAVY SEALs it has often been found that a person high on performance low on trust is regarded as “toxic” & hence often ostracized.This is simply because of the fact that such a person isContinue reading “Performance or Trust , which matters more to NAVY SEAL?”

SHELL URSA and role of trusting teams

Simon Sinek in his book titled “The Infinite Game” makes a mention of SHELL URSA and highlights  how as a result of having trusting team members the audacious project could turn into a grand success. Shell URSA initiative was to drill as deep as three thousand feet below ocean level to extract oil.Not only wasContinue reading “SHELL URSA and role of trusting teams”

Trusting teams

Teams are building blocks of any organization.When there is trust among individuals in a team , people care for each other , collaborate with each other which ultimately leads to high performance. On the contrary when teams lack trust , results may be achieved at the expense of relationships and a healthy work culture.This mayContinue reading “Trusting teams”

“Will” or “Resources” which to prioritize?

“Will” and “Resources” are the most important components in a game of business. Investing in “will” and prioritizing it over “resources” needs to be based on a “just cause” and not monetary benefits alone.This may not have immediate short term benefits but when done in the right manner can influence human behavior , lead toContinue reading ““Will” or “Resources” which to prioritize?”

“Will” vs “Resources” striking the right balance

In any game be it life or business “resources” & “will” are the two key components. “Resources” is tangible and is the sum total of all financial metrics that measure the health of an organization. “Will” is intangible and is sum total of all the human elements that measure the health of an organization. NeedlessContinue reading ““Will” vs “Resources” striking the right balance”

Any game has these two components

Any game be it finite or infinite has the following two necessary conponents: 1) Resources & 2) Will By resources we mean the sum of all the financial metrics that contribute to the health of an organization.This is tangible & can mean PAT , stock price etc. By will we mean sum total of allContinue reading “Any game has these two components”

Larry Fink & Sense of Purpose

In 2018 , Larry Fink the CEO of BlackRock ,caused a bit of stir with his letter to CEO’s highlighting “Sense Of Purpose”. This shows the importance of a just cause and sense of purpose in any modern day business to make an organization relevant in the infinite game of business. Please find below theContinue reading “Larry Fink & Sense of Purpose”

Responsibility of every business

The three pillars that outline the responsibility of every business are: 1) Advance a just cause – Just cause should be advanced to make the cause of existence of the business bigger than itself.This can be achieved by giving a sense of belonging. 2) Protect the People – Unless the people feel safe they wouldContinue reading “Responsibility of every business”

How Milton Freidman’s “shareholder primacy” led to a finite mindset

In the 1970’s the Noble winning economist named Milton Freidman put forward his views around “shareholder supremacy” and changed the meaning of capitalism inside out. According to him a business and its owners should operate with the sole aim of making profit to maximise the value of its shareholders.The views expressed by the economist hasContinue reading “How Milton Freidman’s “shareholder primacy” led to a finite mindset”

Storytelling tips from “Long Story Short”

Some of the points I found very helpful from Margot Leitman’s Long Story Short. 1) There is no need to explicit explain the moral of your story to the audience 2) What is most important is that the story should move the audience 3) Trying to control audience reaction and feelings is impossible 4)It isContinue reading “Storytelling tips from “Long Story Short””