Overcoming obstacles in the way of our “Vision”

When obstacles come in life the fun is in figuring out ways OVER and AROUND instead of focusing on what is in the way We can imagine what is OVER the wall or we can stand there and STARE at the wall The choice is ours Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book Together is Better

Short lived “Excitement” Or Long term “Fulfillment” – Which to choose?

Finding excitement comes from the win , hitting the goal , getting the promotion.It is indeed a hit of DOPAMINE The real fulfillment comes from looking back and seeing all the people who rooted for us , helped us and put their reputations in line for us.This is the true OXYTOCIN driven long lasting joyContinue reading “Short lived “Excitement” Or Long term “Fulfillment” – Which to choose?”

Level 5 leaders encourage executives who indulge in constructive arguments

A level 5 leader realizes the need to have the right kind of people , the executives who argue and debate – sometimes violently – in the pursuit of the best answers , yet on the other hand who fully unify behind a decision irrespective of parochial interests. Adopted from Jim Collins’s book Good toContinue reading “Level 5 leaders encourage executives who indulge in constructive arguments”

Top priority of Level 5 leaders who build great organizations

Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets , or technology or competition or products. It is one thing above all others , the ability to get and keep enough of the right people. Adopted from Jim Collins’s book Good to Great

“Right people” on the bus is first priority of Level 5 leaders

The main point with Level 5 leaders is that they first get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus. Once the right people are there , level 5 leaders figure out where to drive to the bus to. Once the team is settled , sheer rigor related to peopleContinue reading ““Right people” on the bus is first priority of Level 5 leaders”

Compensation , incentives and their importance in great organizations

Compensation and incentives are important but for different reasons in great companies. In great companies , the level 5 leaders realize that purpose of compensation system should NOT be to get the right behaviors from the wrong people , but to get the right people on the bus in the first place and to keepContinue reading “Compensation , incentives and their importance in great organizations”

These are situations when “extraordinary talent” gets rewarded

Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin , mentioned below are the THREE scenarios when extraordinary talent gets recognized and rewarded. When the knowledge is needed on a moment’s notice and bringing someone from outside is too risky or time consuming When the knowledge is required on a constant basis When the depth of knowledge isContinue reading “These are situations when “extraordinary talent” gets rewarded”

The four key aspects of Linchpins

The four key aspects of modern age Linchpins , summarized as key takeaways from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin are as follows: High on emotional quotient and hence have great networking skills They are GO GIVERS They are SHIPPERS which means they complete the work that they start come what may Create their own PLATFORM toContinue reading “The four key aspects of Linchpins”

How great leaders discover possibilities

There is a subtle difference between intelligence and creativity. Great leaders are creative and high on emotional quotient. The following great quote from Simon Sinek , summarizes this difference very aptly. “Intelligence looks for what is KNOWN to solve problems. Creativity looks for what is UNKNOWN to discover POSSIBILITIES.”