This saying is so true about iconic leaders

Great leaders adopt an infinite mindset to keep playing the infinite game of life or business. The following quote from Simon Sinek aptly highlights this fact and is a masterclass: “The ability to adopt an infinite mindset is a prerequisite for any leader who aspires to leave their organization in better shape than they foundContinue reading “This saying is so true about iconic leaders”

Understanding some striking similarities between founders of SouthWest , Apple , Microsoft

Apple , SouthWest , Microsoft are all examples of infinite minded iconic organizations which find a mention in all business books for standing the test of time yet advancing their JUST CAUSE over the course of time. If we look at the founders of all these iconic organizations we see a common pattern in theContinue reading “Understanding some striking similarities between founders of SouthWest , Apple , Microsoft”

How organizations communicate their messages indicates their mindset

An organization’s mindset whether finite or infinite is clearly reflected in all the organizational announcements and communications. The responsibility of any business is 1) to advance a purpose justifying the JUST CAUSE or vision 2) Protecting the supplier , employees and all in the ecosystem and 3) Generate profit if the communication starts with 3Continue reading “How organizations communicate their messages indicates their mindset”

Why is it difficult to put people over resources?

By Resources we mean the financial metrics associated with any organization.This would mean EBITDA , EPS , Cash flow , resources from customers and investors etc. Hence though these are external to an organization these have a huge bearing on the quarterly targets of an organization. Whereas “Will” is related to inspiration , motivation andContinue reading “Why is it difficult to put people over resources?”

How to interpret “Performance vs Trust curve” in the infinite game?

When we plot Performance on the Y axis and Trust on the X axis , the point of focus should be the following quadrants: Top right – High Performance , High Trust Bottom Right – Low performance , high trust Top left – High performance and low trust #3 is associated with people who areContinue reading “How to interpret “Performance vs Trust curve” in the infinite game?”

These are few of the traits for High Performing teams

High Performing Teams are ones associated with innovation and creativity based organizations with the following as the key themes: These are teams with very High Trust Quotient The Team members feel psychologically safe with one another The team members revel in each other’s company and stand up for each other The team members have theContinue reading “These are few of the traits for High Performing teams”

Characteristics of a work culture led by finite minded leaders

Organizations led by finite minded leaders are characterized by work environments where people are pitted against one another to meet short term quarterly targets. These are leaders who give the utmost importance to performers who are high on IQ even if they are not team players and lack EQ. Such an environment is prone toContinue reading “Characteristics of a work culture led by finite minded leaders”

Whereas Motivation 2.0 created Workers , Motivation 3.0 creates Leaders

Motivation 2.0 is a term coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive to explain the Carrot and Stick motivational methods prevalent in the Industrial Age.This method works best for routine , dreary , boring work that seeks compliance. Whereas Motivation 3.0 is the new age motivational technique that focuses on intrinsic motivation to providedContinue reading “Whereas Motivation 2.0 created Workers , Motivation 3.0 creates Leaders”

In the Infinite Game of Life we humans are Players and not Pawns

Simon Sinek in his book The Infinite Game mentions the fact that like business , life as well is an Infinite Game where there is nothing like WINNING or LOSING. When we are born by default we are PLAYERS. In an Infinite Game , we CANNOT CHOOSE the RULES. We CANNOT choose the GAME. TheContinue reading “In the Infinite Game of Life we humans are Players and not Pawns”