Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership style revealed

Microsoft You will never get a second chance to make a first impression! MicroSoft has appointed its third CEO in about 37 years.  Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer on February 4, 2014 amidst very different circumstances.  Each of the three leaders have had different leadership styles. This was not a “shoe-in” appointment.  Steve …

How to successfully build and deliver an election speech

An election speech is a very valuable, important and powerful communication tool.  All other things being equal, a stirring election speech has the power to shift a large section of the electorate in favor of the candidate.  Alternatively, if the candidate botches up the speech, the opposition can gain ground without delivering their speech.  The …

Personal Development Framework – based on business framework

Personal Development Framework For an effective personal development framework, one can just take what works for successful corporations.  Similar to competitive advantage and performance management, what works well for a business also works wells for individuals. Just as businesses need to grow to fulfill their potential and promise, so also at a personal level we …

Lack of confidence as a leadership deterrent

  Self-confidence Continuing with the responses to our survey analysis, lack of confidence is another big factor that was pointed out as a deterrent to someone taking up challenging leadership initiatives. Lack of confidence is very closely related to fear of failure. In this post, we look at confidence from a different viewpoint, and that …

Fear of Failure – while taking on leadership initiatives

  Fear of failure – leadership In our survey analysis, fear of failure came across as the biggest factor in deterring someone from taking up challenging initiatives as a leader. Generally people tend to settle down into a zone of comfort.  Taking up a leadership initiative is equivalent to stepping out of the comfort zone.  …

Leading turnaround culture change – My personal experience

Culture change at a bank Every so often you will draw the short straw and get an unenviable assignment where you would need to orchestrate a turnaround culture change.  The department or the team would be in shambles.  Nothing will seem right and you will feel depressed.  There will be negative attitudes all around and …