Extreme Self-Motivation to Achieve your Goal

Extreme self-motivation The other day I was watching “Koun banega crorepati” (KBC), the 2014 season Hindi edition of “Who wants to be a millionaire”.  With viewership well into the tens of millions, the biggest draw is undoubtedly Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood icon and the show’s compere. From a leadership and self-development perspective, the first candidate …

Sending powerful and influential leadership messages

Step It is possible for leaders to send out high potential, powerful and influential leadership messages without much fanfare.  In an earlier post, I had written about how one can alter someone else’s actions by changing one’s own. Similarly, by putting in an irreversible action or by taking an un-retractable step, you can send out …

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 …

Leadership and culture change – securing quick-wins

Leadership and culture-change In continuing with our series on leading by example, I’d like to relate a story on leadership and culture change.  This is the story of how an effective leader took charge and secured a quick win.  In his own style this person stamped his leadership qualities in implementing a culture change in …

How to develop inspirational leadership qualities

“Ian”spirational captain – Ian Chappell Continuing with our leadership survey results, inspirational leadership qualities is another key aspect of effective leaders.  I remember playing in the second division of a league a few years ago.  We were a first division team but poor performance the previous year relegated us to the lower division.  The poor …

Leadership Credibility Story – 5 examples

Leadership Credibility In “Building Leadership Credibility” we saw ten tips on building credibility.  This post is an attempt in highlighting some of those tips with an appropriate leadership credibility story. Leadership Credibility Story 1 – Keep your promises In 2000, a new contractor had joined our company on a six-month contract.  After the first two …