Developing effective leadership qualities through sports

Coaching junior cricket Younger leaders can effectively develop leadership qualities through sports.  Spending time learning, practicing and then executing your skills in a team game against a committed opposition helps build effective leadership qualities in oneself. I have been blessed to have played cricket for more than 20 years and that too competitively.  I have no hesitation …

Leadership Qualities – Communication – Emailing with Impact

Email Emails are a very fast, cheap and universally accepted mode of communication.  As you work with and lead teams you will find yourself using emails more and more.  Writing professional, effective and impactful emails is a valuable skill to have. Recently, I was one amongst four managers who got an email with a voicemail …

Effective Leadership Qualities – Overpreparation

Respect Experience It is my great pleasure to bring you this insightful discussion with Karan Verma.  Very recently, Karan joined Amazon’s strategy group breasting the tape ahead of a lot of very smart and tough competition.  Not only was Karan selected by one of the 20 most difficult companies for interviews, but he also graduated …

Reading

Develop deep reading habits Effective leaders read.  They read a lot.  If you aspire to become a leader, you should start reading….. a lot.  And I want you to develop what I call “deep reading”. Let me first explain what is NOT deep reading. My dad was an avid collector of books, and would buy …