Ignore this and digital projects fail

There are many reasons for failure, which I will explore in posts later. But one thing stands out and cuts through all of them. Human emotion. Project leaders tend to think that digital will solve all their problems where as the business users ( staff who will be using new digital ways to serve the… Continue reading Ignore this and digital projects fail

3 stories to massage your VUCA mindset.

Hello ! I had explained what is VUCA, why is it important, and benefits of a VUCA mindset, in my previous post. Maintaining a new mindset is not easy. As you practice it, you will face multiple challenges that will throw you away. When mind is agitated, mind gets tired, just like our physical bodies.… Continue reading 3 stories to massage your VUCA mindset.

On Discipline

I had a hard time understanding discipline as a leadership value all my life. It was shown and demonstrated something in the lines of : obey, patience, obedience, aligning, code of behaviour and punishment for disobedience. Then I saw this explanation of discipline by Jim Collins. ( the world famous author of best sellers like… Continue reading On Discipline

Doing the impossible

In a brainstorming session at a recent workshop, I listened to a banter between two participants. It made me laugh. It was also profound. A: "It's a dream you are proposing. It's impossible. How can we make impossible happen?" B: " You mean, you don't know how to do the impossible?" A: " yes, that… Continue reading Doing the impossible

Do I have control over this?

Motivation is plenty on internet with inspiring quotes to adrenalin pumping videos. We watch them daily on our social media feeds. It's like drugs. You need more and more each day to feel the kick. Why? Your motivation is directly linked with how much control you have over your work and surroundings. When you have… Continue reading Do I have control over this?

New attitude

Workplaces and our homes are now intensely complex. It's hard to stay calm and be objective because emotions and residues from the past bounces most of us to get distracted and irritated. Obstacles are a way of life now. To embrace obstacles is the new attitude. I must try hard to 1. Control emotions to… Continue reading New attitude

How to innovate over and over.

Most of us, when we hear about "innovation" tend to visualise staff retreats, having fun and been creative by expressing ideas. Then come up with that 'aha' moment, and go and work on it. Once in a year routine, may be twice a year. Far from it. Innovation in reality is loads of hard work,… Continue reading How to innovate over and over.

Underdogs can win.

Yesterday Sri Lankan fans threw water bottles on the play ground during final moments of a ODI played between India and Sri Lanka. This is not the first in the history of cricket in Sri Lanka. It happened in 2015 too. "It's only a few people, not all Indians" ~ Indians, 1996 "It's only a… Continue reading Underdogs can win.

What’s wrong with millennials and smartphones ?

Simon Sinek talks for 15 minutes in this video. If you are looking for new goals and resolutions for 2017, look no further, the ideas in this talk can get you going for a mindful new year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

A leader’s dilemma on team building

We want teams to explore opportunities, yet we celebrate speedy delivery. We advise people to think as a 'group' but treat 'group think' as a cancer in the organisation culture. We want self motivated, initiative taking teams, but at the same time fear uncontrolled outcomes they bring in. We want people to meet, discuss and… Continue reading A leader’s dilemma on team building