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The Charm of a ‘Dogged’ Life

I have never more closely thought about all the different connotations of the adverb ’doggedly’ than in the past year. This query was inspired since we adopted a highly energetic 6-month-old female Labrador and learnt to ‘doggedly’ become masterful at several things previously ignored. 1. We learnt to dumb down and simplify, rediscover the inner child without getting caught up in […]

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The Covid-19 Leadership Code

“You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.” James T. Kirk Much like the Starship Enterprise  led by Captain Kirk with a mandate to ‘boldly go where no man has gone before’, the Covid-19 leader faces a similar task; […]

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Re-framing Locker Room Narratives: Through a Parent’s Lens

I’d like to believe that I live in a progressive generation, and as parents we treat all genders equally. However, as the Bois Locker Room fracas clearly revealed, we have not been able to create the familial and societal ecosystem required to man-oeuvre in the online world.In the current context, the traditional parental challenge over generations about ‘How hard parenting is’ has taken […]

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Transforming Perspectives at the Brink

While Covid 19 has truly overturned the world order, it has also provided humanity a unique opportunity to pause, reflect and re calibrate. For me, a volunteering opportunity to deliver food to slums in Bangalore, provided many insights I would not have ordinarily imagined. As the lockdown was announced, a pair of 25 year olds, got together to donate free meals […]

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Storytelling : A Key Leadership Trait in Challenging Times

“I HAVE A DREAM” that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal Martin Luther King’s simple yet prophetic STORY captured the imagination of a nation where inequality and racism were the norm. His oratory skills and powerful narrative were the instruments that literally […]

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Six Trends to get amplified in a post Covid19 World

Despite the fact that the Covid19 pandemic has forced self- isolation and disrupted businesses and enterprises across geographies, the irony is that it has truly served to unite the world with common concerns. This crisis will force business leaders to evaluate their business, be it setting goals & objectives or systems and processes. It will help them decide what they […]

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The Yin Code of Effective Leadership

Virginia Woolf once said, ‘A feminist is any woman who can tell the truth about her life.’ As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, I wish to acknowledge certain key principles I learnt from some of the remarkable women in my life. While many may not be ‘feminist’ in the modern context of the world, they are uncompromising in presenting […]

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Can a Leader be on AutoPilot Mode?

Imagine that you’re on a Delhi – Hyderabad flight, and the pilot nods off for a while allowing the autopilot to completely takeover. However so, a slight shift in route by just a couple of degrees of a two hour flight path will lead to the aircraft landing way out to Bangalore, instead of Hyderabad! This goes on to show, […]

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What’s In It For Me ?

A mantra that seems to be increasingly a ‘Life Hack’ for millennial’s is nowhere more apparent to me than in my 10 year old son’s approach to manipulating his best case scenarios from us, streets ahead of his older sister. My daughter’s formula for extracting her price is to doggedly follow through parental ‘diktats’, often unhappily, like fate was quietly slipping lead into […]

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Influencing Your Influencers Critical Questions in Healthcare Marketing

The age that we live in presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities in healthcare marketing – in part because the determinants of healthcare decisions are numerous, continuing to evolve and changing in real time. In the not so distant past, a uniformed professional, usually with the right academic credentials and experience, influenced a person’s healthcare decision. Healthcare marketing, then, was […]

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