11th November 2019 THE WISE LEADERAfter reading the heading above, the reader might wonder what I have been sniffing. After IL&FS, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, CG Power, business ethics and values? But please, please read on.
11rd October 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDReaders of my last three articles in this column have asked for an example to exemplify my advocacy that independent directors can and should act on signals rather than wait for a crisis to crack open
11th September 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDI responded to an event organizer’s request for an unconventional biodata about myself by sending something like
29th August 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDHow do you deal with a high performing CEO, who is arrogant, in-your-face and cocky? Watch very carefully for prodromal signals and act on the 5C’s: consider, consult, counsel, coach and, if all fail, then confront
5th July 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDKibitzer is a Yiddish word for a spectator of bridge or chess, who offers unsolicited advice in chess, bridge, sports or even business.
7th June 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDSuccess can make a person rich but can also pose personal and reputational risks. After my book was published recently (Crash, Penguin, 2019), a few readers expressed incredulity about how power could actually “damage” the brain.
10th May 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDA superb CEO retires from executive position and becomes the non-executive chairman (NEC) of the same company. Is it a good idea or a bad one? Opinions are probably loaded on both sides of the argument, and there is no yes or no answer.
12th April 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDIn other countries, the concept of the founder/promoter of a company has relevance at the time of the founding—whose idea it was or who initiated formation of the company, a bit like the parents’ names when a child is born.
15th March 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDOn 20th January 2019, Los Angeles Times carried a report about the allegedly toxic leadership style and adverse impact on colleagues of an important public figure, the Chancellor of the University of California.