July 11, 2020
Indian business leaders tend to be opportunistic rather than strategic, perhaps a hangover from the license raj. Gurus exhort business leaders to view business through a long-term lens.
July 11, 2020
Recent rhetoric says “less government, more governance” but the unfolding reality does not match up. Indian government, center and states, face a real governance issue.
June 8, 2020
In uncertain times, leaders require deeperconversations andempathetic listening--three times more than speech-making.
April 11, 2020
10th April 2020 THE WISE LEADER. I received positive reader responses to my last column. (Beware of competence without humility or humanity, BS, 13th March). One reader posed a tricky question: why are so many leaders arrogant if it is obvious that humility is very important?
January 3, 2020
3rd January 2019 THE WISE LEADER2019 was a year full of board room debacles. Usually, we all tend to live in the uplands of activity-obsession. The lull during the holiday season offered me a quiet period when I retreated with my books into the valley of humility.
December 7, 2019
6th December 2019 THE WISE LEADERThis year-end I write about the importance of ahankar-mukt leadership. Early next year, I will share how to work at becoming ahankar-mukt. Narcissists are full of ahankar.
November 9, 2019
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.
October 15, 2019
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
September 11, 2019
11th September 2019 BUSINESS STANDARDI responded to an event organizer’s request for an unconventional biodata about myself by sending something like