Lessons from My Attempt to Re-Claim My Weekends

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Lessons from My Attempts to Reclaim my weekends by Mukesh Gupta  Situation One of the constant complains that my family has with me is that I am obsessive about my gadgets. Even when I am on a holiday or during the weekend, I obsessively go for the gadgets and if it is not checking my emails, it is to check my twitter feed or my Facebook feed or my LinkedIn or my blog stats or my podcast stats or WhatsApp groups or something else. But they complain that I keep reaching for my phone or my iPad for something or […]

Leadership Lessons from The Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu

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Leadership Lessons from Recent Political Crisis in Tamil Nadu by Mukesh Gupta Looks like the final curtain on the political crisis in Tamil Nadu finally came down, with Palanisamy being sworn-in as the chief minister. There are two leadership lessons that we can all learn from the way this entire episode unfolded. Importance of Succession Planning: This entire incidence only goes to show that there was no clear succession plan in place, if something were to happen to the erstwhile chief minister Jayalalitha. Even if she had someone in mind, she did not make it clear to the candidate or her […]

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

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Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta Do we still need policies I do a lot of travel as part of my work and one of the side-effects of this kind of travel is for us to submit our expenses to get the expenses reimbursed. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval. I wrote to the CFO and he approved the request as it was a valid expense that I had incurred for […]

PBTO51: Non-Obvious Trends with Rohit Bhargava

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/54_PBTO51__Non-Obvious_Trends_with_Rohit_Bhargava.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this episode we host, Rohit Bhargava. He is a “non-obvious” trend curator, founder of the Influential Marketing Group, and an expert in helping brands and leaders be more influential. He is the Wall Street Journal best selling author of five books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business, building a brand with personality, and why leaders never eat cauliflower. Rohit has advised hundreds of global brands and also teaches marketing at Georgetown University. A two-time TEDx speaker, […]

3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

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Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible. However, if we look closely, there are three ways to come up with an idea that has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation: Imagination Insights Challenging current assumptions Lets talk about all the three in a bit more detail. Imagination:  This is probably the way all of us think that we will come across an idea that truly has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation. This is exactly how Einstein developed his theory […]