The Tale of Amar, Akbar, Anthony and What They All Need to Succeed

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Three Friends Meet three friends – Amar, Akbar & Anthony. Amar is an entrepreneur. He thinks that he is unemployable and wants to always remain his own boss. He is self-driven, creative, knows what he wants and has the ability to inspire people. He is not afraid of taking risks and following his dreams. He dreams big and wants to make it big some-day. He believes in his own ability and pursues his dreams. He co-founded a startup and is busy creating the next billion dollar product. Akbar is also like Amar, but a bit more conservative. He wants to go […]

3 Ways to Trick Ourselves to do What We Hold Most Important

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One thing that I have understood very clearly after reading the research from various behavioural scientist is that, we as a race still haven’t developed the ability to decide when presented with complex choices. Another insight that i have from this body of work is that it is easier to hack our environment, thereby hacking our behaviour than directly attempting to hack or modify our behaviour. Our ancestors intuitively understood a lot of these phenomenon and created cultures full of ceremonies and rituals. Ceremonies and rituals that allow us to do what is good for the group and for ourselves. […]

PBTO43: How to Lead without Authority 

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/43_PBTO43__How_to_Lead_Without_Authority_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS In the future of work that we envisage, one of the key skill that would be needed for anyone to do well is their ability to influence people (upwards/side wards/downwards) with or without formal authority. This is an ability that anyone can build provided one is deliberate about building the skill. Here are four things that you need to work on in order to build up your ability to lead with or without formal authority. Building trust – Your Track Record One of the most important […]