Archive for 'Newsletter'

Diversity of thought

Posted by:

 

Diversity, in business context, is not just only about gender, race and or cultural affinity; it is also about our americas_diversity_leaderminds: how we think and view the world in different ways in an organisation with common core values and norms. No doubt, most of the time, different cultures, gender and race bring different ways of thinking and views that effectively boosts innovation, positive competition and creative problem solving. Diversity of thought must ...

Continue Reading →

The Responsibility Revolution

Posted by:

Why should businesses deliver societal values while raking in profits? Suresh Raina analyses the trend.

Do organisations work for a larger cause? Can a business maximise the impact of driving social change while pursuing a profit making venture and maximising 1918380returns to the share holders? Some businesses have succeeded in combining the two for the greater good of the society.

Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream is a quirky company with revenues of more than ...

Continue Reading →

Looking for leaders

Posted by:

Suresh Raina gives you pivotal insights on how to pick good leaders.1893581

Retired Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy was once quoted as saying, “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on your people.”

The question, “How to hire for the leadership positions”, faced by any board chairman or CEO always elicits a wide range of responses. Senior leaders ...

Continue Reading →

Leadership, a lifelong journey!

Posted by:

Charm, inspirational presence and great communication skills only do not make a leader. What we ought to look for are the competencies, Suresh Raina observes

People keep asking, “Is leadership learned or is it something a person is born with? The argument that goes in favour of a born leader is that the essential 1900880personality traits of the individual are pretty much set by the time you become an adult and there ...

Continue Reading →

It’s a Judgment Call!

Posted by:

Suresh Raina highlights how successful leaders make crucial decisions.Judgement-500x218

People at all levels in an organisation make decisions on any given day. Leaders however, find themselves in situations where they are expected to make the judgment calls. These calls are tough and need the leader to have an edge, and the ability to say a Yes or a No.

The judgment calls also happen to be more important than the usual day to ...

Continue Reading →

Technology Enabled Change

Posted by:

The below is an case based on real data from a number of sources.

I was recently working with a large multinational company, the company had been going through some tough times and I was brought it to lead a turnaround in the service and software solution business. First thing first, I created a case for change, by engaging with the customers, employees, stakeholders and suppliers and gathering fact based data on the current state of the business. ...

Continue Reading →

Social Change; Walking up a Mountain and Down a Hill.

Posted by:

In the later half of 2011,I had the pleasure of taking four diverse teams in the mountains for the purpose of communication/networking/team building etc.
The walks are organised in such a way, that the goal is to reach the top of the mountain and get to the end point by a certain time, the last element is important as on all of the walks we had to catch a boat ...

Continue Reading →