Blog Posts

The defining pillar of leading globally: Perceptive Leadership

Anil Sharma

2017-05-03

Brothers and sisters, today we launched the UAE Centennial 2071 project to put in place a vision that extends to five decades and to prepare the nation for future generations

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Why are we stressed at work?

Anil Sharma

2017-04-23

Look around and you cannot escape the signs of work related stress on folks around you. Everyone wants to be at work and yet this work is not where many are happy.

 

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The Neem Project – a Leadership case study

Anil Sharma

2017-04-20

Laxmiben Vaghela, a woman from poverty line background is a villager from Gujarat, India. Educated only till standard VIII, Laxmiben used to sometimes work on an ad-hoc basis depending on the financial need at home. “While some months are comfortable, we have also seen some very lean times.” This she says is now a thing of the past. She now speaks in confidence and with high social este...

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Leadership Coaching: How does it help Leaders

Anil Sharma

2017-04-15

 Are you someone who limits leadership coaching to improving human experience? Or, do you think it’s just a way of gaining additional perspective?

 

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Habits to follow for a life you love

Anil Sharma

2017-04-11

 Relax as you read a short Zen story:

 

A h...

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How do you make your personal Brand?

Anil Sharma

2017-04-06

It is said, You are a Product of your environment.

Whatever trait or value system it is that people around you associate you with, ...

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Return of the Corporate JEDI

Anil Sharma

2017-04-04

 “May the Force be with you”

 

For those un-initiated into the Star Wars saga – this is the phrase used by the JRead More

Put your best brain forward

Anil Sharma

2017-04-01

 Death by PowerPoint!

 

This was my feeling at a seminar in Dubai, during the PowerPoint presentation conducted by an eminent personality. I happen to go in full earnest to absorb thoug...

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Challenge facing executives

Anil Sharma

2017-03-27

Enron, WorldCom, Bernie Madoff, Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac, Satyam Computer Services – are some of the major corporate meltdowns amongst a list of many others the worlds has seen. 

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The future of employment

Anil Sharma

2017-03-22

Present pursuits determine future attainments. Society has been in a continuous swirl of adaptation since the start of 19th century with the mechanisation of labour and then in 20th century with the management of labor. The end of 20th century ushered in the connected Internet so much so that in the 21st

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#10 shots of motivation for you

Anil Sharma

2017-03-12

 Motivational quotes are like espresso shots. They help you feel energised and get into a mindset that says - Yes, I can crack whatever comes my way!

 

Can a motivational quote help you to succeed?

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Gender diversity in a 50:50 workforce

Anil Sharma

2017-03-08

 Steadily & globally we are witnessing the promotion of gender diversity across all levels of business and enterprise. Taking cues from the regulation adopted by advanced nations e.g. Norway, Sweden – it is increasingly clear that a sustainable and innovative economy will need the participation of women on the leadership platform. Innovation happens when the decision environment encourages a...

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How do you Ride the Digital Economy

Anil Sharma

2017-03-05

 Digital technologies have tremendously impacted our lives and the way we conduct business. Coping up and fine tuning existing business practices in the environment that is increasingly digital is the paramount concern of all CEOs and business leaders. This presents a dimension where businesses are faced with the most potent threats and disruptions with potential opportunities to boot.

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#9 Pointers to Productive Meetings

Anil Sharma

2017-02-23

Back then a bright-eyed underling happened to ask me “How is it like being a Senior Manager?” – obviously wanting to know more about the glamour that accompanies the role.

 

My response happened to be matter of factly “Being a Manager is a boring job, one needs to do the same reviews and Meetings ...

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Can Introverts Lead?

Anil Sharma

2017-02-16

What do exceptional leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Their profiles range from an American politician, an Indian Civil rights icon and a Social media entrepreneur respectively, all of them impacted the lives of various others even though they leaned on being Introverts in their demeanour. 

 

While every individual named above has exhibited their introverted ...

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Pursuit of Happiness

Anil Sharma

2017-02-13

People have looked up to Leaders since times immemorial – on those that promised growth, harmony and happiness. The philosophical pursuit of happiness is documented in early history from 2500 years ago led by Buddha, LaoTse, Aristotle and many others.

 

In the 18th century the American Declaration of Independence enshrined t...

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That link between Failure & Success

Anil Sharma

2017-01-05

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

 

Well spoken words by the war time leader of Britain, Winston Churchill - as he led the nation against the aggressive onslaughts of WWII.

 

His radio addresses...

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5 Essentials of Next-gen Leadership Training

Anil Sharma

2017-01-10

John Doe had been a successful Manager in the Mobile phone trade in Dubai. He was promoted six months ago, as the GM - at which point he experienced escalated stress in managing the demands of the role. John then sought out help internally and his progressive minded CHRO engaged the services of an Executive Coach to help one amongst their high potentials.

 

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Meditation and Management can go together

Anil Sharma

2017-01-16

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

 

Leo Tolstoy the world renowned Russian writer had an influence on many political leaders with his unique insights into the human condition. He passed through an intense m...

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5 Steps in Leading Change Initiatives

Anil Sharma

2017-01-18

Change is the only thing permanent!

 

Human progress is nothing but a series of changes in the manners, customs and beliefs of society. Civilization has always accommodated change in order to progress in every epoch. In the last two centuries, changes of revolutionary proportions have brought us to a stage where the next round of ...

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What Concerns Leaders at World Economic Forum’17

Anil Sharma

2017-01-23

Business is the enterprise that keeps society humming with jobs, value creation and driving progress by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

 

The World Economic Forum (WEF’17) that concluded last week in Davos, Switzerland engages the foremost politica...

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Satori of Success

Anil Sharma

2017-01-27

“Satori” is a Zen Buddhist term for “understanding” 

 

Can success be attached to the failures I have faced earlier?”

 

One of my coachee happened to ask in all earnest as ...

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How do you become a Strategic Thinker

Anil Sharma

2017-02-01

“What does it mean to be a strategic thinker?”

 

Managers are routinely inured to deal with tactical issues on their monthly/quarterly targets. Led by this micro focussed view they can be forgiven to think of Strategy as the tactical tool that’s deployed at the time of annual budget meetings.

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