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Working back

While doing the Business Plan, ‘working back’ from where we need to be, say, in 4 years’ time, makes significant difference to the way we think, the way we plan, and what we achieve! Where we need to be in 4 years, for that, where we need to be in 3 years, for that, where …

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Scaling-up successfully

Research shows only 4% businesses scale-up successfully. The research attributes 3 reasons that account for 73% of business failures: Product – Market mismatch Lack of appropriate Marketing, Communication Inappropriate Business Models Is it possible to Scale-up successfully? The answer is Yes – by doing what only 4% of business owners are doing! #ceo #scaleup #leadership

Filtering

One of the key aspects of being a Leader is making choices, taking decisions. While at that, filtering Signal from the Noise is extremely important. More important than one may think. Bad decisions are often attributed to lack of enough information while taking the decision. Research shows this is not true. It’s about filtering-out bad …

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Next 10 years

While working on Business plans and strategies we frequently ask this question – ‘What’s going to change in next 3 years, 5 years, 10 years’, tuning our business strategy accordingly. Jeff Bezos advocated a counter-intuitive approach to this, by asking his team – ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’, and crafting …

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Single-reason

One of the key success factors for Leaders is to be able to make choices, take decisions in the face of uncertainty. Clarity is what’s needed to make an appropriate choice. Some decisions at that level may have a complex list of pros and cons. The best way to gain clarity in such contexts is …

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Learning Mindset

Successful Leaders and High-performance Teams learn fast. This is made possible by (consciously) developing and practicing a constant learning mindset – that enables them to experiment, try new things unafraid of failing, focusing on the aspect of learning all the time. It’s further aided by exploring questions such as ‘Is this the best that we …

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Creative Solutioning

When it comes to finding solutions, we humans have always been creative. One of the key aspects of Creative Solutioning involves starting from where we are. Using what we have. The resource constraint in a way fuels Creative Solutioning – starting with what we have, creating a minimum viable product / solution, though it’s not …

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Fun at work

As a leader, is what I do on a daily basis joyful for me?  Does working as a team provide a joyful experience for me and my team members? Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture, says Richard Branson. True. It’s important. It looks underrated. What can I …

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