Blog | December 2012

Being Vunerable

December 7, 2012

A number of years ago, I learnt an important lesson about leadership. Many courses and business books talk about leadership attributes in terms of being strong, confident, assertive, driven, high energy, and focussed. I am sure you have heard or read this many times. What I learnt is the value of being humble, open, honest and vulnerable and how this builds really strong teams.

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What start-up CEO's, Boards and Shareholder can learn from the US election

December 1, 2012

Given that I am an outsider, I recognize that by commenting on the US Election in a polarized political environment, I risk offending someone. So with my apologies given in advance, here are four observations of what start-up's can learn from the US election...

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Style versus Substance

December 1, 2012

One of the hardest parts of being a leader is developing the skill to differentiate between when an employee doing something wrong or when they are just doing something different from how you would. If you do not manage the process properly, you risk project failure or demoralized teams. A good leader does not micro-manage employees but must be accountable for the project's outcome.

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My LinkedIn Experiment

December 1, 2012

Large picture2A few weeks ago, I proposed an experiment on LinkedIn to crowd source opinions of who I am. The challenge was to capture the consensus of people in my LinkedIn network regarding their perception of me. To do so, I proposed using LinkedIn's new Skills Endorsement feature to capture these market perceptions.

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