Category: Leadership

How to prevent a Oscar like gaffe and win your next presentation?

By this morning all of us are talking about the gaffe of historic proportion, the best picture winner was announced incorrectly. That moment of confusion was a very defining moment. Each one of them tried to do their best to make for an awkward moment. While Jimmy took to Steve Harvey, Warren Beatty spoke about “why ...

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

This is the third installment in the “Interview Series”. In the last two posts we covered best ways to respond to Why do you want to change jobs? and Why should you hire me for this job? In this post, let’s look at this other often asked question — Where do you see yourself in the next ...

Why Should You Hire Me For This Job?

Many interviews open or close with the question of Why You For the Role?  This is one of my favorite questions since it is a very powerful one that positions the Interviewee to very clearly, purposefully, and passionately articulate their value proposition and impact. However, time and again, the first instinct of candidates is to ...

Why do you want to change jobs?

Recently, I was interviewing an individual (“interviewee”) for a role. My first question was “why you for the role?” The interviewee very succinctly and passionately articulated a value proposition. I was impressed. As I listened to the response and watched the body language, I noticed a spark when the interviewee highlighted accomplishments, progress, and impacts ...

Avoid these 5 mistakes in storytelling

“Fighting is so much fun in Ramayana daddy” responded my 4 year old back to me. I prompted a question to him about what did he learn in Ramayana? I was hoping he would reel off the learning moments from the story about obedience, listening, idealism, and a lot of many other aspects that we ...

Do Everyday Tasks differently and Live a Healthy Year

Are you like me and many of the mere mortals who make a new year resolution and then give up on it by February? Are you thinking about hitting the gym hard and was that your resolution last year, and prior? Do you know why those don’t stand the test of times? It is because ...

5 Leadership Lessons from My Subway Hero

The cranking sound of train crossing over to tracks woke me up. A few weeks into using Metra in Chicago, I am now tuned to close my eyes and use this cranking sound as a signal that we were approaching the Union Station. Although my mind today was a tad lazy. Not wanting to activate ...