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My new blog post on setting and accomplishing your goals in 2016
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Accomplish your Goals in 2016
Leaders, new year celebrations are over and so is the excitement over new year resolutions. It's time for the grind. Without a good plan and implementation strategy they will remain just resolutions. Since i t is also time for some of us to set our annual  ...
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Communicating with Clarity
Recently a truck was allowed in our plant
with serious gaps in safety requirements. The root cause - Clarity in
communication. The concerned Manager had asked to change priority for  loading  a truck. The security sent the vehicle even with the gaps in safe...
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Create Sense of Urgency
John Kotter in his book “Leading Change” calls creating a sense of
urgency the first step in the change process. Many organizations fail in
implementation stage as they have not created enough buy-in among the
stakeholders for the need for change. The chang...
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Changing Behaviors
How behaviors change In this ever changing world, change is the only constant. When we as
leaders identify development plan for our reports giving them tools to achieve
it is equally important. Most of the leaders include antecedents like providing
standard...
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Asking Questions
We had made an off-specification
batch. The team was conducting the root cause analysis. The discussion had been
going well until I came in and started inquiring about the incident. Suddenly
the atmosphere changed. People were no longer open. They became de...
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Delivering Feedback
"When performance is measured,
performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate
of improvement accelerates." said Thomas S Monson. It is not
without reason that most of the midsize and large organizations establish
elaborate Pe...
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Perseverance and Leadership
I recently received a quote by Napolean Hill on Whatsapp "A quitter never wins and a winner never quits" that got me thinking. It is like a person who is digging for gold and does not know when to stop. Who knows, he may strike gold in the next hit or he ma...
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Quality and Leadership
There are four important goals that contribute to success of any project. They relate to - Safety, Quality, Time and Cost. Given that safety is non-negotiable, it is not a variable in the equation. Of the remaining three, many a times I have seen quality be...
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Apologies and Leadership
It was exciting time. We were building  a new plant in India. We were all busy expanding our team and training the team for a successful commissioning of the plant. We were all longing to get into this brand new plant and start. Several months had passed be...
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