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In 100 Words: Excellence by Pablo Casals

August 11th, 2014 // 11:53 am @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

Pablo Casals was a great Spanish cellist and conductor who is considered one of the greatest cellists of all time. He believed that music has the power to save the world. When he was 93, he was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours everyday. Pablo’s response to this question, in my [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &In 100 Words &Self Growth

A Few Lessons From My First MRI Experience

July 23rd, 2014 // 9:51 am @ Tanmay Vora // 4 Comments

Recently, I had my first MRI scan to diagnose a herniated disc in my lower back area. Not a great thing to have, but fortunately, not very severe either. I just need to be extra careful with my back, do exercises and manage the stress well. MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging involves going into a [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &Random Musings &Self Growth

Leadership in VUCA World: Perspectives on #IndiaHRChat

June 27th, 2014 // 5:18 am @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

Today’s business environment is best described as VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. VUCA is, quite simply, the expression of the fact that the rate of change is outpacing our ability to adapt. As a result of this, businesses, industries and careers are disrupted faster than ever before. We have to seriously rethink about [...]

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Category : Leadership &Leading Change &Leading People &Managing Career

Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition

June 2nd, 2014 // 7:47 am @ Tanmay Vora // 2 Comments

  Namaste! Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development. I am thankful to carnival leader Dan McCarthy for allowing me to host this event -  a wonderful collection of very practical insights on Leadership Development. It is always a great privilege to host a Leadership Development Carnival because it allows us to [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &Leadership &Leading Change &Leading People &Leading Projects &Round Ups

Fostering Emergent Leadership: Bite Sized Insights on #IndiaHRChat

May 26th, 2014 // 6:25 am @ Tanmay Vora // One Comment

One of the skills that Google looks for before hiring is “Emergent Leadership”. In a connected, volatile, networked and virtual world of work, it is crucial for us to step out of traditional definitions of leadership and look at leadership as a role and not as a title. I was honored to be invited to [...]

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Category : Leadership &Leading People

In 100 Words: The Formula for Success

May 21st, 2014 // 8:04 am @ Tanmay Vora // One Comment

A man approached JP Morgan with an envelope and said, “Sir, in my hand I hold a guaranteed formula for success, which I will gladly sell you for $25,000.” JP Morgan replied, “I don’t know what is in the envelope, however if I like it, I will pay you what you asked for.” JP Morgan [...]

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Category : Improvement & Development &In 100 Words &Leadership

Indispensable Traits of a Collaborative Leader: Part 3

May 11th, 2014 // 9:24 pm @ Tanmay Vora // No Comments

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro Generally, traits such as vision, charisma, thinking, intellect, decisiveness, clarity, confidence and action-orientation characterize leadership. All of these are important and necessary, but not sufficient. The biggest challenge for a collaborative leader is to drive results from a diverse set of people [...]

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Category : Collaboration &Leadership &Leading People &Leading Projects

Indispensable Traits of a Collaborative Leader: Part 2

April 14th, 2014 // 8:10 am @ Tanmay Vora // One Comment

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” — Charles Darwin The biggest difference between command and control leadership versus collaborative leadership is – a collaborative leader knows that position in the hierarchy is no longer the source of power. The [...]

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Category : Collaboration &Leadership &Leading Projects &Managing Communication

Insights and Lessons on Critical Thinking, HR and Leadership Development

March 26th, 2014 // 8:27 am @ Tanmay Vora // One Comment

  In American Management Association’s critical skills survey 2012, respondents emphasized on 4 C’s (Critical thinking and problem solving, Effective Communication, Collaboration and team building and Creativity and innovation) as their key priorities for employee development, talent development and succession planning. I have been exploring the topic of critical thinking with respect to HR, Talent [...]

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Category : Critical Thinking &Improvement & Development &Leadership &Round Ups

Indispensable Traits of a Collaborative Leader: Part 1

March 19th, 2014 // 6:50 am @ Tanmay Vora // 3 Comments

Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration. —Mike Rutherford At the core of being an effective leader is ability to analyze the situation and then lead in the most appropriate manner which is best suited for that situation. A [...]

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Category : Collaboration &Great Quotes &Leadership &Leading People &Leading Projects

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