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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 // 2 Comments

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

The Foundation of Collaborative Leadership

March 12th, 2014 // 7:20 am @ Tanmay Vora // 3 Comments

In an industrial age, people went to factories and worked together to produce the outcomes. When required, they collaborated in person. Supervisors commanded and controlled others and leadership was often equated with “taking power”. Factories depended heavily on rigid top-down hierarchies and people were viewed simply as dispensable workers. With technological advances, our world of [...]

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Category : Collaboration &Leadership &Leading Change &Leading People &Leading Projects &Managing Communication

In 100 Words: No Strength Without Struggle

March 3rd, 2014 // 5:15 am @ Tanmay Vora // 3 Comments

The caterpillar was turning into a butterfly. In that biology lab, the teacher explained how butterfly struggles to break the cocoon as students curiously observed this metamorphosis. Before leaving the class, she urged students to just observe and not help the butterfly. After a while, one of the students took pity on the struggling butterfly [...]

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Category : Great Quotes &Improvement & Development &In 100 Words &Leadership &Leading Change &Managing Career

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