Saturday, March 7, 2009

Random Acts of Management!

What works?

Ultimately, some manner of execution. Excel sheets do not guide day to day actions.

The ability to inspire, the ability to energize and DO. The ability to make people feel part of a larger vision in which their role is indispensable. That works.

Endless strategy sessions are forgotten the very next day. Especially if nothing is communicated and if 'management' refuses to talk!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Whats the use?

So many high IQ guys, so much of data and information, so much of hindsight wisdom - but none predicted the crisis.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Framework done and now the hard part - getting people tested. How will they react? How do I communicate effectively? Clues?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


The whole subject of consulting competencies is very interesting. I have the charter of defining it and actually doing a competency assessment

Whether its being a subject matter expert or being a charismatic magnet around clients, each competency needs to be understood and measured. I'm giving it a decent shot.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Working with Academia

It's interesting that academics want to work so closely with industry. But its common sense - academicians get important practical experience while consultants gain access to fresh ideas and some serious brain power.

I'm in positive discussions with many Universities to get such interactions going at various levels - whether its MBA interns or faculty embedded in our engagements or more.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Are you consulting somewhere? Do you have an interest in abstracting from the engagement and trying to formulate a theory? Lets talk! Send contact details!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

On Training to be a Consultant

Can you train to be a Consultant?

I suppose the answer is Yes and No.

Fundamental personality traits are difficult to change. If you are an introvert and don't enjoy mixing with people, feel tongue-tied in a crowd or prefer stability and predictability, its difficult to change. But give me a guy with a good attitude, a dash of humility, a love for written and verbal expression, a desire to learn something new everyday and a hunger to catalyze change - well, that would be enough.