Don’t lose your consciousness in an unconscious world

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I speak a lot of consciousness and how businesses today are awakening to make deeper connections with their customers and employees. When I began my business years ago, there were no such terms such as “consciousness” or “mindfulness” but when I look back, I think many of us have been practising these things for years. Read More

It pays to empower women

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When I was raising my daughters years ago, I was told by many family members that I should not waste my time educating them. Sadly, this is a prevailing attitude across India. Read More

Foster leadership at all levels

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Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet. These are names that everyone is familiar with – innovative and passionate leaders who have moved their respective companies to the forefront of the business world. Read More

Leaders who love, make the biggest impact

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The old saying that money can’t buy love is becoming increasingly relevant in today’s business environments. That is because people no longer want to work for just a paycheck. While we all have basic needs that can only be satisfied monetarily, our desire for personal interactions and general well-being just cannot be purchased. Read More

Don’t treat consumers like fools

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There is a very well-known saying in the business world that the “customer is always right.” This means that no matter what – even if the customer actually is wrong – it is our job to make them feel happy and satisfied. Read More

Humility is the essence of good leadership

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I grew up in a family of business people. My relatives operated small shops and I have witnessed various types of business practices – some good, others bad. Because I have been surrounded by this environment my entire life, I learned a lot and have seen the result of running a business with the sole goal of making profits. The results are not good. Read More

Communicate early and often to avoid confusion

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Great leaders know how to work with their employees in such a way that they get results without making people feel anxious or stressed. Often, workers have so many tasks to complete that when we add to their daily list, they become overwhelmed. When this happens, they suffer and so does the work. Read More

Leaders are only as good as their teams

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If you want to know what makes a leader great, look at his or her employees. Without my team, I am nothing and neither is my organization. They could easily do without me, but I would be lost without them. Finding individuals who together form the dedicated and creative core of the company is priceless. Read More

Best leaders solve problems instead of creating them

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When mistakes happen or the unexpected occurs, often our first instinct is to blame someone else. This holds especially true in the business world. Mistakes are a part of life and business. It would be strange, in fact, if everything ran perfectly. If we open our hearts and minds, we can learn from mistakes and they can transform into valuable lessons. Read More