Tag: Leadership

  • Decoding Organization Culture : Murali Nair

    Decoding Organization Culture : Murali Nair

    Leader: Murali Nair, FiServ, Ex-Zeta What is an Organization’s Culture to you? So organization culture, in my opinion, is something that is determined by the top leadership of a company. And what tends to happen is that different types of companies in all different cultures, based on what the leader at any point in time…

  • Results Without Authority Book Summary

    Results Without Authority Book Summary

    # Key Takeaways from Results without Authority: # Practical Applications from the book : Develop strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to gain their trust and support. Communicate clearly and effectively to convey your ideas and gain buy-in from others. Use negotiation techniques to find win-win solutions and build consensus. ¬†Understand the needs and motivations…

  • The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan Summary

    The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan Summary

      The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan is a comprehensive guide for new leaders to successfully navigate their first 100 days in a leadership role. The book is divided into three parts, with each part focusing on a different aspect of leadership. Key Takeaways: 1. The importance of creating a 100-day action plan: The book…

  • The Effective Executive Book Summary

    The Effective Executive Book Summary

        This book offers principles that if followed, would raise your effectiveness as a leader many bars higher. 1.Effectiveness Can Be Learnt Being effective does not require special abilities, special talent or training. It can be practised till it becomes a habit. 5 habits of the mind have to be acquired to be an…

  • How Google Works Book Summary

    How Google Works Book Summary

        It is safe to say that Google is the company that has pioneered the Internet Era. It has extended its presence in every country in the world by catering to the preferences of practically all types of users.   This book answers the all-encompassing question of how Google works. Here are some of…

  • First Break All Rules Summary

    First Break All Rules Summary

      First Break All Rules is about challenging the status quo that exists in the management world and encourages management to adopt a unique and innovative outlook of employee management. This book is the product of tremendous research conducted by the Gallup organization, comprising of 80,000 managers from various industries and examining concepts around employees…

  • Built to Last Summary

    Built to Last Summary

      # Key Takeaways: – Companies that are built to last have a strong core ideology that guides their decisions and actions. – These companies also have a clear and compelling vision for the future, which serves as a unifying force for their employees. – Built to last companies have a culture of discipline, where…

  • The Leadership Challenge Book Summary

    The Leadership Challenge Book Summary

      Key principles for quality leadership: 1. Be conscious of the influence you have on others: Leadership isn’t something inherent in people but is rather defined by your overall character and behaviour. It is important to own your behaviour and make sure that it influences others in the way that you want it to.  …

  • Influence – Science and Practice Summary

    Influence – Science and Practice Summary

    Book: Influence – Science and Practice Author: Robert Cialdini This classic book on persuasion talks about the psychology of people and what makes them say ‘yes’. It helps to offer a deep understanding of this matter and how it can be applied in a practical scenario. The book is top tier since it is the…

  • The Google Way Book Summary

    The Google Way Book Summary

      3 simple principles that you can take away from Google: 1.Attracting inspired people- Inspired employees are more important than inspiring leaders. This can be achieved by creating the right company culture. A great set of values attract the right kind of people. 2. Make sure everyone is happy when a decision is made- The…

  • The CEO Factory Book Summary

    Book: The CEO Factory Author: Sudhir Sitapati The CEO Factory is indeed a book about the ‘The CEO factory’ company HUL. But unlike what the title suggests, it isn’t much about the 400+ HUL alumni turned CEOs. Instead, Sudhir Sitapati talks about the history of the organisation and the various internal workings of business operations…

  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Book Summary

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Book Summary

      Looked at the rapid growth of internet and asked what all will get disrupted by this. Came up with many ideas and DE Shaw actually launched a few. Couldn’t create an Everything store on day 1 so had to choose a product category. Chose books. Kept generating more orders than they could service. Increasing…