Category: talent

On talent and hiring

Most hiring is happenstance; wrong hiring decisions are not irreversible; talent cannot thrive in unsuitable work conditions; one and done is no way to build an inclusive organisation: these are some of the lessons I have learnt through my career.
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Don't just fire that "toxic" employee

Don't just fire that "toxic" employee. Stop, reflect, examine the role your leadership and your organisation played in fostering that toxicity. Then fix it.
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Leadership and "principles"

While business is already grappling with the need to deliver greater accountability towards the societal context they operate in, politics in liberal democracies is due an overhaul.
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My 2018 in books

I pick social commentary, business books, quirky books on popularity, a business novel and poetry. Most are not on popular lists. Which is why this list is worth a read.
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California state & women on boards

The proposed California state law requiring women on boards of public companies headquartered in the state is a big daring opening gambit in forcing the long overdue conversation on diversity and inclusion.
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Pay if you want talent

As business leaders, if we want talent in a role we say we value, we have to pay fairly and commensurate with the value we attach to the role. Talk is free.
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Protest as a strategic lever

Protest is a strategic lever which leaders ignore at their peril. And it is here to stay. 
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Serena Williams and the business of role models

There are no straightforward role models for a trailblazer.
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Indian startups must face up to sexual harassment

The Indian startup ecosystem needs to address the harassment issue as a matter of urgency now. Because time's up.
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"I failed. Now what?"

This article is the twenty-first, and the penultimate, in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on August the 21st, 2017. “I …
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