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Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

The IIM fallacy

In Education, Management & Leadership on July 2, 2010 at 09:02

Yes, the IIMs are a route into the riches for people coming from the Indian lower middle or lower classes. They are an easy shot into the upper middle classes, and if you’re lucky, hardworking or a genius, even into the ‘rich’ classes.

They are, however, nowhere close to or on the way to developing their students into become leaders in a global economy.

Can the IIMs really claim to be the ‘best in class’ if all they are producing are mediocre managers forming the bulging global middle class?

I won’t, actually can’t, answer that question. If you can, please use the comment space.


successful leadership

In Corporate Life, Management & Leadership, Quotes on May 7, 2007 at 00:57

The Long Tail: A thought on managing in an open source era

I hate it when my ideas are the best in the room. That just means I didn’t make the room big enough.

Other versions of the same I’ve heard…

You grow/drop to the intelligence level of the company you keep

Successful managers surround themselves with people more intelligent than themselves.

~Why work when you can get others to do all that shit? 🙂

Processes & Trust

In Corporate Life, Management & Leadership on February 2, 2007 at 12:01

Processes should be adopted by conviction, by belief that it’d improve things, not by fear of the baton! Else they’ll only end up becoming nothing but another bit of buereaucratic red tape.

Processes need to be followed in spirit even if the letter is violated a bit unlike the reverse that usually happens. But that requires a society, or an organisation, based on trust … and that, it seems, we would never be!