CEOWorld Article: Leading Knowledge Workers: Do You Want To Know A Secret?

In 2019, the count of worldwide knowledge workers exceeded one billion. According to statistics, the US has a high percentage of knowledge workers—60%. As the digital age advances, we are going to be seeing more proliferation of knowledge work. Knowledge workers require careful consideration in how they are rewarded.

Read my article in CEOWorld Magzine:

Leading Knowledge Workers: Do You Want To Know A Secret?

CLN Article: The Power of Coaching in a Leader’s Journey: Why You Need a George Martin

You may wonder what George Martin, the English record producer, has to do with L&D leaders. Well, the Beatles wouldn’t be here if not for Martin, who took them under his wings at EMI Records, nurtured them, coached them, and helped them blossom into musical leaders.

Read my article in Corporate Learning Network:

The Power of Coaching in a Leader’s Journey: Why You Need a George Martin

CEOWorld Article: Balancing Leadership Tensions: The Duality

In their song, “Hello, Goodbye,” Lennon and McCartney wrote,

“You say, ‘Yes’, I say, ‘No’
You say, ‘Stop’ and I say, ‘Go, go, go’
Oh no”

McCartney was the primary writer, and he wrote the song when meeting with an assistant of The Beatles’ manager, asking for opposites to the words he came up with, such as stop for go, yes for now, and hello for goodbye. In the biography, “Many Years from Now,” McCartney said that the lyrics address duality, reflecting his astrological sign of Gemini. He added: “It’s such a deep theme in the universe, duality – man woman, black white, ebony ivory, high low, right wrong, up down, hello goodbye – that it was a very easy song to write.”

Opposing forces create tensions, and exceptional leaders understand every action has its pros and cons. Balance is the key to managing these tensions and to the everyday behavior of leaders. The pandemic brought enormous challenges to leaders in how to pay attention to the business while leading their teams to stay healthy, safe, and motivated. We saw many leaders rise to the occasion.

Read my article in CEOWorld Magzine:

Balancing Leadership Tensions: The Duality

CLN Article: Lifelong Learning – Keep Your Inner Light Burning

In The Beatles’ Song, “The Inner Light,” George Harrison Writes:

“The farther one travels

The less one knows

The less one really knows”

This holds so true today, as technology has made the world more complex while trying to make us more productive. How do you keep your inner light of knowledge burning?

Read my article in Corporate Learning Network:

Lifelong Learning – Keep Your Inner Light Burning

CEOWORLD article – All You Need is Love: Seven Simple acts for Heart-Led Leadership

Lennon and McCartney wrote the famous Beatles’ song “All You Need Is Love” at the height of the Vietnam war. A live and international television satellite production called “One World” played this song for the first time on June 25, 1967. The primary composer, Lennon, delivered a message that you can resolve everything with love, which is also true for leadership challenges. 

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All You Need is Love: Seven Simple acts for Heart-Led Leadership

CEOWORLD article – Leadership success requires the opposite of I Me Mine

How do you know your teams are empowered? I propose two metrics in this article.

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https://ceoworld.biz/2022/07/19/leadership-success-requires-the-opposite-of-i-me-mine/

My answers to three questions

When I mention my recently released book Leadership Lessons with The Beatles, people are curious about the background.

Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of the journal Leader to Leader had three fascinating and insightful questions for me related to the book.

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The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability and Humility

I am delighted to share my article, “The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability and Humility,” published in the prestigious journal “Leader to Leader.”

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Interview – The Guindy Times

I was interviewed by The Guindy Times, the official campus magazine of my alma mater, College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), AC Tech, and SAP.

Thank you, Guindy Times, and thank you Shalini Devanand!

It is special to be speaking to my alma maters’ paper, and to a current student-interviewer.

Thank you, Aadhya Sujani
Sabreen Sadhak, and Vasanth Natarajan for all the great work you do at The Guindy Times!