Leadership Essentials

While addressing a panel on Change Management last month, I was asked: What does Leadership mean to me? What are the essential characteristics a leader must possess? Enough and more has been written on this topic, and of course, there is no right answer to either of these questions. That said, I have had plenty …

Where There Is A Will

Our elder child turned 18 recently, and we took the opportunity to update our Will. This was an iteration of an existing document (drafted four years ago), and I soon discovered that a lot had changed since then, in terms of life events, investments and priorities. Shockingly, almost every one we encountered during the course …

Future of Work

Circa early 2020, Covid19 caught the world by surprise, to say the least. The last couple of years have been crazy in many ways. Organizations, big and small, went from a status quo that was essentially unchanged for decades, to work-from-home (WFH), to work-from-anywhere (WFA). New buzzwords like ‘blursday’ entered our lexicon, the common man …

Making Sense of Data

A thread on a LinkedIn post got me thinking about how “data” is often confused with “insight”… 99% of the ‘insights’ I encounter are mere associations. E.g. ‘X% of millennials prefer Y’ or ‘X% of our customers switched from contract Y to Z’. These are observations, not insights.Robert van Ossenbruggen In every industry and market …

The Crisis Is Here

At the time of writing this, the #Coronavirus pandemic has already claimed more than 1 Million deaths and infected more than 54 Million people, worldwide. Countless lives (and livelihoods) have already been affected by the #Covid19 virus, and most of the year 2020 has really been all about dealing with the crises. Could we have …