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Sushma Coutinho Desouza
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A leaderless team – whats in it for you?

Of late, a friend of mine started burning the midnight oil at work. She confessed that, with the recent exit of her boss she had started taking on the additional work in the hope that...

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Individual vs Team: Dealing with envy

You are a part of one of the largest I.T. firms in the country, a member of one of the Performing teams. At the time of recognising Individual Performance the company decides to reward its...

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Making an impact at meetings – your personal guide series

Performance reviews happen throughout the year! Not just quarterly or at year end. At work we are constantly being observed, evaluated and judged …Do you realise that meetings are also forums for evaluation; by multiple...

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The Art of Follow-up

I once lent a treasured book to a dear friend. On checking with her two –weeks later, she was still reading it and promised to return it in a week’s time. Weeks turned into months;...

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Leadership is more than delegation

Have you read this anecdote about George Washington which was said to have transpired during the American Revolutionary War? It is said that one rainy day, during the war, George Washington, riding in civilian clothes...

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Being Passionate – The Power of Sacrifice

Passion is a pre-requisite for success. But then, sacrifice is the bedrock on which passion is based. Devoid of sacrifice, all talk of being passionate is without purpose and directionless. Feeling very strongly or being...

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Art of earning respect

Someone once, said, “Respect does not mean just the absence of disrespect.” Let me expand on that …respect means understanding, acceptance and acknowledgement. However in today’s world; disrespect, the antithesis of respect is gaining ground...

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The dichotomy between the leader, the manager and leadership

Leadership to me is delinked from designation or level. Contrary to common and all pervasive beliefs I would even like to free the idea of leadership from the vagaries of personality, charisma, or the ability...