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Sunday / May 14, 2006 /

LIP #3.1 Self-Awareness

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

In the earlier post on Emotional Intelligence, we had seen that self awareness is the first stepping stone in becoming emotionally intelligent. “Know Thyself”, is one of the well known ancient adages. A true leader is one who knows them-self before they know their followers and leads them. Self knowledge is realizing one’s emotions, feelings,…

Thursday / Apr 27, 2006 /

LIP #2 – Leaders have Personal Brand

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

True leaders command following. Leaders are followed only if they are known for something, rather one thing or few things. It is all about right communication and action. All leaders must consciously make people aware of what they are best at so that they are famous for it. Otherwise they would be associated with those…

Wednesday / Apr 19, 2006 /

LIP #1 – Breaking Free!

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

When I was young I had seen a gigantic elephant being tied with a rope. I was always surprised as to why the mighty beast would never try breaking that small rope. Then I learnt that the mahouts have a wonderful way of doing this. When the elephants are young, they are bound by rope…

Sunday / Mar 12, 2006 /

Leaders Build Trust

Naveen Lakkur / Articles /   

Leaders build trust. A much misunderstood word trust is often confused with belief. Belief by itself sounds positive but trust is at the next level. Let me narrate a wonderful story my friend Vijay Reddy shared with me recently. It’s about an amazing trapeze artist. He could cycle on a tight rope. He once claimed that…

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