Archive from November, 2013

Hampi Photography trip

A visit to Hampi

Is a sojourn into the past

And the best way to

experience this

World Heritage Site

Which now lies in ruins,

Is to take a leisurely walk.

And go on an enchanting journey

Of excitement and discovery.



to the team that returned from the Hampi Photography trip ,. Divya, Sindhu, Hinglaz, Saransh, Saket, Ami, Taushik and myself ( Sunand) went through some really memorable moments during the trip , Lot of sharing , Learnings teachings  and  Progress.

Nov 5, 2013 - Creatives, Mountaineering    No Comments

A poetry by N.Terence Huxley

 “Under The Peaks,

Under the spell of his rhythmic body,

He and the silent mountains

Stood face to face

As pure living sensation

And lifeless matter;

Each finds in the other

A mysterious completion”.

                                             – N.Terence Huxley

Nov 5, 2013 - Corporate    No Comments

Find The Right Opportunity To Be A Leader

“Enthusiasm and energy will take you long way,” Said Paul,

“But go into the role with your eyes open. Load  the dice to increase your chances of success. Set crystal clear goals and get the right back-up. Get in, get the job done and get on to the next mission.”


Imagine You have been invited to lead a project. The first step is to  create right conditions for success. This rules applies whether you are starting a new team, taking over a business or facilitating a turnaround. Start by taking “Time Out” to reflect and gather information.

Here are some points to consider before accepting the position.

  •  Make sure you want to lead a team:

Take a step back for a moment. Ask your self obvious questions:   ‘Do I really want lead the team? ‘Perhaps this is an opportunity to do brilliant work, but make sure it is the right vehicle.

  • Find out the opportunity:

Choose a project that puts a spring in your step. What for you would be  the best vehicle? Would you prefer to work with a ‘start- up Team’’ or  ‘Turnaround Team’ or a ‘Maintenance Team’?

To find right leadership possibility consider the Three rules.

     1.  Choose the sponsor carefully:-

People work with kindred spirits. Whenever possible, work for somebody who is a vocational soul mate. Choose a sponsor with whom you have a values fit and who shares similar high professional standards.

2.       Choose the culture carefully:-

Choose an environment that is exciting and gives you energy.  Remember  also there are ‘cultures’ within a culture. Find a the niche where you can do fulfilling work that also benefits the employer.

3.       Choosing the right project :-

                Leaders must generate enthusiasm, so find a venture that gives you energy. Choose a challenge that you respect. Why? Mountaineers must respect the mountains; otherwise they become sloppy, which is dangerous.

Leaders must also respect the task. They are then likely to remain ‘alert’ and perform brilliantly.


  • Clarify the sponsor’s picture:

Look at the  world from the sponsor’s point of view. What challenge do they face? What results do they want? Research this in detail before meeting the potential employers.

Take an honest look ahead and tackle the exercise.  Good leaders do everything possible to create the right foundation for success.