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A Tribute to an INTELLECT THINKER

  by VS Ravi   I not only think but also look and study things carefully. When I travel around, I look at things carefully, make comparisons of what I see. I don’t accept things at face value; you cannot trust what you hear or see. Don’t jump to...

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Is Your “Core Competency” Really Core?

Discerning what’s really core; and how to make your customers more core to your competencies! by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh The concept of core competency was first defined in 1990 by C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel in the Harvard Business Review as “an area of specialized expertise that...

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Authentic Leadership (Part 3) – Consistency over Conformity

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “To become authentic, each of us has to develop our own leadership style, consistent with our personality and character.” ~ Bill George In Part 1 of our “Authentic Leadership” series, we outlined the meaning of authentic leadership and contrasted it with counterfeit leadership, while...

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Watch Your Word! Leadership Training vs Leadership Development

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh What’s in a word? One wrong word could spell the difference between success and failure, or life and death. Think about an erroneous label on the package of a prescribed drug and you get the picture. Leadership Training ≠ Leadership Development Mike Myatt, a...

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Mandela: The Man Who Was Inspired By “Invictus”

“If I had not been to prison, I would not have been able to achieve the most difficult task in life, and that is changing yourself.” ~ Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela (18 July 1914 – 5 December 2013) achieved much during his lifetime but he was most well-known for...

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Authentic Leadership (Part 2): Substance over Style

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “Be authentically ready and readily authentic.” ~ V. S. Ravi Elangkoh In Part 1 of our series on “Authentic Leadership”, we inquired about the meaning of authentic leadership, and contrasted it with counterfeit leadership. Here in Part 2, let us consider the next question...

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Authentic Leadership (Part 1): Introduction

by V. S. Ravi Elangkoh “I believe that leadership begins and ends with authenticity.” ~ Professor Bill George in “Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value” (2004) What is authentic leadership? It could mean different things to different people. There is no standard definition, but in Part...

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