Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the real reason is due to bad managers. That’s based on decades of data and interviews with 25 million employees, Gallup found. Naturally, the next question should be why? This is what I aim to answer here as a follow up: “Why do leaders fail at their jobs, exactly?” First, we need a clear definition of what great leadership looks like, as a backdrop to answer that question in one succinct sentence. I’m going to put everything on the line here. If you were to ask these ten of the world’s most successful leaders about their roles as CEOs of their respective companies, I would wager that every single one of them would tell you that a leader’s ultimate role (
In our discussion about business success we talk a lot about the importance of grit, failure, and even time management. But in our conversations about leadership one thing doesn’t seem to come up often: humility. I recently keynoted the conference where I spoke about innovation and leadership, which prompted a lot of follow-up conversations with the attendees. But one story, told to me by Gregg Gregory, the founder of Teams Rock and a public speaker, was especially fascinating. It was a story of humble leadership. About fifteen years ago Gregory was boarding the Southwest flight flying out of Orlando, Florida. Way in front of him in the boarding line he noticed a man with a giant Mickey Mouse baseball hat on. He didn’t think anything about it until he walked onto the plane and saw tha
First impressions are unavoidable. You can spend a long time trying to convince others of your qualities, but you’ll have a difficult time being perceived as genuine if your appearance doesn’t sync with the values you’re trying to express. The image you choose to portray to others is a big reflection of your true self, but the opposite effect can also be achieved. Ever heard the slogan “dress for success”? It’s true. Research psychologist Jeffrey L. Magee surveyed over 500 firms to assess the impact of dress in the workplace. His studies led to the conclusion that continually relaxed dress ultimately leads to relaxed manners, relaxed morals and relaxed productivity. Magee’s findings shouldn’t come as a surprise. Here’s why. It’s simple psychology. Think about your own experience.
Tim Cook urged Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s class of 2017 to use their minds, hands, and heart to build something bigger than themselves, and to never lose sight of their humanity. Apple’s CEO told the graduates on Friday morning that they must keep their morals at the center of what they do. “Measure your impact on humanity not in likes but in the lives you touch, not in popularity but the people you serve,” Cook said during his commencement speech. “I found my life got bigger when I stopped caring about what people thought of me.” Cook explained that when he was younger, he struggled to find purpose in his life. He searched for it in graduate school at Duke University, meditation, religion, and the writings of philosophers. He also joked about a “moment of youthful indiscr
After smashing domestic and global box-office with record breaking numbers, SS Rajamouli's larger than life saga Bahubali 2: The Conclusion is all set to take the Chinese box office by storm. The Prabhas-starrer will be soon releasing in China. "Lots of speculation about #Baahubali2 release in China... The update: #Baahubali2 makers have started the process of releasing in China," wrote Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter sharing the information. However, he added that no specific release date has been finalized and the makers are looking for an earliest date possible. https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/867607502736764928 https://twitter.com/taran_adarsh/status/867607613499768833 After its release in the West, the film conquered the fort. Toppling Vin Diesel's Fate o...
Nawazuddin Siddiqui channels short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto in the first poster of the Nandita Das-directed film where his penetrating gaze captures the attention. Nawazuddin, who is essaying the titular role in the movie titled “Manto”, appears lost as he carries the writer’s signature dishevelled hair with elan. The sepia-toned poster resembles a pamphlet with few Urdu scribblings spread across the canvas. A red-coloured broad brushstroke mars the portrait of Nawazuddin’s Manto, perhaps to symbolise the bloodshed associated with the Partition that deeply affected the “Thanda Gosht” writer. The title appears in a broken font to suggest the fragile state of mind that the author harboured during the division of India and Pakistan. The first look of this feature fil
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to relive her first Cannes moment with the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas” at an outdoor cinema event during the festival. The actress, who is set to walk the red carpet as L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador on May 19 and 20, will attend the brand’s Paris Open Air Cinema event. The outdoor cinema event, to be held from May 17 to May 22, will showcase films that will be selected and introduced in-person by six actress ambassadors of the beauty brand “Devdas” will be screened on May 20. “We attended the festival not just as artists but as proud representatives of Indian cinema, showcasing a film that meant so much to us. The kind of reception we got for the movie was truly overwhelming and I will cherish it all my life,” Aishwarya sai
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez was the official backstage afterparty host for international pop star Justin Bieber but the lovely actress left the venue heartbroken. Sources reported that Jacqueline left the venue, DY Patil Stadium in Vashi, discreetly with her new bodyguard. She was so upset that despite repeated requests, she wouldn’t walk the red carpet. Apparently, Bieber was supposed to stay back for a lavish afterparty with the organisers and the rest of the crew, with Jacqueline as its host, but the pop star decided to exit the stadium right after his performance. And that left the actress really upset, who had flown down all the from London, where she was shooting ‘Judwaa 2’, just for the gig. In fact, we would never get to see those images because Justin Bieber ditc
You must have come across the news about Katrina Kaif’s bodyguard slapping a fan, for following her and entering her building. Surprisingly, the fan didn’t even enter her house. Then why did Katrina’s bodyguard slap him? What’s more pathetic about this incident and a few hours ago, Katrina issued an official statement about this shocking incident and guess what? It’s all turned to be a lie! Wondering how? Read on to know.. “What very few know is that the fan forcefully tried to break into the building , flouting all security rules and jeopardising her safety…” Her Official Statement Reads That The Fan Entered Her Gate “The fan, followed her vehicle into the building premise and forcefully tried to break in . When the fan broke into the building and entered the gate , he was
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion doesn't want to leave the spotlight even after more than a week of its launch. The movie continues to break records since its launch on May 28. According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the film has crossed the mark of Rs 800 crore in India and Rs 200 crore abroad, which not only makes it the highest grossing Indian movie ever but also the first one to cross the Rs 1000 crore mark. https://twitter.com/rameshlaus/status/861057493216227328 Baahubali 2 has already crossed the lifetime collection of Baahubali 1 which had a gross lifetime collection of Rs 650 crore. It also crossed Amir Khan starrer PK's collection of Rs 792 crore within the first week. The Prabhas and Anushka-starrer movie even made a place for itself in the top three of US box office. The happ...