Tag: leadership

The 5 Levels of Leadership: Book Review

October 2, 2013 Business and Management 3 comments

How are peak leaders developed? What differentiates a superstar CEO like Jack Welch from other less extraordinary leaders?

The answer, according to bestselling author John C. Maxwell, lies in The 5 Levels of Leadership. Focused on growing one’s leadership potential in a tiered manner, the book provides pragmatic steps to scale the leadership ladder while achieving lasting impact on one’s organisation and followers.


The Value of Asking

July 3, 2013 Personal Branding no comments


Courtesy of Quote Fancy

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

Quoting from the Bible, asking has always been one of the core tenets of success. Time and time again, the people who make it a point to ask (and ask regularly) are the ones who tend to do better in almost any field in life – romance, school, work, social circles, and of course spirituality.


My Secret Life on the McJob: Book Review

May 6, 2013 Book Reviews 2 comments


Jerry Newman of University of Buffalo (courtesy of UB Faculty Experts)

Imagine a 57 year old management professor donning the uniform of an undercover fast food worker for 14 months. Opting for this “hardship” research project during his sabbatical, he goes through seven jobs in burger chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s.

Along the way, the professor discovers “powerful truths about what makes businesses great” and provides lessons from behind the counter “guaranteed to supersize any management style”.


Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: Book Review

April 15, 2013 Book Reviews no comments

What are entrepreneurs and business builders made of? Who should you bring to your team at different stages of growth, and why?

The answers, according to venture capitalists and business leaders Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington and Tsun-Yan Hsieh, are contained their book Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck (HSGL). Tackling the human aspect of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the book surmised that each of us are biased towards one of four traits – namely heart, smarts, guts, or luck – in our decision-making processes.