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6 things that I learnt from a devastating accident

I share here about my experiences from a devastating accident in which I almost lost three fingers, and what I have learned from this miracle ordeal. Three years ago, it was late Sunday evening of January, when I met with a freak yet devastating accident. As I was working on a 12,000 RPM rotary metal […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Avoid travelling with your bosses!

This rule is some what counter-intuitive. Most aspirants to the top jobs, usually jump at the opportunity to travel with the superiors. They think that travelling with bosses gives them that extra time to shine. Don’t do it. Good senior executives judge on results, not on clever conversations. Good top managers are also busy and […]

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People Friday – The new address for Aspire2Be

Hi, it’s an important day for us. Finally after many years on the web as aspire2be, we have moved to a domain peoplefriday.xyz Almost all of us have aspirations. Aspirations make us, us. And we are all people. People First. Aspirations energise people, and we aim to achieving those aspirations. It does not matter when […]

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Personal Development for the 21st Century: Forgiveness is The Act of Unchaining Yourself

Over the last couple of months, I have struggled with this.  Carrying years of negative energy, anger at people who I once trusted, and who let me down- all that affected me all these years.  It has started again now- and I am trying my level best to move on.   This was a wake […]

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Seven Personality Traits of Top Salespeople

Steve W. Martin Steve W. Martin teaches sales strategy at the USC Marshall School of Business. His latest book on sales linguistics is Heavy Hitter Sales Psychology: How to Penetrate the C-level Executive Suite and Convince Company Leaders to Buy. If you ask an extremely successful salesperson, “What makes you different from the average sales […]

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Tips for those with a Sales Career: Creative Selling

In this post, I want to share with you a few key characteristics of successful sales people and how they differ from the normal sales people. You would probably agree the majority view that successful sales people meet their quotas, are happy with their profession and are enthusiastic about their customer satisfaction. On the contrary, […]

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Motivational video

Aspire to be- the BEST! Nothing comes easily – especially success. I found this video – very simple and supremely inspiring. What makes the difference between the person who is first and who comes behind! Watch this everyday! Go through this every single day- and motivate yourself to put in that effort- to bring the […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Learn differentiated decision making.

One of those big myths about business decision making is about the inherent admiration of a aggressive, super-sure, quick decision maker. This strategy may be great in certain situations – not so good in others. Some decisions in haste can be reversed, altered or has little impact. These haste decisions are necessary if there is […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Get closer to your customer. Be a salesman.

Is it a coincidence that majority of corporate Presidents started as a salesman or were sales people at some point in their career?Selling is a super critical function. Selling possibly is the only function that gets up close and personal to your customer. A sales person starts to  understanding customer’s likes, dislikes and idiosyncrasies. They […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Add fuel to the fire!

Making an impact is a good thing. To leave a mark is a good thing. However in this destructive goal pursuit of ‘leaving a mark’ and ‘making an impact’ managers often reverse their predecessors decision and change things just to ‘leave a mark’ and ‘make an impact’.Successful CEOs from Jack Welch to Lou Gerstener, did […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Don’t build empires and fiefdoms.

Another big myth from practicing managers is that they think that the biggest budget and the most people reporting to them is a guarantee to get them to the top. This probably was true in the days of kings not in today’s flat world.  Today, it is all (only) about doing more with less.Do more […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Only bet on yourself!

When my nephew was seven years old, his favourite cricket team Deccan Chargers was clearly winning, with 12 runs needed off 36 balls and two wickets to spare. Convinced of the victory, he offered to bet his grandfather on the outcome of the game. His grandfather laughed and agreed. The stakes were $4.64, all they […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Have Fun, Laugh!

Business is tough and may is not joy ride. That should not stop you from emanating joy and having fun along the way.As a manager, you are expected to to keep the team focussed towards the goal. You are supposed to to lead them through the journey. You can make the journey hard, grumpy and […]

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Aspire to be a CEO: Don’t hide the Elephant.

Big problems will always surface. Even if they are hidden unintentionally, the fall out is disastrous when they surface. The ‘hiders’ are always face a more serious censure than the ‘discoverers’. The discoverers are being safe. the ‘hiders’ were trying to cover up. the fall-out is not always nice.When you know of a big problem […]

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#LeadershipLesson: Follow the footsteps of your Boss!

‘Boss Bitching’ is a fad. An entertaining one, at that; though not the right one to take you to the top. All of us have heard people who can just complain and complain about their bosses – just give them an opportunity and they can rattle the worst things about their twenty-seven bosses through career. […]

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Business is Social: Implementing Social Media Strategy in Business (Part 2 of 2)

In my earlier post of Business is Social:…, I shared the size of the market was and the lovable demographics social media presents. In this second and final part, I will share with you the basic steps of getting there. Before I proceed I want to share with you a personal sorry that occurred a […]

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Business is Social: Making a case for Social Media Strategy in Business (Part 1 of 2)

  In my consulting assignments and workshop on social media, participants ask me the same question again and again. The top three questions are – “Why do we as a business need to be there?” “Facebook is for friends and Twitter is there for celebrities, not for real businesses”. “We are a professional organization, not […]

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Free Education–The Khan Way!

Aspire to …. do something different that touch a million lives! While browsing through the net looking for stuff to help my children learn about concepts better than they do in school, I happened on the Khan Academy.  In an era where everyone looks at monetizing their offerings, here is a special person who has […]

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FREE Download of an exclusive Goal Sheet template – Goal Sheet_aspire2be.pdf;  Free Download of the 2011 aspire2be Monthly Blossoms Calendar  Free Download of the 2011 aspire2be  Yearly Morning Orchids Calendar