What makes an ordinary man do extraordinary things? How can experiences and traumas shape someone? Where can you draw the courage, the resolve, strength and determination to face challenges and more importantly start thinking in challenging terms? Read this story to see how troops go into battle without ESOPS, pay hikes or any material benefits. See war through their eyes and you will never look at your own life the same way again... (Click here to read "The Rope")
The First 100 days are most critical in any transition because that’s when leaders and followers have the best window of opportunity to make the transition successful. All organizations fundamentally fall into these four categories. Start-ups, those requiring realignment, turnarounds and steady state organizations that are doing well. The style of leadership required in each of these categories is radically different.
Leaders make eight predictable and common mistakes which could doom the transition from the very beginning. The first of these is failing to identify which category the organization falls under. For instance, a turnaround requires a relatively strong hand and a philosophy of ready-fire-aim. The intention here is to send a signal that there is change in the air while the particulars of the change are not really important. On the other hand, in realignments and steady state organizations, leaders have to spend considerable time learning what works well and what needs to change before issuing the first instructions. (more)