Author Archives: DrSurya Ganduri

Are You Empowering Your Chain of Command To Lead?

Chain of Command

Wish The Leaders Would Step Up And Take More Ownership Of Your Team? One of the themes I hear from middle management is that they are hesitant to lead because they are unsure if they have permission to do so. Sure this reason may be a cop out for some but there are still many who hesitate to lead because ... Read More »

Turnaround Strategies for Rescuing Businesses in Despair

Business turnaround

Here is an abbreviated article to coordinate with the upcoming radio show: (to be broadcast on Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 8 PM Chicago Time. For full details, please tune in to the Radio show LIVE or access the archives on our website) Where a business is facing financial distress or insolvency, we may be able to help save ... Read More »

Should We Daydream, Visualize or Believe?


What’s the Difference between Visualization and Day Dreaming? Creative visualization involves the fashioning of an image in the conscious mind and the charging (and constant recharging) of that image by the enormous psychic energy of the unconscious. Visualization is very different from day dreaming in that Visualization is done in the first person and the present tense – as if ... Read More »

Leadership – Facilitating a Transformation

Transformational Leadership

During our Round Table discussion last Saturday, on the Challenges and Trends in Leadership for 2014 and Beyond, we covered a lot of ground but, also skipped a lot of details as we found ourselves short of time. So, I am furnishing here some additional details that I thought would be beneficial to our audiences. To be a leader and ... Read More »

Olympics of Business

Olympics of Business

  While we are in the midst of an Olympic fervor with the Winter games in Sochi, I thought, an athlete’s journey in many ways is a metaphor for the hurdles faced by the average business executive / owner. The Olympic Games are universally associated with champions, as well as commitment and peak performance. These are the very same characteristics ... Read More »

How Much Does It Matter What Others Think of You?

social judgment

An elderly gentleman, living in a small village in rural India went to see his son in a large metropolitan city. The son in his early thirties is a successful businessman living with his wife and son. The father, having spent most of his life at his birthplace in the village, hardly understands the language let alone the life in ... Read More »

Does Practicing Mindfulness Make Us Better Leaders?


True story. I was meditating for half an hour one early morning when I had an epiphany. It’s really hard to empty your mind when your stomach is completely empty and loudly declaring its discontent! This was about many years ago when, burned out and decided to learn how to meditate. When I was a child, I used to observe ... Read More »

Guiding Principles to Successful Strategic Planning

Horse Drink Water

Benefits and Risks of Strategic Plans: How often have you wondered why your Strategic Plan does not seem to be working? You might be experiencing slower progress than you expected, or in some areas, you might be experiencing complete inactivity. Undoubtedly, planning and implementing strategy can at times be quite frustrating, where obstacles seem to constantly get in the way ... Read More »

Challenges in Strategic Planning

Tall Ship

Strategic planning can be challenging for businesses, but it is also worthwhile. Challenging because you have to work with uncertainty. Challenging because you have to think of the future and not the present. Challenging because you leave yourself open to criticism by stating a opinion. Worthwhile because your business will benefit from having a clear direction that guides it. What ... Read More »

Is Fear of Failure Holding You Back?


True story… A few days ago (I must still be thinking about the last week’s article on Fear of Change), I had a rather strange experience. I was getting ready for a speaking engagement. It was with an audience larger than I usually speak in front of, with content I had not delivered before. I was to meet the conference ... Read More »