Debashis Chatterjee's teaching career spans 20 years. He has taught leadership classes at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Lucknow and Kozhikode and is a founding Fellow of the Centre for Leadership and Human Values at IIM Kolkata. He has been awarded the prestitious Fullbright Fellowship twice for Pre-Doctoral and post-Doctoral work at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

2019: SEVEN SIMPLE IDEAS TO LIVE BY

Here are seven simple ideas to live by in 2019. The core of these ideas are as old as mothballs. However, I have researched, applied and polished each one of them for you like a gemmologist polishes a rare gem:....

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WOW: Wonders of Womanhood !

March 8: International Women's' DayI celebrate the wonderful spirit of women I met with the following excerpts from my blogs:Lorna Chopra raises a dimple in her cup of coffee as she whispers: I guess lov....

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ANOTHER KRISHNA !

Arjuna Panda was the Chief Evolutionary Officer of Pandava Limited. As they say in refined corporate language, 'His life was truly downsized'. Perhaps, it will be more appropriate to say that he was feeli....

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GOOD FRIDAY: ON SILENCE

Better than speaking needlessly is to remain silent Or else say something that is more eloquent than silence. Speak, but do not stand in the way of the music of silence: Your words are useless without the music....

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RISE OF SOFT POWER IN EDUCATION

The face of educational leadership is changing in the 21st century. The new face is softer and less formal than in the previous centuries. I recently had the privilege of meeting three woman presidents of major....

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IN PURSUIT OF GREATNESS

I sat breathless by the sea shore in Cartagena in the Caribbean Coast of Columbia. The air was filled with the voices of tourists and the puttering of an occasional vehicle. The sun bathed in a sensuous glow th....

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A DAY IN YOUR LIFE !

Nothing defines you more than a day in your life! In one way, a day in like a perpetual prison. In the course of a day, we enter into a jail of our habituation. Just consider your typical day: brushing your tee....

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Is Competition a New Name for Envy ?

Envy has a new mask. Let us call it competition. The competitive instinct starts with such harmless thoughts as What about me? or Why not me? Slowly the seeds of these thoughts sprout to become a national epide....

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2018 Turning Over a New Leaf: Seven Leading Ideas for the New Year

When all around you everyone else is doing start-ups you must focus on shutdowns. First, shut down this obsession with New Year resolutions. There is nothing new about the New Year. This year is older than the ....

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DEATH IS THE BEST INVENTION OF LIFE

TIMELESS LEADERSHIPDeath is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Lifes change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, y....

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APRIL FOOLS: 7 MANAGEMENT MANTRAS

Behind every successful manager is a surprised mother-in-law!The successful manager understands that the brain is an astonishing instrument. It starts working full time the moment you get up in the morning and ....

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CORPORATE MAHABHARATA

In the business world they often say, 'It's a war out there'. A war room in business headquarters is used for crafting cunning strategy. Corporates equipped with banners, charts, computers and spreadsh....

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LEADERS ARE BORN, THEN MADE

SHEEPDOG LEADER: AN OBITUARY OF LEE QUAN YEWAre leaders born or made ? asked Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard University. The celebrated leader from Singapore replied in jest as well as in earnest: Leaders c....

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GANDHI APPLIES FOR A JOB ON LINKED IN !

Dear Mahatma ,On behalf of Complex Lifestyles Solutions Inc. I thank you for applying for the job of Vice President in our esteemed Company. Thank you for sending us your elaborate autobiography.The position yo....

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