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Leadership and Failure

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Feb 2015. It is Cricket World Cup time again. Whenever we say Indian Cricket – two words come instantly to my mind – leadership and failure.
Nearly 4 years ago, I wrote this blog. Reblogging today. Nothing has changed – it is same cricket, same learning on leadership and same strange reactions to failure…
Probing, in my own way – a link of leadership and failure… Read on…

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October 15, 2011. It is 10pm in India. Indian cricket team has just won today’s ODI against England! Hurray! Dhoni scored a match-winning knock and was awarded “Man of the Match.” He rocks!

Don’t you feel strange? This very Indian team was written off only a month ago – obituaries were writ all over. I remember reading how the team has let the nation down and that Dhoni needs to review his captaincy, he needs rest!

A month ago, they had all failed, and their leader, Dhoni, failed miserably…

Strange is this word, failure. I have always found it even stranger when linked to the failure of a leader. We love to crucify our leaders when they fail. Analysis-paralysis is done to see what went wrong, and most often, the leader of the pack is packed!

Our corporate world is even more incriminating. It just doesn’t allow people to…

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Written by RRGwrites

February 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM

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