Author Archives: Ashish

Beyond the Cup: Lessons in Leadership from Starbucks - risely newsletter

Beyond the Cup: Lessons in Leadership from Starbucks

Beyond the Cup: Lessons in Leadership from Starbucks Amid the bustling symphony of our workspaces, an unassuming yet ever-present figure quietly asserts its presence – the humble cup of coffee ☕. This everyday elixir, steeped not only in history but … Read More

Connecting with Your Team: Unleash the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Connecting with Your Team: Unleash the Power of Emotional Intelligence It’s that time of the year again. Appraisal cycles are just around the corner, and you know what that means – managers gearing up to lead their teams through the … Read More

Unlocking the True Potential of Job Interviews: A Fresh Perspective - risely newsletter

Unlocking the True Potential of Job Interviews: A Fresh Perspective

Unlocking the True Potential of Job Interviews: A Fresh Perspective If you’ve ever been involved in hashtag#hiring, you know how typical interview questions often elicit predictable responses. But fear not! There’s a master approach that can break free from that … Read More

Self-Management for Managers: The Path to Exemplary Leadership

Self-Management for Managers: The Path to Exemplary Leadership If you’re a manager, it’s understandable that you’d want your teams to be effective and self-sufficient. Those teams can manage their time, achieve goals, and handle issues like pros. But while those … Read More

Stop letting ineffective one-on-one meetings harm your team

Stop letting ineffective one-on-one meetings harm your team I was conducting a Manager Effectiveness Master Class session today, and one participant asked me, “How can we gauge the mood of our team members? Or make them comfortable to speak their … Read More

I don’t know how my team is feeling

I don’t know how my team is feeling Keeping a tab on employees’ feelings is essential for managers everywhere. Yet, #managers often struggle with maintaining high levels of employee engagement. While many mantras float around that will supposedly amp up employee engagement … Read More

Constructive feedback: Important things you wouldn’t want to miss

Constructive feedback: Important things you wouldn’t want to miss If you are a manager or a leader, you have surely heard of constructive feedback. And further, you might have struggled to provide regular feedback to your team too. Today, let … Read More

What to do if you find it challenging to be assertive with your team?

What to do if you find it challenging to be assertive with your team? Interpersonal relationships are an excellent way for managers to connect with their teams. Moreover, these connections allow managers to motivate their employees effectively. When employees feel … Read More

Are your biases ruling your decisions?

Are your biases ruling your decisions? We make a number of decisions every day. However, the role of unconscious bias is often ignored. Even though we would like to paint ourselves as rational creatures, intuition rules our minds in many … Read More

Are you prepared to be a leader? Self-care, sleep deprivation, and forgiveness

Are you prepared to be a leader? Self-care, sleep deprivation, and forgiveness The job of a leader is undoubtedly a hectic one. The list of hats to wear runs long, and so do the responsibilities. Yet, behind the tall image … Read More

Exercising control on your team: How to strike a balance?

Exercising control on your team: How to strike a balance? As a manager, you have to wear multiple hats often. You can find yourself making strategic decisions on a day with the same ease with which you resolve conflicts another … Read More

Trying to build Ownership in your team?

Trying to build Ownership in your team? Taking Ownership of anything means that you consider it your own. It is trivial as a definition. But, when you start peeling the onion of “Ownership at work,” different layers come out. From … Read More

From Struggles to Success: How to Empower Team Members with New Skills - risely newsletter

From Struggles to Success: How to Empower Team Members with New Skills

From Struggles to Success: How to Empower Team Members with New Skills Last time we chatted about assembling a team of exceptional individuals, didn’t we? But being a manager involves more than just having fantastic team members. Today let’s explore … Read More

Unveiling the Secrets of Building a dream team

Unveiling the Secrets of Building a dream team Are you on a mission to build an extraordinary team that achieves remarkable impact? You know, the kind of team where each member is willing to go above and beyond with their … Read More

How to create a culture that gives life to your team? - risely newsletter

How to create a culture that gives life to your team?

How to create a culture that gives life to your team? Have you ever found yourself perplexed by certain team members who seem to be trapped in a perpetual rut, despite your best efforts? 🤔 Perhaps you’ve experienced recurring instances … Read More