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“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets people to do the greatest things.”- Ronald Reagan

Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Reed Hastings. These are revered names of some of the world’s “best” business leaders; achievers who have transformed the lives of millions.

What makes great men like them carve out their path, and millions choose to follow them with great faith in their leadership skills? …


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“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Attitude is everything. You must have heard this many times from your friends, family members, bosses, or managers. A lot has been written about the importance of a positive attitude in thousands of books, spoken to millions of people, and deeply ingrained in your minds.

You must be wondering why so much emphasis is placed on a “positive attitude”? Quite simply because it’s true and matters big time, especially when you own and operate a business. …


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“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligence, planning and focused effort.”- Paul J Meyer

Why do we spend hours on the internet to look for productivity tips and life hacks? Why do we keep testing recent products and ideas to produce more at optimum levels? Why is productivity so important for everybody?

The answer to it is very simple! To achieve more in less time.

Yes, that is the only reason why everybody is so obsessed with productivity. But what exactly does ‘being productive’ mean? …


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I was going about my business one day, taking a stroll in the park, when my friend Robert happened to call me. After sharing our views about the ongoing pandemic and the effect it is having on the economy and the IT industry, we started to exchange anecdotes.

I found out that Robert, who runs a business of his own, saw his company collapse recently. And that would be a bad ending on its own had he not found himself in a rather precarious situation right after.

He was a hard worker and a relentless optimist, so he put in every effort he could to salvage what was left of his organization. He showed his team a view of a future where success was certain. …


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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

“I run my own business.” how cool does it sound?

Well, for me, when I was working as an employee, I always believed that running a business means a more flexible and fun life.

My perception got challenged when I started the journey as a young entrepreneur looking to make a space in the market with my business ideas. …


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Businesses are not run blindly, you have to set your own set of goals that you want to achieve effectively to thrive in the market. However, setting goals and then working towards them without action plans bring nothing but ineffectiveness.

To ensure that the goals you have set for your business become achievable, you need to devise business strategies. A business strategy acts as a guide for the people working in your organization to make the right decisions at the right time.

Whether you are a businessman or an entrepreneur, you will need to develop business strategies so that your business can sustain itself in today’s highly competitive markets. …


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“All time management begins with planning” — Tom Greening

Once upon a time, there was a very hardworking woodcutter. His strength was remarkable. Looking at his incredible performance, the King of the town hired him for a timber merchant’s business. It was a fantastic job opportunity for the woodcutter, and he was super determined for his work.

He performed exceptionally well and brought around 20 trees the first day. “What a great job,” the King said. Being very motivated by the king’s appreciation, he worked harder but could only cut 15 trees the next day. …


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“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”

As the old saying goes, a captain is as good as his team. In the context of the business environment, this proverb can be rephrased to — A company is as strong and successful as the leader who drives it.

I firmly believe that each and every member of my workforce at ProofHub is one of the many strong pillars on which our organization stands. …


Delegation is not merely assigning tasks and waiting until the work is finished. It is about choosing the right people for the job and making your expectations clear and concise.

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“Great Leaders Properly And Easily Delegate, Poor Leaders Make Delegation Harder Than It Is.”

Like most founders I’ve known over the years, when I first started my venture ProofHub, managing people was something that was a whole new experience. I loved doing important tasks myself, to my satisfaction, so the idea of delegating work didn’t go down well with me.

However, I soon realized that trying to get most of the stuff done myself was taking its toll on me (both mentally and physically). I knew I can’t do all the work myself; I have to delegate tasks to the right people to get the job done. …


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“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.” — Nina Dobrev

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Most of us have probably heard or read this age-old proverb as many times as we have brushed our teeth! Well, this saying is not just restricted to Jack who studies for several hours in a day only to lose out an opportunity to play with friends and have much needed “break”.

In the current scenario, this proverb holds true for millions of “Jacks” who are working for 8 to 10 hours in offices; working tirelessly to meet deadlines and achieve project goals. These Jacks are putting in all they’ve got in their work, but if they are doing without a daily dose of “fun” in the office then I’m afraid they might start to curse their jobs sooner or later. …

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Sandeep Kashyap

Internet Entrepreneur, CEO of SDP Labs and Founder of ProofHub

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