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Aditya Dehejia


Framing: Leadership Involves Helping People See the World in New and Different Ways

By Aditya Dehejia / March 20, 2023 /

“…for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2, Scene II It’s March, which means NCAA Basketball Tournament time.  I…

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Thinking Versus Doing

By Aditya Dehejia / March 13, 2023 /

Doing is celebrated. Thinking is underrated. Encourage thinking time on your teams. “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” — Voltaire   This is one of the…

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Reflections on the 48 Hour Meltdown of SVB

By Aditya Dehejia / March 11, 2023 /

A business school case study in the making. This past Thursday morning, SVB‘s balance sheet strength was not top of mind. When I got wind of what was going on,…

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Fractional Work: The Pros & Cons from the Perspective of the Worker

By Aditya Dehejia / March 6, 2023 /

“I don’t like work–no man does–but I like what is in the work–the chance to find yourself. Your own reality–for yourself not for others…” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness…

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Value Depends on Quality

By Aditya Dehejia / February 20, 2023 /

For businesses, it is the quality of revenues and earnings that matter. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” — Steve Jobs…

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The Inner Critic: Acknowledging, Accepting, and Taming It

By Aditya Dehejia / February 13, 2023 /

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh (I initially wrote…

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Do Things That Don’t Scale

By Aditya Dehejia / February 6, 2023 /

Changing the Approach to Work with the Advent of AI Tools “You do not want to compete, you want to be a market of one.”  “Spend your time doing only…

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How to Increase Your Odds of Landing the Gig

By Aditya Dehejia / January 30, 2023 /

Picture this scenario… You are really hoping to land a new opportunity that you’ve been working on. Maybe it’s a new client for your business; or maybe a new job…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

By Aditya Dehejia / January 23, 2023 /

The idea that success stems from never giving up is a core part of our culture. It is embedded in the wisdom of those we revere as heroes and role…

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Authenticity and Its Place at Work

By Aditya Dehejia / January 16, 2023 /

Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of comedy specials on Netflix. Aiming to add a little levity to my evenings after work. (In case anyone is curious, some of my favorites…

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Revisiting Your Professional Vision for 2023 and Beyond

By Aditya Dehejia / January 9, 2023 /

Have you been forced to find a new job due to downsizing? Are you unsatisfied in your current role? Is your work not intellectually challenging and rewarding? Do you have…

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Leadership Skills: Important Yet Often Overlooked Attributes

By Aditya Dehejia / January 2, 2023 /

I’ve been reflecting on the characteristics of leaders, whom I define (somewhat broadly) as anyone who leads an entire function in an organization.  The descriptors most often associated with leaders…

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