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Guest blog: Vinay Nadig – Have you checked on the health of your Operating System lately?

Vinay Nadig is my guest blogger today. Vinay’s mission in life is to help people practice leadership as a daily behavior and enable themselves and their teams to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Vinay has spent more than 2 decades building companies, delivering value, serving clients, sometimes failing and ultimately succeeding on his own terms.  From a serial entrepreneur, to the leader of a business unit in a corporation, and entrepreneurial positions in technology startups, Vinay constantly “lives leadership daily.”   Vinay is usually engaged with a select group of client companies, doing meaningful work to help them grow the next generation of leaders.  On occasion, he works with motivated individuals who wish to take their performance to the next level and live exceptional lives.  He enjoys speaking at conferences and company events and discussing his opinions on his blog.

Vinay lives in the Dallas, TX area with his wife and two children. Here are his thoughts.

Have you checked on the health of your Operating System lately?

i.e. Your Core Operating System – the “software” that helps your leadership behavior…..

No, I don’t mean your version of Windows or Macintosh or Ubuntu.  I am listening to Daniel Pink’s Drive on audio, and he talks about the “operating system” for motivation (and the fact that it is outdated to fit today’s workplace).  It is fascinating and provoked me to apply it to the area of my particular passion – that of daily leadership behavior.

I believe that each of us has to design, build and polish our Cores – and the concept of Operating Systems (OS) fits right into this!  What kind of Core have we built? Do we think it is sufficiently refreshed to keep us relevant today?  Are there parts missing?  To wit:

  • Is your Operating System Open Source or Commerical? – {Are you in this for purely monetary rewards or a longer term sustainable objective? Listen, be honest – both models obviously work in the computer industry}.
  • Does your Operating System perform fast and reliably under peak loads? – {Do you have a Core set of competencies that you rely on to execute at exceptional levels, especially under pressure?}.
  • Does your Operating System support a large number of applications? – {Do you know how to enable, rather than direct and control?  Do you know how to play well with others?}.
  • Does your Operating System try to occupy a lot of space and features and try to gobble up single feature tools? – {Are you able to rely on your peers//teams//bosses and trust them to perform their roles as you perform yours?  Or do you have to do it all and always be at the forefront?}.
  • Can your Operating System be upgraded smoothly, with a minimum amount of loss to existing features and capabilities? – {Do you have the capacity to continue refreshing your Core, learning new skills, while retaining an unflagging Core?}.

So, take a few minutes and reflect on your Core.  You will be able to figure out that “upgrade path” as the technology mavens are always talking about – only this time it is your own internal “software”………

You can connect with Vinay:

Twitter:  @vinaynadig
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  1. August 7, 2014 at 10:38 am

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  2. August 20, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I tend not to drop a bunch of comments, but i did some searching and wound up here
    Guest blog: Vinay Nadig – Have you checked on the health of your Operating System lately?
    | Business Technology Partner. And I do have a couple of questions for
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  1. November 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

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