Date: 4th February, 2015

Publication: Times Of India "Ascent"

Heading: What Leader Want From You

Date: 30th December, 2014

Publication: Hindustan Times

Heading: Get ready for takeoff in 2014

Date: 26th December, 2014

Publication: Times Business

Heading: In India Inc, age no bar for retaining talent


Date: 3rd December, 2014

Publication: Business World Magazine

Heading: Why A Good Follower Makes A Good Leader

Date: 18th November, 2014

Publication: The Economic Times

Heading; Network in a New Workplace

Date: May, 2014

Publication: The Times Of India

Heading: Humility makes CEOs from India stand out

Date:  18th March, 2014

Publication: The Economic Times

Heading: 5 Ways to Handle Staff Resistance to Change.


“Create a Trustful Enviroment”

You need to create an environment where people trust.” This will improve staff engagement and prevent employees from being suspicious about the change. In order to create trust, you also need to address any negative points for employees. “Says Rajiv Burman, Managing Partner, Lighthouse Partner an executive search firm. Selecting widely respected team members to be part of the implementation team also helps, he says.

“Drive Change from the Front”

“A leader should personally lead sponsor these initiatives “says Mr.Burman.

“Be Collaborative”

According to Burman, the leader should work in a collaborative way by involving his team in identification and development of the change initiatives themselves. “This will ensure the best possible support in the implementation of the identified changes.” Says Burman.

“Be Hands –on”

“A leader should openly review and monitor progress of the changes and make adjustments as needed as the process goes on.” Says Burman. “He should ensure proactive and humane engagement.”


 Date:  5th November, 2013

Publication: The Economic Times

Heading:  Contingency Search Firms Reap Rewards as Cos Cut Costs

Lighthouse Partners is growing at 35 % -40 %, with nearly 75% of its revenue coming from 20 new clients it has added in the past six to eight months.

“The turnaround time we may need in creating a solid pipeline of identified talent is met faster with contingent firms in contrast to a retainership model.” says Sandeep Gandhi, CHRO Aircel. Adds Rajiv Burman, managing partner, Lighthouse Partners, “The tide is turning and like in the West, MNC search firms in India are beginning to face the pressure of slower assignments and revenue declines.”

Date: 4th November, 2013

Publication: The Economic Times

Heading:  Making a Killing as head hunter