Each one of us is capable of living by our purpose. But how does one do that? In this blog the author shares lessons from John Mackey, the entrepreneur behind Whole Foods.
BE Do and HAVE are three of the most powerful words in our life. Successful leaders ask themselves who they need to or want to BE before they start DOing. They almost always follow BE DO and then HAVE – in that order. What happens if you flip the order?
For very long, leadership has been defined in a certain way. A charismatic yet distant presence that wields authority and power. However, in today’s world, leaders like Jacinda Ardern for example, point to the fact that a new model of leadership is emerging. One that is based on a very different set of principles.
Simon Sinek’s book The Infinite Game, addresses the need for businesses to shift perspective from a finite mindset, where one plays purely to win, to an infinite mindset, which opens up several new possibilities.
Unlearning plays a big role in life, especially while learning new skills or changing careers. In this piece, the author talks about three key skills he needed to acquire to become a good coach – the power of listening in, the value of great questions and the importance of focusing only on the positive. That however, involved unlearning what corporate life had instilled over the last decade or so.
In this post, guest author Pratima Gokula Chandra shares how coaching helped her move forward from a place of feeling stuck. If you have thoughts or anxieties about where you are, and somehow don’t feel comfortable in that space, and don’t know where to go next, reach out to a coach – invest in yourself and reach your highest potential. Here is how she went about it and what she learnt.
Which is more persuasive – a confident, assertive pitch or an unassuming question? Counter-intuitively, questions have the power to be more persuasive – in selling, negotiation and leadership. Coaching too leverages the power of questions to create the space to find one’s answers and create conviction in them.
There is magic waiting to happen when we can truly be ourselves at work. But is it always possible? Does authenticity jeopardise success?
Purpose can play a powerful performance-enhancing role for individuals, and for organisations. This is supported by neuroscience, and by research on company performance. Yet, there is distance to go.
If we have to live our full brilliance as leaders, we have to learn to fight our fears. To know them, to see them, and then to cast them aside and forge on. So how can we do that? These are some ways that have worked powerfully for our clients.