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?
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?
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.
This weekend, I heard Sal Khan (founder, Khan Academy) at a virtual conference about the future of education. I was inspired by his continued belief in what he calls ‘delusional dreams’. This is what I learned.
Whether you are inventing at work, or reinventing yourself, reach out to those least like you, and perhaps you will find your breakthrough. There are numerous examples across disciplines that demonstrate the role of diversity in creativity.
When we want to help others, it is tempting to advise them on what they ‘should’ do. Doesn’t usually work. The book “Helping People Change’ has some wonderful lessons on what does work – useful for leaders, doctors, coaches, teachers, parents – or in fact, anyone who works with other people.