There is nothing more powerful in a meeting than a good listener. Especially a collaborative listener. When a presenter feels he or she is being listened to, they are more confident, more articulate and often more insightful. As a leader, it is not just important to you but also to the room you are leading that you listen actively. But what do you do if you have a short attention span? The author shares a unique way to start building demonstrable and collaborative listening, despite challenges.
What are the leadership behaviours that differentiate the leaders who deliver over 10 times the average returns of their industry consistently for over 15 years? What can we learn from them? This post borrows from the work of Jim Collins and Morten Hansen to break a few myths and deliver a simple recipe for success
Why do we teach our children how to be great communicators and speakers at home and in school, but never great listeners. In this post, inspired by William Uri’s call for a listening revolution, we discuss the power of listening. and if it can be learned.
Coaching from the lens of a coachee (client). We often hear about outcomes from coaching, but wonder what the process feels like. A wonderful read in which Prameet Kamat narrates his coaching journey with Shweta Anand Arora.
If one can truly believe, if one can set their mind free and if one is driven by purpose, anything is possible. In my case, I founded this company, The Core Questin.
Leadership and change work depends on the quality of the leader or coach to observe and adapt his or her quality of listening. However listening is probably the most underrated and under-practiced skill in the world. Every one thinks they do it, almost everyone secretly knows, they could do better. This blog helps with a simple construct to be more self aware and listen better.
If you’ve wondered whether you need a coach or how coaching can help, this blog provides some answers. Shweta Anand Arora highlights some situations in which it’s useful to have a coach, using examples from her own coaching practice.
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.