Executive Coaching

Should You Give Your Problem Employee Coaching Or A Pink Slip?

Should You Give Your Problem Employee Coaching Or A Pink Slip?

Development Vs Pink Slip There is nothing like a ‘problem employee’, as s/he is an employee. Is there something like a ‘problem child’? No! Only problem parenting? As such a wrong fitment, or wrong recruitment, or even wrong induction, training? As for pink slip: S/he needs help, surely. It is the organization’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate […]

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CXO to CEO, Beyond

CXO to CEO, Beyond

#DYK: Just 6.8% of sitting CEOs in the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies were promoted from the CFO position (WSJ) Intel’s new CEO, Bob Swan, is now a member of an exclusive club of former finance chiefs who have ascended to the top leadership role. Why CFOs, and some other CXOs miss out the race […]

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Essence of Communication

Essence of Communication

‘Speak to others as you speak to your Guru, listen to others as you listen to your Guru’, told us our Guru in 1988, and I learned the essence of communication skills. It has been a life long journey to put it into practice, as a corporate leader and as an entrepreneur, executive coach. Still working […]

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Ask Vs Tell

Ask Vs Tell

#AskVsTell: At work, or outside, do we ask or just tell. Moreso if the role gives us the authority, at times only implied. Like a boss/parent or spouse/partner. Why we do that? Lack of time? What is the excuse? Do we often try to engage in interactions with others as an adult-adult (TA) conversation? Or […]

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Organization Culture

Organization Culture

During a recent twitter-chat, the first question was, Q1. What does Organisation Culture mean to you? Some inspiring responses from experts on Twitter. What is it for you? For your organization? My two cents: The soul of the organization Nothing is a coincidence. My Facebook throws up a quote I had shared earlier: Master’s Voice: #Culture is the conscious […]

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Why ‘Sophisticated’ Leadership Matters — Especially Now

Why ‘Sophisticated’ Leadership Matters — Especially Now

Why ‘Sophisticated’ Leadership Matters — Especially Now! (Let’s be clear ‘sophistication’ is not for me as a leader but for others, team/organization & the stakeholders, including the society #I2We) What got you here will not get you there? IQ gets you the job, but EQ and SQ give holistic, sustainable success and fulfillment. #IQ2EQ2SQ. Some […]

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Parent as a coach, mentor, guru

Today’s @ETPanache is full of coaching & mentoring inspirations: Parent as a Coach: Dads, like football coaches, have a thing about goals, and scoring them. Like, for instance, the late Aditya Birla. Son Kumar Mangalam Birla describes his father as “my greatest coach, the best guru one could ever learn from”(@ETPanache) One of the questions […]

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The Golden Buddha within me

The Golden Buddha within me

  The Golden Buddha (within me) By Swami Sukhabodhananda @EconomicTimes: An ancient statue of Buddha made of clay was being shifted to another place. During the journey, it started raining heavily. The idol got wet and the clay was getting washed away. Lo and behold, the disappearing clay revealed a figure of gold. Covering ourselves with […]

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What is secret to financial freedom?

What is secret to financial freedom?

Want to Be in Control of Your Wealth? Un-clutter Your Investments? How? 1. Do it yourself? 2. Hire a financial planner? 3. Hire a trained, certified and registered financial planner 4. Hire a trained, certified and registered financial planner, who is also a trained, certified and credentialed Coach? “The secret to gaining control over one’s […]

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Following Your “Passion”? Don’t !

Following Your “Passion”? Don’t !

Are you an entrepreneur, coach, mentor, trainer, freelancer, consultant, therapist, healer….? A corporate leader? As entrepreneurs, we are all ‘following our passion‘. Aren’t we? Is following the passion the right thing to do? I recently got to know what the word, ‘passion’ originally meant, courtesy a friend, Access Consciousness practitioner. That set me thinking… We […]

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