Leadership Coaching

Being Trustworthy, Being Regal

Being Trustworthy, Being Regal

Being #Trustworthy Trust and intimacy is an important International Coach Federation coaching competency. For trust is at the core of a coaching relationship, as it is for any other relationship. Trust also has to do with society, culture, including corporate culture? Guilt isn’t always a positive trait, but one thing it does do is make people […]

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Not Too Big To Fail: Why Lehman Had to Go Bankrupt & Lessons For Future

Not Too Big To Fail: Why Lehman Had to Go Bankrupt & Lessons For Future

Risk professionals, Leaders in banking, BFSI: Not Too Big To Fail: Why Lehman Had to Go Bankrupt (Lehman’s resistance to risk management played a major role in its downfall, according to the firm’s former chief risk officer, Madelyn Antoncic) As we look around the corner for the next financial crisis, these lessons from history should […]

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Eastern Wisdom & Coaching (#ICFconclave)

Eastern Wisdom & Coaching (#ICFconclave)

Chanakya Neeti – Dr. RK Pillai Chanakya’s lessons are applicable to one and all: me as in individual, my small organization, an SME, big organization, sports, to Government. Some Key Takeaways: (my meditation in bold. If it does not make sense, the mind is in play. Allow the intellect to show you the way, clarity). Cool, right […]

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Coaching is bigger than coaching

Coaching is bigger than coaching

Coaching is much bigger than coaching. It is a way of Being that the whole world needs to get to – where the core theme is compassion for all people and caring for all nature and for our only home”– Sir John Whitmore Coaching is much bigger than what we understand as coaching, which has […]

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#Ravana was insecure who needed to assert his authority… It was so easy to upset this supposedly educated man. Knowledgeable, but not wise… True wisdom meant giving power rather than capturing power… Ravana is like many of our leaders, glamorous and entitled. They feel kingdom exist for them’

#Hanuman introduces himself as Sri Ram’s Servant:

Dasoham Kausalendrasya ( I am the servant of the son of Kausalya)

It is the real servant leadership, based on service, not servitude.

We have a choice to operate from any of the three levels: personal ego, service of others or to serve the Divine, thus serving all. Master calls it, #I2We2He.

Those days there were clear categories of people – devas, asuras. Now, we all have elements of asura (Ravana), animal (Hanuman) and divinity (Sri Ram) within each of us. We are born as pure, but we acquire demonic and animal qualities along the way, partly due to our conditioning? We have a choice to opt for asura, human or divine. It is only about making the choice, with awareness and stick to it.

Characters in our mythology are meant to mirror humanity. A coach is a mirror too. Also a cheerleader, sounding board, critic, et al.

A very thought-provoking article. Must read.  When Hanuman met Ravana: Devdutt Pattanaik 

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Inclusive Leadership: The “New Leadership”? Do you need it?

Inclusive Leadership: The “New Leadership”? Do you need it?

Inclusive leadership is simple. It’s about giving everyone the opportunity to be heard. More specifically, when people feel that they are treated fairly, that their uniqueness is appreciated and they have a sense of belonging, and that they have a voice in decision-making, then they feel included. Inclusive leadership is about accepting & optimizing diversity of […]

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Mindful leadership: Making work life better

Mindful leadership: Making work life better

It’s no wonder that Steve Jobs created “The Greatest Tech Company” after he visited a spiritual place in India where he learned to relax and to understand the power of his mind & existence through mindfulness. Further, he also advised Mark Zuckerberg to visit this place to reconnect with the original mission of Facebook and […]

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