Leadership 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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Study: The Workplace Is Now the Fifth Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Study: The Workplace Is Now the Fifth Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

The #Workplace Is Now the Fifth Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. (Above Diabetes). Hopefully, this doesn’t resemble your workplace or your health may be in jeopardy. WORK-LIFE ‘iMBALANCE’?! We all know that stressful workplaces can do a number on our physical and mental health (I’ve been there too at the physical, mental & emotional level, in spite […]

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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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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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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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