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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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#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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The art of asking ‘powerful questions’, the ICF Way

The art of asking ‘powerful questions’, the ICF Way

The art of asking powerful questions – the ICF way: “Listen to Truth or Lies? How a Question Is Phrased Can Make a Big Difference from Knowledge@Wharton in Podcasts.” – Listening at a deep, empathetic and empowering level is one of the key ICF coaching competencies (ICF-CC). From that space, also from deep coaching presence, another ICF-CC, […]

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Why we can’t lead if we can’t listen

Why we can’t lead if we can’t listen

“If you want to stand out as a leader, a good place to begin is by listening,” said Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, which controls over 400 companies, when asked what it takes to be a good leader. We read everywhere about it, so why is listening such an important trait to accomplish […]

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Being a Coach

Being a Coach

Lehmann won’t stay: to step down after South Africa series ‘Lehmann as Coach’, says the image (PC @EconomicTimes) – He was not being a coach, a mere leader/trainer/tactician? – A coach is bound by the rules, values, and ethics, in letter & spirit. – A coach is more focused on the process and does not suffer […]

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Millennial employees led a rebellion – and their demands are being met

Millennial employees led a rebellion – and their demands are being met

PWC’s millennial employees led a rebellion—and their demands are being met – Quartz at Work. This is not about PWC. It is about millennial, corporate culture, leadership and the future of work. ‘Ugh, they’re so entitled! is the biggest mistake corporates can make about millennial. I have heard some ‘experts’ saying same about millennial. This is more […]

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