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Leader vs Manager

Leader vs Manager – the Eternal Question

As I work with more and more corporate executives as clients, one of the common themes I hear is “How do I project myself as a powerful leader” rather than as a manager? Or “I’ve been getting feedback that I’m not demonstrating leadership qualities”. The middle management layer is often one of the hardest places …

Impostor Syndrome?

Seeing the growing readership of my last article on LinkedIn last week, I kept thinking – I don’t write often and don’t even have a huge number of followers, so how did this happen? Must be that I just got lucky!!! And my efforts to understand what was happening more lead me to Impostor Syndrome and …

Overcoming loneliness at workplace

Loneliness at Work Place

“Loneliness does not come from having no people around one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.” Carl Jung One of my clients I was coaching recently is a senior leader (COO) at one of the big consulting companies. While …

Benefits of partnering with Personal Coach

5 Outcomes From Partnering With A Personal Coach

Executive coaching or leadership coaching is a growing field in India, though it is quite common in the Western world. A lot of mid-senior leaders hesitate to consider engaging a coach for several reasons, some cultural and some due to lack of information and understanding. So, why should you consider engaging with an effective executive …

leadership development coaching

Leadership Coaching Reflections:

As I engage with and coach leaders now, it often makes me reflect upon when I could have used a coach to guide me thru at crucial stages of career… In this series, I will be sharing some of the key milestones where a coach would have made a great partner…. Instance 1: First direction …

layoffs in it industry

Layoffs in IT Industry – people side of it

I was out traveling the North East states of India for about 2 weeks with my son and was a little out of touch with news since a lot of hotels in the small places up the mountains don’t provide newspapers and majority have power supply problems. Luckily phone, especially data services, are also spotty. …

change management

Help My Hurting Customers or Fix Root Cause?

Can a product company run a quality transformation program one customer at a time? This is a question I was presented with by a friend recently. Sharing some reflections… Quality transformation programs, or for that matter, any serious transformation programs, are complex change management exercises that involve changing beliefs, behaviors, habits, tools, and almost everything …