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Credit and recognition is over-rated

Never been a fan of getting credit and recognition — it makes me uncomfortable for a simple reason that I ain’t no one-person island. Every little or big achievement I’ve had wouldn’t have been possible without those unsung heroes, be it my parents, classmates, peers, acquaintances, superiors, and even those with evil intentions.  Most people […]

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The not-so-obvious ways to have a more in-depth conversation with anyone

I rarely peruse through the New York Times for management and leadership insights. Not that I don’t expect any from their incredible panel of award-winning journalists, but the idea of finding a useful piece (for me) amidst all that content feels like an arduous task. Every once in a while though, I bump into something […]

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On leading organisations

The dictionary defines an organization as a “company, firm, concern, operation, corporation, institution, group, establishment, consortium, conglomerate, combine, syndicate, body, agency, federation, confederation, alliance, coalition, association, movement, society, league, club, network, confederacy; informal outfit, or set-up.”  It’s wise to keep that definition in mind because: a) most people restrict their understanding of organizations to profit […]

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Effective leadership is a lot like coaching

The ultimate goal of any coach is to help their clients achieve their highest potential. And once they reach that goal, most coaches to transition to “maintenance” mode where they connect with their clients once a month (or perhaps, a quarter) while moving on to pursue other assignments. Essentially, they work themselves out of their […]

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7 competencies of teams that work

As someone leading an international marketing, staffing and recruitment company, building teams that work (for my clients or myself) helps me put food on the table. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Building great teams takes a lot of time, effort, and patience. And even then, you’re probably won’t be able to create […]

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Jill Ellis’s Rules for Life

Continuing with my notes from watching The Playbook on Netflix. Here are Jill Elli’s Rules for Life. Wait, who is Jill Ellis?  Jill coached the 2015 and 2019 US Women’s soccer team to the winning the World Cup! She masterfully navigated the challenge of coaching a team that was already #1 in the world and keeping them there.  And if you think […]

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The three main organizational drivers

Chris Edmunds at GreatLeadership.com posted this fascinating piece on the Three Main Organizational drivers that every leader should read and study further. The concept essentially highlights that every organization’s plan, decisions, and actions indicate if they are driven by power, profit, or purpose.  Here’s a description of each type of company:  Power Driven: A company that is […]

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Courage changes culture

I’m ever so fascinated with Alan Mullally, who took over as CEO of Ford in 2006 to turn the company’s fortunes around. Last week while listening to a podcast, I heard Alan describe how difficult it was initially to encourage people to break out of their silos and shake up the status quo. People, particularly […]

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The subtle art of managing your boss

I recently got a notification in my LinkedIn account for an editorial on the subtle art of managing your boss. It’s a curated set of comments by global leaders on the topic of gaining support from their managers. While the comments were specific, practical, and tactical, none of them addressed the best way to “managing their […]

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Telling ain’t training and training ain’t learning

I’m a firm believer in the notion that ‘telling ain’t training.’ Because it just isn’t. That said, training isn’t a one-off event but an ongoing process of learning and development. So, you can’t deliver a training session, have it recorded, and expect the trainees to go back to the recording. Sure, having a reference point […]