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On Leading People

Leading and managing people are two different things. I don’t think people, as individuals, can be managed. Not at least literally, but they sure can be led. That said, leading or managing people requires a certain level of skillet and competency that one must be aware of before stepping into the role. Note that the […]

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On leading projects

I’m yet to meet an ambitious working professional who wouldn’t want to step into management. Leading and managing projects is a natural progression for most individual contributors. It’s a crucial stage in the professional development of an employee. And I believe it’s the stage where future leaders are built. The habits and traits one develops […]

Business Coaching Leadership Personal growth

On leading yourself

If the world’s foremost authorities on leadership were to choose the most challenging aspect of leadership development, it will, undoubtedly, be managing or leading yourself. One can’t hope to lead others if they can’t lead themselves well. Stephen Covey, in his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” highlighted that private victory precedes public […]

Coaching Leadership

The 5 Leadership Competencies

I’ve talked and written at lengths on John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership as (one of my favourites) the foundation for all leadership development. It can serve both as an assessment tool and a set of principles to embody. Like all leadership principles, however, The 5 Levels has had its share of criticism. People have […]