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Better engagement with the team

While employee engagement is all the rage (and for the right reasons) these days, leaders need to realize that a large part often depends on how they show up as humans at the workplace. I found these simple and timeless insights on how to engage with your employees better. I’ve been trying these for years […]

Coaching Leadership

Adding too much value

A classic problem that almost every successful and competent leader has is this overwhelming desire to add their two cents to every discussion. And I mean every-single-discussion. It’s damn irritating. I know because I used to be one of them. The challenge with accomplished leaders (and you will see a lot of this among military […]

Coaching Leadership

Please, don’t make the other person meditate!

One of the biggest mistakes I made last week was to attend a peer-to-peer coaching session that was open to all. I didn’t see any option that required me to validate my coaching credentials. So, if you’re interested in “coaching” someone, just sign-up and you will be “matched” with someone to coach and be coached. […]

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Not a coach but an entrepreneur providing coaching services

We’re well past the middle of November, which for me means that it’s time to reflect and study on the year that’s about to fade out, for good, I must say. If you think this might be a tad too early a time for self-reflection, you’re probably right. But I can’t cram all the year’s […]

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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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José Mourinho’s Rules for Life

While I didn’t do a great job during my (very) short-lived career as a goalkeeper for my school’s soccer team, I still admire the “beautiful game.” Interestingly over the past few years, I’ve been more curious to explore the lives of the coaches, their track records, philosophy, methodologies than the team or its player’s statistics. […]

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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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Doc River’s Rules for Life

I finished The Playbook on Netflix last weekend — what a fascinating documentary series! It’s genuinely one of the best I’ve ever watched, after The Last Dance, of course. And I’ve watched many! If you’re a manager, leader, or coach (sports or otherwise, like yours truly), you must watch it, study it, embody it, and […]

Coaching Personal growth Random Thoughts Teams

My job isn’t to make you better

This past weekend, I took it easy and watched a couple of documentaries. One of which was The Playbook. It’s a fascinating series on some of the most outstanding coaches in sports. “Coaches with championship résumés share their personal rules for success in sports and life in this reflective and inspiring documentary series.“—Official Netflix synopsis […]

Leadership Random Thoughts

50 rules to lead the field in uncertain times by Robin Sharma

I don’t care what you think of him, but Robin Sharma is one of the most underrated leadership teachers. Period. I’ve come to know, learn, and live the term “world-class” since I first read his books, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and “Megaliving,” many moons back. I highly recommend both the books if you […]