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A performance improvement plan that actually worked!

Robert Rosenberg (Bob) took over as CEO of his family business at 25. Ten years later, the board fired him. However, they made an exception and gave him three months to demonstrate that he’s turned things around. And turn things around he did! Bob shifted towards humility from arrogance after reading a book by David Halberstam. […]

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Business Coaching Leadership Organizational Psychology Personal growth

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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Business Coaching Leadership Personal growth

Learning from bad experiences

The mastermind session this past week was mind-blowing! We had lots of great and deeply personal insights on leading through a crises at an individual level. The focus was on identifying the opportunities that a crises bestows upon us and how best we can seize them. Three key perspectives stood out for us: Everyone has […]

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Coaching Leadership

How we do things is how we view things

Leading in crises isn’t an easy task. And its so darn easy to get swayed away by all the chaos surrounding us. Leaders have a difficult job of finding hope amidst all the chaos, fear, and uncertainty. John Maxwell says, “our perspective determines our actions, which determines our influence.” It is up to the leaders […]

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Business Coaching Leadership Personal growth

When should you make a shift during a time of a crises?

Year 2020 has taught nations, organizations, and individuals a great lesson — you can neither conform nor can you get complacent in a crises. And if leaders hope to endure this turmoil and emerge stronger, they need to adapt to the changing circumstances. Think of all the great sports coaches — they all have a […]

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Leadership Personal growth

It might break our bodies but don’t let it dominate our minds

One of the most profound realization I’ve had over the past several months is this — we’re either in a crisis or preparing for one. It doesn’t have to be at a global scale like the COVID-19 pandemic; something as personal as missing a few deadlines or a couple of credit card payments are enough […]

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Coaching Leadership Personal growth

All transformations begin with this…

The other day a friend asked me about the difference between intentional leadership and transformational leadership. The question got me thinking as I’ve always thought transformations at any scale is intentional. While it still holds true, I also realised that transformations happen because of intentions. Transformational movements require transformational leaders. Jim Collins I think a […]

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Personal growth Random Thoughts

How have you been and how are you doing?

I’ve seen a spike in the number of WhatsApp messages I’ve been receiving of late. Almost all are a variant of the following message: Hey, Sunil! How have you been? I hope all is well?Stay safe and strong. Cheers! And I’ve done my best to respond to each of these messages. Generic or not, it’s […]

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Coaching

People want answers… but they are always in the questions

Surprised? Well, most of my prospects are when I walk them through the discovery sessions where they experience the power of the coaching process. By the end of these session, they have greater insights on their lives and know why coaching can help them get to that “next level” in life. Unfortunately, the above isn’t […]

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Leadership Personal growth

Leading is to make things happen

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some people who have the position, promise, and even a commendable following. Unfortunately, when it comes to producing results they’ve always fallen short. And that is a big deal! Particularly when it comes to your stature and growth as a leader. Merely occupying position will only get you so […]