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Leadership Personal growth

The 7 powers of purpose

Bumped into this great list by Dan Rockwell (of the Leadership Freak fame) the other day that talks about the seven powers of having a purpose. From my experience, a leader without a purpose is essentially like a ship without a rudder — directionless.  Here are the seven powerful things having a purpose can offer […]

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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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Fascinating Leadership

The Indispensable Man

It’s quite natural to think of ourselves as “indispensable” at the workplace, in our communities, or in our relationships. We do so much for the people whom we care about after all, right? Just that the thought itself is selfish, arrogant, and implies that we feel “entitled.” Not exactly a great place to operate from. […]

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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 […]

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Leadership Random Thoughts

People rise or fall to meet your level of expectations of them

Leading people is quite karmic — what you give is what you get in return. And believe me, even the most confident and self-assured among us capitulate if their leaders don’t have enough faith in them or their abilities. Imagine what that means for the rest — the ones who aren’t that confident nor have […]

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Leadership

This definitely will not work

Met a bunch of friends the other day. We were celebrating 16 years of us being together. They were part of my first professional team (sounds like a professional sports team, right?) back in 2003-04. It used to be fun then and over the years it’s only gotten better. Despite the brotherhood and camaraderie, there’s […]