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How do you measure success?

Fascinating Q&A session from one of Simon Sinek’s keynote speeches. I tried looking for the entire session but couldn’t. That said, this snippet should shed light on the measure of success that leaders and managers (who’re obsessed with metrics) should focus on. Key points: Both performance and trust are important factors while measuring success, albeit […]

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Getting a grip on your inner critic

“Who do you think you are?” I’m not sure about you, but I’ve probably heard that a thousand times or more during my career. Not from others but that voice inside of us all. Lovingly called, the “inner critic” or “Self 1” as Tim Gallwey calls it in the Inner Game series of books. The […]

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The best revenge still is to live well

What happens when you share a post or put up a “story” on the socials that’s meant for someone specific but ends up being read by many? (A natural consequence of posting anything on the socials.) Besides grabbing attention or getting conversation started with the rest of the world, I think you miss out on […]

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The three tenets of work

Just finished Timothy Gallaway’s The Inner Game of Stress. It’s a fantastic read and if you’re a busy professional or an entrepreneur, give it a read and it might change the way you look at work and stress. Besides the great gems that I discovered in the book, the one that truly stood out for […]

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Fascinating marketing

The ideal audience

There’s an audience for everyone. It’s just a matter of time before you find them or even better, they find you. Marketers are obsessed with audience personas and for a very solid reason — it helps them reach out the relevant people in an efficient manner. But even then, they may not experience the desirable […]

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Logically speaking

One of the great burdens of being observant is that you get to hear a lot of blunt assertions that beats both logic and emotions. And when questions, we end up in a baseless argument that does nobody any good. The solution? I don’t have one. But something I’ve learned over the years is that […]

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The other half of building influence…

Leadership and influence go hand-in-hand. Heck, they’re two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. Lately, however, it seems people have fallen in love with the word “influence.” It’s tossed and thrown around a lot. So much so that I fear good old leadership just may go out of fashion! […]

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Build, grow, get fired, rinse, and repeat!

That’s precisely what a great leader (or even a great coach) would do. Each time and every time. Besides, I hate the idea of being up there at the top perpetually. Not only is that damn boring but it’s also a testimony to the fact that I haven’t done enough to build the people around […]

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Snatching opportunities in 2020 (and beyond) with informal credentials

In November 2011, I found this great post by Michael Ellsberg on Tim Ferriss’ site that lays out a plan of action to get what you want without formal credentials. I got excited as I didn’t have any back then. Despite the post was written close to 9 years ago, I find the strategy still […]

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It still isn’t about you!

I’ve shared my rant on this before but it seems we never seem to learn from our mistakes. This is particularly true with the independent consultants/coaches and small businesses. They’re overly fixed on their accreditations, affiliations, and awards that none of the clients or potential clients care about. Yet, we persist. Probably because there’s a […]