Drucker’s decision-making process

Almost everything in life essentially boils down to either making a choice or doing the damn thing. The challenge is that most of us either stay stuck at the cusp of doing it or making a choice. Years ago, I bumped into Peter Drucker’s decision-making framework in HBR. It literally changed my life. For the […]

The resolutions don’t matter, your sticktoitiveness does

stick-to-itiveness (noun)stick-to-it·​ive·​ness | \stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs meaning: dogged perseverancehttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick-to-itiveness The last day of any year can mean a lot of things to many of us. For some, it’s the time for reflection and planning, for some its rejuvenation, for some it’s spending time with friends and family, for some its binge-watching the latest and greatest on Netflix, […]

Value isn’t a throwaway word

I interviewed a candidate recently. He was great! In fact, just the perfect fit for the role we have been looking for the past couple of months. It would’ve been ideal for us to simply hire this person. In fact, it was a no-brainer. Things took a drastic turn, however, during the final interview process. […]

A lot of things can be fixed by hard work

Was listening to David Goggins riff on how a lot of things can be fixed by simply working hard. And I agree with him, not because of his hard-earned accomplishments or my addiction to motivational junk (like most folks are these days), but from my own experience where I fixed my challenges by simply working […]

Coaching and communicating with assumptions

While I have discussed “the map isn’t the territory” before, I haven’t really dwelled into the other two important aspects of coaching that I absolutely swear by. NLP practitioners across the board would call these principles “pre-suppositions.” A pre-supposition is basically an assumption purely for convenience’s sake and that’s perhaps my biggest disagreement because I […]

When you’re too scared to ask questions

As much as I would like leaders to be more compassionate and empathetic with their subordinates, I also would prefer the latter to have the courage, humility and discipline to follow through on their responsibilities as team players. That goes beyond their KRAs and KPIs. And if that requires one to call out on an […]

The 15 laws of invaluable growth mastermind

I’m game for my third 10-week study on the 15 laws of invaluable growth mastermind. It’s based on a book by the same name by John Maxwell (I’m part of the John Maxwell Team and am licensed to teach some of his flagship courses). This is a powerful mastermind focusing on accelerating not just your […]

It’s a leap of faith

I’m a fan of animated movies. And thanks to my kids, I’ve been watching more of these than I ever have! Yesterday I decided to take sometime out with my son. Thought of watching Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse with him. Good decision — we both LOVED it! In fact, I even posted a jibe on my […]

Love selling, but love building relationships more

So I shared yesterday’s post with a bunch of friends (just for kicks, not validation of course!). And one of my coach friends shot back stating “I sense a strong aversion to selling or being judged. Is that the case?” Ouch! Of course, not! I love to sell! Not in a crazy way but the […]

Do online social groups really work?

Been pondering over this for the past few days now. I am a part of several groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and even a few online (reddit-style) forums. And I’ll be the first to say that I get immense value from the forums and a couple of Facebook groups that I’m a part of, probably because […]