You can change a dozen things or start with just one

One of the most popular activities among seasoned trainers and facilitators is to have the participants stand up and pick a partner. And after that, they’re all asked to change 12 things about their appearance (tousle up their hair, unbuckle their belt… one gentlemen even unzipped his pants)! The response is almost always overwhelming! Some […]

The leader works for his people, not the other way around

It’s funny how we bust out asses off to get a damn promotion, thinking everything will be better then. Only to realize that being that manager hasn’t really changed anything for you. In fact, things are even worse now that you’re accountable for results. I’d say it’s not just the results you’re accountable for but […]

Don’t sell without a process

I’m relatively new to sales and business development. The shift from marketing/marketing communications wasn’t really a smooth ride since I took it upon myself to create a sales process from the scratch. Apparently, there is and element of risk when you’re being proactive. I hadn’t realise that up until that day when I got on […]

Majoring in the minor things

It’s the truth. Something almost all of us default too. Because we want to get it right. And this is particularly true with leaders at small and mid-size organisations. While I don’t understand the psychology behind this behaviour, I do know it stems from insecurity. If you disagree, explain why would a startup’s CEO (or […]

Seven steps to success by John Maxwell

Found this nugget on Goodreads while perusing quotes on leadership for my next masterclass session tomorrow. Seven Steps to Success Make a commitment to grow daily. Value the process more than events. Don’t wait for inspiration. Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for an opportunity. Dream big. Plan your priorities. Give up to go up. Want […]

The Law of the Mirror

Adding value is the 3rd law, “The Law of the Mirror” from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The premise is pretty straightforward, you must see value in yourself to add value in yourself.   The most important question that people ask when I say that is “how can I add value in myself?” That’s […]

Sony’s biggest entertainment failure might surprise you!

Bumped into this great piece (essentially a set of curated tweets by Matthew Ball (he’s something big at REDEF… and he’s good! Follow him on Twitter for more goodness) last evening! Matthew talks in depth (across 16 tweets!) how Sony’s biggest failure hasn’t been the Walkman, its film studio or the mobile business but its […]

Accidental to intentional growth

Been preparing for my 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth mastermind workshop at my organization. It’s the first time I’m facilitating this program at my workplace. Everyone’s excited and eager to learn more about personal growth. One of the obvious reason is that most organizations primarily focus on competencies, skills-development, team development and/or leadership. And yes, […]

Do you still believe in “leadership”?

I honestly didn’t expect one of my dear friends to throw in this question. But he did. And for a moment, I was stunned. It wasn’t a question you would normally expect in a social gathering but here I was in a reflective mode when I should’ve just chilled. Old habits die hard after all. […]