I finished reading this excellent book: The Outward Mindset by The Arbinger Institute. Rarely does a leadership book resound so deeply with me. I found myself highlighting large chunks of the book, and I wanted to share some of the choicest passages from the book with you. The basic premise of the book tells us… Continue reading Go Outwards to go Inwards
We fail to grow during this time of isolation because of a few unconscious lessons we learned during our time in school. The antidote is to choose ourselves.
Life can take us the highest peaks of life and bring us down in a moment. The following is a true story seldom heard off in the Western world of a prince that saw both and how it defined his legacy that teaches us how to manage change. It was the night before his coronation… Continue reading The Prince’s Exile
It was a cold November evening in London. The sun had started to set by 4 PM. Our days would start at 8 AM when the sun was barely visible. By the time the day would end, it would be dark again. But on this particular day, after a hasty dinner, a group of fresh… Continue reading The President and The Swami
Our models on leadership are broken. We know a lot about WHAT it takes to be a leader. We know good leaders are meant to have a vision, motivate others, forge a path, and take their team there. There are also many truisms related to leadership. For example, Simon Sinek says ‘Leaders Eat Last’. They… Continue reading How to Lead: Empathy, Trust & Respect
At the top of the tallest sky scrapper in the city, we were sitting in a cozy executive lounge. I was meeting with the CEO of a major national bank, a chance encounter where I was not his employee nor interviewing him for anything. I was not there to sell him anything either. The conversation… Continue reading The Secret Spirituality of Leaders
At its heart, leadership training is about passing on skills to people so that they can effectively read, listen, influence, inspire, coach, and guide themselves and others.