BE A ZEN BOSS

The who decision

THE WHO DECISION As leaders we make hundreds of decisions every week, every month, year after year. Commercials, launches, business cases, acquisitions, what to pitch to a customer – the list of a leader’s decisions is endless.  The single most important decision however that often determines the entire success of the organization of all is …

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Practice Silence

PRACTICE SILENCE The world is noisy, busy and constant. Messages, phone calls, emails, meetings. They come 24/7 at us and demand urgent attention. Leisure time is dominated by an endless stream of social media and streaming content. Our minds are constantly busy, irritated and unstable.  This is often the reason for our emotional roller coaster …

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Are you the Don’t know manager

ARE YOU THE DON’T KNOW MANAGER Eileen fisher is a super successful entrepreneur who has built a global fashion business using the philosophy of “ I don’t know”. She started knowing nothing about design, clothes, commercials, or retailing. At every step she simply asked everyone she came across “I don’t know” and asked them how …

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Give me your problems

GIVE ME YOUR PROBLEMS At work most people want to put their best foot forward. Very often in reviews and meetings they will showcase the best case and what’s working well. Problems are either hidden away or made smaller than they are actually. This is because people feel that having problems will cause them to …

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Finish the race

FINISH THE RACE The Tour De France is the world’s toughest athletic event. Spread over many days, cyclists compete with each other and themselves to conquer the roads, mountains, valleys, rivers, tunnels and fields of France. So tough is the race is that in the early years only 10% of the riders made it to …

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Lead from behind

LEAD FROM BEHIND Many times when strong leaders leave an organisation or a sports team, the results suffer and the overall success track record is broken. This happens because the leader while outstanding has delivered the results through their personal leadership, execution and passion. They have not created a line of leaders who can take …

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Be a storyteller

BE A STORYTELLER What’s your favourite movie ? When did you see it ? Do you still recall key scenes and dialogues from it ? Like most people we tend to remember our favourite  movies, charaacters and even some scenes. This is because the human mind is designed to understand things as stories – as …

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Becoming uninterruptible

BECOMING UNINTERRUPTABLE Close your eyes and think about the last time when you felt true joy and satisfaction at work. What happened ? What were you working on ? It’s very likely that you launched a new product or completed an important project or were recognized for a meaningful contribution made to the business.  How …

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