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Set for a purposeful new year? Dive into 9 powerful questions to assist in crafting a pathway towards optimisation
13Jan

Set for a purposeful new year? Dive into 9 powerful questions to assist in crafting a pathway towards optimisation

Its 2024, first week of a new year! The air is filled with anticipation and the promise of a fresh start. It’s a time when aspirations for a better future take center stage. Amidst this excitement, there lies a profound opportunity to harness the transformative…

Four Powerful questions to help you create value in conversations
10Jan

Four Powerful questions to help you create value in conversations

Exploring into the intricacies of creating value in conversations, I recall a dialogue with a senior leader grappling with the challenge of leaving a lasting impact on his interactions with the CEO and other Board Members. His perception of value creation was anchored in the…

Do you believe that we have the power to choose and tame our mindset?
10Jan

Do you believe that we have the power to choose and tame our mindset?

During my interactions with clients, I often find them sharing their anxieties, struggles, and challenges. It’s common for individuals to experience anxiety, particularly in the face of current challenges and an uncertain future. When confronted with such situations, I have a favorite question that I…

Networking Transition from Fear to Ease : Amplify your Executive Presence
10Jan

Networking Transition from Fear to Ease : Amplify your Executive Presence

One of the most common bottlenecks that many senior leaders face in their growth journey to CXO levels is the need for a better network – An Extensive and Effective Network! Let’s explore the pivotal role networking plays in a leader’s career advancement, the misconceptions…

Is maintaining Composure in a stressful situation necessary for a senior leader?
10Jan

Is maintaining Composure in a stressful situation necessary for a senior leader?

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.” – ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People We can create that…

Are We Human Beings Or Human Doings? Cultivating Mindfulness for Effective Leadership
10Jan

Are We Human Beings Or Human Doings? Cultivating Mindfulness for Effective Leadership

In today’s fast-paced world, senior leaders often struggle with a common concern – their inability to be fully present in the moment. Despite appearing engaged in conversations, their minds wander to other pressing matters, hindering their effectiveness and connection with others. This pervasive issue is…

Leadership under crises
27May

Leadership under crises

Recently I joined a 16 km river rafting ride in the Ganges. This journey which lasted for around 2 hours, was full of adrenaline rush and subsequent deep insights. There were ten rapids of various intensities throughout the journey. The one which was of the…

Saying YES When I Want To Say NO
18Apr

Saying YES When I Want To Say NO

Have you observed yourself saying yes when you want to say no? It is common amongst many leaders to say Yes when they want to say No. It could be at work when your significant client (external or sometimes even internal) says, “this is extremely…

Why do leaders need Executive Presence?
17Jul

Why do leaders need Executive Presence?

Introduction Executive Presence is a highly misunderstood word in the industry. Different people have different definitions of Executive Presence. Some people think it is charisma, and others believe it is about interpersonal skills. Definition of Executive Presence According to Sylvia Ann Hewitts, who has written…

2020-The Year that changed the perspective of the world
30May

2020-The Year that changed the perspective of the world

Lost, Exhausting, Depressing, Speechless, and a lot more are words I hear from many of my ex-colleagues, friends, and family when I ask them about the Year 2020. Everyone can relate to 2020, even if we forget the struggle considering time is the best healer,…

Three trouble some Dialouge Patterns
27Dec

Three trouble some Dialouge Patterns

Three troublesome inner dialogue patternsIntroductionAs human beings, we all have a habit of talking with ourselves. This self-talk or inner dialogue can either be positive or negative. The positive internal dialogue helps us move forward and overcome life’s challenges.However, the negative inner dialogue hampers our…

Eight powerful ways to stay above the office politics
27Dec

Eight powerful ways to stay above the office politics

Eight powerful ways to stay above the office politics Introduction The people of any organization are supposed to be productive all the time. However, sometimes, things like office politics consume a lot of people’s time. The question is, can we avoid it? What can one…

Work Life Balance
27Dec

Work Life Balance

Work-Life Balance: A Need for Modern Day Leaders Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is essential – Stephen Covey. We all come into the world with limited time. Each of us only has 24…

Why One Cant Learn ENough
27Dec

Why One Cant Learn ENough

Why Can’t One Learn enough? “There’s one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t used yet.” – Warren Buffet. As successful executive leaders, we come across many situations every…

LEADERSHIP GROWTH FOR WOMEN IN CHALLENGING TIMES
27Dec

LEADERSHIP GROWTH FOR WOMEN IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Leadership growth for women in challenging times It is a known fact that women today have achieved laurels in every field. They have shown that they can make successful leaders with outstanding leadership qualities. As the famous quote goes, “Follow not the crowd, let the…

7 reasons why leaders experience slow growth the career
27Dec

7 reasons why leaders experience slow growth the career

Seven reasons why leaders experience slow growth in the career Despite superior technical competence, leaders sometimes experience slow growth. Most leaders generally grow very fast up until middle to senior middle level and then post that hit the ceiling. At this stage, they feel very…

Five reasons why more women leaders should be on the Board?
11Feb

Five reasons why more women leaders should be on the Board?

Fifty percent of the world’s population is of women. However, when it comes to women’s representation at top positions, the statistics are not very optimistic. In the corporate sector, the percentage of women at C-level jobs or board seats is only 15% or 16%. Out of…

Seven things that will ensure a smooth transition back to work post corona
02Feb

Seven things that will ensure a smooth transition back to work post corona

Challenges always require change. We cannot successfully overcome any challenge without making changes in our thoughts and actions.  COVID -19 was one such challenge in 2020, where we faced the deadly disease, lived with anxiety, depression, lay-offs, business shutdowns, pay cuts, no hikes, no promotions, and…

5 reasons why seeking coaching is not a sign of weakness
11Jan

5 reasons why seeking coaching is not a sign of weakness

When it comes to seeking help from someone like taking coaching or counselling some people feel resistance.  They feel that it is a sign of weakness because they perceive taking help as a sign of them lacking something in their personality.  As a result to…

Sharpen your Axe through Soft Skills
11Jun

Sharpen your Axe through Soft Skills

In our work environment, sometimes, we wonder why things are not going the way they are expected to despite best efforts from us. There are times, when we are misunderstood to an extent that our sheer intent is being questioned. People start labeling and judging…

The Power of Why
11Jun

The Power of Why

I was talking to a client (director in a Big 4s consulting firm). He shared that Of late he has observed a growing tendency in his stakeholders, of not fulfilling their commitments on time and also being unapologetic about this. He was very frustrated and…

Are you feeling stuck?
11Jun

Are you feeling stuck?

Sometimes one feels suffocated in the work environment.Primarily because there are no growth opportunities, organizations are going through a rough patch due to downsizing, a lot of politics in the organization, severed relationships with higher-ups, so on and so forth. This results in constant stress,…

The Art of Winning Communication
11Jun

The Art of Winning Communication

By Kshitij Sharma, PCC A few days back I was talking to a senior leader of an NGO. While referring to seeking donations for the organization, he said: “we need to catch these rich fellows who have a lot of surpluses”. I immediately became judgmental…

A Leader’s State of Being
11Jun

A Leader’s State of Being

By Kshitij Sharma PCC Each day when leaders walk into their workplace, they not only carry their physical being but also bring along their state of being. It’s their state of being which determines their success through the day. When they operate from a lower…

From Feedback to Empowering Conversations- A Checklist for Leaders
11Jun

From Feedback to Empowering Conversations- A Checklist for Leaders

In the modern day corporate world one of the most dreaded and hated words is feedback. It’s interesting that it’s like that bitter pill which nobody likes, be it the receiver or the giver. In my over two decades of corporate experience as a learning…

Professional Development – Whose responsibility is it?
11Jun

Professional Development – Whose responsibility is it?

In this rapidly changing corporate world, you are always exposed to newer challenges every day. This leads to an ever-increasing need for the constant professional development of a corporate employee. Especially as you climb up the corporate ladder, there is an increased appreciation of the…

Professional Development – Whose responsibility is it?
20Nov

Professional Development – Whose responsibility is it?

In this rapidly changing corporate world, you are always exposed to newer challenges every day. This leads to an ever-increasing need for the constant professional development of a corporate employee. Especially as you climb up the corporate ladder, there is an increased appreciation of the…

Executive Coaching for High Potential Leaders
20Nov

Executive Coaching for High Potential Leaders

Sometimes we have seen that despite having high potential one doesn’t climb-up the ladder of success in the corporate world as expected. It leads to a lot of frustration and the individual starts to look around to find the reason. In my two decades of my experience as…

Pathway to fulfillment at work
20Sep

Pathway to fulfillment at work

Fulfillment at work? Is it really possible? Are there people who actually look forward to going to work on Monday? These are few questions that I frequently come across from a score of corporate employees. Over a period of time, it has become a norm…