Is Coaching Effective?

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Having been a practising Coach now for 4+ years there is no doubt in my mind that all human beings after a certain age and stage in their lives require a Coach. Someone who can truly, without any prisms, showcase to us who we really are. What mettle we are made of. What is going […]

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Nailing the Goal

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One of the toughest challenges that I have faced in Coaching is to help coachees select appropriate goals for themselves. Faced with a bewildering amount of data and feedback, coachees often wonder what they need to work on and how to choose appropriate goals to work on. Many sensitive coachees tend to take every sentence […]

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Can Leaders be made to measure?

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Here is a typical (but fictitious) discussion in a talent council meeting in a typical company: You see, Kavish is great at getting things done. His execution is flawless. He is also good with people. It is just that he is just not strategic. He is too immersed in the day to day. Let’s talk […]

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Making in India – the HR agenda

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Our honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has issued a clarion call to Make in India – to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub. Several strategies and actions have been rolled out to make this initiative a success. My HR consulting work with manufacturing organisations has often led me to ponder about […]

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The future of class room training

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The training room is ready, lunch has been organised, the trainer has arrived but the participants are missing, at least many of them. Ask any L&D professional and she will tell you that her biggest challenge is to get participants into the class room. Ask trainers and they will tell you that they have come […]

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Cause is the new leader

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For several decades, management thinkers and others in the field of human psychology and leader development have led all of us to believe that it is an individual’s magnetic qualities that inspire followers to follow. They have led us to believe that it is an individual in the position of leadership who rallies his or […]

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What price a seven-course-meal?

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Definitions of Coaching are aplenty; comprehensive ones are few. Most present-day definitions speak elaborately of the role of the Coach and of the Coaching (https://karenwise.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/what-is-coaching-10-definitions/), but there is very little focus on the Coachee – the counterpart, nay, the main part, for whose benefit this exercise of Coaching is undertaken. Surface level interpretations of such […]

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