TED Talk of the Day #006: 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

We spend most of our time, thinking about our goals and chasing them. There is a recent trend among some leaders (certainly most entrepreneurs – listen to the talk) to shun long-term thinking. After all, who has seen the future? People argue that your long-term goals would be meaningless in a totally different tomorrow. This “short-termism” is a disease of our current times (though these “quick-fixes” – as the speaker calls them – may have some merit – for some projects and ventures). Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #006: 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

Book Giveaway #64: Willpower Doesn’t Work

When it comes to achieving goals making committed decisions involves:

1. investing upfront;
2. MAKING IT PUBLIC
3, Setting a timeline
4. installing SEVERAL FORMS OF FEEDBACK / ACCOUNTABILITY; and
5. removing or altering EVERYTHING in your environment that OPPOSES your commitment. Continue reading Book Giveaway #64: Willpower Doesn’t Work

TED Talk of the Day #005: Lets get honest about our money problems

With COVID-19 distress, most of us are bound to face financial stress. Interestingly, it is usually about over-obsession with a lifestyle than real cash-crunch. For example, when the speaker’s brother asked for a loan (for the nth time), she told him to cut expenses. He was enraged. He kept increasing his Credit Card exposure to maintain his lifestyle. One day he killed himself. She talks about such people: “They drive a Mercedes, but their budget really only can afford a Honda.”
Why do we do it? She calls it “Money Shame” Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #005: Lets get honest about our money problems

Book Giveaway #53: What Matters Now

“In every industry there are huge swathes of critical knowledge that have been commoditized, and what hasn’t been yet commoditized soon will be. Given that, we have to say good-bye to the “knowledge economy” and wave hello to the ‘creative economy’. WHAT MATTERS TODAY is how fast a company can generate new thoughts and BUILD new knowledge…….” Continue reading Book Giveaway #53: What Matters Now

Book Giveaway #45: Leader As Coach

Coaching is a continuous process not an occasional conversation – “Let’s sit down and have a coaching session” – or a single event – “It’s time for you to take the Advanced Leadership class”.

You might compare yourself to an orchestra conductor, so that sometimes you work one-on-one with a player, other times, you direct them from afar, and on some occasions you cut people loose so they can develop in areas completely outside your scope. Continue reading Book Giveaway #45: Leader As Coach