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Priorities

Leadership is about getting the priorities right. It’s easier said than done though. Getting the priorities right necessitates deriving clarity, and drawing insights that are relevant. This requires enhanced Leadership presence. Am I investing enough on enhancing my Leadership presence? #ceo #leadership #scaleup

Drawing insights

Being curious, being open is considered one of the most desired leadership attributes of current times. Invariably this leads to eliciting diverse, complex, conflicting views and information. This calls for leaders being able to interpret what they see and hear. And draw insights. The impactful leaders are those, who can interpret, draw insights from the …

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Consensus

Consensus is considered a valued virtue. Yet, one needs to be aware it tends to lead us to ‘uninspired compromises’, that could adversely impact a Scale-up journey. With smart leaders and managers sitting around the table with own opinions and logical arguments, a consensus may seem a good idea; it may even seem to make …

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10 / 10 / 10 Check

The decisions we take have consequences. Often thinking (over-thinking) about them emotionally makes the decision making process confusing and awfully slow. The fact is that not all of them have long-term consequences. Not all of them are life-changing! One constructive approach while taking decisions is to think of what will be the consequences, what will …

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Inspiring teams

One of the challenges business leaders face is inspiring teams and keeping motivation levels high. One way is to kindle the passion in team members through the larger purpose, meaning in what we do, making it personally important for team members. Another is to work on the Goldilocks Rule while assigning roles – that is, …

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Consistency

In a recent survey, an impressive 94% of the strong CEOs analysed scored high on consistency – consistently following-through on their commitments. Consistency leads to building Trust, Reliability. As a leader, it’s important to be consistent. #ceo #scaleup #leadership

Taking Decisions

Leadership is about being decisive, and taking decisions in-time. A recent survey found, among CEOs fired over issues related to decision making, only a third lost their jobs due to bad decisions; the rest were ousted for being indecisive. Taking decisions and keep moving at the right pace is crucial. #ceo #leadership #scaleup #decision

Reframing

Being confused is a challenge often faced while on a Scale-up journey. Reframing works wonders in such contexts, turning challenges in to possibilities. For example reframing ‘I am confused’ in to ‘I need more clarity’, ‘I need more information on this, this and this’. Reframing is empowering. Reframing leads to finding solutions.

Simplify!

Simple may sound less-sophisticated. Simplifying may seem trivial. Simplicity may look easy. Yet, the fact is that when we simplify, things get done. As a leader, when we simplify things become clearer – for us and to our teams; when we get clarity, we are motivated to act! And it’s the action that changes our …

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Decisions and Doing

Often we experience there’s a (big) gap, distance between deciding and doing. It’s the doing (action) that changes our lives – not the ideas, or thoughts or even decisions. How do we bridge the gap between deciding and doing? How do we translate decisions in to actions? A Coach could help! #ceo #leadership #scaleup #action