June 24, 2024
Leading with Agility: Navigating Uncertainty and Change

4 min read The Unexpected Encore: A Lesson in Adaptability Have you ever witnessed a choir performance where something unexpected happens? Maybe a soloist forgets their lyrics, or a technical glitch disrupts the sound system. I can tell you firsthand the chaos that can erupt! During a performance with my college choir, at Carnegie Hall in New York […]

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April 18, 2024
Beyond Listening: The Art of Powerful Responses

3 min read In our previous article, "Listening With the Intent to Understand, Not Reply," we discussed the critical importance of active listening in effective communication. We learned how truly listening to others, rather than simply waiting our turn to speak, fosters trust, understanding, and collaboration. Beyond listening is the art of powerful responses. But active listening is […]

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April 15, 2024
The Power of "No": Why Saying No Can Fuel Your Success as a Leader

3 min read Warren Buffett famously said, "Successful people say no to almost everything." While it sounds counterintuitive, there's a powerful truth hidden within this seemingly simple statement. In this post, "The Power of "No": Why Saying No Can Fuel Your Success as a Leader," we'll delve into this powerful truth. Mastering the art of saying no becomes […]

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March 27, 2024
Winning the Hearts and Minds of Top Talent: The Employer Branding Advantage

3 min read The Great Resignation has fundamentally reshaped the talent acquisition landscape. As a result, today's top candidates, across all levels, have more choices than ever before. To stand out in this competitive market, building a strong employer brand is no longer optional – it's essential. Here's why: it allows you to attract the best and brightest […]

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February 25, 2024
Building Resilience and Adaptability in Uncertain Times

5 min read Imagine navigating a dense fog, visibility limited, the path ahead unclear. This, unfortunately, is the reality for executives today. From fluctuating economic data to ever-evolving technologies, the business landscape is uncertain, leaving even the most seasoned leaders feeling unmoored. The key is building resilience and adaptability in uncertain times. But fear not, intrepid captains! Within […]

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February 1, 2024
Blind Spots: The Story of a CEO Who Missed the Mark

2 min read Imagine, if you will, a bustling Health Care & Life Sciences company. Its APAC CEO, Sarah, a charismatic and driven leader, had steered the company to impressive growth. Yet, beneath the veneer of success, a disquieting undercurrent simmered. Morale was slipping, innovation was stagnant, and key talent was quietly looking for the exits. Sarah, however, […]

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January 22, 2024
The New Currency of Executive Leadership in 2024

6 min read For decades, the executive search landscape resembled a gilded cage, its doors guarded by stone sentinels labeled "experience." Resumes boasting years at the helm of industry titans and pedigrees etched in ivy-league halls held the ultimate key. They cast long shadows over individuals whose brilliance shone in less conventional arenas. This strict adherence to experience […]

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January 11, 2024
How Conflict Fuels Growth and Drives Success

2 min read Leaders navigate a complex, dynamic landscape. Balancing multiple demands, they juggle responsibilities, forge alliances, and steer their teams toward ambitious goals. Amidst the goals, triumphs, and deadlines, an unavoidable reality emerges conflict. The word itself evokes tension, discord, and a sense of impending collision. The skillful leader recognizes perceived roadblocks as valuable crossroads, where conflict […]

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December 28, 2023
The Spark Within: Reignite Your Passion and Purpose as a Senior Leader

4 min read Remember the infectious energy of childhood, the "rise & shine" that crackled with anticipation for the day ahead? As senior leaders, we navigate the complexities of strategy, build high-performing teams, and drive impactful results. In these moments, sometimes, amidst the demands and responsibilities, that initial spark can dim. Perhaps, the real question becomes: are we […]

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December 19, 2023
Riding the Momentum Wave: 5 Keys to Sustaining Success

2 min read As executive coaches, we see the exhilarating climb to the top, the plateau of complacency, and the disheartening slide back down. However, momentum is a hidden force that propels leaders beyond the peaks and valleys. The invisible current propels us onward, fueled by focus, growth, and a dash of forgiveness. In this blog post, we'll […]

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