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welcome the unexpected

01 only a few people are creative, and they are artists and musicians Creativity researchers James Kaufman and Ron Beghetto have identified four types of creativity: ‘Big-C’, ‘little-c’, ‘mini-c’, and ‘Pro-c’. Big-C creators are people like Albert Einstein, Frida Kahlo,

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a case for a sounding board

A leadership position undoubtedly brings with it enormous power and authority; and ironically, a deep sense of insecurity too. Having hardly anyone to connect with and share ideas and thoughts could aggravate this feeling. That is when a coach could

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the Icarus syndrome

Leaders who ignore practicality and set out on overly ambitious ventures, without assessing the risks and fallouts, often run the risk of running the organization into losses, or worse, going bankrupt. Having a diverse team and getting all stakeholders—such as

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chemistry for success

 People think they have free will over their actions, but the truth is that our decisions are controlled by hundreds of chemicals in our body. In view of this, leaders must gain an understanding of the neuroscience behind their choices

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stand out, not in

 In an era of sameness, it is tough to set your business apart from competition. Customers have dozens of options to choose from, and your company may get lost in the maze of choice. Fine-tuning your sales pitch is an

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Sole sentinel

 “Leaders change organizations. And it takes a Virtuoso leader to change an organization in the most positive way.” Fred Kiel, author of Return on Character, told The Smart Manager in an earlier interview. It is yet another dimension of leadership

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