Your First 100 Days

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Premise: I was teaching a set of people principles of intrapreneurship and at the end of the class, some one came up and asked me for help. He said that he has got a new role as a product manager in his current organisation and is not sure what he can do in the first 100 days to help put him on the path of success in his new role. Here is the advice I had for him. Be a Visionary Leader: This works if you are being brought into the role from outside of the organisation. One reason why […]

PBTO55: Unleashing Human Performance with Jason Forrest (@jforrestspeaker)

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/55_PBTO55__Coaching_for_Success_with_Jason_Forrest.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this power packed episode, we host Jason Forrest, the CEO and the Chief Culture officer at the FPG group. As a sales professional, author, speaker, and coach, Jason’s job is to empower professionals and executives to unleash their human performance and master their leadership skills in sales, management, culture and service; for the purpose of increasing profit through people. Why is he on the show: He is a salesperson first, a behavior change expert, a national speaker and a coach who […]

PBTO53: Deep Work: How to do work that Matters with Cal Newport

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/53_PBTO53__Deep_Work__How_to_do_work_that_matters_with_Cal_Newport.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this episode we host, Cal Newport. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. Why is he on the show: His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace and that the ability to concentrate without distraction is becoming increasingly valuable. He previously wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You, […]

Ideas about Building a Great Company and Being a Great Leader from the book – The Republic of Tea

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Philosophical & BusinessWisdom from The Republic of Tea by Mukesh Gupta I picked up and started reading the book “The Republic of Tea“, based on a recommendation by Seth Godin as a must read book. I am an avid Tea lover and so reading a book about Tea and a business around tea was an interesting proposition by itself. The book is a collection of fax messages that were exchanged between the people discussing the idea of starting a business selling Tea in the US with little commentary by the players giving some context when needed. I read the book as […]

Three Questions that matter the most for a Leader

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Questions that matter the most by Mukesh Gupta When we look at all the aspects of leadership, there are three core and fundamental questions that matter the most to the people whom we intend to lead. Do You Know What You Are Talking About? The most important aspect of leadership, then is competence. Do we know what we are talking about? Do we know what the ground reality is? Do we understand the process enough to make sense? Do we know where we are going? And why? This competence creates a level of respect for us as leaders, without which there […]