CLN Article: The Power of Coaching in a Leader’s Journey: Why You Need a George Martin

You may wonder what George Martin, the English record producer, has to do with L&D leaders. Well, the Beatles wouldn’t be here if not for Martin, who took them under his wings at EMI Records, nurtured them, coached them, and helped them blossom into musical leaders.

Read my article in Corporate Learning Network:

The Power of Coaching in a Leader’s Journey: Why You Need a George Martin

CEOWORLD article – Leadership success requires the opposite of I Me Mine

How do you know your teams are empowered? I propose two metrics in this article.

Click on this link to go to the publication page:

https://ceoworld.biz/2022/07/19/leadership-success-requires-the-opposite-of-i-me-mine/

My answers to three questions

When I mention my recently released book Leadership Lessons with The Beatles, people are curious about the background.

Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of the journal Leader to Leader had three fascinating and insightful questions for me related to the book.

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The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability and Humility

I am delighted to share my article, “The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability and Humility,” published in the prestigious journal “Leader to Leader.”

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Interview – The Guindy Times

I was interviewed by The Guindy Times, the official campus magazine of my alma mater, College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), AC Tech, and SAP.

Thank you, Guindy Times, and thank you Shalini Devanand!

It is special to be speaking to my alma maters’ paper, and to a current student-interviewer.

Thank you, Aadhya Sujani
Sabreen Sadhak, and Vasanth Natarajan for all the great work you do at The Guindy Times!

The Joy of Mentoring

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Kanchana’s father walked out on her family when she was eight months old.  Her mother, Valli, brought her up with help from Kanchana’s grandmother. Tragedy struck again—Valli was diagnosed with cancer and underwent chemo and radiation treatments. The grandmother became the single breadwinner for the family, working as a gardener. Kanchana studied hard, won a scholarship to a prestigious government engineering college. The scholarship includes a laptop which she couldn’t have afforded otherwise.

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Aspire While Being Content

This is a speech I delivered in my Toastmasters a while back, pretending the audience to be my fellow alumni and students from my alma mater.

In 1978, a family of three arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with 700 dollars to their names, and all their possessions in two suitcases. They knew one woman in the city, the one friend they had made in India when she was passing through and needed a place to rest in-between flights.  Now they were relying on her to put them up for a night or two while they found housing. You could say they were naïve, you could call them foolhardy, but they had aspirations.  The man was going to do his higher studies, and the woman and the one-and-a-half-year-old daughter tagged along.

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Bharathy’s Gift

Bharathy Bhaskar is a household name in Tamil Nadu. Her motivational talks draw thousands, and her YouTube videos are seen by millions. She is a celebrity and needs no introduction. Why would she agree to a webinar to inspire the students of an engineering college in Chennai? Therein lie some great leadership lessons – a lesson in modesty, a lesson in compassion, and a lesson in the spirit of giving back.

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A presentation to the students of SAKALA, Haiti

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Annika, a Palo Alto High School student, invited me to talk to the students of SAKALA, Haiti about the jobs of the future.  Sakala serves as Cite Soleil’s only youth community center, to develop children and young adults through athletics, agronomy, and education.  Founded as a Pax Christi peacebuilding project, Sakala builds people of courage and character, to strengthen the families and communities of Cite Soleil. I could not deliver this presentation live due to internet issues but had fun putting this together for their use.

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Book Review – Radical Spirits: India’s First Woman Doctor and Her American Champions

 

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Starting with the tombstone inscription in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, “first Brahmin woman who came to America to become a doctor”, this tale of two countries and two females – Anandi-bai Joshee of India and her “adopted aunt” Theodocia Carpenter of America captures your attention and holds it until the very end.

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