Leadership Development: 5 Questions to ask your MENTOR or SENIOR LEADER!!

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As a talented and ambitious professional, you’re committed to your learning and development. You’re probably attending as many programs online or reading material or getting certifications as you can. And, this is a required and integral part of your development.. However, this gives you only explicit or technical knowledge.

There is another aspect of your learning and development that you need to focus on.. and this is getting tacit knowledge or wisdom… especially to manage your career, navigate organizational dynamics, learn some tricks of the trade and so on. And, this wisdom is not there in books or courses.  It is in the minds and hearts of senior leaders and successful people who are ahead of you in the journey.

So, in our conversation today, let’s talk about 5 questions that you can ask your senior colleagues – from your own company or your connections from different organizations. You can use these questions to have very effective conversations with your mentors – both formal and informal. And, you can use these questions to have a deep conversation with any senior stakeholder that you have an opportunity to have a one on one with.

 

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Preparing for a meeting with your Big BOSS!! Boss Ka BOSS!!

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Ever so often managers and leaders have the opportunity to meet with their senior colleagues from the executive level. This could be a VIP visit to the site, or at the Board meeting or some launch event and so on…

Most times, YOU – the young and upcoming leader – are not able to really take advantage of the air time or personal face time with the senior leader.

In some cases, YOU essentially stay quiet and let the boss speak, or you just listen and nod and smile, or you let some other upstart steal the spotlight.

Now, even if this has happened in the past, let’s talk about what you can do to make a meeting with a senior executive – the boss ka boss – an opportunity where you can gain visibility, make an impact, and be seen as someone who can add value and thought leadership. And, the best news is that you can do this in ways that are authentic to your personality.

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LEADERSHIP: Post COVID!! Strategies to LEAD your TEAM back on Track!!

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The last couple of years have been particularly difficult for team leaders at all levels. The way we’ve lead teams all these years in our career has been completely disrupted and we’ve had to adjust to using virtual mode as our only option.

However, there is some down side in terms of zoom fatigue, endless virtual meetings and calls, erosion or home and work boundary, and disruption of geographic time management.

There is an overwhelming sense of tiredness and fatigue that has crept in because of the lack of separation between work and personal life.  Therefore, as a leader or manager –  there is a challenge now for you to drive performance with your team members.

So, in our conversation today, let’s discuss some ways that you can push for performance; these ideas are drawn from behavior change science and are the foundational practices in leadership.

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Strategies for Each Phase of the PERSONAL CHANGE PROCESS!! (Part 2)

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In our conversation today, we’re talking about specific strategies that you can use in each phase of the personal change process.

This is part 2 of our series on understanding the personal change process, so if you’ve not listened to part 1; then you’ll find it really helpful to listen to that first and then come back to this episode.

We’ve understood what each one is in our last episode, so today, my focus is to share with you some do’s and don’ts for each stage so that you can support YOURSELF or someone else effectively. 

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Understanding Your PERSONAL CHANGE PROCESS!! Ajay Nangalia PhD PCC

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So, you’ve been wanting to start to make changes in your lifestyle for quite some time now. But, something always comes up OR  the timing just doesn’t seem to be right.

And Unfortunately, when we’re unable to move towards the personal changes that we aspire to make, we start Judging ourselves:  I just don’t have the discipline, I control myself..    Or, we condemnourselves … I’m such a loser…  or just feel really terrible or guilty and so on.

None of these states are helpful for you to move ahead, and can keep you locked into a maladaptive pattern of behavior.

However, if you were to understand – based on a research model – what you’re experiencing about the personal change you aspire to make…. then it’s easier to find ways to find more effective ways of supporting yourself.  That’s what we’re talking about today!!

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Succeed in your Change Behavior!! Activate your SOCIAL SUPPORT Network!!

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Most of us have a secret!!  And, this secret is that we’re trying to lose weight or get more physically active or drop a habit that is not helpful for us, or trying to pick up a habit that is good for us.

We treat this behavior change program of ours as a SOLO Journey and very soon we’re not able to sustain it and so we drop out.

The reason we drop out is that this is NOT supposed to be a SOLO journey!

You’ll succeed if you treat it as travelling with friends and family. Your social network!!

 So in our conversation today, let’s learn to develop and leverage your Social Support network!!

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Make LIFESTYLE CHANGES that SUCCEED and STICK!!

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So many of us set an intention to get fit, or move towards a healthier life style, start exercising, giving up junk food, going easy on the booze.. and we take a few steps and very soon, our efforts collapse.

Some folks have tried out so many fitness fads and diets, that and nothing works for them, so they get a cynical attitude of been there, done that, nothing works..

So, what do you need to do differently this time?

 Here’s a secret….. before you start to DO anything, it’s vital to learn to THINK about your health, and fitness, and wellness… differently. 

If you understand the concepts of health and wellness in a FRESH way, in a WAY that is supported by Evidence Based Research… then your chances for success are almost guaranteed.

So, in our conversation today, before you rush out to DO anything, let’s learn how to THINK about health, and fitness, and losing weight and so on in a radically different way!!

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Your ONE KEY to Career Success!! Develop a MENTOR (s) !!

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By the time you reach mid- to senior level successfully in the organization, your skills, qualifications, talent, track record, are considered as base line requirements for the job; they are essentials to help you keep your job but are not enough if you aspire to grow further.

One of the key requirements for success in organizational growth is to develop and nurture a mentor, or preferably a panel of mentors  –  who will support your career..

These mentors can be formally appointed by the organization for you; OR BETTER STILL, YOU can develop your own mentor or mentors, informally!!  

In our conversation today,  let’s understand what a mentor is and how she or he can support your career growth; and most importantly how you can develop and leverage your own network of mentors.

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The ‘SECRET’ Habit which makes Senior Leaders Successful!!

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Leaders reach a senior level and find themselves with knowledge and skills that can be outdated and not relevant to the requirements of the new role.

And, this can make them feel vulnerable because they see peers who have new ideas, are able to bring in different points of view, share information that is relevant and unique and always seem to be on the cutting edge of information and analysis.  

So what is the secret of these leaders who are thriving and making a mark at senior leadership level?

What makes them truly leaders who bring in thought leadership and have influence?  

Let’s talk about this secret today!!

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Coaching DIRECT REPORTS / TEAM members through their FAULTY THINKING!!

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As  LEADERS & MANAGERS, many times we work with team members or other stakeholders who’re dealing with a difficult situation or some emotional turmoil and during this time, they’re thinking tends to go haywire.

This faulty thinking can be a passing phase or it can tend to stick around for a bit. Now, you as an outside person can clearly see that the thinking is faulty, but for the person who is thinking this way and feeling it also….it is real!

In our conversation today, let’s understand some of the commonly used thinking patterns that can cause our clients distress and then I’ll suggest some questions that you can weave into a conversation with them to help them re-look at the situation in a more expansive way that is helpful rather than pushing them in a corner.

 

Reference: The Exercise Professional’s Guide to Personal Training: A client-centered approach to inspire active lifestyles. American Council on Exercise, 2020.

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