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May '14

Leadership Insights for Leaders

The Inner Game of Success: An Inside-out Approach

( Article published in Business Today, as part of his series called – The Buddha In The Boardroom)

Pete Carroll (Head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, earning over Rs 42 crore annually, and considered one of the top football coaches in America) draws his inspiration from the book "The Inner Game of Tennis" written by Timothy Gallwey.

Most of the time when I coach a leader, I do not give advice about the external game. Be it a CEO going through tough external situations or a celebrity going through a separation, a bad addiction and constant box office failure of movies- things that are outside the individual's control. All I do in situations like these is to build awareness and create responsibility and accountability by helping people create their own choices and develop trust in their true potential.

The key to success and top-performance is to ACT (Awareness, Choice, Trust).

- By Santhosh Babu, Managing Director OD Alternatives.

India's financial sector companies have several women CEOs and globally woman CEOs are doing very well. Still there are challenges that women face in day-to-day corporate life. So we asked Anisha to share her thoughts and she wrote this brilliant article titled "A Few Good Women". So we went and asked few good women we knew to share their opinion also. Have fun reading and let us know your thoughts.

A Few Good Women

Classic fairy tales are intended to teach an ethical lesson to children. They would tell the story of powerful, bold and handsome men who would rescue the damsel in distress. The women would be naive and defenseless while the world around connived to subjugate them. ‘They Happily Lived Ever After’ would mean that these defenseless women would have gallant men come to their rescue and would be married. For years women have played by the rules and kept their heads down. As if being ‘rescued’ is a natural phenomena.
But today, women take their own decisions about the way they want to live, how they want to carve their career and lead from the front.

- By Anisha Motwani, Director & Chief Marketing Officer, Max Life Insurance

Few good women and their responses

Ranjana Pathak

Global Head - Quality, Cipla

"Being aware is the key for women leaders"

Aparna Sharma

Country Head - HR, Lafarge India

"Know yourself and Build yourself"

Sujata Deshmukh

Principal, Heidrick & Struggles

"Do not try to be masculine"

Joji Sekhon Gill

Asia Pacific HR Director, DuPont

Safia Rizvi

Managing Director, UCB Pharma

"Have conviction in your capabilities"

"Be proud & authentic of who you are"

Do You Pulse Check Your Organization?

How many times we would have gone to a medical store and bought medicine without proper diagnosis and doctors advise? All this while knowing that self-medication without proper diagnosis and medical advice can be dangerous. Also we would have experienced that sometimes making a small effort of getting a routine health check-up would have showed us clues to larger health problems. Thus saving us money, time and pain.

We believe organizations just like humans are complex living systems. Organization Health Diagnosis is ODA’s endeavor to create a way for organizations to understand their health and its impact on long-term business performance. Health therefore is an indicator of an organization’s ability to live an enduring beneficial life for external customers and a gratifying life for its internal stakeholders.

- By Damini Sud, Senior Consultant at OD Alternatives, Singapore

OD Alternatives is a boutique OD consultancy focusing on transformation of organizations and communities using behavioral skills knowledge. Their interventions focuses on subjective and objective parts of the organization using one to one interaction methodologies, small group interventions and Large Group Intervention tools (LGI). In the past 16 years, ODA has partnered with a large number of multinational organizations, as well as with public sector organizations in their learning and development, change and transformation and their growth journeys.

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