Monthly Archives: August 2019

Reflections on Turning 60

Turning 60

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom reflects on his 60th birthday, and valuable lessons he learned from it that relates to leadership.  The Age of Renunciation In the Indian culture, turning 60 is referred to as the age of renunciation. Renouncing means giving things up rather than accumulating. Reflections and […]

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How Do You Show Up?

On a recent assignment I had with a client, part of the role involved me interviewing the direct report of a particular leader. I spoke to 10 of her direct reports and I found there were a number of inconsistencies in the feedback from her direct reports. There were also some consistencies. Among the consistencies […]

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CQGL Ep 12 - Renewal

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom talks about renewal and how leaders can keep their energy up.  Renewal – How Leaders Can Keep Their Energy Up Exercise – energy begets energy. Doing something physical is really important. Get out into nature – appreciate nature. Putting yourself and your senses in […]

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F2F vs Virtual Learning

As someone who has been involved in working with teams for many years, I have a bias towards face to face education. I think you have far greater impact when you are learning with others in groups, because it’s not just the content, but there is a whole degree of learning that comes from interacting […]

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In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses vulnerability and why it’s important in leadership.  Vulnerability Being vulnerable means being exposed to either a physical or emotional sense of attack.  Vulnerability demonstrates a sense of humanity. Vulnerability creates a safe place for people to provide input. In a world that’s full […]

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Can You Be Coached?

I was brought in by an organisation to work with a particular individual. This individual had been promoted, had a bigger responsibility, bigger team of people, and they were getting quite a number of complaints, not just from the team, but also from customers. So, the organisation brought me in because they thought he might […]

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CQGL-010 Belonging

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses how leaders can enable their people to have a sense of belonging to their organisation. Belonging Belonging means “being a member of”. All human beings want to be connected. As leaders, we should enable our people to have a sense of belonging to […]

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Leadership Journey

I was working with an executive client recently, and one of the things I asked him to do was actually map his leadership journey. He said he hadn’t ever done that and I encouraged him to try and look at the time when he first started his career. Then to consider his career over the […]

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Is it possible to accomplish anything worthwhile without some form of collaboration? I’ve been really thinking about this quite a bit lately because I’ve had conversations with some of my clients around collaboration. I’ve had a number of people who’ve said to me, ‘Gosh, you know it really is difficult to collaborate.’ If you think […]

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