All posts by Tom Verghese

Where Are You Leading From?

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the three different leadership styles and asks: “Where are you leading from?” Where are you leading from? There’s a difference between leading from the front, leading from the middle, and leading from the back. Leadership is the ability to influence and motivate someone …

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What Standard Will You Accept?

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In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the importance of setting our standards as leaders and standing up for those in order to create a positive change.  Setting Our Standards “The standard you walk by is the standard you accept” – General David Morrison We’re all trying to have a …

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Recharging

Recharging

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom reflects on his recent retreat in Bali and why it is important for leaders to take some time off and recharge. Recharging As leaders, taking some time off to recharge and keep ourselves fresh and open to new ideas is critical. Recharging enables you …

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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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Renewal

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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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Vulnerability

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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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Belonging

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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Leading from the Inside Out

Leading from the Inside Out

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom talks about managing our inner voices and leading from the inside out. Leading from the Inside Out Leading from the inside out is all about learning how to manage our inner voices, sometimes called intuition. Leadership requires courage. It requires you to step out …

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CQ Action

CQ Action

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the fourth component of cultural intelligence, which is CQ Action. CQ Action CQ Action is how we act appropriately in cross-culture or multi-culture situations. It is  our verbal and non-verbal communication that helps us work in building relationships with people. Overcoming Challenges Our …

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CQ Strategy

CQ Strategy

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the third component of cultural intelligence, which is CQ Strategy. CQ Strategy CQ Strategy is being aware of what’s going on. It’s all about having a plan for interaction and making sure that it is aligned with the culture you are interacting with. …

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