Leadership and Diversity from Dr. Vergehese

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,…

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Collaboration

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…

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Puzzles And Mysteries

A few months ago, I attended a conference where Malcolm Gladwell was the keynote speaker. He is a writer for The New Yorker and has written a number of books, among them, The Tipping Point,…

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Cascading your Learning

A client that I was working with recently brought his senior team together and we did a number of exercises so that we could align the executive team .He devised 3 key operating principles that…

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Focus

Let’s for a moment consider why focus is important for you as a leader and how much time you allocate to focused work. As a leader, you need to allow time to do what I…

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EXTROVERT YOUR THINKING

I want to share something with you that I learnt from a client recently and it’s called ‘extrovert your thinking.’ I really was quite fascinated with this when she shared it with me, and it…

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Problem vs Solution

Last year, I did an online coaching course that used a Solution Based approach. I was looking for a framework for an intervention with a client of mine and it seemed to fit. I really…

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Psychological Safety

I’m currently working with a global leader, and as part of the project, I interviewed a number of his direct reports. Something that was consistently coming up, from the direct reports, was that it was…

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Putting your phone away

I was reading an article about the Melbourne rugby team, the Melbourne Storm recently, which really sparked an interest in me, and it intrigued me. One of the things they talked about as a reason…

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Rational Candour

A client of mine told me about a book she recently read, called Rational Candour by Kim Scott, who is an ex google employee. She was raving about it as a model of providing feedback….

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