Straight From The Heart

Leadership development, organizational transition & transformation with executive coaching

A good executive coach is not merely a behavioral change agent but an invaluable transformative business asset who can help senior leaders unlock their full potential as well that of the teams and organisaitons they lead. “At its core, leadership development is really about growing the complexity of people’s minds, enhancing their self-awareness and linking [...]


Characteristics of “engaging” leadership

Despite the proven correlation between employee engagement and sustainable business growth, the former often does not get as much attention as it should. An ongoing study by Aon Hewitt of organisations that score highly on employee engagement measurements while performing better than their peers, business-wise, attributes such dual success to the presence of ‘engaging leaders’ [...]


Business & leadership advice: 15 gems from top leaders

The November 17 issue of Fortune magazine is called ‘The Advice Issue’, in which they featured lessons and advice from 40 business leaders on various aspects related to business and career success. Their advice touched upon some of the most important challenges that business leaders have to face: decision making, organisational values, hiring and retaining [...]


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Articles


The ever-evolving leadership journey

By Pratap Nambiar for The Straits Times My two year old granddaughter just learnt how to put on her jacket and shoes, all by herself. She also knows she has to ask for Facetime when she wants to talk to me. This is clearly a triumph of development as her mind continues to evolve and [...]



Hypnotherapy for business performance

By Pratap Nambiar for Mint Hypnotherapy is not to find out why a person behaves the way he/she does, but rather what keeps them stuck in that situation When we refer to the mind, only 20% represents the conscious mind while 80% actually comprises the unconscious.Photo: iStock Desire, said my client, was the magnet that [...]



Dealing with anxiety at work

By Pratap Nambiar for Mint In a corporate setting where execution of strategy is the most critical contributor to success, it’s the passion and desire to overcome challenges and achieve one’s goals that makes the difference. Overcoming anxiety and fear is a large part of the mindset that makes this possible. Steven Gerrard, former captain [...]


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Resources



International Coach Federation Newsletter: March issue

International Coach Federation Newsletter: February issue

Executive Coaching: A HR View of What Works: Research by Dr.Gavin R. Dagley

Late Bloomers: Why do we equate genius with precocity? – An article by Malcom Gladwell

Thinkers & their Theories: Great thinkers whose ideas influence organizational work

What an executive coach can do for you: Harvard Business School working knowledge

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