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Today’s leadership challenge: hardwiring people development to the bottomline
By Pratap Nambiar For The Business Times

I WAS having a chat with one of Singapore’s leading chief executive officers (CEOs), when she asked me what legacy she needed to leave behind once she retired from her organisation. I thought long and hard and came up with this: “Create a unique growth culture that will stand the test of time; one that allows your people to continuously evolve and flourish to maximise their performance potential.”

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Why leaders need to work with their shadows
By Pratap Nambiar For The Sunday Times

Well before noted psychologist Carl Jung developed the concept of the personal shadow, author Robert Louis Stevenson had captured the imagination of millions – and continues to do so – with the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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Leadership disciplines for 2019 and beyond
By Pratap Nambiar

I learned a great deal from ten years of coaching senior leaders in the corporate sector including several successful and some not so successful entrepreneurs, and some politicians as well. The cross-sharing of experiences was able to help fulfill…

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Life’s a journey – so is being a good leader
By Pratap Nambiar For The Straits Times

Lack of self-awareness, especially of how others see you, is a blind spot that can ruin careers.

In my past 10 years of leadership coaching, it has become clear that leaders who are self-aware have the ability to see themselves clearly, to understand who they are, how others see them and how they fit into their organisation or the world in general.

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The bane of CEO effectiveness – a big ego
By Pratap Nambiar for The Sunday Times

Singapore business leaders rank among the top in global database… for arrogance
I was chatting about my recent leadership coaching experiences with Mr Bob Anderson, the founder of United States-based The Leadership Circle and co-author of the book, Mastering Leadership.

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The challenges of leading a team when the chips are down
By Pratap Nambiar for The Straits Times

It’s all about people, beliefs and values. To shift from a poor to performance culture, an organisation’s leaders must work with people to give them a sense of purpose.

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The inner game of leadership is what determines success
By Pratap Nambiar for The Straits Times

When a company loses money, you can blame the external environment – which might be perfectly valid. Or you can look at leadership quotient – that is, how the leader’s own worldview and ability to respond to change might be holding back the company’s ability to rise to the challenge.

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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 grow, transitioning from one growth edge to another.

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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 that behaviour/belief systems to how it impacts business,” says Pratap Nambiar, Chartered Business Coach and Chairman of Thought Perfect, an executive coaching & leadership development company.
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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’ throughout different levels of these organisations.A blog post on HBR.org describes some of the characteristics of such leaders and how organisations that work at making engaging leadership a part of their culture do so. We’d like to list some of the key takeaways from the above-mentioned blog post.
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John Bryant

Chairman of the Board, CEO
Kellogg Company

Pratap was our advisor for arguably one of the most complex transactions in Kellogg’s 100+ year history. Pratap created the environment and connections to help make that happen.

Gerard Chai

MD- Singapore & Indonesia
Korn/FERRY International

Pratap Nambiar draws from a wealth of experience working over many years with Clevel executives globally. As an executive coach, Pratap’s clear thinking, knowledge, sincerity and cultural sensitivity helps CEOs understand themselves better, raise business performance and succeed as more effective leaders.

Satoshi Otake

President/Managing Director
Nomura Research Institute Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Pratap san has plenty of business achievements in his illustrious career with strong network of relationships. He gave valuable advice to us based on his rich experiences. In several discussions with Pratap san when he coached us through a major acquisition, I learned a lot from him and the most impressive message I still keep in my mind is “Good human relationship with customers will cause good business deals in-spite of all challenges.”

Saugata Gupta

Managing Director
Marico Ltd

I have been working with Pratap for the last 1 year and it has been a fascinating and enriching journey. Pratap’s approach to coaching has a very fine balance between customization and a structure which can be tailor made for the unique needs of the individual. His style is extremely focused and outcome driven in other words more content than form which appealed to me tremendously.