One of the biggest festivals in India is Diwali- the Festival of Lights.
Diwali signifies the triumph of good over evil and is characterized by the lighting of colourful lamps.
It is celebrated with zeal by the rich and poor alike. People greet each other with sweets and burst firecrackers- though this is fast dwindling these days because of a growing concern for the environment etc.
Here’s wishing all of you a very happy Diwali.
My heart warms when I hear stories of people who have made it big by following their natural talents and passion. Here’s one in the New York Times by Amy Wallace, I am sure you will like: It’s the story of 40 year old Cesar Millan- the Los Angeles based “Dog Whisperer”. Millan, an immigrant from Mexico, has over the years become an indispensable trainer and coach to the dogs of America’s rich and famous.
” In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it ” wrote Robert Heinlein, the leading American writer of science fiction. How many of us have got so stuck in the routine that we are not able to do what we want to do?
When time is at a premium, a quick tip could be more useful than a long blog post. This idea leads me to plan to share a tip on executive coaching and/or career / leadership development via Twitter – as often as I can- certainly a few times a week. I am keen on this idea and let’s see how it goes.If you wish to join me in this adventure, sign on as a follower here.
In your time you must have come across many executive coaches. Not all of them have similar backgrounds. One key difference is that some have backgrounds in psychology while others may not.
Would there be any difference between psychologists and non-psychologists as coaches? This question is answered by Ken Novack in his blog post ” Do Psychologists Make Better Executive Coaches? “. What do you think? Continue reading »