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By Pradipta K Mohapatra

ISBN-10: 8132113721

ISBN-13: 9788132113720

This ebook is a set of 25 inspiring tales concerning the particular and private developmental trip of 25 senior leaders in the direction of the nook place of work. visible in the course of the eyes in their government Coaches, every one of those tales let us know how they discovered solutions to severe questions comparable to ‘Am I prepared for it?’, ‘How do I arrange to get there?’, ‘How do I learn how to be triumphant as soon as i am getting there and the way am i able to benefit from the trip whereas i'm at it?’ The time period ‘corner workplace’ is known as a metaphor for something major that those leaders desired to in attaining of their specialist careers and private lives.
This precise choice of training tales is intended to encourage, aid and train many different leaders who're on the same quest.

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He took the call and curtly responded, ‘This is not the time to call’ and hung up. I was surprised at his tone but said nothing. Later in the conversation, I asked him who was on the call and ‘My mother’ was his indifferent response. ’ I asked. ‘Almost seventy. I tell her not to call me in office. She doesn’t listen. I don’t take calls from home, when I am in the office’ was his response. I soon came to know that he did not even take calls from his eight-year-old daughter, leave alone from his wife.

I did most of the talking in this meeting, a bad start for a coach. He hardly looked at me throughout the session and, at the end, I had that uncomfortable question of whether I could ever reach out or be of any help to John. The organization had recently done a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) profiling for their top management and John emerged an ISTJ (introversion, sensing, thinking, judgement), a type that I could easily relate with having seen him. I needed more inputs about John and we agreed on a 360-degree assessment.

The euphoria of getting a job immediately upon graduation did not last long. Within three months, Sunny felt choked by the routine confines of an EDP department of a leading manufacturing company and decided to quit the job to the utter dismay of his father. Without a job, he was holed up in his house. Later he had to borrow `5,000 from his father to pay as bond for a trainee position in a computer hardware start-up. As Sunny recalls, this was a period of excitement and great learning. He worked day and night, at times even without a break for days together.

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