“The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear” – Al Pacino
When I came across this great quote from a great actor, my mind was instantly triggered to relate it to the lives of leaders and CEOs in an organisation, who are not exactly famous or celebrities in their own right, but who by virtue of the influence, authority and power they wield, are many a time rendered devoid of an honest critical feedback about their own strengths and weaknesses. How difficult and lonely it becomes to so often hear the “Yes” from most of their colleagues and teams, and to be subjected to only false praises, not being able to see through, as to exactly what’s working and what’s not.
Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.1 (Marketing for Coaches); pages 37-38
About Namita Sinha
Namita Sinha is an Internationally Certified Success Coach and Life Coach. Trainer and writer on a mission to help everyone live a life of purpose. She is based in Nagpur, India.
She is keen to support and empower people, and look forward to sharing her insights, especially with young minds on socially relevant themes and topics through her writing and blogging.
A budding Coach and Trainer in personal, academic and executive space, she likes researching ideas which actually integrate and align the personal and professional domain, and is therefore a strong advocate of work-life integration rather than work life balance.
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