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  • Nicos Paschali 5:52 am on December 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Becoming the best version of you! 

    What else do you need to do for 2017? Knowledge, skill, attitude? What would you like to have more of? If you haven’t as yet realised, it’s time you do, develop a good habit of learning! Write down clear in detail a well thought out principled approach to learning and  the psychology of performance. Make achievement a function of your lifestyle. No moment of no growth! Master the art of learning.

  • Nicos Paschali 3:54 pm on December 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    “Coaching mid and senior level leader struggling to learn how to best manage himself and engage others” 


    Executive coaching–personal training in mid and senior level leadership as a powerful prescription drug, specific and focussed, that works best under certain conditions.

    We bring to the table more than 35 years of versatile business experience and skills and up-to-day content, processes and mindset.
    We wanted training that stand up to the test of everyday transition times… one client said.
    In a world of competition there’s no cutting corners… another client said.

    Here are five diagnostic questions you should ask before making the decision to hire a coach.

    1. How valuable is your performance and potential to your organisation?
    2. What is the challenge you are facing right now?
    3. How willing and able will you be to work with a coach?
    4. What alternatives to coaching are available?
    5. Are key people in the organisation ready to support your efforts to grow and change?
    When conditions are right, executive coaching can be one of the best people investments you’ll ever make. But it is not a panacea for every executive development problem.
    Fill in the form below, to find out more how we do CEO-Coaching for the top executive team in a convenient and profitable way!

  • Nicos Paschali 5:22 am on December 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Authentic Leadereship lessons: Balanced Processing and Collaborative Decision Making. 


    We are all trapped in our own good or bad way of thinking, trapped in our own way of relating to people. We get so used to seeing the world our own way that we come to think that the world is the way we see it!

    The challenge of any business leader or polititian today is to see how they can bring complementary, different, and important skills and points of view to the table. And to select people whose talents are equal to and perhaps greater than their own talents. Bring people to the table with different approaches and ways of thinking into the mix and rely heavily on them as true partners.

    Our ability to see ourselves, our opponents and the situation in a balanced manner serve us very well. We mustn’t be blinded by our own thinking or our own point of view. By habit and instinct we must surround ourselves with people who challenge our thinking and helping us see even more clearly.

    Let us find out what balance processing is and how we can train our business leaders and politicians how to do it immediately!

    “Balanced processing is a cognitive, emotional and behavioural skill that allows us to look at ourselves, others and situations with a broad lens that doesn’t magnify your own view or organise everyone else’s views around our own”.

    Balanced processing is an essential skill for the practice of authentic leadership. A tool to balance our thought process, to bring balance to our thinking and decision making about ourselves, others and situations.

    To really survive and thrive outside of the water of our own thinking. If we all go out and have several conversations with people who interest us, for the sole purpose of understanding how they think, we can broaden our own views.

    Of course it takes work, effort and attention to get out of the box of our own perceptions and broaden and balance our thought process.

    Balanced processing is the opposite of self-deception and we all know people who deceive themselves everyday. And deceiving yourself can appear to be easier, at least in the short term, than dealing with cold, hard realities about yourself, others, or situations.

    After all, how on earth are we going to be authentic and real if we can’t see things, ourself, and others clearly?

    If you want to bring Balanced Processing in your career and personal life, we can help!

  • Nicos Paschali 10:06 am on December 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Have a big ego? 

    Did you know that putting that ego on the shelf and say “I don’t know” at the right time can make a difference in business terms but also in the process of becoming more authentic?

    You have to challenge your own point of view, the water you swim in, in order to admit your biases.

    Working everyday with people as smart as you who are going to challenge you doesn’t always make you feel good. It takes a lot of confidence or what I call a big ego to tolerate constant pushback on what you think.

    The most challenging issue is to be able to put your ego on the shelf and maintain a strong point of view at the same time. That is one seriously difficult dance! 🙂

    We can teach you how to do it!


  • Nicos Paschali 9:40 am on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Fix traits, free traits and real. 

    When businesspeople talk about self-awareness, they are usually referring in some fashion to what psychologists refer to as traits. Knowing what your traits are is just the beginning of selves awareness.

    Every person is like all other persons, like some other persons, and like no other person. Your experience, your biology and traits result in your alchemy and who you are at a deeper level.

    Knowing your traits and the traits of others helps you work more effectively with people at various situations!

    Get a deeper sense of your traits, receive feedback from your interventions and work out an improvement and refining learning program.

  • Nicos Paschali 8:43 am on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Change vs. Transformation 

    We take for granted that things “are” a particular way. To effect change, we go to work on altering circumstances, the people around us, even ourselves.

    In this session, we explore the difference between change and transformation. Change is essentially a comparison to something that previously existed.

    By its very nature, change is past-based. Essentially, change yields more, better, or different from what came before. Transformation, on the other hand, is an act of bringing forth or inventing. It is something created, and is inherently expansive and infinite.

    Τhe shift, or transformation, occurs for people. This dramatic shift enables us to think and act outside existing views and limits, and to redefine ourselves and the reality we have known.

  • Nicos Paschali 2:49 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Do you really want your new habit to stick? 

    A new study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, published recently in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, found that immediate rewards are strongly associated with persistence in a long-term goal, despite a delayed reward being the underlying motivation.

    In other words, if your goal is to lose weight but you sincerely dread each minute of your run, consider enlisting a running companion or trying a Zumba cardio class instead.

    Choosing a fun workout provides an immediate reward, enjoyment, and ultimately increases your chances of repeating the process and staying committed to your exercise and weight loss goals.

    Have a go. You never know!

  • Nicos Paschali 4:55 pm on December 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Be clear what you want and how you tick. 


    Understanding what drives you is essential if you want to be successful. Just as you won’t get far by putting petrol in a diesel-powered car, so you’ll struggle to attain personal goals if you don’t understand what fuels your drive and determination.

    Couple that understanding with learning and you will make the most of your gifts by clarifying the opportunities that will work best.

    There are three elements that influence your style:

    • define what success looks like for you;
    • your relationship to risk and management of dissatisfaction;
    • what sort of achiever you are, (stable, consistent, serial).
  • Nicos Paschali 9:26 am on December 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Becoming an authentic leader, be a Navigator! 

    We have made some fascinating discoveries about how best to teach, grow, and coach people in an environment of freedom, creativity, and play.
    A comprehensive disrupting learning and training to becoming a better leader by achieving your best self. All people bring different sides of themselves to various situations. This learning platform—training, facilitation & coaching, will teach you how to broaden and deepen your effectiveness by presenting the most appropriate side of yourself in all five domains of authentic leadership! —Nicos Paschali
    Get in touch with me directly at nicos@nicospaschali.com, or nicospas@gmail.com, to arrange a top management presentation on how we get the job done and how we address your desired real-needs.
  • Nicos Paschali 7:44 am on December 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Act in new ways and notice what works! 

    Seven steps to experimentation!

    1. Act a new behaviour as opposed to just thinking about it.
    2. Write down on a scale 1-10 how effective it was. Did it work?
    3. How did it feel to you on an internal level? Was it awkward?
    4. If you were to do it again, what would you do differently?
    5. What did you learn?
    6. Where else might this new behaviour work or not work?
    7. Repeat.
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