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Scale-up with PK!

36 EpisodesProduced by PK NarayananWebsite

Scale-up your Business! Scale-up your Leadership Presence! Position Your Business for Long-term Success!PK helps CEOs, Business Owners Scale-up their Business and Leadership Presence.https://pknarayanan.com/

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Am I My Best Version Today?

July 16th, 2022

1:42

Best outcomes happen   when we put our 'best versions' to work, when we strive to be our 'best   versions' while making the attempt, through the process.

A leader's priority   therefore is to get the 'best version' of …

Do we judge people and situations too soon?

June 7th, 2022

1:21

A man was traveling with his 25 year old son in a train.

The Son sitting by the window looked out and started calling out - ‘Dad, look at those …

In a World that’s Seemingly Complex, How Do I Simplify?

April 19th, 2022

2:14

As leaders, we need to simplify. When we simplify, things get done.

Anything complex, clouds visibility; thrashes initiative; impairs motivation; and in effect, Complexity stymies action.

As a leader therefore, it’s …

Leadership Is Being Effective, Even When You're Uncomfortable'

March 30th, 2022

1:31

Leadership isn't about being comfortable; it's about being effective, even when you're uncomfortable - says Roger Schwarz.

Being effective even when you’re uncomfortable.

Doing what’s needed even when it’s personally …

Am I Working On Long-Term Aspects On a Daily Basis?

February 18th, 2022

1:39

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there - said Charles Kettering.

As a leader how much time, efforts, and energy I'm putting into the long-term aspects of my Business, on a …

Communication - Integral To Enhance One’s Leadership Presence

January 14th, 2022

1:44

Communication, effective communication, is an essential ingredient for enhancing one’s leadership presence.

Being clear, concise, conscious, and sensitive helps one communicate effectively.

Once 2 wise people happened …

4 Things Great Leaders Have In Common!

December 13th, 2021

2:02

Great Leaders standout. People   get inspired by their thoughts and presence. What makes Great Leaders tick? One   of the 4 Things Great Leaders Have In Common is:

Leadership Presence:

Being present - being there …

Am I living my potential? Or am I stuck in my comfort zones?

November 16th, 2021

1:33

Comfort zones make it difficult for one to forego the (false) sense of safety - though we know extra-ordinary things happen outside our comfort zones.

Looking at people based on what they’re capable of - It brings out the best in people!

October 16th, 2021

2:28

As leaders we have different ways of looking at people when it comes to their roles and responsibilities — One way is to look at them based on what …

When we get in to action, do we exercise adequate diligence?

September 11th, 2021

1:22

When we get in to action, do we exercise enough diligence? Do we consciously resist the temptations to act in haste?

A professional photographer was …

How do we pick the signals over the noise?

August 19th, 2021

1:42

Today we are exposed to a lot of noise all around. As Leaders we know we need to differentiate and pick the signals by filtering out the noise.

How do we do that?

Once a farmer noticed after a day’s work at the barn …

How Do I Enhance My Ability to Focus?

July 22nd, 2021

2:05

Keeping focus is becoming increasingly challenging. We know our ability to focus on a goal or a task until it’s complete is critical for attaining desired outcomes.

In a world that is overflowing with distractions, …

Thinking, Working Around the Challenges

June 22nd, 2021

2:23

Often we get troubled by the complexity of challenges we face; overwhelmed by the enormity, the size. Making us dumb-founded, shocked and feeling …

As Leaders, Do We Become Unyielding With Our Ways?

May 18th, 2021

2:03

As leaders, do we assume things, and become unyielding with our ways? Especially as we acquire more experience, grow bigger, stronger?

A ship had been at sea in bad weather for days. As the visibility improved one …

Which wolf am I feeding? a story from the wild...

April 16th, 2021

1:24

An elderly Cherokee was on a stroll with his grandson. He was narrating about the battle that goes on all the time inside - the battle between two …

When we look for solutions do we consult people closest to the issue as well?

March 16th, 2021

2:24

As leaders, while seeking solutions to an issue or taking decisions, do we manage to get inputs and insights from the people closest to the issue?

Can we avoid risks on a Scale-up Journey?

February 22nd, 2021

2:14

Probably not. Business Owners on a Scale-up journey get exposed to multiple risks. The best way is to manage them.

Business Owners on a Scale-up …

How do I fasten and fast-track Decision Making Process?

January 7th, 2021

1:54

Decision making is a significant aspect of leadership.

As a leader, one needs to take decisions, make choices frequently, on a variety of things.

One of the key factors influencing, impacting the effectiveness of …

Seeing Things As They Are!

December 10th, 2020

2:56

We don’t see things as they are; but as we think they are!

As a leader, it’s very important that while taking decisions or making choices we see …

When we serve the customer...

November 24th, 2020

1:48

In this podcast I want to share an incident that happened a few years ago.

In one of our drive tours in Tamilnadu, we were having breakfast at INDeco Hotel, Swamimalai.

The coffee cup in my hand trembled before falling …

Speed matters. Direction matters even more...

November 2nd, 2020

2:58

'Direction is so much more important than speed’ said Richard Evans.

Speed matters. Alongside speed, we also need to be watchful of the direction, …

Are there things that we do in our business that have out-lived its purpose?

October 14th, 2020

2:11

Are there things that we do in our business that have out-lived its purpose?

Are there systems and processes that had been started at some point-in-time with some purpose, but has run-out of its purpose?

Here’s a story.

Where am I putting my energies and attention - on the windshield or rear-view mirror?

October 2nd, 2020

1:57

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In my life or at my work, Where am I putting my energies and attention?

The time and energy that we invest on a day to day basis in our past, in our past events and experiences need to be put in perspective.

What matters is what we see! How are we seeing?

September 25th, 2020

2:04

The way we perceive, changes the actions we take. The actions we take changes the outcomes we get.

What matters is what we see!

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Accelerated Decision making - How do we practice?

September 12th, 2020

2:09

Having the required information is a key pre-requisite while taking decisions. The pertinent question is how much of it?

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What matters is where we are going to!

September 3rd, 2020

2:24

What we’ve done so far need not be indicative of what we’re capable of doing going forward...

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It's Action that changes our lives!

August 27th, 2020

2:09

Knowing what to do, thinking what to do, even deciding what to do, doesn’t change our lives. It’s the action that changes our lives, It’s the action that changes our world.

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How much of your potential you’re using right now?

August 15th, 2020

2:03

How do I bring my potential out? Requires closer attention, consideration. Listen to this 2 minute podcast and comment with your views!

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4-Step Process to Keep-up Competency Levels While Scaling-up!

August 4th, 2020

2:04

It’s essential for a scaling-up business to keep its competencies relevant, adequate and under constant check. Here's a 4-step process to enable that!

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What We Do on a Daily Basis Matters!

July 25th, 2020

2:16

Even Small things, done on a consistent basis, produce eXtra-Large outcomes over a period of time.

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How do I solve problems quicker and keep moving forward?

July 16th, 2020

2:38

Focus on solutions, for what we focus on expands.

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Scale-up actions need to be cohesive, consistent and congruent to each other!

July 9th, 2020

2:26

This podcast highlights the importance of getting scale up actions cohesive, consistent and congruent to each other.

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How do we find time to do new things?

July 3rd, 2020

2:10

To add something we need to subtract something. 

Welcome to this 2 minute podcast!

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How do I move more towards Growth-based decisions?

June 19th, 2020

3:44

The way we take decisions play a significant role in our scale-up journey. Listen to this podcast and learn how you could move towards making choices …

How to scale up my business?

June 11th, 2020

1:42

Scaling up is a possibility for every business if we get certain basics in place

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