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Pause with Questions and Scout for Answers

Author Name: Udayakumar Gopalakrishnan | Format: Paperback | Genre : Business, Investing & Management | Other Details

The art of asking open-ended questions, has always found a place in the world that has evolved thus far, notwithstanding the complexities, frailties and diversities of what human species, have confronted. From time immemorial, all forms of transformations and progress can be traced to a variety of educational inputs, cultural practices, economic impetus, political pressures and societal changes. Brainstorming, thinking out of the box, perspective generation and innovative pursuits invariably emanate out of deep reflections, prompted by stimulating questions, that goads travel beyond the current standards of excellence.

Given the context of human evolution, corporate world bears no exception. Pioneering alternatives and new found strategies to combat rapidly changing business scenarios are handled better, when managers and leaders are skillful in asking open-ended questions, to themselves and those whom they lead. This process unleashes abundant responses, ideas and answers, which reside within individuals and teams and also enables commitments and resolutions to be owned and anchored by individuals and teams.

Pause with Questions and Scout for Answers provides a rich compendium of open-ended questions, which can be utilized and tweaked by corporate professionals, entrepreneurs and success seeking individuals, in diverse contexts.

The mission of this book is to morph CEOs, Managers, Leaders, Trainers, Facilitators, OD Consultants, Interviewers, Parents and all those whom they seek to positively influence.


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Udayakumar Gopalakrishnan

Udayakumar Gopalakrishnan is a Management Consultant, Facilitator and Leadership Coach, based at Chennai, India.

Uday is a graduate from Loyola College and PG in HR, from XLRI and invested 11 years in senior HR roles at Murugappa and Rane groups. CORE MIND [his life calling] was launched in 1993. He has passionately partnered around 600 corporate clients across India and overseas and transformed 30,000 plus corporate professionals.

He has attended more than 25 workshops, focused on Leadership, OD, Mentoring and Coaching, with Tavistock Institute of HR [UK], NTL Institute, Franklin Covey, Center for Creative Leadership, Perrone Ambrose Associates, Giant Impact and University of Michigan, at USA. He completed OD Certification track with NTL and co-facilitated workshops at USA, after becoming their institution member, in 2005.

He is a Certified Professional Coach [ICA], Australia and Professional Certified Coach [PCC — ICF], USA. He has applied to be a Master Certified Coach. He is a Certified Fellow and Assessor from Six Seconds, USA and authorized to administer Emotional Intelligence Surveys.

The seminal management book that he authored in 2016, What it Takes to be a Leader with Passion has received rave reviews.

He is an avid follower of cricket, tennis, loves listening to melody songs and reading.

He can be reached at: coremind@eth.net