If you’re like me, in my search to find the right coach, I dream about enlisting someone at the top of their field – the Stedman Graham or Steve Jobs of our profession. Conventional wisdom suggests that if you want to get good at something, you need to learn from the best. But does this always hold true?

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This week I visited with management expert Roger Connors, perhaps most known as the best-selling co-author of The Oz Principle and several other workplace accountability books. Most recently he’s heading up a new organization called Zero to Ten and his newest book, Get a Coach | Be a Coach, will be available soon.


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We talked about the unexplored magic in mentoring – or being mentored – with individuals just one or two levels above or below us in a particular realm. It may be

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Telecom operator Vodafone Idea has approved a plan to raise fresh capital via equity and debt worth ₹25,000 crore, which will give it a fresh lifeline to battle well-muscled rivals such as Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. The money will be used to help it pay government dues and boost investments towards its network operations. In a ruling this month, the Supreme Court has allowed telecom companies 10 years to pay up their adjusted gross revenues (AGR), with 10 percent of the total dues to be paid by March 2021.
For Vodafone Idea, the situation becomes even more precarious as it continues to lose subscribers to rivals, its AGR dues are higher than Bharti’s and has higher debt estimated at ₹115,500 crore. The only way it will remain viable is through tariff hikes in coming quarters and by raising more capital.

Vodafone Idea posted

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(Bloomberg) — Yoshihide Suga, the frontrunner in the race to become Japan’s next prime minister, is widely seen as a continuity candidate, but his past statements suggest he is a reform advocate who could shake up some of the country’s cosier industries if given a long enough mandate.

Abe’s staunch right-hand man has already called for greater competition among mobile phone carriers and hinted at the need for consolidation of the regional bank sector. While Suga has indicated he would stick to the Abenomics path that includes massive monetary stimulus and a flexible spending approach, he has also said more action will be taken if needed to save jobs.

Assuming Suga becomes premier, he will first need to steer the economy back to a recovery track after its record pandemic-induced slump.

The logic of maintaining stability in the middle of a crisis suggests Suga won’t turn upside down the most

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