I have Cancer. Let’s Talk.

by Ed Cohen You find out someone has cancer, how do you speak to them? In April, I had a biopsy to remove a lymph node from my neck.  I had been feeling fatigued for the past three years, something I thought was a direct result of too much travel.  At that time I was commuting to and from India every month.  I would go to work at HCL Technologies in Delhi, India for 4 to 5 weeks then return home to San Diego to work remotely for 4 to 5 weeks. I even wrote a post about it called “5 signs you have Perpetual Jetlag.” Worn down, I left the position and re-joined Nelson Cohen Global Consulting.  Over the next 2 years, chronic fatigue, fevers and other symptoms left me with the ability to only work part-time. I visited the doctor one week after the surgery and he informed that the results had come back abnormal but with no diagnosis.  The same thing had happened in 2012 when I had nodes removed from under my arm.  When I asked “what’s next,” he replied, “We decided to send the tissue sample on to Stanford Medical for further analysis.” A week passed, then two. Finally the doctor called, “We received your results from Stanford.  The diagnosis is Hodgkins Lymphoma. You have a rare form called Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Only 500 people a year are diagnosed with it in the U.S. which is why it was hard to diagnose” Stunned, I had no idea what to say.  After three years of feeling ill, without knowing why, there was finally an answer. It was way too... read more

Every Continent in the World has Visited our website

Today, Nelson Cohen Global Consulting achieved an incredible milestone in our history when Google Analytics reported that we have had 16, 335 visitors representing every continent in the world!  Of the 192 countries in the world we have had visitors from more than 160 of them.  We thank each and every one of our followers and visitors. We will continue to do our best to provide useful information on leadership for today and the future.     At the same time, our new book Leadership Traits Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future achieved in 2000th download.      ... read more

5 Keys to asking Powerful Questions

The more powerful the question, the more complete the answer. In our world of lightening fast communication, decision making and problem solving, asking the right questions can mean the different between getting a complete or partial answer.  So how do we ask powerful questions? 1. Know the Difference.   There are several types of questions. Closed questions elicit a simple response such as a Yes/No answer.  For example: Will Sriram be on the call today? (Yes or No). How is your day going? (short response usually fine or good). Open questions are broad and require more thought.  For example: Where do you see things going from here?  What is your background? Powerful questions, on the other hand, hone in to elicit a much more thought out response.  They deepen thinking, hone in, are not so easy to answer and keep the conversation going; they look underneath what’s really happening.  For example:  What two steps can you take towards achieving your goal?  What is the most important lesson you learned from this experience? Check out this 2-minute video of Pris Nelson, sharing her tips on Powerful Questions. 2.  Use powerful questions when you want to get to the root of what the other person is saying.   Carefully think about the question you want to ask and how you can hone in.  Rather than saying, “what did you learn from this experience (too broad), you can ask what are the two most important lessons you learned? or you could ask “What are the two things you would do differently next time?”  These types of questions then allow you to drive the... read more

The Future of Leadership featured at San Diego PMI Breakfast

This morning we had the pleasure to present to present The Future of Leadership, Today with the San Diego PMI Chapter.  It was exciting to see how everyone was so engaged in discussing how people from around the world see the role of leaders changing over the next ten... read more

eBook released June 18, 2015

We are so excited to release The Global Report: Leadership Traits Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future.  Our journey began in January 2015 when we connected with the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders, an amazing organization we highly recommend you check out.  We conducted a survey using 20 characteristics of leadership and asked them to choose the most critical 5.  The results were so profound that we decided to launch a broader study where we ultimately received 2,778 responses from 122 countries. Needless to say, we were thrilled to have so much data on the behaviors people want their leaders to demonstrate.  We sliced and diced the data by country, by generation, by region and viewed in in many different dimensions.  Then then we asked current and future leaders from different generations and part of the world to review the data for their demographic and write a narrative about it.  The result is their amazing, eye opening advice from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, China, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Turkey,, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.  The folks at CoachLogix, Cognician, Consensus, Elearning Mind, Executive Core, and Herrmann International were as excited as we were to share this information that they became sponsors.  Our sponsors sent the survey to their contacts, helped us select the cover and title, and review the data;  we knew we this information was game-changing and we wanted to ensure the report was the highest quality.   We welcome you thoughts and comments.  Please send them to... read more

LEADERSHIP TRAITS: Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future

After an amazing launch at the ATD Conference in Orlando where Pris and Ed spoke and signed books, LEADERSHIP TRAITS: Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future is now available. This book is GAME CHANGING for leaders around the world, learning and leadership development professionals; and, coaches and career advisors, who want to finally understand the true leadership similarities and differences globally and across generations. The research, led by Nelson Cohen Global Consulting and sponsored by CoachLogix, Cognician, Concensus, eLearning Mind, Executive Core, and Herrmann International is comprised of responses from 2800 business professionals from 122 countries who responded to the Traits of Most Admired Leaders survey with questions about the traits they think leaders need to demonstrate to be successful today and in the future. The traits list came from The Leadership Challenge workshop. The workshop supports The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations Fifth Edition by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. The focus on place of birth versus place of residence reveals key indicators that make an impact on leaders and followers alike, which is invaluable whether you are engaged in executive talent management, managing global teams, relocating to another country, or leading across generations. Throughout the book you will find articles from future and current leaders from around the world including some of the most well known in the learning and development profession – Tony Bingham, Beverly Kay, Ann Herrmann Nedhi, and Antonio Rubio. Tony Bingham, ATD: Changing the Way We Think about Leadership Development Ibanga Umanah, JUMP Associates: How “not knowing” Will Get You Where You Want to Go Mike Pino,... read more

Testimonials

We have had the pleasure of engaging Nelson Cohen Consulting for many years. They consistently provide valuable and thought provoking leadership development for my team. My management team was intellectually enriched and we saw within a short period, a transformative leadership style emanating from our leaders.

Mukesh Aghi

CEO, Larson & Toubro Infotech

I have always been impressed with their ability to step into any situation or challenge and immediately engage – building relationships, providing leadership and achieving solid results. Pris and Ed are models and mentors who see potential in others that they may not yet see in themselves.
Ann Herrmann

CEO, Herrmann International

I have had the pleasure of working with Pris Nelson for many years. She is a values driven, results oriented coach and consultant who aligns to her clients’ goals, helping them achieve incredible results. Driven professionals who are looking for an internationally seasoned coach and consultant who wants to help her clients succeed will benefit from working with Pris.

Joshua Craver

VP Talent Management, Western Union

Pris coached me through a period of tremendous change and significant personal growth. She is a passionate, high energy leader who truly cares about people, and a phenomenal coach and mentor.
Vivek Ghai

SCP, Indigene Lifesystems Pvt. Ltd.

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