Tag: Yogi Akal

Five Leadership Styles to Avoid

1. I Give and I Give… And I Get Nothing Back:  The classic conflict between effort and results. It is called Co-Dependent Envisioning. This kind of leader serves the neurosis in themselves and others. In their world, reality is measured by victimization and blame throwing. 2. I Love You, I Hate You:  In this kind…
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The Third Option

Negative and positive never work. One follows the other. Negative begets positive, positive begets negative, etc.. Win some, lose some, win some, lose some. Fairness and equity, two sides of the same coin. The circle is never-ending, the loop lazily energizing itself. The solution here is to always seek out a third possibility: From negative…
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Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence

Deciphering Information   In the third Emergency Leadership Summit, Yogi Akal focused on a specific international incident, its message and the importance of gathering intel and its counterweight.   Read the key points: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence As a leader, your homework and preparation include intelligence and counter-intelligence. When you use your intelligence and you have…
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The Big Ask

A politician in a developing country was set to address a large audience of corporate and political leaders, asking for donations, as he had every Christmas. He was proud of this gathering and of his annual call to remember the poor, requesting food baskets and toys. I proposed a different approach – go for the…
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Cooling and Protecting Yourself

Have you ever felt overheated – physically or emotionally? Both feelings can be easily resolved with a powerful breathing technique. Follow these steps and practice this simple breath at any time, anywhere. Breathe through the mouth towards the back of the tongue, feeling the cool air on the back of the tongue and throat. It…
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Celebrating 40 Years in Media and What’s to Come

Yogi Akal is a renowned global media personality who has appeared on television, radio, the internet and in print. I was cleaning out my digital files when I came across some old videos of me on air, including appearances on CNN International, The Montel Williams Show in the United States, CBC in Canada, and Channel…
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Nation Building

I had been summoned to offer counsel for a visiting head-of-state. Their schedule was grueling, with interminable back-to-back events. By 2am, when all the demands and minutiae of diplomacy, emergencies and commerce had been met, the head of their military escorted me in. I had been invited to the inner sanctum, the end of the…
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How To Be Sharp

Yogi Akal shares a technique to become more focused and gain more clarity at any given moment. Length of video: 02:05 minutes  

A Leader’s Barometer

Ask your Self at every turn, at every moment, in every conversation – is this progress?   Do not say or do anything unless it is progress.  Is what I am about to do, or doing now advancing one and all?   If so, lead the way;  if not, don’t do it – period.

Economic Grace

Money is not a personal domain. Dynasties have been created and destroyed due to this one misunderstanding. Money is what money does. It is never an issue unto itself. Create it. Ask for it. Use it. Receive it. Manage it. Grow it. Enjoy it. Share it. Whether it is a pound of gold, or a…
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