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Power Tool Assessment Name: Prakash Nedungadi Date: 30th Jun 2012 Student ID: Email: prakashnedungadi@hotmail.

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 This
is
how
goals
(for
which
I
have
used
the
metaphor
of
the
lighthouse
on
the
shore)
 are
empowering
in
a
person’s
life
‐
through
creating
anticipation.
In
the
process
of
manipulating
your
way
 through
the
ship.

However.
you
finally
reach
 the
shore.
that
 lighthouse
which
was
near
the
shore
suddenly
was
lifted
from
where
it
was
and
put
on
 your
boat!
Picture
yourself
carrying
that
heavy.
goals.
Obligations:
the
opposing
perspectives
 
 Imagine
you
are
on
a
small
boat
sailing
on
the
sea.com Last updated Feb 2006 2 .
because
you
are
surer
of
where
you
have
to
reach.
relieved
and
yet
frustrated
with
the
lighthouse
because
it
 made
everything
so
difficult.
truly
feeling
joyous
of
a
voyage
well
done.
you
get
in
the
way
of
your
teammates
and
keep
putting
pressure
on
 them
to
“mind
the
lighthouse”.
but
you
don’t
let
it
go
because
you
believe
it
takes
 you
to
the
shore
where
you
want
to
go.
direction
and
clarity
–
 and
how
when
the
same
goals
become
obligations
(for
which
the
metaphor
is
the
 lighthouse
on
the
boat
itself).
Since
you
are
strong
and
determined. Ltd.icoachacademy.
You
curse
the
lighthouse.
“
(The
report
was
from
the
Operations
Research
Corporation
 International
amongst
1.
You
see
a
lighthouse
near
that
 point
and
you
know
that
if
you
follow
the
beacon
from
that
lighthouse.
we
are
interpreting
“obligation”
as
something
that
a
 person
feels
forced
or
“obliged”
to
do
or
achieve
(and
the
obligation
could
be
self‐ inflicted)
while
a
goal
is
something
that
he/she
chooses
to
do
or
try
to
achieve.
obligations
(and
objectives)
are
often
used
 interchangeably.
you
pass
the
lighthouse.
wave
to
it
in
gratitude
for
its
 guidance
and
then
alight
on
the
shore.
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a
 report
has
found.
You
start
moving
 faster
and
more
smoothly
as
well.
You
try
to
enjoy
the
shore
with
your
teammates
but
it’s
 tough
because
you
dread
the
next
voyage
that
you
inevitably
need
to
take.
tired
and
spent.

 
 Indeed
as
a
report
from
The
Independent
stated
“
“Young
people
who
fail
to
achieve
 their
life
goals
by
the
age
of
30
are
seen
as
"failures"
by
their
peers
and
are
under
so
 much
pressure
to
succeed
that
they
sacrifice
their
health
and
leisure
for
success.


 
 Note
that
in
various
contexts.
satisfied
and
fulfilled.
it
will
help
you
 get
your
boat
quickly
and
purposefully
to
that
shore.
with
an
idea
to
reach
a
point
on
the
 coast
of
a
land
where
you
are
safe.
Navigating
becomes
difficult
and
speed
slows
down
because
of
 the
weight.
It’s
getting
 in
the
way
of
everything.
You
use
the
beacon
to
constantly
 stay
true
to
your
direction.Goals
vs.
they
can
dis‐empower
by
becoming
a
burden
that
you
 have
to
carry.
You
 look
forward
to
the
next
voyage
and
to
search
for
a
new
shore
and
lighthouse
to
follow.
In
this
case.
Obligations
 
 Reading:
Goals
vs.
they
find
it
 easy
to
follow
you.
bulky
structure
on
the
deck.000
24‐30
year
old
youths
in
the
UK)
 
 
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to
navigate
through
the
winds
and
tide.
 Since
you
can
point
to
the
lighthouse
clearly
to
your
teammates
and
crew.
 Now
imagine
if
you
were
back
on
boat
in
the
sea
where
we
started.


when.
 that
they
start
slowing
down.
However.
your
New
Year
resolutions)
and
they
will
tell
you
that
the
first
thing
to
do
is
to
 put
yourself
under
pressure
to
achieve
them.
he
retorted
“Of
course.
 He
put
pressure
on
his
team
and
family
and
even
his
friends
noticed
that
he
was
always
 “intense”.
Right
through
a
project.”
they
say.
it
was
possible
for
him
to
succeed
and
to
be
 recognized
through
promotions
to
senior
positions.
think
of
what
it
does
to
you…does
the
pressure
sometimes
make
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So
when
competitors
cheat
or
 indulge
in
other
unethical
practices.
His
ability
to
think
freely
and
creatively
suffered.
during
a
championship
game.
It
does
 make
sense.”
 
 Case
Study
 
 Vivek
was
a
very
successful
business
executive
who
had
risen
through
life
against
 several
odds
to
a
senior
position
in
a
company.
they
 also
rationalize
cheating
and
other
forms
of
unethical
behavior. Ltd.
It
came
to
a
stage
after
several
years.
when
Vivek
wanted
to
abandon
all
 goals
since
he
saw
them
as
the
shackles
of
obligations
and
wondered
if
his
career
and
 life
had
been
worthwhile
at
all.
pointing
fingers
at
each
other
or
 stop
acting
spontaneously
with
a
great
play.
 
 “Obligation
may
be
stretched
till
it
is
no
better
than
a
brand
of
slavery
stamped
on
us
 when
we
were
too
young
to
know
its
meaning”
George
Eliot
 
 Self‐Application
 
 How
do
we
handle
goals
as
empowering
tools
rather
than
as
dis‐empowering
burdens?
 It
does
not
seem
to
be
an
easy
question
to
answer.
““the
pressure
to
win
in
high
profile
schools
is
so
 great
that
it
is
almost
impossible
to
resist
rationalizing. Use is governed by the Terms and Conditions at http://www.
However.icoachacademy.
“Tell
your
friends
and
family
about
your
 goal.
He
was
too
 tired
and
had
already
started
dreading
the
thought
of
the
next
goal
he
had
to
achieve.
I’m
tense!
Shouldn’t
I
be.You
see
this
sometimes
in
sports.com Last updated Feb 2006 3 .
in
college
and
 was
always
amongst
the
top
of
his
class.
When
they
told
him
this.
so
pressured
to
“do‐or‐die”.
He
joined
a
very
good
company
and
 immediately
took
on
high
targets
and
drove
himself
and
his
team
to
achieve
them.
he
would
be
tense
 and
nervous.
 when
he
had
achieved
outstanding
results.
As
Michael
Josephson
of
 the
Josephson
Ethics
Institute
says.
leading
to
unethical
 practices….
the
coach
or
 management
makes
its
team
so
obsessed
with
winning.
Vivek
could
not
really
celebrate.
and
it
increases
the
peer‐pressure
on
you
to
stick
to
your
goal.
The
same
is
true
in
business.
making
unforced
errors.
the
tendency
is
to
redefine
the
ground
rules
rather
 than
be
at
a
disadvantage.
Even
at
the
end
of
a
project.
He
had
excelled
in
school.
he
 would
be
worrying
about
how
to
get
to
the
destination
and
put
pressure
on
them
to
 hurry
to
do
so.
But
Vivek
seemed
tense
all
the
time
 and
worried
about
his
targets
constantly.
 since
I
am
obliged
to
get
this
target
done?”
Even
on
a
leisure
trek
with
his
family.g.
he
plodded
on
 and
his
strength
and
resilience
would
see
him
through.
Read
many
articles
on
achieving
 goals
(e.
Due
to
this
self‐inflicted
obligation.
Since
 he
was
intelligent
and
worked
hard.

Ltd.
I
think
the
one
which
will
win
is
the
 one
that
wants
it
more
badly!
If
that
is
true.
 
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By
taking
the
obligation
off
his
back
and
setting
it
in
front
 of
him
as
a
goal.
The
world
is
beyond
the
winning. Use is governed by the Terms and Conditions at http://www.
In
addition.
dread?

 
 “By
letting
it
go
it
all
gets
done.
If
you
look
only
to
simplicity.
and
it
feels
good
to
now
that
 “it
all
gets
done”.
he
could
also
see
if
the
goal
was
right
for
him
to
achieve
his
 ultimate
purpose
(“the
shore”
in
the
metaphor)
or
whether
he
should
move
to
another
 place
which
was
more
in
line
with
what
he
wanted.com Last updated Feb 2006 4 .
The
world
is
won
by
those
who
let
it
go.
from
one
New
Year
resolution
to
 another.
the
two
teams
were
locked
in
a
close
tie
to
the
finish.
The
TV
 commentator
said.e.
All
that
you
need
is
a
skillful
 balance.
deep
inside
you.
better.
If
you
recognize
both
the
simplicity
and
complexity
of
life.
So
is
there
no
role
for
goals
in
our
lives?
What
happens
if
we
just
 move
from
day‐to‐day
and
set
no
purpose?
Would
things
get
done
faster.you
want
to
cheat.
if
you
keep
moving
from
goal
to
goal.
At
a
recent
Superbowl
game
(the
American
football
 championship).
it
makes
you
lazy
and
dull.
He
could
also
be
more
“present”
for
 his
family.
to
create
 and
to
enjoy
his
work
and
life.icoachacademy.
during
a
coaching
session
in
his
company.
then
goals
do
seem
to
have
a
role.”
‐
Lao
Tzu

 
 This
suggests
that
we
release
our
obligations
to
be
more
effective.
the
teams
are
so
well‐matched.
If
 you
look
only
at
the
complexity.
Being
only
with
complexity
(
read
 that
as
having
obligations)
makes
you
angry
and
frustrated.
The
intelligent
ones
 balance
them
and
rejoice
in
both.
But
when
you
 try
and
try.
Vivek
suddenly
saw
 that
the
way
he
was
responding
to
his
goals
i.
He
was
less
tense
and
 yet
more
focused
and
this
enabled
his
team
to
be
the
same
and
be
more
creative
and
 relaxed.
does
it
become
something
you
infact.
just
a
little
bit?
Do
you
feel
bad
about
yourself
when
the
obligation
is
 not
getting
done?
Does
it
make
you
unnecessarily
tense
while
you
are
achieving
it?
And
 after
some
time.
by
treating
them
as
obligations
was
 disempowering
him.
He
realised
that
this
had
inhibited
his
ability
to
achieve.
rather
than
seeming
intense
and
lost
in
worry.
he
felt
lighter
and
more
joyous
in
anticipation.
with
 more
commitment?
Perhaps
not.
growth
is
not
there.
there
is
no
life
at
all.

 
 How
do
we
reconcile
this
apparent
contradiction
between
having
the
lightness
of
no
 goals
on
the
one
hand
and
the
heaviness
of
obligations
on
the
other?

 
 “Life
is
utterly
simple
and
yet
most
complex……If
you
are
only
with
simplicity
(
read
 that
as
having
no
goals).
Letting
your
obligations
“go”
does
sound
relieving.
besides
being
more
 happy.
of
just
 helping
us
go
that
little
extra
to
achieve
our
potential.
you
will
be
 skillfully
peaceful”

Sri
Sri
Ravishanker

(words
in
blue
italics
mine)
 
 Understanding
when
a
goal
being
perceived
as
having
the
heaviness
and
pressure
of
an
 obligation
can
help
a
person
change
perspectives
to
make
them
empowering
and
 inspiring
instead.

 In
the
case
study
above.



 
 One
way
to
handle
this
is
to
ask
powerful
questions.
 your
team‐members
or
your
children).
 “
How
could
you
make
this
goal
work
to
empower
you
rather
than
making
it
an
 obligation
that
worries
you?”
 
 “Goals
vs.
such
as:
 “
How
does
having
this
goal
make
you
feel?”
 If
the
response
is
in
the
area
of
“intense”
or
“heavy”
or
“pressured”.
How
can
you
balance
the
benefit
of
having
healthy
goals
with
the
dis‐empowering
 impact
of
making
them
heavy
obligations?
 
 Coaching
relevance
 
 Goals
vs.
Obligations
can
be
used
to
help
clients
who
seem
too
worried
and
obsessed
 with
their
goals
get
a
perspective
of
how
they
are
viewing
it
and
the
benefit
it
can
have
 for
them
by
treating
goals
as
“beacons”
rather
than
as
“cargo”.
 Coaching
Application
 
 1.
Questions
that
could
arise
are:
 “What
does
feeling
obliged
to
do
this
do
to
you?
Does
it
make
the
task
more
pleasant
or
 unpleasant?
How
does
feeling
like
this
help
you
achieve
what
you
want?”
 This
could
be
followed
up
with
questions
about
to
help
the
client
think
about
the
task
in
 a
different
way:
 “
I
am
curious
whether
feeling
like
that
about
your
goal
helps
you/
your
team
to
reach
it
 even
more
easily
or
more
effectively
or
more
happily?”
 “What
would
happen
if
you
released
that
feeling.
while
keeping
the
goal
in
front
of
you?
 How
would
you
feel?”
 Another
way
to
support
the
client
to
explore
could
be
through
visualization.
Obligations”
could
be
a
useful
power
tool
to
support
clients
who
exhibit
 excessive
intensity
about
their
goals
‐
to
figure
out
the
double‐edged
sword
that
goals
 and
high
expectations
could
be
for
them
and
to
help
them
use
these
in
an
empowering
 way.com Last updated Feb 2006 5 .
How
can
you
identify
how
a
client
is
approaching
her/
his
goals
and
whether
it
has
a
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 A
third
way
could
be
through
re‐framing
and
thereby
letting
the
client
examine
the
goal
 from
a
different
perspective.Self‐reflection
 
 1. Ltd.icoachacademy.g.
then
help
explore
 further
if
this
is
because
the
client
is
seeing
this
really
as
an
obligation.
picture
 the
goal
as
a
lighthouse
sitting
on
her
boat
and
then
help
her
take
it
off
and
put
it
on
the
 shore
as
a
beacon.
either
to
himself
 or
to
others.
creating
negative
pressure?

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Is
the
approach
empowering?
Is
it
a
goal
leading
 to
a
healthy
life‐balance
and
a
sense
of
positive
achievement?
Or
is
it
an
obligation
that
 is
being
carried
around.
E.g.
Think
about
how
you
approach
goals
that
you
set
for
yourself
and
for
others
(
e.

icoachacademy.healthy
balance?
 2.
How
can
you
ensure
that
a
client
who
sets
goals
during
the
coaching
session
sets
 them
in
a
positive
way. Use is governed by the Terms and Conditions at http://www.com Last updated Feb 2006 6 .
What
other
tools
can
you
use
to
get
clients
to
lift
the
burden
of
dis‐empowering
 obligations
off
their
backs
and
put
them
in
front
as
empowering
beacons?
 
 
 
 
 
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with
enough
intent
to
achieve
them
but
with
no
heavy
 obligation?
 3.