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19 Ways To Communicate ‘Weaknesses’ In Job Interviews by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. Gamini Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead/FineFinish Engineering/INT Terminal Travel Group, has been featured in the Forbes Expert Panel for his professional insight on “Ways To Communicate ‘Weaknesses’ In Job Interviews.”

During job interviews, it’s typical for interviewers to inquire about a candidate’s professional weaknesses. In response, job seekers should aim to present any shortcomings in a manner that reflects self-awareness and a dedication to improving professionally. Dr. Gamini Hewawasam, who is an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council, offers strategies to reveal weaknesses without resorting to humble bragging or overly harsh self-criticism. By applying these suggestions, you can transform your potential vulnerabilities into stories of strength and flexibility.

Dr. Gamini Hewawasam suggests that you “Frame Your Weakness As A Learning Opportunity.”

“Approach the question with honesty and self-awareness, framing your weakness as a learning opportunity. Discuss specific actions you’ve taken to improve, demonstrating self-reliance and a desire to evolve. Connect this process to how it makes you a better fit for the role, showing self-confidence and a commitment to personal growth. Avoid disclosing too much and insincere responses.”– Gamini Hewawasam, PhD

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Ways Leaders Can Beat Perfectionism And Boost Their Self-Confidence by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead/FineFinish Engineering/INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in the Forbes Expert Panel for his professional insight on “Ways Leaders Can Beat Perfectionism And Boost Their Self-Confidence.”

Even leaders who have achieved considerable success and possess confidence occasionally confront feelings of insufficiency and low self-esteem. For these individuals in leadership positions, their own perceived lack of authenticity can be intensified by an unwavering quest for perfectionism, causing even the slightest imperfections to be blown out of proportion.Nonetheless, in the face of these trials, leaders have the ability to alter this mindset and alleviate their perfectionist inclinations, all the while effectively fulfilling their duties.Stressed business leader feeling nervous thinking of problem at meeting

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Below, Dr. GB Hewawasam offers a strategic approach for leaders to enhance their confidence.
“Everything within your control belongs to you, while that which lies beyond your control does not. The fundamental concept here is power. Whatever is unstable and uncomfortable is not under your power. Personalization shapes one’s personality. When you cease personalizing, your personality ceases to exist. Coming to this understanding empowers leaders to excel in any situation they encounter.” – Gamini Hewawasam, PhD
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The Hottest Topics in Industry Niches by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead/FineFinish Engineering/INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in the Forbes Expert Panel for his professional insight on the “Hottest Topics in Industry Niches.

In the realm of professional coaching, a myriad of niches exists, each with its own buzzworthy subjects that dominate discussions. As the coaching landscape evolves, these trending topics reflect the burning issues faced by clients and the ingenious strategies coaches employ to tackle them. In a world of constant change, these hot coaching topics illuminate clients’ foremost worries and showcase coaches’ groundbreaking methods to guide them through.

Dr. GB Hewawasam brought to light the hottest topic in his niche: The Practice of Original Mindfulness.

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“The practice of original mindfulness involves guarding the senses before starting the practice, relaxing the body while watching for tension and letting it go during the practice. To relax does not mean to do something, but to stop doing. When you guard the senses, you don’t allow emotional thoughts to come into your mind. This develops a greater sense of calm and resilience in the face of stress.” – Gamini Hewawasam, PhD

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Proven Methods To Enhance Executive Decision-Making Skills by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead/FineFinish Engineering/INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in the Forbes Expert Panel for his professional input on the topic of ” Proven Methods To Enhance Executive Decision-Making Skills.

For an executive to succeed, they must possess the skill to make sound decisions, yet making tough choices is easier said than done. Given the escalating complexity of modern business environments, executive leaders need to constantly methods sharpen their decision-making abilities to remain efficient in their positions. Luckily, there are several and strategies that leaders can utilize to enhance their decision-making capabilities.

Dr. GB Hewawasam highlighted the significance of being attentive to one’s internal experiences to aid executives in improving their capacity to make difficult decisions promptly.

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“Leaders must pay attention to their internal experiences, such as bodily sensations, emotions, reactions and thoughts. A proper mindfulness practice can help achieve this awareness. By focusing on these internal processes, leaders can make informed decisions that align with their values and goals. Therefore, prioritizing a practice of mindfulness can be crucial for effective leadership.” – Gamini Hewawasam.

 

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How Newly-Promoted Leaders Can Manage Evolving Workplace Relationships by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead /  FineFinish Engineering  / INT Terminal Travel Group,
was featured in Forbes Expert Panel for his professional input on the topic of ‘How Newly-Promoted Leaders Can Manage Evolving Workplace Relationships.’

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Members pictured from left to right; Sohee Jun, Cheri Rainey, DN Prasad, Cindy Lamir, Jonathan H. Westover, Bryan Powell, Cristian Hofmann, Michele Cohen, Gamini Hewawasam, Krumma Jónsdóttir, Claire Chandler, Jodie Charlop, José Luís González Rodriguez

Taking on a new leadership job is a tremendous opportunity to have a greater effect inside your firm and can propel your career forward. Becoming a new leader, on the other hand, brings with it new problems, especially if you have been promoted inside your current firm. In addition to taking on greater responsibilities, newly promoted leaders must successfully manage changing workplace relationships.
Below, Dr. GB Hewawasam provides an expert strategy for developing solid new professional connections and sustaining current ones by setting healthy boundaries and realistic goals.

“New leaders should focus on setting healthy boundaries and realistic goals. Establishing a proper sense of their own personal limitations and abilities makes it easier for a leader to handle their responsibilities and maintain their relationships. If a leader does not understand their physical and mental capabilities, they may become overwhelmed with stress, which can burden interactions with others.” – Gamini Hewawasam

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What Seasoned Experts Thinks A New Coach Should Know by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead /  FineFinish Engineering  / INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in Forbes Expert Panel for sharing his expert insight on the topic ‘What Seasoned Experts Thinks A New Coach Should Know.’

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Beginning a career as a coach may be both exciting and overwhelming. When faced with a difficult client situation or attempting to determine how to effectively follow up after an engagement ends, it’s common for new coaches to wonder where their blind spots could be. Fortunately, there are practical methods to dispel these uncertainties.

Below, Dr. GB Hewawasam discusses why it is important for coaches to teach how to “be good” rather than “do good.”

“Coaching is mostly about teaching someone how to “be good” rather than “do good,” which is consulting. My initial challenge was distinguishing these two categories. However, I have transformed into a coach who can “be good” and maintain a constant mindful state. The clarity cultivated within this state allows me to make effective decisions in my own life and enables me to lead others with confidence.” – Gamini Hewawasam

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Leadership Lessons For New Leaders by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead / FineFinish Engineering / INT Terminal Travel Group, was
featured in the Forbes Expert Panel for sharing his expert knowledge on the topic “Leadership Lessons For New Leaders.”

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When it comes to executive clients, professional coaches have seen it all, from those who had quick commercial success to those whose mistakes caused their enterprises to go in the wrong way. Each of these problems offered executive clients—and their coaches—a chance to learn.

Below, Dr. GB Hewawasam shares a key leadership lesson he gleaned from coaching executive clients.

“New leaders must be able to analyze their own thought patterns and emotions. By directing more energy into our personal cognitive processes, we become better equipped in understanding ourselves and how to improve our personal skills. Once we are confident in enhancing our own abilities, we are able to guide and lead others to their personal success.”- Gamini Hewawasam.

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Ways CEOs Can Stay Aligned With Company Board Members

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead / FineFinish Engineering / INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in Forbes Expert Panel for his expert tip the topic ‘How CEOs Can Stay Aligned With Company Board Members.’

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Members pictured from left to right; Jennifer Carrasco, Jon Michail, Mark Antoine, Michele Cohen, Gamini Hewawasam, Gary Crotaz, Antonio Garrido, Gabriella Goddard, Claire Chandler, Krumma Jónsdóttir, Evan Roth, Tinna Jackson, Doug Holt, Sandeep Jain, Sandeep Jain

Keeping your company’s board of directors on the same page is crucial for you as the CEO. You can work toward a common objective and comprehend each board member’s vision for the business better when you are in alignment. On the other hand, if the board and the leadership are not aligned, it will be challenging for all stakeholders to agree on where the firm is now and where it needs to be to thrive.

So, what should a CEO do to secure collaboration with the board of directors?

Dr. GB Hewawasam provides his expert advice on how to acquire board member participation in order to be productive and drive the business to greater success.

“A CEO must maintain a similar set of values to the company’s board to avoid major conflict and tension. This will strengthen the company’s overall connection and ensure a direct line of focus for new ideas and products. However, maintaining similar values may be difficult, as individual expectations may differ from group expectations, thus creating cognitive dissonance.”-Gamini Hewawasam.

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Professional Coaching Trends From The Past Year That Will Carry Into 2023 by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead / FineFinish Engineering / INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in Forbes Expert Panel for sharing his expert insight on the topic ‘Professional Coaching Trends From The Past Year That Will Carry Into 2023.’

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

Members pictured from left to right; Kevin Kan, Lauren Najar, Jon Michail, Brandy Simula, Gamini Hewawasam, Michele Cohen, Dave Cornelius, Antonio Garrido, Kathleen Shanley, Gabriella Goddard, Cristian Hofmann, Krumma Jónsdóttir, Christine Rose, Mark Samuel, Joshua Miller

New technology and shifting industry norms have helped to usher in a number of new developments in professional coaching over the last year. These innovative new advancements resulted from organizations looking into alternate work models and the expanding use of tools like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. They now have a say in how the coaching sector develops in 2023.

As an industry expert, Dr. GB Hewawasam discusses how promoting true mindfulness techniques has had and will continue to have a significant influence on the coaching world.

“Many leaders have strived to incorporate mindfulness techniques into their coaching practices, but these methods lack an authentic form of mindfulness. In 2023, I aim to promote the true practice of introspection and how it allows a leader to make clear decisions in any situation. By practicing true mindfulness techniques, individuals can cultivate a greater state of mind, not just great habits.”- Gamini Hewawasam.

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How to Start Unpacking New Clients by Forbes Expert Panel®

Dr. GB Hewawasam, the CEO of ManoLead / FineFinish Engineering / INT Terminal Travel Group, was featured in Forbes Expert Panel for offering his first-hand insight on the topic ‘How Coaches Start Unpacking New Clients.’

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

Members pictured from left to right; Cindy Lamir, Gamini Hewawasam, Joyce Talag, Mark Antoine, Andrew Tallents, Annette Franz, Sheri Nasim, Able Wanamakok, Csaba Toth, Leang Chung, Bronwen Sciortino, Shamila Mhearban, Tinna Jackson, Nikki Moberly, Brandy Simula.

If you work as a professional coach in any area, whether it be life, leadership, organizations, or another, before you can address the root causes of the issues your clients need help with, you must make them feel comfortable opening up to you. When a new client feels comfortable speaking openly, you may find out why they really choose to work with you and are better equipped to ask questions that get to the root of their biggest difficulties.

Below, Dr. GB Hewawasam describes how he begins working with a new client so that they may begin unraveling those essential concerns together, as well as why these tactics work effectively for him.

“I strive to understand my client’s point of view and negate any features of a self-centered relationship. Conflict arises when an individual only considers their own personal values and perspective, which is why I prioritize empathizing with my clients and making them feel visible. I do not impose forms of change upon my clients. I act as a guide to find the best techniques and solutions suited to them.” – Gamini Hewawasam

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