Leaders wear many hats. Sometimes you need to manage; sometimes you simply need to facilitate-to empower your teams to excel on their own. Executive coach Prakash Raman explains how facilitation skills can help you create high-performing, autonomous teams. He outlines how to develop the core skills of a facilitative leader, such as developing your emotional intelligence, active listening, asking powerful questions, engaging productive conflict, and being flexible in your own thinking so as to make room for your team’s input. He concludes by outlining the most common challenges that leaders and managers face when using facilitation skills with their team.
View profile on LinkedInPrakash Raman serves as a high-performance coach and facilitator.
Most recently, Prakash has been an individual and team coach to leaders and executive teams at LinkedIn. He facilitates the Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is an original member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches project, a program aimed at developing the top 100 leadership coaches in the world.
Prakash’s focus on high performance is driven from his corporate and athletic experience. Prakash began his career on Wall Street, and achieved success in a variety of business functions, from globally scaling a nonprofit, to managing the P&L for the iconic Oreo Cookie brand, and running business operations to a successful exit for a Khosla Ventures-backed startup.
Prakash received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, and his BA in Economics from Rice University, where he played Division I tennis, and achieved a top five ranking in the United States.