Vadim Kotelnikov    

Observing People

The Key to Understanding, Coaching, and Discovering Opportunities


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The Tao of Observation-fueled Product Innovation

YIN (passive, accepting side). Uncovering what comes naturally to people.

YANG (active, aggressive side). Having the strength to change the rules.

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Three Components of Serendipity

  1. Having a prepared mind

  2. Observing and noticing

  3. Being passionate about creating innovative Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and valuable connections... More

  Creative Dissatisfaction


The Key To Observing

The key to observing is to know what you are looking for.

Observing Yourself

Meditation is an effective way to understand the world and yourself. By exploring the here-and-now of yourselves you can explore the world. Unless you investigate the world within you can never know reality you will only know your beliefs about it, or your intellectual conceptions of it. By observing yourself, however, you can come to know reality directly and can learn to deal with it in a positive, creative way.

Observing the Key to Coaching

As a coach, you need to observe your coachees in two different situations:

  • When you are watching tasks being performed in front of you

  • When they are reporting back to you on what they have done.

In the first case, you will be observing their attitude, skills, and confidence. In the second case, you will be observing their body language and listen to their emotions.


IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

It's precisely this observation-fueled insight that makes innovation possible.

Tom Kelley


Jeff Bezos story lessons quotes

There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery.

Jeff Bezos




Kozma Prutkov jokes

When you throw pebbles into the water, watch the circles formed by them, otherwise the throwing will be just a wasteful fun.