Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Beware Of The Curse Of Knowledge

curse of knowledge

In 1990, Elizabeth Newton, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, did a study to check how confident people were about communicating some message to someone and how successful they were in getting the message across to the recipient.  In the Read more…


Six Leadership Traits

leadership traits

I recently caught up with a young friend who is between jobs. He is moving into a senior management role with a regional mandate. He wanted some guidance and what he should do to be an effective leader. Having worked Read more…


Leadership

leadership

For anyone in a leadership role responsible for managing and supporting a team, here is a quote by Antoine De Saint, a French adventurer and writer, that can work as a guiding principle for what good Leadership can be. If Read more…


Mimetic Theory- An Insight Into Our Desires

Mimetic Theory

We all know that life is lived by making choices. Where to work, what to study, which city to live in, whom to marry, what car or house to buy, which stocks to invest in, etc. The question is – Read more…


The Secret To A Good Career

Good Career

You can think of your career as a series of experiences you encounter in your professional life. When you envision the kinds of experiences you want and work to attain them, you are actively managing your career. In contrast, if Read more…


Paths Are Created When You Walk First

Paths

You never discover a new place when you tread the beaten path. When you are new to any pursuit, you look for the comfort of the existing landmarks. Because they inform you about the lie of the land, and they Read more…


Indifference Can Be Powerful

Indifference

Indifference can be a superpower in certain situations. Assuming you have the right skills and qualifications, the less desperate you are towards any opportunity, the more you are likely to be courted for that opportunity. I never went out looking Read more…


Pause, Reflect And Act

Emotional Maturity

Your Emotional maturity stems from your ability to increase the gap between your emotional impulse and your action. The more you can distance your responses from your emotional impulses, the more mature you are. Unfortunately, your emotional maturity is not Read more…


The Incredible Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is an incredible person. He was born with no limbs- no arms, no legs. As he grew up, seeing what he did not have, he was depressed and, at one point, contemplated suicide. However, thanks to his parents’ Read more…


Emotions Are Contagious

emotions are contagious

Emotions are a form of energy, and they are contagious. You feel light and cheerful when you are in contact with a boisterous, happy person. Likewise, when you come in contact with someone full of negativity, your own mood plummets. Read more…


How Strong Is Your Faith?

faith

Between our expectations and acceptance lies our faith, and in our faith lies our freedom. Everyone gets into something with the expectation of a positive outcome. But for me to realize my expectations, one critical element must be in place. Read more…