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Month: September 2022

We Learn……

Teach

Came across this lovely quote by American Psychiatrist William Glasser where he says that We Learn…     10%…of What We Read     20%…of What We Hear     30%…of What We See     50%…of What We See Read more…


Keep The Fire Of Passion Burning

passion

If you want to achieve excellence in any endeavor, you can’t get far unless you are passionate about your work and fully involved. Half-hearted commitment never results in any sort of excellence. My son is a musician. I know he Read more…


Get Better At Being Assertive

Being Assertive

How good are you at standing up for yourself and expressing your thoughts and feelings clearly? When it comes to persuading others at the workplace, many tend to oscillate between two extremes. Some people try to “aggressively enforce” their views, Read more…


Try, Trust, Tell- The Three Types Of Courage We All Must Have

Courage

If you are a leader, you will need to make decisions that may not always be popular. Or if you are in sales, you will face rejections repeatedly, and you need to find the steel inside you to stay strong. Read more…


Focus On What You Control

What you control

“When things are beyond your control, and there is nothing you can do, why worry?” These are the wise words of the spiritual master Gaur Gopal Das. Choosing to focus only on what you can control and learning to become Read more…


Worried About Exposing Your Shortcomings?

shortcomings

Every one of us suffers from some form of insecurity. Things that we believe make us look bad or weak. Convinced that our insecurities will hold us back if exposed, we often go to great lengths to try to hide Read more…


Weekend Story- Perspective Taking

perspective taking

A man walks into a Bank carrying a backpack and walks into the Manager’s cabin-“Give me $2000 or I blow the bank up !!” The Bank Manager was smart. She quickly sensed that something was amiss with this man. So Read more…


Habit 7- Sharpening The Saw

Sharpening The Saw

In Steven Covey’s The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, Habit #7 is “Sharpen the Saw.” Covey uses the analogy of a woodcutter who has been sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. This is because Read more…


The Two Problems

The Two Problems

One of the privileges of being a parent is that I can preach to my kids even if they don’t like it. I can’t do that to others :)!! A few days back, I got to exercise my privilege with Read more…


It Seemed Important

important

A few weeks back, I was in a hurry, rushing from one meeting to another at a different location. On my way to the car park, I ran into an old friend in the lobby of my building. The last Read more…