#42 When I am silent..

Staying comfortable with silence is not easy. There is a discomfort that prevails around silence, almost as if one has to make an attempt to break it! Staying comfortable with silence enables a higher  level of concentration & observation, almost like meditating with your eyes open & staying conscious.  Rumi says “When I am silent, I…

#34 Flow

  “By stretching skills, by reaching toward higher challenges, such person becomes an increasingly extraordinary individual”. -Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It will be interesting to ponder over what are such Flow experiences that we encounter, what is it that gives us a Dopomine kick & puts us in a state of heightened attention! How do we increase…

#20 There is more to life than Happiness

Emily Esfahani Smith’s TED Talk on There’s more to life than Happiness featured in the most popular TED talks of 2017. She, very persuasively talks about how everyone, in the pursuit of happiness is missing the big picture of living a meaningful life. Emily emphasizes how a simple shift from chasing happiness to finding purpose and…

#7 Think –Feel-Act

Think – Feel –Act is a concept that’s borrowed from Psychology, which states that our thought process gives rise to a particular feeling, which in turn contributes to the way we act. At the fundamental level, the trigger for why we do what we do is dominated by our thought process. If we take the…

#6 Strokes in High Impact Conversations

Earlier I had mentioned that we shall explore Strokes and the role of strokes in High Impact Conversations. Stroke in Transactional Analysis Parlance is patting someone on their back. Dr Claude Steiner discovered that all people of all ages require strokes for their psychological and even physical, well being. Children who live without being touched,…

#5 High Impact Conversations & ego states

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. —GEORGE BERNARD SHAW There are three common ways of handling High Impact Conversations, either we avoid them, or face them and manage them poorly or face them and manage them well. Some of the challenges in handling these High Impact Conversations…

#2 What is your Locus of Control?

Most of us, I am sure will agree that we started our career with some thought process & planning. However, with time, our seniors must have spotted some talent, promise in us, which we must have been oblivious to during the start of careers, and eventually through various lateral shifts, most of us are where…