#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…

#41 Why we do what we do..

This book by Edward L.Deci was a delight to read. No, it’s clearly not one of those self-help books (with due respect to that genre). It’s a book on self-motivation. There are many theoretical constructs and research based psychological inferences that the author makes, which are very convincing and compelling for a reader. It is through…

#40 A pure heart open to light..

“A pure heart open to light will be filled with the very essence of truth”. ~ Rumi  The mastreo Rumi, yet again helps me draw a parallel with OD. Chris Argyris spoke about ‘espoused truth and truth of practice‘. As practicing OD consultants, we need to seek the truth by embodying the values of Humanism,…

#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…

#33 All boxes

They are born, then put in a box; they go home to live in a box; they study by ticking boxes; they go to what is called “work” in a box, where they sit in their cubicle box; they drive to the grocery store in a box to buy food in a box; they go…

#32 World Sketchnote Day

January 11th is celebrated as World Sketchnote Day! This blog is dedicated to my sketchnote journey, why I love sketchnotes & most importantly why you should try it! 1. Helps crystalize thoughts & ideas: Sketchnotes help capture all that we are constantly learning. It could be a reflection of something you have read or seen,…

#26 ‘2017’ My year of being a Change Agent in a Nutshell

As the year 2017 draws to a close, I am left with a deep sense of gratitude and many experiences to be thankful to. This will remain the year, marked forever, that I commenced my journey of Using Self as an instrument of change. Here is my 2017 captured in a nutshell! Creating bonds &…

#25 What Comes will go…

What comes will go, what is found will be lost again. But what you are is beyond coming and going and behind descriptions. You are it!  ~Rumi Join me on Twitter @S_scoops On Linkedin @Shilpa Srikanth