Flow – Part I of II

Don’t we all want to get in that zone where right ideas are spring up and teamwork of all around us is helping with creating something that is deeply rewarding and meaningful? What would help me get in that flow of creativity? A number of things come to me while thinking about it. When the in

Connecting Credibly – Part II of II

Yesterday’s workshop was fun. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are my nuggets from it. Stories are powerful. Stories help people feel it. Your audience gets something to relate to. Stories don’t have to be really long either. Key is to tie in the point you are trying to make. Also, tell your stori

Home

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Home … I think we all leave home – it could be 24 hours away, or 2 hours away, 20 minutes away, or sometimes only a few seconds away … We embark on that journey of pursuing dreams, a journey of making things happen, a journey of finding our own identity, a journey of carving out a niche for ou

Emotions

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I grew up in India. When I was about 17-18 years old, I started reading Reader’s Digest magazines. The range of articles, and book sections (they used to have one in every monthly edition of the Reader’s Digest magazine) connected me to the emotional side of people. Book sections on the maga

Being in Moment

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It was about five years into my career. I was struggling to keep my sanity while learning how to handle tight deadlines and balance it all. Stress, infections became a little too regular. I stumbled in to an interview of Dr. Andrew Weil, and after that bought one of his books – Spontaneous Healing

SMILES with the Smile Cards

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[Note: I originally wrote this on ServiceSpace feed.]   The idea of using Smile Cards sounded really good the moment I heard of it. It sounded fun. It took me a while before I actually used a Smile Card, or as the card says, I tagged someone. I decided to tag someone first time while walking

A Ripple on Parenting

I had read a very nice thought about children and parenting them in Scott Peck’s book, Road Less Traveled – children are worthy of living their own life, of facing their own challenges and situations and finding meaning of their own life through all of that. Welcome their arrival in this world,

Communication

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I started thinking about communication for the first time when I read an article about it on the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) website. It was titled – hard case for the soft skills.In the world of engineering … Read More

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