17 Mar 2021

How to deal with imposter syndrome
One of my clients told me that she got a promotion at work. She has got a role with higher responsibility and gets to head a team. She will be responsible for a challenging function, one that is critical for the organization. She says that she is capable of executing the role and deliver, but she does not know if she is deserving. She also heard through grapevine that the members in h...

10 Feb 2021

A recent article in the Times of India made me think. The last paragraph sums it all – “Men and women are held up to different standards. Traditionally, niceness is absolutely essential to feminine character – even as children we are taught that sugar and spice and all things nice are ingredients for the perfect little girl, which is why a man is ‘assertive’ and a woman is ‘bossy’, or...

14 Dec 2020

Chapter Two Blog Good thing bad thing who knows
There was once a farmer who owned a horse and had a son. One day, his horse ran away. The neighbors came to express their concern: "Oh, that's too bad. How are you going to work the fields now?" The farmer replied: "Good thing, Bad thing, Who knows?" In a few days, his horse came back and brought another horse with her. Now, the neighbors were glad: "Oh, how lucky! Now you can do t...

02 Dec 2020

Your lifestyle can be your medicine
Change your lifestyle. That can be your medicine. This is an unlikely post from a leadership coach. But, I am writing this as I am passionate about fitness and living right. Most people I know, irrespective of age, be it in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s seem to have some health issues or the other. I think all of it is due to their unhealthy lifestyle. People work round the clock a...

18 Jun 2020

Hacks to improve emotional intelligence
Staying indoors away from office colleagues, friends and the resultant lack of social interactions at this time has resulted in anxiousness among people in all walks of life, across strata. Even the most sorted out people seem be a little disturbed at the moment. How do you manage in a situation when you are stressed about an outcome of a certain initiative? How do you manage a situat...

09 Jun 2020

Fitness is an every day thing.
Fitness is a everyday thing. Not a one time thing. Most of us have fitness goals that sound like – I want to lose 10 kgs or I want to fit into my 32 size jeans. Such goals lead to action items that look like – I will work out for 1 hour everyday and be on a diet of a certain type until the goal is achieved. I have had such goals for several years and have failed every time. My s...

28 Aug 2018

Personality Development Program from Chapter Two
Stories of makeovers that transformed lives, have fascinate us for centuries. Be it, the story of a maid who got the magic makeover, that won over the prince in Cinderella or the story of the poor farmer’s son, who dressed like a prince and won over the King’s approval in Puss in Boots. A rendition of such makeover stories can be found in most of the feel good stories since then too. Goi...

24 May 2018

Chapter Two Blog - It's all about priorities. Fiind yours.
Recently I met a friend who told me he was very preoccupied. When I asked him what the problem was he unleashed a web of emotions: his business was experiencing a lot of volatility, he was worried about the future, his parents were getting on his nerves, his wife and he were experiencing friction in their marriage, etc. I told him, ‘Let’s list down all your problems and tackle them on...