29 Mar 2016

What kind of mindset do you have?
A mind-set is your attitude to life. It goes beyond whether the glass is half full or half empty. It’s more complex than that. Because the world is getting more complex. So the language of optimism also has to evolve past half full / half empty and take on deeper shades. Yes, the world is getting more and more complex isn’t it? Societies and workplaces are becoming more heterogeneous....

09 Feb 2016

Kill bad habits with mindfulness
We all have some habits that affect our health and productivity. And though we resolve to get rid of them, we are not always successful. To understand what’s going wrong, lets visit the building blocks of habits. Habits are routines we create for ourselves consciously. Over a period of time, habits become hardwired and we start performing them almost subconsciously, with the same pred...

02 Feb 2016

Self Awareness - The first step towards personal transformation
In one of my previous blogs, ‘Developing confidence as a personality trait’, I spoke about how improved self-management leads to higher confidence levels in the individual. One need not be a genius to feel confident. One need simply manage one’s self better. Before one manages one’s self, there is a more basic step and that’s self-awareness. All transformation begins with an awareness...

26 Jan 2016

Your happiness is inside you. Happiness hacks.
Many people feel they will be happy once a certain milestone is reached. Once they get a promotion, build a house, have a baby, or start a business that makes a profit – once these things arrive, they will be happy. Till then, their happiness, if it exists, is a lesser variant of happiness. Psychologists the world over tell us today that this kind of reliance on external circumstances...

08 Dec 2015

The rational response in an arguement
Why is it important to be rational during an argument? Because during an argument, emotions run high and tend to cloud our thinking. As a result, we say/do things that could irreparably harm relationships. How many times have you taken an aggressive stance in a workplace conflict only to realize later that you might have used a different tack for better results? These interpersonal fract...

06 Oct 2015

Is Gandhi relevant today? A coach’s point of view.
On Oct 2nd, I was channel surfing and noticed the TV channels were airing the movie, Gandhi. For the millionth time. Then I realized they weren’t airing it for people like me. They were airing it for millions of youths born after 1985 who have probably not seen it. A lot of young folks born in the mid-eighties tend to get labelled as ‘millenials’ – a catch-all term for a generation...

14 Sep 2015

Become the sworn enemy of mediocrity. Like Tom Cruise.
While a lot of his peers are thinking about their retirement, Tom Cruise is still hell bent on hitting the ball out of the park. Whether he’s climbing the Burj Khalifa or dangling from a cargo plane, he is pushing the limit. Every single time. No shortcuts. In an interview, Cruise said, ‘There was no question the [plane] stunt was always going to be me. As a kid, when I looked at Haro...