Tag: Mindmatters

Think like a child to innovate as an adult

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is the father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be […]

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Commonsense, the Uncommon Qualification

Commonsense, the Uncommon Qualification

Humphrey Evans in his book ‘Thimayya of India: A Soldier’s Life’, narrates an interesting anecdote related to this distinguished army officer. Once the Viceroy invited Gen Thimayya for a drink and asked him to choose his own brand. But, the officer was unaware of the choices. Yet, he did not cut a sorry- figure. With […]

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Images can propel us

My village was a few kilometers from a town. We used to go to the village in a bullock cart. On the other side of the road, I used to see children going to the missionary English medium school. The beautiful school bag that they carried, the lunch box, shoes, tie, belt and uniform were […]

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Think hard, don’t do anything in haste

Pressure, tension, anger, frustration, stress and strain are part and parcel of the ruthlessly competitive world we live in presently. Aspects like professional obsession, mechanical activity and unprecedented demands imposed, made more strident by economic compulsions often make us vulnerable to such lifestyle behavioural disorders. Family-connect, community attachment and leisure reading were means that exposed […]

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Leadership

Leadership is all about diagnosing the problem

The true hallmark of any healthy organisation is in evolving leadership at all levels of hierarchy despite the imminent difficulties in achieving it. However, it is the key to success. Hunt always for right kind of human resources to fill the leadership ladder. Where and how does a leader fail? An obsession with the problem […]

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Jazz up your homemaking skills

Homemakers are generally engrossed with the household chores and hence left with very little time to focus on themselves. With the rise in lifestyle diseases due to the sedentary habits, it becomes very important for everyone to adopt habits which will help them keep fit and healthy through their normal schedules. Here are some of […]

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Your Ego Destroys You

I would like begin this column by recounting an incident that I was confronted with sometime back. A gentleman came to my office to meet me. When our receptionist called me on my intercom about a so and so wishing to have an audience with me, I found it difficult to place him as the […]

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A Million Ways to Conquer Stress

A heavy workload to be dealt with and that too against a deadline that compels you to race against time; chasing dreams and clearing backlog that keeps piling up. Call them occupational hazards or whatever but one is left with Hobson’s choice. Pressures of time, space and competition will all collectively add stress to every […]

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Commonsense, the uncommon qualification

Humphrey Evans in his book ‘Thimayya of India: A Soldier’s Life’, narrates an interesting anecdote related to this distinguished army officer. Once the Viceroy invited Gen Thimayya for a drink and asked him to choose his own brand. But, the officer was unaware of the choices. Yet, he did not cut a sorry- figure. With […]

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Does Your Work Make You Happy?

The finding of Gallup World Poll, which covers over 150 countries, reveals many such aspects that determine our subjective well-being. Research shows that non-monetary aspects of employment like social status associated with your work, social relations one enjoys at work place are also key drivers of happiness. Fostering a network of friends in your office […]

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Interact With Everyone, Decide For Yourself

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan in a letter written to his grandchildren said, “Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. At the end of the day, you are the only one who will face the consequences of your actions. It may not be easy, […]

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Judgement is an art; Decision Making a Science

The nation plunged into a cash chaos as the currency notes of higher denomination were demonetised. Everyone now feels that enough preparation has not gone into the decision-making. Any decision taken without proper assessment of facts and figures would lead to chaos. This can happen in a family, company or even in a nation. Quite […]

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