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Find the ‘TRUTH’

By: AJ Borowsky The truth of RIGHT vs. WRONG is not a stark difference, it’s made up of percentages shared among those who disagree. Each of us wants to be 100% correct, I’m right and you’re wrong, but the truth in every situation I’ve come across is that while you might be right, I’m probably …

Goodbye 2017 and Welcome 2018 – Happy New Year

  Another year comes to an end and a new year is shining right ahead. As we all prepare for all the adventures and great things we wish to achieve in the next 365 days – it’s equally important to assess the year that just passed by – to learn from mistakes and be proud …

Is It Truly Better to Give Than to Receive?

  New perspective on ALTRUISTIC behavior   Isn’t it amazing the way Dopamine and Cortisol (and other chemicals) work in terms of human psychology? I have always been intrigued by these things and have been studying them for a couple of years now. I am gathering as much information in any form on this and …

Everyday MUSINGS 3: ‘HONESTY begets HONESTY’

  It was a usual weekday morning, and I was driving down to my office, maneuvering the chaotic traffic. It looks like this (image below) – every day of the month, throughout the year. I would skip describing the traffic conditions and will only say – it is a road to one of the largest …

Yes, LEADERS can be MADE!

By RINKU BASU    As a leader, I have been an ardent practitioner of situational leadership. It is interesting to have a topic, so complex theorized in such simple words by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson in their book ‘One Minute Manager.’ If you take a look around, everybody is practicing some style of leadership depending …

Everyday MUSINGS 2: ‘Follow your OWN path’

It was a cold winter morning when I decided to leave from Chandigarh to Delhi in my car since had to be in the city for an important business meeting. I usually start while its dark to avoid traffic on the highway and save time. But that day, nature had a different plan for me. …

Managing CHANGE? – Just don’t mention the word

by ROSS SWAN It is often said that change is the only constant. As oxymoronic as that may sound, it is most certainly true. The sooner we embrace or learn to embrace change, we would find ourselves less trapped in a time warp and going against the inevitable. The importance of change is accentuated especially …

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How LEADERS impact the organisations?

A discussion with one of my friend about how leaders shape organizations and careers led me to think deeply about this issue. Why I call this a problem is because I realized that somehow not all who reach the TOP are LEADERS. Of course, I do not have to define LEADERSHIP again for you. Right? …

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Everyday MUSINGS 1: ‘EMPATHY’ – A missing People Skill

  ‘EMPATHY – a missing People Skill these days’   It was a usual weekend outing with family to a newly built shopping mall (extension of one of the best hotels in the city). It wasn’t a mad rush but still, there were a good amount of people around.     The mall management has …

Positive Energy & The law of conservation of Energy

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed – that is the Law of Conservation of ENERGY! We have been hearing since ages that everything in the universe exudes and consumes energy. Phrases like ‘Positive/negative environment’ or ‘he is a person with positive/negative energy’ are not alien to anyone of us. But,     1. What …

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