Professionalism hinges on a fine balance of all sorts – cognitive, emotional and social. That’s why, all workplaces are fenced by invisible codes of conduct. Still, it’s amazing how, emotions seep into all professional situations & scenario...Read in Detail
At today’s workplace, which is inundated by data, reports, charts, presentations, analytics, statistics etc., people often discount the importance of relatively softer aspects - like intrapersonal & interpersonal ones - in decision making a...Read in Detail
Metaphorically speaking, the annals of interpersonal communication are replete with the incidents when people have lost a relationship or an association due to one conversation gone wrong, one word said too many, one burst that came of out of the...Read in Detail
‘Humans are social animals’ – you must have heard this line quite often. Yes, we humans are social animals, and you bet, it is not easy to be that. Haven’t we all experienced it at some point of time in life? That feeling when the animal in...Read in Detail
In any interpersonal interaction, it’s a rare privilege to have the WYSIWYG factor - ‘What you see is what you get’. Well, it is because, in our civilized world, most of the interactions are extremely multilayered. You have to constantly pl...Read in Detail
Emotions silently shape our perceptions, memories and thoughts; and are the motivating force behind our today’s actions and tomorrow’s behavior. They get such a high importance in our awareness that the non-emotional events find it virtually ...Read in Detail
“People don’t care how much you know unless they know how much you care” – some people give the credit for this line to Theodore Roosevelt, and some say that it was said by John C. Maxwell. Irrespective of who said it, one thing is for su...Read in Detail
How good it would be if we could simply flush the negative memories down the drain and selectively remember and focus on the positive ones! Well, such a wonderful notion, except the reality is almost 180 degree opposite. Yes, with due respect to the ...Read in Detail
I was upset…because she was upset.
…but seeing me upset, she got more upset…which made me upset even more.
And now it was a ‘self-sustaining chain’.
So I paused. Breathed deeply.
…and then I smiled, to which she didn’t....Read in Detail
The other day, in a workshop, in response to a couple’s query on ‘loss of connect’, I said… “Start looking into each other’s eyes more often. Remember, you didn’t look into each other’s eyes because you were in love. You were in l...Read in Detail
“Control boy control…you can’t act on every thought that comes in your head!” said grandpa with affectionate aggression. Well! He isn’t around anymore, nor am I a boy anymore, yet the words still echo in my mind as I write this piece. I...Read in Detail
Most of us must have come across someone who is doing poorly at work after a problem cropped up at home front, or someone who just can’t concentrate on studies after being ridiculed in front of classmates, or someone who refuses to leave her ro...Read in Detail