Emotional Intelligence vs. mere simulation of a no-harm living
How do we make sure cultivating EI competencies is not reduced to a next cargo cult? Building something that looks like an airplane, but does not actually fly.
10 reasons Employees stay with great companies.
Building a Winning Workplace series.
This is part one of an eleven-part series of articles on what makes for a winning workplace. We will look at the issues from the perspectives of all the stakeholders – the organization, the people, customers, society, government, education and the world at large.
TICK TOCK GOES THE CLOCK
by DR. MONICA KHANNA
Time is undoubtedly the most precious and valuable resource we possess – and yet it is the most misused and grossly managed aspect of most of our lives.
Why Success is not equal to Happiness?
By Sujit Hemadri
We Human Beings are more often confused. Confused as to what we need, what we want and what we have. The fact that we are a living being with a superior intellect, sets everyone of us to succeed in life. Mind the word “SUCCESS” here. It means and holds different meaning to each one of us.
Scheduling as a priority tool for Entrepreneurs
"THIS TOO SHALL PASS"
27 Life Tips to LIVE FULLY
Every crisis makes us stronger, my mentor & teacher Shri Rajagopalan Sir taught me when i was in first MBA (1991).
Adding more bricks to the Wall?
By Sujit Hemadri
“Hey, Teachers, leave us kids alone!”. I hope many of us know this line. This line created many headlines once. From the popular song “Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd. The UK Government had to ban the song ultimately.
What’s Right in our Education System?
The Internship Challenge for students
Hiring the freshers – What companies look for!
K. Mohamed Shaffi
formerly Chief Executive officer of Tecton Engineering & Construction, India
Freshers in India are referred to students who have finished college and never worked for an organization ever, most students in India are exposed to an organization for the first time only just during the internship which is usually for about four to eight weeks and more importantly this is very common with the professional courses, very few students work while they study.
14 tips for being Happy for a Happy New Year and Life.
Did you know that at Harvard, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the most popular and successful course teaches you how to learn to be happier? Harvard’s Positive Psychology 1504, taught by professor Tal Ben-Shahar (PhD), will enter the history books as the most popular course in the history of Harvard University.
Preparing for Placements – Bloopers & Solutions
Placements are simultaneously every student’s ultimate dream, but also their worst nightmare. Often, the very objective of procuring a degree is to get placed in a good organization. Students choose colleges that offer good placements. Yet, the onus of placements is not merely on colleges, but students as well.
REASON: Traditional HR METHODS are limited.
Challenges and Solutions in Human Capital Management.
- Continuous evaluation instead of continuous coaching and development
- Alienating high Performers and costing mangers valuable time.
- Employees being viewed strictly as "workers" whose performance could be accurately measured by output.
Enjoy Whatever you do and do whatever you enjoy. Human life needs to be fulfilling. A basic principle of holistic education is the beief that our life needs to be meaningful.
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Just as being able to see your reflection in the mirror helps you to fix your own face and hair, feedback on your characteristics and behaviour helps you to develop your management skills and improve your judgment.
Companies invest money in the name of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Well, on the surface, I suppose this should be seen as a ‘good’ thing that they realise their responsibility towards the society. However, I would like to ask them a simple question: Instead of looking for some mega projects for the so-called CSR, can they actually take a more responsible role in the society by doing less damage, if not more good?
No, I do not intend to get into any discussion regarding the wounds that Mother Nature has suffered due to the corporate greed - though this adds to the list, it is still more evident and concrete and, in some ways, already in discussion in some form or another.
Have you ever thought about it:
- Why are our schools such boring places that the children wait for this punishment to get over?
- Why do the creativity and excitement of the child get killed in the name of the so-called ‘discipline’ or ‘good behavior’?
- If one purpose of education is to think, reflect, ask questions and seek answers, why are children discouraged to ask questions? Why is the focus on compliance and conformity, not creativity, reflection and critical thinking?
- Why are the children not allowed to read what they want to read and when they want to read? Why is learning compartmentalised unnaturally into grades, subjects and lessons/ periods?
- If every child is a unique creation of God, why do the schools expect them to learn (in fact, memorise) the same thing, the same way, and why do they measure them against exactly the same standards?
- What rights do the schools have to tag the children as ‘slow’ learners or as ‘failures’? And, why does the system see it as a fault of the child, and not that of the school or the educators that they have failed to provide a context where the child can take interest, engage and evolve?
If you think deeply, you will realise that the whole system of schooling is geared towards matters (uniformity, competition, standardization, grading, conformity and compliance) that are the least important for our children’s upbringing and education, whereas, the most crucial matters (collaboration, cooperation, compassion, gratitude, creativity and critical thinking) get completely ignored!
John Taylor Gatto’s article (cf.
It is our nature to emulate people who we look up to as role models. Our attachment to their ‘good qualities’ makes us blind to their faults and we become so much like them without realizing the effect on us and on our surroundings. A society’s values are reflected in its role models. When a Donald Trump, Barak Obama or anyone else becomes a President/Leader elected by majority of voters it is clear what that society values the most.
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