Negotiation with an important person…yourself

Life is a series of negotiations. You negotiate all day, every day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. Contract terms and conditions. Hiring, managing performance, and firing. Defining deadlines, scope, and deliverables. Collecting fees. Seeking alignment about business strategy. Enlisting stakeholders. Creating partnerships and joint ventures. Dissolving them.... Continue Reading →

Interesting lines from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

A favourite book from my childhood, apart from all my Enid Blyton books, is this book by Margery Williams ” The Velveteen Rabbit”. It is a story about how toys, like people,become REAL when they experience love. The following is a conversation in the nursery between the Skin Horse and The Velveteen Rabbit:- “Real isn’t... Continue Reading →

What do you think the HR department should be called?

As corporate functions go, HR has been the most unsettled when it comes to describing itself. Finance is finance. Marketing is marketing. And although, Human Resources left behind the ‘Personnel’ tag along with the metal filing cabinets a long time ago, the profession has never seemed entirely at ease with the names that replaced it...Continue... Continue Reading →

Use one or all of these 16 ways to increase your happiness

For every person, happiness looks different. It could be being content with who you are, having a solid group of friends who are willing to accept you, or having the ability to follow your wildest aspirations...Continue reading

How do you use ‘self talk?

Your boss just came over to your desk in the office and told you about a big project that he wants you to start in the next few weeks. After speaking with him, the first thing you thought to yourself was, “I can’t do that!”....Continue reading

A smile that has captured the world

What’s behind Mona Lisa’s indescribable smile? Mona Lisa’s smile has been a heated debate among the artists. The broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr explores the secret science and painting methods underneath the Mona Lisa...Continue reading Britannica-Mona Lisa Image credit-https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mona-Lisa-painting

Our choice of activities and happiness

The app Mappiness pings people twice a day and asks them what they have just been doing, who they are with, and where they are. It can also tell what the temperature and weather are. It then asks people three questions:... Continue reading

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