Saturday, October 19, 2019

Filler words can have strategic use. Find out how.

Seasoned public speakers might frown upon it, but we all use filler words in our conversations. It is not just umm, aah, like. Other...

Why do we make ineffective decisions?

We make about 2000 decisions every waking hour! Surprised? Think about it and you’ll realize that pretty much everything is a matter of choice....

Two daily rituals for better productivity and performance

In 2018, leadership coach and performance expert Robin Sharma published a book titled, ‘The 5AM Club’ based on his own experience with private clients....

Understanding emotions at work

“When dealing with people, we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion.” This is Dale Carnegie’s advice...

Think within the Eisenhower box for better task management

Most employees, if reports are to be believed, waste 21.8hours of their work week. Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn’t one of them. As the 34thPresident...

Five steps to becoming an accountable professional

This is a story of four employees – Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. An important job had to be done. Everybody was sure that...

Five winning traits of accountable people

We know that accountability is about being responsible for our actions and behaviors. In the workplace, though, accountability takes on added layers, as employees...

Want to become a better manager? These lessons from the coach’s...

Top-performing employees are often likened to star athletes, and teams at work have adapted most of their activities, processes, and styles from teams at...

The first rule of negotiation: You’re more likely to win if...

Nobody likes to lose. Yet, if we consider the art of the making deals, negotiating a win-win is the best way to ensure a...

How to improve your curiosity quotient at work

As a youngster, were you known to have asked ‘too many questions’? Well, it’s time to thank your innate curiosity! In an age where...

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Women and negotiations: how to counter the roadblocks?

In an earlier post, we had described the three categories of negotiations women have to make in the workplace – for establishing work-life balance,...

What makes negotiations challenging for women?

What are the most frequent instances of negotiation in the workplace that you can think of? Besides pay and promotions, that is. Those are...