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Be Nice

In a study called ‘Project Aristotle’, Google wanted to know the secret to building a productive team. Their data-driven approach concluded that the best teams: respect one another’s emotions; and are mindful of one other. It has less to do with who is in a team; rather it is about how the team interacts with one another. At the heart of Google’s strategy is the concept of ‘psychological safety’ a model of team work in

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Mindfulness @ Work

We have an open-office policy at work. While this  conveys collaboration and transparency, they are difficult on ears and concentration. …Printers. …Photocopiers. …Chats. …Corridor Discussions. …Ringing phones. …Speaker phone conversations …Voices in the cubicles. …Sounds generated by co-workers. There is no getting away from these sounds and other ‘white noise’ that constantly and consistently intrude into one’s flow of thought. There are ways we can create sound buffers – listen to music or use apps

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Tick Tock. Tick Tock.

There was a farmer who lost his watch in the barn. This watch was given to him by his father and there was a sentimental attachment to the watch. He searched high and low, but could not find it. He enlisted the help of  a group of children, promising them a reward. They couldn’t find the watch either. But one little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance. “Why not”

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IKIGAI – The Reason for Being

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: iki (生き?), referring to life, and kai (甲斐?), which roughly means “the realisation of what one expects and hopes for”. It lies at the centre of the interconnecting circles of Passion, Mission, Profession and Vocation. It refers to mental and spiritual circumstances under which we believe our lives are valuable. It is the process of allowing the self’s possibilities to

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I want to live a life of GRATITUDE.

I have seen and learnt that gratitude creates more gratitude. It grows…and grows…and grows… Lori Portka worked for nearly two years to make 100 paintings for 100 people who had a “positive impact” on her life. Her intent was to consciously give the gift of time, love and creativity to those who touched and influenced her life. The hundred people included her family, friends, authors, musicians, teachers and even her car mechanic. Some were people

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HELP! I am STRESSED

In Feb 2015, a random sample of 200 Happiest Minds participated in an Employee Health and Well-being Survey organized by Chestnut Global Partners. The objective of the survey was to gain insight into the work perception and well being of our people, reflected in the behavior and attitudes of teams and individuals in the company. The questionnaire measured three indicators of well being: Stress – signals of stress can be physical (fatigue, pains and aches)

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Grateful Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch Happy people live in a constant state of gratitude, consciously recognizing the many blessings they receive. They also unabashedly and generously demonstrate their gratitude, truly and appreciative of the people and opportunities that come their way. Let us make a habit of outwardly showing our thankfulness. Giving  Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try to bring happiness to others, we cannot

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Which wolf will win?

An old Cherokee Chief was teaching his grandson about life. “There’s a fight going on inside everyone. A fight between two wolves. One is evil, full of anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, false pride, superiority and self-doubt. The other one is good, full of joy, love, peace, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.” The grandson thought for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf

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Mindful Mondays : Beat Post Lunch Slump

It is good for us to be mindful about our health. A recent study suggests that lunchtime strolls can noticeably and immediately ‘buoy’ people’s moods and ability to handle stress. Participants in the study were asked to partake in a 10-week walking program that entailed walking 30 minutes three days a week during lunch hour. They also answered questions on an app on stress, tension, enthusiasm, their workload, motivation, physical fatigue and other questions related to work

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