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Happiness

Mindfulness – The Key To Resilience

In our daily lives, we are faced with innumerable challenges – personal and professional. We as a team have had challenging days and weeks – preparation for meetings, completion of assessments, loss of a colleague and so on. How do we deal with these challenges? Do we perceive these challenges as major setbacks or moments of growth? How do we stay balanced? How well do we recover? How do we learn to increase our R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.E?

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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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Only sometimes…

Those ignoring looks, not wanting to sideline me were never encountered before. Those kind greetings of half-done wicked smiles had given my earnest agonies, a gentle cure. That subtle touch whose twitch of pain, for my whole life, I’m ready to endure. How can I forget all those moments which though had filled my my memory with affluence, yet ,for which, I’ll forever crave to implore. Those glorious days had reached the climax along with

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Life

Success & Happiness

Ashok Soota was invited by the Ananta Aspen Centre in August 2015 to speak at their CEO Series. He spoke on Success and Happiness in a session that was facilitated by Anuj Poddar, Viacom 18 Media. Watch him in “The CEO Series : Leading in the 21st Century with Ashok Soota” In his words, some suggestions to be happy: Pursue your Passion Create a Mindset of creating a problem into an opportunity A sense of

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Life Opinion Top

H.A.I.L. Happily :-)

The human voice is powerful enough to appease someone or start a war. It is an instrument we all play. How can we speak powerfully so that others love to listen to us? Julian Treasure in his Ted Talk: How to Speak So That People Want to Listen suggests there are seven habits that we need to move away from: 1. Gossip – speaking ill of somebody who’s not present. 2. Judging – to express

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Giving-Hope
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Do we give our people H.O.P.E.?

The Annual Great Place to Work ® Conference was held in Dallas, US in April 2015. Putting together for you, ten take-aways from the conference. Where do we stand? What distance do we need to cover?  – It’s Personal, Not “Perk”-onal “The real core of a Great Place to Work® are the relationships that people have with each other. Google is a great example of this. Virtually every perk they offer is matched by someone else in Silicon

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Gratitude
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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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