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Benefits to Mindfulness at Work

Don’t do any task in order to get it over with. Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. Enjoy and be one with your work. says Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist, Thích Nhất Hạnh. What are the benefits to mindfulness at work? Are there benefits at all? Mindfulness works for individuals. Does it work in a numbers-driven workplace? New studies point toward three benefits

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Never, Never Give Up

To enable the happiness of people in line with our mission Happiest People . Happiest Customers is a joy and a challenge. There are times when we think it is possible. There are times when we see breakthroughs. But, there are also times when we wonder if we can ever make people happy. It is during those moments when we feel like giving up that we should continue to chug on with hope, with courage,

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The Challenge of Challenge

Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace study finds that worldwide only 13% of employees are engaged in their work, that is, they are “emotionally invested and focussed on creating value for their organizations every day”. A vast majority are emotionally disconnected and therefore likely to be less happy and less productive. Is it possible to “make” one happy? Liz Wiseman author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter in her HBR blog  An Easy Way to Make

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Culture of Care

Leaders face myriad challenges in developing effective people. A caring leadership approach can form the basis for transformation of our people – developing, nurturing and mentoring them will create happier and healthier environments that generate greater innovation and better outcomes. Role modelling the principles of caring could truly change the culture of the Company. What does a caring leadership model look like? How would it envision a set of values that addressed leadership responsibilities and

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Are you ruled by your head, hands or heart?

We are all influenced by a combination of preferences for thinking (head, cognitive), doing (hands, behavioral) and feeling (heart, affective). One of these tends to be our predominant anchor in our lives and they impact our work and our relationship with others. Influence of Head – The Thinkers – Influential and Innovative • Prefer to think before acting and are driven more by cognitive logic and reasoning than by emotion. • Prefer rational ideas and

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SMILES Values

When we say “SMILES Values”what do we mean? As a Happiest Mind, we are expected to understand and live the values. As members of the People Practice community, this becomes even more pertinent as people look for these values in us. As we read through the values and their attributes, let us prefix the words ‘AM I’ or ‘DO I’ or any other appropriate question before every line. This will mirror where we stand and help

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Yes. We Can

There is very little or nothing that Chris cannot do. A farmer at Apricot Lane Farms in California, Chris has been farming his entire life. It’s a physically demanding job that he handles with ease, although his life is filled with physical limitations. He cannot drive legally, he cannot swim and to complete everyday tasks, he needs 400 times more energy than most. But Chris has made a consious choice not to let his limitations impede his

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Transforming Lives

Dear Team. The use of technology and assistive devices at their incredible best in transforming lives. Nature driving design. Design driving nature. Hugh Herr who is  building the next generation of bionic limbs and robotic prosthetics lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago. He is now head of MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group and is crafting successful human stories of bionic integration that “bridge the gap between disability and ability, between human limitation and

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An Ode To One of my Favourite Teachers, this #TeachersDay

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” -Nikos Kazantzakis While sitting and writing this ode to my favourite professor on the eve of Teachers Day, I wanted to start with a quote. I scanned the Internet; it’s easy isn’t it these days to look for one. Not in this case though because

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Leaders Open Doors

When he heard his five year old son Ian say, “I got to be Class Leader today; I got to open doors for people!” Bill Treasurer set to formulating his insights into the characteristics of a successful leader. In his book “Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance ” he contends that: *  Effective leadership isn’t about having power over people, it’s about doing good for people *

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