12May

“Life skills” are defined as psychosocial abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. They are loosely grouped into three broad categories of skills: cognitive skills for analyzing and using information, personal skills for developing personal ability and...

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By: suchitra M On: April 28, 2012 In: Life, Managing Yourself, Motivation Comments: 30

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.  ~Ernest Dimnet~ More and more, I have come to realize that happiness is a choice; it lies inside us just waiting to be tapped and is...

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By: suchitra M On: March 12, 2012 In: Career, Life, Performance, Productivity Comments: 29

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging ~ Joseph Campbell Have you ever wondered how some people seem to sail through their lives with a smile on their lips and a song in their hearts come what may? Look around you and you...

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By: suchitra M On: March 4, 2012 In: Business, Leadership, Life, Management, Performance, Productivity Comments: 34

I have spent the last week living in one of the best hospitals in the country and there has been a lot to observe, watch and learn, especially in the area of customer experience management. Life and death scenarios, ambulance sirens, dazed patient attendants and teary eyes are not...

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27Feb
By: suchitra M On: February 27, 2012 In: Business, Career, Life, Managing Yourself, Motivation Comments: 15

The old maxim – Change is the only Constant – has so much of truth and wisdom in it. There is no such state as “settling down” anymore – be it in your personal life, beliefs, career or business. Just when you pause to reflect – O.K, now I...

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I have never met Steve Jobs, nor worked with him, nor ever interacted with him remotely. But his products touched a chord and I have followed his life journey as closely as the new product launches every year. Maybe more so, simply because almost two decades back I shared...

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31Dec

This year if there has been one quote or advice that has STUCK with me, PUSHED me and HELPED me in my career and life – it is this: Work harder on yourself than you do on your job ~ Jim Rohn This does not mean that you not...

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25Dec
By: suchitra M On: December 25, 2011 In: Life, Managing Yourself, Motivation Comments: 30

Sitting with my mom in the hospital as she got ready for yet another procedure made me wonder how she could stay so positive and cheerful even while facing such seemingly insurmountable odds. What happiness sources could she possibly be tapping on while even  her own body was not cooperating with her?...

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By: suchitra M On: December 11, 2011 In: Blogging, Life, Writing Comments: 42

Blogging is very new to me. I have done a lot of business writing (large proposals, analytical reports, endless information forms and long emails) but had never actually sat down and written for myself. I got introduced to this whole new world when I became active on Twitter –...

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28Nov
By: suchitra M On: November 28, 2011 In: Business, Career, Life, Management, Performance Comments: 239

I am a big fan of the Pareto Principle (the 80-20 Rule) and have applied this in many areas of my work and life for some interesting outcomes. Whether it is in performance management, team management, relationships or home, one question helps me direct my energies and time –...

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