Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing themselves- Leo Tolstoy. We all know that the one constant in life is change, but dealing with change can make us uncomfortable and can even generate stress. This is because we cannot control everything that impacts our lives so we must learn to cope […]
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An Achiever’s Checklist For Success.
Developing a Trust Culture in the Workplace
Over the course of our working careers many of us will experience different workplaces with different work cultures. Notwithstanding how the nature of work is changing our psychological needs in the workplace remain fairly consistent; we crave security and respect. When we work for an organisation we all have some basic needs that need to […]
Communication Skill is a Life Competency Worth Developing.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place-George Bernard Shaw. Communication is a competency; good communication is an art; honest communication is about trust and integrity. Because we are social beings, constantly interacting with each other, our ability to communicate is taken for granted. Like any skill the quality […]
You Must Be A Positive Influence In Your World
Be the change you want to see in the world- Gandhi. Sometime in the initial phase of my management career I realised that I was a person with tunnel vision who was slavishly addicted to my personal and professional to-do lists. My entire focus was on achieving targets and maintaining a high level of personal […]
Trust takes time to build but seconds to break.
All human relations are built on trust. We know from our own life experiences that trust has to be earned. Solid partnerships are built on mutual trust -it is a two way process. There is a wise old proverb which encapsulates the fragility of trust in any meaningful relationship : Trusting you is my decision. […]
Gratitude is the greatest of all virtues.
The word ‘ gratitude’ derives from the Latin word ‘gratus’ which translates as grace, graciousness or gratefulness. Gratitude is the state of feeling gratitude towards someone or something. It was the ancient Roman philosopher Cicero ,who said that gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all the others. Buddha […]