INFLUENCE: The Force That Is Not Forced Feb 16, 2018

Influence is a force to reckon with. The things people do, one way or another, are products of influence. Influence is the power behind people who changed the course of human history, the inspiration behind those who sacrificed their lives to perpetuate the principles humanity, the courage people...

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A Solid Look At Solidarity Feb 07, 2018

Why do organizations exist? Why are clubs formed here and there? Why do we pledge commitment to a particular group?

As interdependent beings we cannot thrive independent of others. We like to work or just be with people who are like-minded, with whom we share a common interest, or who also...

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The Authentic Authenticity Jan 24, 2018

In this era of fast-paced life and fast-changing technology people are clamoring for authenticity be it in politics, in religion, in the workplace or in the family. We cry for authentic leadership, authentic relationships, and authentic people. Is it because in the blur of the changes that are...

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The Sensibility of Generosity Jan 17, 2018

John Bunyan, preacher and author of “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” penned this quotation on generosity:

 

“A man there was and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had.”

To the pragmatic, this would sound not sensible but the Apostle Paul also echoes...

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Situational Awareness: The Ace Factor in Organisational Dogfight Jan 03, 2018

During World War II the tranquil blue sky witnessed the heart-stopping air combat engagements of fighter planes. The din of engines and multiple volleys of gun fire pierced the silence of the open space. Bullets were everywhere and the enemies were not only in front or behind — they were...

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5 Ways To Improve The Employee Experience Jan 01, 2018

Improving the ‘customer experience’ has become a buzz phrase in commerce.

From ecommerce stores to any retail or other service-oriented business, the phrase neatly sums up the need to focus on personal user experiences in all customer interactions. It’s seen as the key to...

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BUILDING TRUST: Handling its fragility and harnessing its power Dec 21, 2017

What strongly bonds yet easily breaks? What highly motivates and deeply discourages? What comforts and causes insecurity? What inspires and crushes the spirit? What creates safety and produces danger? What takes a long time to build and an instance to destroy? The answer to these questions of...

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Inspirational Leadership: Effective leadership not by might nor by power Dec 11, 2017

Long ago in a known land, there lived a 17-year-old peasant girl. Her country was besieged by several invasions and lost a large portion of her territory to the enemy. Her king, a powerless and visionless leader was dethroned. Her country was in the verge of collapse. The young lady, convinced...

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Teamwork & Collaboration: balancing personal goals and needs with the team’s objectives Dec 01, 2017

How did our ancestors survive the gruelling task of keeping themselves safe from fierce predators, of gathering food to eat in a hostile environment and of taking care of the young to preserve their species? Anthropologists call it tribal effort. Their studies on the subject have proven that this...

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Communication: Seeking To Understand and Striving to Be Understood Nov 28, 2017

An elderly couple who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary was interviewed regarding the secret of their enduring relationship. Both were already hard of hearing:

emcee: Sir, what kept your marriage this long?
husband: Well, it’s not that complicated. In those 75 years of...

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Coaching and Mentoring: The wind beneath the wings of those who soared high Nov 20, 2017

Yelu Chucai, Octave Chanute ,Ralph Abernathy, Charlie Munger. Do these names ring a bell? We may have to dig into history to unearth who these personalities really are but it will be an “Aha!” moment for us once we get to know their roles in the lives of great and influential people:

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Building Bonds: Strengthening the Tie that Bonds Life to Life Nov 09, 2017

Why do broken relationships cut our hearts like a knife? Why do most box office hits have the element of a love story? Why do prisoners fear solitary confinement?

In the widely-accepted model of man’s hierarchy of needs, as proposed by Abraham Maslow, man’s physical needs come first...

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