Engaged Employees Are Faithful Employees

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Engaged EmployeesWe are most enthusiastic when we are doing something we love. When this happens, it does not seem like work. In fact, hours can pass and we are not aware because we are so engrossed in whatever we are doing.
This attitude does not apply to work often enough. That is because many view their place of employment as work and not as a place to fulfill their passions and ideas. Read More

Take The Fear Out Of Change

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Take The Fear Out Of ChangeMaking changes can be very difficult to do. That is because most of us like the comfort of daily routine, where we know what to expect and how to handle normal day to day activities.
It is said that relocating, getting married and changing jobs bring on the most stress in people’s lives. That is because all of these things require huge changes. But if we never change then we will always stay in one place and never grow or move forward. Read More

Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Effective Communications

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Effective CommunicationsElon Musk has been at the forefront of technological innovation for years. He is the founder and CEO of Tesla Inc., which produces electric cars; SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company with the goal of traveling to Mars; and various other pioneering ventures.
Musk is described as an inventor, investor and engineer. In addition to being jack-of-all-trades, Musk also stands out for his business leadership. Read More

Do You Know If You Are Emotionally Intelligent?

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Emotionally Intelligent?What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name Albert Einstein? The most likely thing to come to mind is that he had a very high intelligence quotient (IQ) and is considered one of the smartest people in the world.
IQ is a number taken from many standardized tests and it measures a person’s intelligence. People with high IQs are universally admired and respected. Studies have linked higher IQs to better job performance, more income and better health. Read More

Learn From What You Don’t Know

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Admitting the fact of not knowing about the topicIt is only natural to want to be viewed as intelligent and worldly. Nobody likes being thought of as ignorant. But the fact remains that the average person does not know everything. That would be impossible.
Yet many people are so afraid of admitting that they may not be aware of a certain fact or situation that they pretend they are knowledgeable even when they have no idea. Read More

Criticism: Don’t Take It Personally

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Criticism“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Aristotle
No one likes to be criticized. When someone tells us we are doing something wrong, we feel demoralized, hurt and sometimes angry. Spending precious time on an accomplishment we are proud of only to have it knocked down by someone can be crushing.
Studies have even shown that criticism can affect how the brain works. Read More

Find Your Inner Calm In A Hectic World

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Inner Calm“Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” — Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
It is a well-established fact that an ancient tradition believed to have originated in my native India has various benefits including reducing stress and anxiety, increasing self-awareness, improving overall health and basically making people happier. Read More

Being Grateful Can Counteract Complaints

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complaining a negative attitudeWe have all had those days when nothing seems to go right. The alarm didn’t go off, so you wake up late. Then the car breaks down on the way to work, eating up more valuable time. When you finally reach the workplace, the boss calls you into his office and is not happy.
When such negativities happen in our lives, it is only natural to complain. It seemingly makes us feel lighter and less stressed out. But there are those people for whom complaining seems to be a way of life. Read More

Treating People With Respect Is The Key To Gaining Respect

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People With RespectHistorically, there has been an “us vs. them” mentality when it comes to management and employees. Managers are traditionally viewed as the ones who assign tasks, oversee duties and are generally responsible for the work output of a group of people. They are seen as authority figures.
Whereas, employees are the “worker bees,” who fulfill the assignments given to them by Read More

Three Ways To Bring More Humility To Your Leadership

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Leadership without EgoEgo is defined as a person’s sense of self-esteem. Ego has a mostly negative connotation while self-esteem — if not overdone — is more positive. It is good to have a healthy and positive outlook about oneself. In the business world, it is almost mandatory to have confidence. No one is inspired by a person who is timid and weak.
While self-confidence is admirable, too much ego is never a good thing in any aspect of Read More