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Life Scripts Influences Us

A Life Script, according to Eric Berne (introduced Transactional Analysis) is a set of childhood decisions made unconsciously by a person in response to parental messages about self,

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Why do I write?

Something unexpected happened a few minutes ago. Someone wrote to me and shared how much she enjoyed reading the recent articles I have posted on

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Do you Fear missing out (FoMO)?

This article acknowledges my son Desmond who explained to me FoMO. Our connected digital world Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, gives us the possibility to remain

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What is your retirement plan?

Jagged streaks of lightning occasionally illuminated the sky, betraying dark threatening clouds moving ominously across the grey skies. A gusty wind raised a cacophony of

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On Retirement….

The neighbourhood on 4th block Koramangala was agog and surprised when word got around that Shanti Iyer, 70 years old and her husband Jayesh, 9 years

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My Journey….

The past two years I have been on my own as an Independent Consultant. Here are a few reflections of my journey  Be Clear of

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School days

Those were the days, my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose

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Few of My Favourite Things

Julia Andrews sings in the movie, The Sound of Music: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens Brown

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Boldness can be Reckless

In this article I offer a personal incident. There is a part of me, which in Hogan language would be described as ‘Bold’. Incidentally, it

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Loyalty versus Performance

There is much dialogue that Indian organisations lean towards wishing both loyalty and performance. In this article I explore this deeper… I hold that loyalty

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You get what you negotiate.

Is negotiation necessary? Does it make you happier? Consider the following: You meet an old friend at a bar, and casually while catching up he

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Weekend Rumination

It is 8 pm, Sunday. Kamal is at home relaxing, sipping a glass of wine having returned from the gym an hour ago. Dinner would

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We Die Twice!

Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Professor, who died earlier this year wrote a memorable article, “How will you measure your life?’ he argued that “many of

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The Story of Vidya

Vidya is from a traditional south Indian family. Her father works with an Indian Corporate company as an accountant, while her mother is a homemaker

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Hey, it’s Crazy and Sad!

With the Covid pandemic amidst upon us, it has become a trendy to use the managerial acronym: VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a catchall for

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Most things Divide, Few things Unite

  While most imagined ideas divide us as a society, three things allow us to engage, albeit gain momentum towards collectivity: money, politics and religion.  In-group/Out-group

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We Shall Overcome

Soothsayers are having a field day. Has there ever been a time, when we have not been paranoid with the pace of the future? Too

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Fear of missing out (FoMO)

Fear of missing out is a social anxiety stemmed from the belief that others might be having fun while the person experiencing the anxiety is

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Leadership Hubris

Hubris (in Greek tragedy) refers to excessive pride or defiance of the Gods leading to nemesis. This fatal flaw, or an error in action (Hamartia)

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Quo Vadis?

  What is common to humans with other living creatures? We are common in that we have a desire to Express and Relate. What distinguishes

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What lies beneath?

  We feel proud that we have unravelled the mysteries of the smallest matter and can explain the laws of the Universe. Yet, the ‘mystery’

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Will East meet West?

  Swami Chinmayananda explains three universal laws which I guess those with a scientific mind would agree with ·     Every effect is on account of a

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How Society Shapes Our Behaviour

  Social Construction of Behaviour – impact of Kaal(time), Desh(region) and Context For millennials, humans have lived in tribes, communities and societies. Their behaviour has

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Leadership in Crisis

In the story of ‘Odyssey’ one learns about Odysseus is shipwrecked and marooned, while powerful young men in his community back home, run riot in

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The Illusion of the Self

Who are you? These Covid days have left me reflecting on the question. All responses to the first inevitably relate to ‘my possessions’ (such as titles,),

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Remembering my father

One of my earliest memories of my father was getting up in the middle of the night and finding him sitting up in his bed

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Whose Life Matters?

This incident is bizarre and has shocked and disappointed me. Let me begin with a few facts first. At 6.40 pm, this Sunday, at a

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