What goes into forming “high performing teams”?

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “The Infinite Game” Trusting teams are those which are based on the foundation of trust.People trust each other , collaboration is a byproduct and people feel free to express their vulnerability. Biologically human beings are hardwired to protect outselves.When we do not feel safe feeling of mistrust results andContinue reading “What goes into forming “high performing teams”?”

Willingness to express vulnerability

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “The Infinite Game” Trusting teams are those where the members feel safe under an infinite minded leader.Collaboration is the key snd the members are willing to give their blood , sweat and tear to advance a just cause. When members work in Trusting Teams , they feel safe toContinue reading “Willingness to express vulnerability”

What is meant by “decision paralysis”?

Adopted from the book titled “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath. Our rational brain referred to as the “rider” of the “elephant” or emotional brain gives us the unique capability to analyze a situation and take decisions. In the absence of a clear direction , give a multiple range of options this unique rational brainContinue reading “What is meant by “decision paralysis”?”

Emotional vs Rational brain arousal

The rational brain or “neo cortex” gives human beings the unique ability to analyze , rationalize & brainstorm , given a problem statement On the other hand , limbic or emotional brain has been inherited from apes , gives us emotions e.g. feelings of love , affection etc. To understand the respective arousal , nothingContinue reading “Emotional vs Rational brain arousal”

Role of “rider” & “elephant” in influencing change

The rider or the rational brain analyzes situation and provides the necessary direction to influence change. The elephant or the emotional limbic brain understands only signals and provides the passion to influence change. Thus for change to be driven both the “rider” and “elephant” need to be influenced with the necessary arousal to complement eachContinue reading “Role of “rider” & “elephant” in influencing change”

Scientifically driving change , in 3 steps

Adopted from the book titled “Switch” from Chip and Dan Heath. Three 3 steps to drive change are: 1) Direct the Rider – The rational brain referred to as the “Rider” needs to a crystal clear direction to be able to drive change 2)Motivate the elephant – Engaging the emotional limbic brain of humans thatContinue reading “Scientifically driving change , in 3 steps”

Difference between “stress” and “passion”

Simon Sinek “Together is Better” highlights the difference in the simplest possible manner. Working hard for something we don’t care is called stress.Working hard for something we love is called passion. A true masterclass.

Assessing “true value” of a leader

Simon Sinek in his book “Together is Better” provides key insights related to the same. The true value of a leader is not measured by the work they do.The true value of a leader is measured by the work they inspire others to do. A true masterclass in leadership

Assessing the “value” of our lives

Simon Sinek in his book titled “Together is Better” illuminates us on this. The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves.The value of our lives is determined by what we do others. A true masterclass because after all what matters is fulfillment.