Side effects of “instant gratification”

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “Together is Better”. Modern day instant gratification seems very luring for a Gen X millennial. In the past ordering a gift and physically receiving it used to take time.Nowadays order something from Amazon and you immediately receive the product. For watching a blockbuster movie one had to wait forContinue reading “Side effects of “instant gratification””

Social media addiction and alcoholism

Social media abuse is increasing by the day. Getting addicted to social media is very common in the age of high speed internet and smart phones Like alcoholism , social media craving is addictive and both release the addictive chemical named “dopamine” that causes short term happiness. As a result of this , addicts craveContinue reading “Social media addiction and alcoholism”

The power of human bonds

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “Together is Better” Social media and its proliferation has made life convenient and made virtual connections a reality In spite of this , social media or for that matter video calls can never be a substitute for “face to face” communication. This is because all human beings are socialContinue reading “The power of human bonds”

Overcoming obstacles the right way

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “Together is Better” Imagining obstacle as a wall , we can imagine whats over the wall or we can stand there and crib , the choice is entirely ours. When obstacles appear in life , he fun is to figure out ways to get over it or around itContinue reading “Overcoming obstacles the right way”

Why building relationships in a workplace stand out?

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled , “Together is Better” Finding excitement at work from events such as meeting a goal , getting a promotion result in a hit of the addictive chemical named “dopamine” which is short lived , temporary. Building trusting relations , quality of such relationships that help us overcome every obstacleContinue reading “Why building relationships in a workplace stand out?”

When “expressing vulnerability” is the most powerful feeling

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “Together is Better” Being vulnerable means admitting we dont know something , we made a mistake and hence ask for help. If we work in a team or organization with a strong work culture , among others with whom we feel safe , expressing vulnerability seems to be theContinue reading “When “expressing vulnerability” is the most powerful feeling”

“Leadership like parenting” metaphor

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “Together is Better” The joy of parenting comes from seeing our children do things that delight us Similarly the joy of leadership comes from seeing someone in our team do more than they thought they were capable of

Subtle differences between “Performance” & “Trust”

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “The Infinite Game”. Whereas performance relates to IQ(Intelligence Quotient) , trust relates to EQ(Emotional Quotient) Performance is given more value by finite minded leaders who put numbers ahead of people. Trust is given more value by infinite minded leaders who are willing to take the risks to form trustingContinue reading “Subtle differences between “Performance” & “Trust””

“Organization as a plant” metaphor

Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book titled “The Infinite Game” No matter how strong an organization or plant is , no matter how tall it is , if a plant is not able to produce new seeds , if an organization is not able to produce new leaders , then the ability to thrive for generationsContinue reading ““Organization as a plant” metaphor”