Managing Failure

Enjoying success comes easy, managing failure is tough unless you are trained to manage it. Yes, failure would still be a failure, but knowing how to manage it contains the impact and, at times, makes it less painful. Managing failure with a positive demeanor offers strong possibility of a plethora of new opportunities opening up.….Read More

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Plain-speak

Frankness is good, almost always. At times frankness does more damage than it does good and that is where the shoe hurts. How do we teach frankness to our kids and how do we make sure that their plain-speaking doesn’t create chasms which are too wide to fill? The objective behind plain-speak should be positive,….Read More

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Backbiting

Unnecessary gossip and  backbiting hurts all, the ones who are doing it, the ones who are encouraging it and the ones against whom it is happening. It is a no win situation. Exaggeration is often the seed of discord and it is also a form of gossip and it hurts. Our kids must stay away….Read More

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Who is an Achiever?

Question: Who is an achiever? Answer: Anyone who sets a goal and meets it. Yes, it is this plain speak. Degree or importance of achievement can be a subject of discussion but not the fact that if a goal is kept and met, it is an achievement. At first we need to encourage our wards….Read More

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Conviction

When belief meets faith and trust it becomes conviction, the unassailable version of belief.  Equally important is that we all expect our kids to listen to us and follow, having said that, we want them to follow what? Our actions or our thought process leading to those actions? Of course, the latter. Right? At subconscious….Read More

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Transparency

Transparency is an approach to build trust and taste success. If one wants to become transparent in her/his actions overnight, it is just not possible. Transparency is a character trait. Either it is in you or it is not. If it is not in your trait most attempts to be selectively transparent are likely to….Read More

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Credibility

One can believe you if you are believable. And, why would anyone believe you? It is only because you’ve earned credibility, right? Absolutely! Being credible is central to success. Words and actions have to work in tandem and when they do people start trusting you with their worldly possessions and even life. Relationships are based….Read More

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Social Skills

Children of all ages communicate through speech as well as body language. Inside the homes and classrooms, and on sporting grounds, children have to learn to employ social skills to interact with their elders and their peers. So how do they inculcate skills like politeness, etiquette, respect for personal space, and ability to get along….Read More

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Accountability

It indeed is a powerful concept to teach our kids that it is they who frame their future. Excellent! However, this concept works only when a few caveats are in place. Foremost, if they fail at any stage they would have to quickly stand back on their own feet. It is they who are responsible….Read More

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Reflection

Mirrors don’t lie. Mirrors just throw back whatever is placed straight in front of them. Reflections apparently don’t have any depth but none tells the truth better than a mirror. Our actions are a reflection of our values. It is paramount for us to make our kids live reality and be honest to themselves. They….Read More

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