(Reading time 1 minute) Humility. Every major religion promotes it as one of the highest virtues. In executive-land it is deemed a highly desirable attribute of a great leader. It is symbolic of sanctity, something that even a intensely materialistic person somehow aspires to master. But what if it was not actually true? What if humility […]
(Reading time 5 minutes) While people like Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Elon Musk and a group of other visionaries are developing AI (artificial Intelligence) to extraordinary levels, most of us fail to materialise even the basic capabilities that we are already endowed with. We are not applying the latest science to our education ad self […]
(Reading time 2 minutes) It is in neat handwriting on the inside cover of your favourite notebook, right by your bedside. It is by far the most precious page in the book, and the most read. It is the page that will transform your life. It is your daily affirmation. Version 5.1 Colourful phrases that describe […]
(Reading time ) Picture a beautiful sunset, golden clouds reflecting on the ocean. Or waterfall photographed with a wide angle lens through the mist. Or a climber contemplating the view from mountaintop. Or crystal clear waters washing onto a white sandy beach, complete with a near-cloudless blue sky and leaning palm trees. In bold, or […]
Mindfulness is hip! How science, social media and the GFC triggered the mindful leadership revolution.
(Reading time 5 minutes) Mindfulness is hip! Mindfulness is trending in all channels of social media. In 2014 mindfulness was the new buzzword among celebrities from Katy Perry to Sir Richard Branson, from Will Smith’s kids to media magnate Arianna Huffington. And by all signs that was just the beginning. 2015 is the year that […]
For the larger part of the adult population, the single biggest share of time is spent almost exclusively in the company of work colleagues, clients, and bosses. And because of this idea that our relationship with them is pivotal to our life, these are the people who we are most likely to make efforts to […]
While playing snakes and ladders with one of our sons, he proceeded to define a set of game rules that were not striclty part of the game. So we played the game with that modified set of rules. Children master the art of imagination. Rarely do they participate in a game where they do not […]