How to handle difficult conversations effectively

Difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations and values.Douglas stone Difficult and uncomfortable conversations are something we all participate from time to time and are hard to avoid both in our personal or professional lives. A difficult conversation is any conversation in which there are strong … Continue reading How to handle difficult conversations effectively

How to give corrective feedback

Feedback need not be always intimidating, negative, demoralising or disheartening. When done in the right way and with right intention, it paves way for personal improvement, problem-solving and change. Here is how to give corrective feedback.

Overcome your overconfidence bias

“There is nothing like success to blind one to the possibility of failure.” - Roger Lowenstein Every day we hold onto certain kind of expectations about ourselves, others and about our circumstances. These expectations we hold about ourselves directly influence our attitudes, decisions, behaviours, perspectives, as well as interactions with others. To succeed in our … Continue reading Overcome your overconfidence bias

Practice being non-judgmental

"You May judge others only according to your knowledge of yourself."- Kahlil Gibran We all have a natural innate tendency to be drawn to those similar to us and judge or criticise those who are different. Whenever we come across people who have different values, lifestyles or preferences, we tend to categorise them in a … Continue reading Practice being non-judgmental

How to build new empowering beliefs

"As we develop new beliefs about who we are, our behaviour will change to support the new identity." - Tony Robbins Our beliefs shape our identity by influencing our behaviour.  For instance if  you don't believe that you can achieve your goals, you don't even try to act in the direction of achieving them or … Continue reading How to build new empowering beliefs