It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
~André Gide
~André Gide

Blogs

Power of Words

I feel blessed to have been exposed to Appreciative Inquiry at the turn of the century and over the past 12 years this philosophy has overshadowed my other propensities. This life-glue has provided a number of opportunities to experience the impact in my personal and professional life. I wish to discuss one profound facet of positive psychology and other strength based approaches (like AI) here. The choice of our words – expressed or otherwise often determines our well-being or otherwise. This has been reaffirmed repeatedly for me as a parent, sibling, and a friend or as a Leadership & Business Coach and Organization Development catalyst. Read full article...


Discover pleasure embedded in pain

This morning a colleague shared the vision and anxiety of a newly appointed ‘professional’ CEO of a thoroughbred pedigreed family business. This CEO working for a century old trusted business house in India, sought my colleague’s consulting support to unlock employee potential towards increasing market-share of their business. Armed with a vision to grow and keenness to transform the organization, the CEO had only one request ‘support us to cascade my vision through our loyal people; they must change and embrace ‘the new now’, shed their inertia, increase commitment… BUT do make sure that there’s no pain’. Read full article...


...the half born child and obsessed parenting...

The last post http://celebratetheright.blogspot.in/2016/08/the-mother-father-midwife-and-half-born.html which was a metaphor for an existential dharma sankata[1], resulted in quite a few reactions. There were some other interesting visualizations such as “…the baby is afraid to be born through mermaid, for it fears of a form that wouldn’t be beautiful or functional” and someone who was aware of my dilemma quipped “…the baby can choose another womb where it feels safe and give the hell to this mother (for not making it feel safe)…” Read full article...


The Mother, the Father, the Midwife and a half-born Child

A man lived an enormously satisfying life; with material comforts, a standing in society or recognition – he seemed to have it all. People would envy him for how easy his life was and often reminded him how lucky he was to have that Midas touch. But, deep inside he would feel lonely and in his pursuit to understand his loneliness he began diving deeper. In this journey he discovered that descending deeper required equalizing the pressure periodically and soon enough he had transcended the initial scare and found joy in buoyancy. Aided by aquatic inventions he began to dive deeper and his buoyancy started to provide him soul satisfying experiences of the corals, the under-sea life, hidden caves n paths and other flora n fauna. Read full article...


Finding your Chi

Just as the leaf of 2015 was turning to welcome 2016, I met an amazing couple -- Dr Mrs Kinneri and Dr. Kalind Bakshi*, master coach and an EFT practitioner... the interesting conversation that followed, lead us to organize a Tai Chi workshop at Potentia Institute last month... Read full article...


The Power of Intention

As I connect the dots spread across fifty years of life and my quest for higher purpose, joy and meaning - one powerful construct that stands out as life’s lesson is -- the power of intention

Every day I come across the powerful link that connects an Image with Thought; Thought with Action; and Action with Outcome. Not just my life, but have seen many people achieve peak accomplishments just as they had intended. The power of intention being such that all the universe conspires[1] to help one fulfill that intention. Past few years of teaching Appreciative Inquiry and coaching executives has further enhanced my belief. My last blog (story of marathon -- http://www.celebratetheright.blogspot.in/2013/08/my-first-attempt-at-full-marathon.html) is an example of my intent that saw me at the start line and the finish line. Read full article...