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What to say- What Not to say when you Lead

 By Somali K Chakrabarti “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~Dorothy Nevill   “Isn’t it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?” ~Arnot L. Sheppard, Jr.     

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When Problems are opportunities in disguise

By Somali K Chakrabarti Problems are only opportunities in work clothes! ~ Henry J. Kaiser. This comment from Kokila on my post ‘Being Unreasonable may lead to Innovation’ triggered the thought for this writeup. We often whine about the no of problems that surround us and the difficulties that we face in our day to day lives. But then there are those who persevere under trying circumstance and turn the constraints into opportunities. Here’s the story of Toyota, a business that emerged successfully out of severe constraints during its formative years, guided by people who sought new perspectives to look at problems and  worked around the constraints.

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10 Inspiring Quotes on Purpose in Life

 By Somali K Chakrabarti Purpose renders meaning to our existence; the meaning of purpose varies for each of us. Our search for purpose  In our lives, we all need something to look forward to, something that makes us feel more alive and vibrant. So begins our search for purpose! Purpose, is the elusive bird that often evades us, but when we find it, our purpose gives us a good reason to live for. Only for a few, the purpose comes clear early in life, while any many of us spend ages without knowing what our purpose is, and take life as it comes.

Personal Effectiveness

How to Develop Effective Communication Skills

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti If any men were to ask me what I would suppose to be a perfect language , I would answer that in which a man speaking to five hundred people of all common and various capacities should be understood by them all in the same sense which the speaker intended to be understood   ~ Robinson Crusoe   Essence of Communication Conveying effectively what you intend to convey, without leaving it subject to interpretation, is the essence of communication.

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How to trump the Curse of Success

By Somali K Chakrabarti Overcoming challenges brings success, success brings its own challenges. Success has its own attractions, but it also has the side effects.   The Initial stages of the Journey To Success  When you start something new as a professional or as an entrepreneur, or in sports or in a creative field, you generally start with a high risk appetite. You are enthused and you put in your best efforts and toil for your success. You make mistakes, learn from them and grow on your experiences. Any positive feedback you get adds to your levels of motivation and bolsters the hope of further positive outcome. When success finally knocks the door, you’re excited; you get adulation from all quarters and you cherish the attention.

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10 Inspiring Quotes on Hope and Optimism

 By Somali K Chakrabarti Hope inspires, Hope enthuses, Hope soothes, Hope seduces. [Tweet this] Hope is an universal phenomenon Life without hope is drab. What keeps us going each day, is the belief that there is something good in store for us, or that the future holds something fancy in the form of luck, happiness, or whatever we wish for. As we go on in the pursuit of our goals, hopeful thinking at each and every stage in life, both during the good and bad times, gives us the energy and enthusiasm to move on with zest to pursue our goals. Here is a collection of 10 beautiful quotes on the significance of hope and optimism in our lives. [ Tweet this picture ]  

Personal Effectiveness

5 Lessons in Teamwork from Shamitabh

By Somali K Chakrabarti Shamitabh – the movie with an unusual name formed by merging the names of the characters Daanish (played by Dhanush) and Amitabh (Bachchan), is a movie with an unusual theme. Now before you think that this post is a review of the movie, I need to tell you it is not. This post is about the compelling thoughts conveyed beautifully through the story of Shamitabh. A mute lad Daanish, who is obsessed with movies since he was a child, harbours the dream of becoming a film star. Akshara (played by Haasan), an assistant director, helps him to overcome his handicap and communicate through a borrowed voice with the use of technology. Amitabh Sinha, a cynical drunkard and a failed actor, with a baritone voice, who lives in a graveyard, becomes the voice of Daanish. The duo turn out to be a winning combination and Daanish, renamed as Shamitabh, becomes a superstar. 

Inspirational

A Mission in Mizoram

By Bhudeb Chakrabarti The monsoon set in quite early this time in the high hills of Mizoram. It was raining incessantly throughout the day and night in the middle of July 1986. Zemabawk, on the outskirt of Aizawl, was the location of CRPF headquarters. I was posted as DIG CRPF, responsible for overseeing the operations of all CRPF battalions deployed in Mizoram.   The Mission On 30 June, 1986, the Govt of India had signed a “Peace Accord” with the Mizo National Front (MNF) ending the two-decade old insurgency in the ”Land of the Highlanders”. CRPF was assigned the mission to receive MNF cadres at designated places and take over their arms and ammunitions for handing over to the Army. Subsequently the MNF cadres were to be escorted to a Peace Camp “Remna Run” on a high ridge near Tui- Vamit-Tlang, a windy village, at one extreme end of Aizawl. Parva and Marpara were the two earmarked places through which the MNF returnees were to enter Mizoram from Bangladesh and lay down their arms and ammunitions.   The Terrain Aizawl, set on the ridges of steep hills is flanked by the lofty peaks of the beautiful Durtlang Hills.

Personal Effectiveness

10 Quotes on Nurturing Talent

 By Somali K Chakrabarti How many times while reading a gripping book, or while seeing an awesome movie, or while watching an interesting game have you been completed fascinated by the performance of the artists, singer, writer or player and wondered at what makes them so amazingly talented. Blessed are the people who are born with unique talents and are more gifted than others. When talent is honed and nurtured with rigor and discipline, and presented with the right opportunities, it leads to extraordinary results. Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time. ― Marcus Buckingham

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