Personal Development

Caring

I always thought I cared about people. Then again, it’s easy to excuse myself: loving people (like me) busy with daily living might lack the necessary apparatus for expressing their care toward others. No matter, I plan to amend the situation somehow. Back then at the university, there was a guy ready always with a compliment for …

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Gravitas

Some people appear and fill the room. No noise, just quiet, tangible presence. They become the center, the definition of the collective mood, the room listens when they speak. The gravitas-person is mature, possesses a soul with depths of resources and control; is confident, authentic, exhibits wholeness of personality. At work, gravitas is a core competence, …

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Leaders are speakers

Readers are leaders. Readers are not leaders if they fail to communicate their insights to the world. This they can do through writing and speaking. The pages preserve and propagate what is written but the masses find it easier to heed the audible voice than the pen. Why? Speaking has the power of immediacy, the …

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the way to self discovery

You discover your purpose -and powers- in the midst of people. Join a club, a group, a large organization when you get the chance, volunteer at one if you have to because in a group people gravitate toward roles, and the one you move toward explains your natural inclinations, your talents, even skills, the stuff …

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planning life

I get to this point where I need to re-evaluate things. Am I on track? Is my vision still sharp or is it blurry now? I’m checking out this life plan chart to take stock and re-map my life direction. Two things can result from this: I will discover new priorities and clarifications, and I will be assured …

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Books I Enjoyed Reading in the Last One Year

I have read–and listened to–more books in the last one year than during any one year. Some of them though published decades ago remain great reads. Do check them out and let me know what books are on your radar this year. Here are the ones I particularly enjoyed: Business & Entrepreneurship Blue Ocean Strategy – W. …

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