The SMART way of Appreciations

“Everyone like a pat on the back” – the good old saying is known and realized by all. It is even more important in the modern era where social aspect are more conducive in life. However, appreciations can get complex and may go in different direction if not done right. So, here is my SMART appreciation tips; S for Specific – Though it has some value when someone say “thank you for everything you did” or “appreciate your contribution”, it makes more effective when the receiver know what this “everything’’…

SMART Goals for Millennials and Digital Generation!

Most of us have heard and used the traditional SMART goal guideline. Where SMART stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time based. This has been the model for quite some time. However, I believe for the millennial generation in this fast moving era, it needs some revision. So, here is what my reloading for SMART goals model. Soulful, Motivating, Agile, Responsible and Transforming Soulful: Any goal that is self-imposed is anytime better than that is assigned to you by someone else. If one has to feel accountability and ownership,…

Power of Trust!

What is the real power of Trust? In my career, I have been lucky to work with many great leaders. One of them spoke to me about this concept. Though I ‘unknowingly knew’ this before, he made me think more and realize it. In one word, he used to mention the power of trust is Speed. When you trust, we can achieve immense speed in everything we do. This is possible by avoiding wasting time on any non-value adding activities. When we trust in the contributors in whatever we are…

Chances and Choices, the Destiny Drivers!

Have you ever thought of what decides your future? The destiny? What made someone what they are today? Or what is going to make someone what will they be in future? I believe there are two common driving factors of destiny, I call them Chances and Choices. Chances are those opportunities, situations, environments, circumstances etc. that you are already in or getting into. Choices are what you choose and decide to do about it. There is sensible cyclic relation between these two. Every choice you make from the given chances…

The 5 C’s of Advises and Decisions

In my role in office and life, I have to give lot of advisories and decisions every day. These are often verbal communication. Many times during the day, one of my team member may walks in and ask me about something Or while in a brainstorming session about something we are going to do new or a cross checking on something that they think I would know about. The situations vary. However, these are the opportunities for me to influence the team positively as their leader. When you do this…

Yourself v. Your Role

To practice Xenzity, the art of making sense rationally, need a basic perquisite. That is the self-realization. The realization of oneself as an individual from the roles played in their work and life. The first step in that process is knowing the roles. In the modern era life, at times the role become predominant than the person. Hence it become more important to know the person versus role and the relation between the two. Everyone have to play multiple roles in their life every day. The outcome of life is…