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Managing Emotions at the Workplace (2): Communicating confidently with a tough boss

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What is assertive behaviour? Assertiveness is the middle ground between aggression and passivity. It is about reasonable behaviour and finding solutions that suit both sides. Assertiveness means: Acknowledging your own feelings to yourself (“My boss gives me bits and pieces of tasks without total responsibility of the entire project, and I am feeling restless and unfulfilled”); Understanding […]

Managing Emotions at the Workplace (1): Why do we get emotionally hijacked?

Posted in Communication skills,Managing our emotions by Rashmi Datt on March 11th, 2012

Communication at the workplace (particularly with the boss) is as important as lubricant for our car engine. Without it our career will sputter and stall, and work life will be full of breakdowns and headaches. In quiz, you saw a few situations, which if not clarified, have the potential to worsen our irritation with time.  […]

Even if your temperature rises quickly, respond slowly

Posted in Managing our emotions by Rashmi Datt on August 22nd, 2011

Recently I was with a group of people who holidayed together for 3 days on the occasion of their company’s first off-site. The spouses met each other and their husband’s colleagues for the first time. It was a beautiful natural setting in god’s own country – we had Kerala’s gentle monsoon breeze, verdant green swaying […]

Mission and Vision- Beacon or Bunch of meaningless words?

Posted in Personal Effectiveness by Rashmi Datt on June 7th, 2011

“What do you want to be when you grow up?’ was my husband’s favourite question, which he would ask our kids’ friends when they came home. As they grew into their pre-teens, it would be accompanied by the rolling of my daughter’s eyes (‘It’s an old-fashioned question, papa’ she would admonish later). But my husband […]

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