Tag Archive: Communication skills

On Children

Some poems are so simple and self-explanatory that you only read them and enjoy them. Khalil Jibran wrote one such poem on children reproduced below. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing…
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Ignorance of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle built Sherlock Holmes’ personality around very peculiar traits. One of them was his ignorance. As remarkable as he was in his profession, he was on the opposite end of the spectrum when it came to things he…
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On Perfectionism

An important question every creator encounters quite often is the following. When to ship the creation, be it a novel, a painting, a product, a software, a book or even a blog post? I have read a large number of…
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Accepting Mistakes

It is natural to think of ourselves as shining beacons of truth and infallibility. There is something in our minds that prevents us from accepting and acknowledging our mistakes. When I find it difficult, I just do what I do…
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Closing the Loop of Listening

In a previous article, I wrote about listening as a skill and how important it is in our daily communication with other people. Today I describe another great benefit of listening more: speaking less. At times I have tried to…
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Books

Recently I read some beautiful words by the scientist Carl Sagan, on books. What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles….
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For Students

Due to the coronavirus, most schools and universities have quickly shifted their teaching programs online and the students have this tough task of actual learning in a non-physical environment for the first time. Over time, you will go back to…
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And Implanting the Ideas

In a previous post, I described how are inadvertently programming the minds of people around us through our words and actions. The next thought was how to deliberately implant your idea into someone’s head where you desire a particular course…
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Programming a Person’s Mind

With every word we speak and every action we perform, we are inadvertently programming the minds of the people around us. This is important not only for the parents whose kids are watching their every move and absorbing their each…
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Reading Books without Bookmarks

This is an interesting little habit that has helped me significantly over time. When I am reading a book, I never use a bookmark to place on the page where I stop at one particular time. The reason behind this…
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