Have you ever listened to something and found yourself nodding fervently because it beautifully weaves together many strands of thought you can identify with? A stimulating conversation on Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs with Dr Ramya Ranganathan at the My Aviation: My Career Week at #GEAviation India did just that for me and inspired this entry. My personal takeaway was thatContinue reading “#cafenervosashots | Self-Limiting Beliefs”
Last weekend, during one of my Creative Expression workshops, the task I had assigned was to write an ‘instruction manual for a daily chore’ in the style of a wiki-how page. So: this kid suggested/chose the topic: How to Make Friends and Strike Up a Conversation. Now, right away, I had my reservations. Let’s faceContinue reading “#cafenervosashots | A Recipe for Life”
Ever since I was a child, I have loved the world of words. Words can be oppressive when they are stripped of meaning and fashioned into neat, organized jargon. But words can be an ocean of serenity when you don’t try to control the story, but let it unfold over you. And when they giveContinue reading “#cafenervosashots | Words”
“Blessed daily life, may nothing break you, nothing wound you, nothing deny your beauty and the sweet strokes you paint in our souls” – Excerpt from Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar While we dismiss daily life as the humdrum, mundane, routine formula of our lives, this quote has stayed with me because it exalts dailyContinue reading “#cafenervosashots | Daily Life”
Women Are Rated Better Than Men on Key Leadership Capabilities (HBR) Data Shows Women Make Better Leaders. Who cares? (Forbes magazine) “Female-led countries handled coronavirus better, study suggests” (The Guardian) A number of articles with titles like these made their way to my feed through March. Let’s indulge ourselves in a thought experiment and in each of these sentences, tryContinue reading “#ChooseToChallenge: Our Love of Labels”
The opposite of banning books is not allowing kids to read whatever they want. It’s having conversations. Conversations that make us uncomfortable. Conversations about absolutely natural things everyone should explore.
There is a reason distance learning traditionally has timelines which are more flexible and long-term. There’s a reason testing is less stringent and more project-based in distance learning… You are curators of your own learning in a distance environment. Some of that flexibility, if not all, exists in virtual classrooms as we see them today.
I’ve been spending some time thinking about transparency and speaking up at work these past few months. This post doesn’t offer recommendations, but raises some possibly provocative questions that I hope to get perspectives on. How many times do we exhort each other to speak up? And how much of it do we really, truly, actually do ourselves?
So many parents and teachers don this garb of ‘we have things figured out.’ But spend long enough in any office and it’s clear that we don’t know shit. Is lack of attention a “kid” trait? I’ve seen colleagues fill many margins in intricate doodles during training sessions, while I discreetly check my phone. Yet, our age somehow justifies our unfair expectations.
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