Punishment, Ridicule, Shame, Low Self-esteem and Fear of Failure

Authorities punish you. It is what happens to you externally. Friends, relatives, neighbours, colleagues or similar level acquaintances ridicule you; it is society's form of punishment. Again, it is something that happens to you externally. Whereas, shame is a punishment that you impose on yourself. It is something that you feel internally (your response) when you …

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Your fear of looking stupid is actually making you look stupid! – by Benjamin Hardy

This article was written by Benjamin P. Hardy and the original link to the article is here. I loved this article and hence posting it here. According to psychological research, the greatest emotional need is security. Who doesn’t want to be liked? Yet, trying to be liked and living in alignment with your goals and values …

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The Gratification Cycle

My hypothesis is that: With the increased convenience and the fast pace of the world today, we want to be gratified instantly and our ability to wait for gratification is coming down. This is what I call as the gratification cycle and the cycle seems to become shorter and shorter. Our instant access to online …

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Influence vs. Authority

This is a post written by J. Matthew Becker and the link to the original post is here. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” - Ken Blanchard What is your leadership style?  Do you rely on influence or authority? I’m sure that most of us have probably experienced a leader that relies …

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20 Management Activities to manage any project or initiative

For some people it comes very natural to manage things. But for people who are not very good at management, the below simple list can come in handy to manage any new challenge or responsibility to get the ball rolling. The below are a simple list of activities in sequence that are to be followed …

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