Author: Vishu

CHOW #78- Responding rather than Reacting

Here is a challenge of the week. How do you Respond rather than React in the following situations? Someone sends you a nasty email copying rest of the team members also on the mail Someone abuses and insults you in a meeting by calling your idea as stupid What has been your experience in any such situation? How did you feel? How did you manage yourself and what did you do? Or how do you respond in such situations?   Suggested Solution: I would look at dealing with such situations from a two-pronged approach – one is about immediately...

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Mindfulness and Agility

Are Mindfulness and Agility related in any way? Does being more aware, alive and calm lead to being more agile? Yes, Mindfulness indeed can enhance Agility – better sense & respond mechanism, at an individual level as well as at an enterprise level. In Yogic system it is well known and well established that absolute stillness and intense activity complement each other. Let’s explore this interplay in this blog. If we pay attention, we notice that Agility really starts with Mind. It’s about open, curious, energetic mind constantly looking for doing better things and in better ways. Such Agile...

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Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is one of the buzz words in the industry these days. Mindfulness is a technique to bring and keep the mind in the present moment, moment by moment. There is a great deal of research done and experiences shared by many people on the benefits of Mindfulness in terms of positive emotions, reduced stress & depressions, improved health and overall happiness. Research has also shown significant improvement in mental faculties like memory, concentration, focus and creativity. Mindfulness is now not only used in therapy but also to enhance leadership qualities and work performance. There are many benefits of...

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Mindfulness: A tool to enhance Personal Effectiveness

Mindfulness is one of the buzz words in the industry these days. Mindfulness is a technique to bring and keep the mind in the present moment, moment by moment. There are umpteen number of researches done and experiences shared by many people on the benefits of Mindfulness in terms of positive emotions, reduced stress & depressions, improved health and overall happiness. Research has also shown the significant improvements in the mental faculties like memory, concentration, focus and creativity.  Mindfulness is now not only used in therapeutic use but also to enhance leadership qualities and work performance. There are several...

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Agile Culture Change

I have been coaching teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Managers & Senior Leaders on Agile & Scrum for close to a decade now. While celebrating 20 years of Scrum, thought of sharing some interesting situations/challenges that I had come across during these engagements. One of our Customers had adopted Agile and were practicing it for a couple of years. But they were not happy with the outcomes. They approached us to take the maturity of Agile adoption to the next orbit. When we initially met several people in the organization across different levels, everyone said that they are using Agile well and that...

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