Developmental Psychology, Performance Psychology, Psychology

Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly! (Buckminster Fuller) Since time began there have been major crises. Pandemics, flooding, famine, terrorist attacks – we cannot be certain when they will happen, only that they will.  During a crisis, cognitive overload looms; information is incomplete, interests and priorities… Continue reading Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

Organizational Psychology, Performance Psychology, Psychology

My Top 3 Leadership Lessons during Pandemic

The nCovid pandemic has been one of the longest running crises of recent times and in different ways, it has tested grit and leadership of everyone. I am an introverted person but an extroverted leader. While the typical traits of being an introvert conserve my energies, it is the extroversion in my leadership style that… Continue reading My Top 3 Leadership Lessons during Pandemic

Organizational Psychology, Performance Psychology, Psychology

Personal Well Being : Foundation of Resilience in crisis

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Our VUCA world today is inundated with so many challenges and crises that we need more to achieve (and to maintain) a balance within ourselves to keep moving ahead. Life may not come with a map, but everyone will experience twists and turns, from… Continue reading Personal Well Being : Foundation of Resilience in crisis

Developmental Psychology, Psychology

Part 3 : How to be an Adult? : Emotional Thinking!

Life is impossible without emotions. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, sad, angry, anxious, or frustrated. We choose activities based on the emotions that they incite. Therefore, understanding emotions is one of the most essential elements of a high-performing adult. What are Emotions? Emotion is one type of effect. It can be… Continue reading Part 3 : How to be an Adult? : Emotional Thinking!

Developmental Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

How to be an Adult? – Introduction

Adulting is hard AF! Adulting is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, and in that it is different from ageing. An adult is usually identified as someone of a certain age, and with age arrive definite sociocultural, legal, occupational, emotional, financial etc, etc(n) expectations - uncaring of the internal obstacles that may not have been addressed… Continue reading How to be an Adult? – Introduction

Developmental Psychology, Performance Psychology, Psychology

Hey! You got a monkey on your back

A lot is happening and a lot is passing too. Life seems to have gone from a (barely) manageable 3D version to a brutal 4D with a space-time continuum, making the mind toggle between past and future. While the creative tension between what-has-been and what-can-be is the source of all learning and development, in these… Continue reading Hey! You got a monkey on your back

Psychology, Social Psychology

Turn off the cameras

Be so good that they cannot ignore you Steve Martin, the famous hollywood comedian, said these words about ambition in performing arts. Performing arts is a heavily performance-driven occupation that thrives on reinvention, quick transitions, low recovery time and consistent development - much like sports. These occupations are often met with highs and lows, where… Continue reading Turn off the cameras

Performance Psychology, Psychology

The Performance Binary

The desire to win does not necessarily make one narcissistic but it is the abject, stomach-churning fear of losing. The gap between the two traditional poles of performance sees a longstanding judgement towards the journey of action. A tug of war is a play of pure strength where you are physically pitted against the other… Continue reading The Performance Binary

Performance Psychology, Psychology

Extraordinary in Ordinary

Manny Pacquiao beats Thurman to become the oldest welterweight world champion - at 40. I woke up to seeing this in the BBC news feed, and loved it! I have (at one time) followed Manny religiously and have been blown away by his sheer simplicity and competitiveness - a relatively uncommon combination but definitely a… Continue reading Extraordinary in Ordinary