LATEST POSTS ON COMMUNICATION & NEGOTIATIONS

Double-click for purposeful conversation

By discovering what the other person feels and understands, you can break through your blind spots as a communicator  Have you been in discussions where one or two individuals are taking up most of the air time – telling and not really asking? With team members talking past each other, focused on just articulating their […]

How to support an overwhelmed team

Spot stress-related warning signs and help team members cope with the pressure  Our team members are working hard to try to finish the year strong, along with building the plans for next year. It is great to see how many of you are charged up and energised. As leaders, we need to ensure that we […]

Difficult conversations

Get over your squeamishness and have that tough talk. Have you had situations when someone on your team is not performing as per expectations or not doing their part? Do you address this head-on? Or do you avoid having the conversation? Or do you tend to sugar coat the tough message? Frankly, many of us […]

LATEST POSTS ON LEARNING & INNOVATION

Boost your WFH productivity

7 recommendations to optimise your time while working remotely. “We are home working alongside our kids, in unsuitable spaces, with no choice and no in-office days. This will create a productivity disaster for firms.” Nicholas Bloom, senior fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Over the past few months, I have written about various aspects […]

Smartphone addiction

Outsmart your ‘psychoactive’ smartphone with these suggestions.  We all know that smartphones are transforming our lives – the way we communicate, connect and learn, among many things. However, as they become an increasing part of our day-to-day routine, are they now controlling our lives? Do you find yourself on your smartphone just about all the […]

LATEST POSTS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY & HEALTHCARE

Taking a holistic view of water quality research

Water is a most precious resource and a complex medium intrinsic to maintaining a rich and flourishing ecosystem. It keeps us healthy, feeds us with its teeming oceans and irrigated crops, enables worldwide mobility and exploration, and plays an innate part in groundbreaking scientific developments in the environmental, biopharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, among […]

Do you think you know everything about Cervical Cancer?

Of about a hundred different strains, some of them from the sexually transmitted infection Human Papillomavirus or the HPV virus as commonly known, are responsible for causing cervical cells to transform into cancerous ones. Cervical Cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix – the tunnel-like tissue that connects the uterus with the vagina […]

LATEST POSTS ON CAREERS & PLANNING

Do you need to reboot your career?

Has your career stalled? Here’s how to identify the roadblocks and get past them. If you wake up one morning and think “where did this year go?”, it could be because of two reasons: 1) you’ve been enjoying your work so much that time has flown, or 2) you’re on autopilot and time is simply […]

Say no to manels

Take a stand against all-men panels and, instead, promote more gender-diverse discussions. If conferences are meant to spread knowledge, empowerment, and fresh narratives for the benefit of everyone, why are men the storytellers-in-chief? Women deserve a seat at the table, and they deserve a microphone, too. Selena Rezvani, Leadership Speaker Recently, an eminent medical association held a […]

LATEST POSTS ON RELATIONSHIPS & DECISION MAKING

Goal setting with your family

Hold an annual “board meeting” to agree on key objectives as a family.  All of us have learnt at work about goals and planning. Long range plans, annual plans, business goals, individual goals, joint goals and review sessions are part and parcel of corporate life. Yet, while we are the same person at work and […]

Leading through the pandemic of anxiety

10 suggestions to help you lead more effectively through anxiety.  “There is not just one pandemic right now, there are really two concurrent pandemics. The first one is the pandemic of the virus, but the second one that is closely tied to the first is a pandemic of anxiety. I want to be really clear […]

LATEST POSTS ON LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY

Double-click for purposeful conversation

By discovering what the other person feels and understands, you can break through your blind spots as a communicator  Have you been in discussions where one or two individuals are taking up most of the air time – telling and not really asking? With team members talking past each other, focused on just articulating their […]

How to support an overwhelmed team

Spot stress-related warning signs and help team members cope with the pressure  Our team members are working hard to try to finish the year strong, along with building the plans for next year. It is great to see how many of you are charged up and energised. As leaders, we need to ensure that we […]

LATEST POSTS ON PRODUCTIVITY & WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Get walking

For the sake of creativity, health, productivity and communication…take a walk!  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to you about carving out pauses and moments for reflection in our everyday lives. Why we need to step back from the fast paced humdrum around us and take the time to reflect on what really matters. And […]

Making meetings more effective

Cut through meeting fatigue with these best practice tips. A couple of weeks ago, I had written to our team members about the frequent checking of email and messages during meetings. Thank you to those of you who responded to the brief survey. Key highlights of your feedback include: More than 70% of you feel that […]

LATEST POSTS ON ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Generosity as a way of living

Why leading with a generous heart helps create impact and meaning. As we navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, the inspiring tales of generosity have been the silver lining. While the crisis has unleashed tremendous hardship, it has also sparked extraordinary generosity. There are so many stories of individuals and organizations reaching out to help others.  […]

(Re) invigorate your company purpose

Why purpose-driven companies have a higher chance at success. If you have a mission statement or brand purpose, perhaps one that was mostly side lined during busy seasons prior, now is the time to dust it off and ask, how could your brand act on this purpose with renewed relevance in these changed times?* Purpose […]

LATEST POSTS ON TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS

Top Trends In Educations System That Is Reshaping The Future

The education system is a required part of every human life to change the future and many countries also are trying various options to develop their education system. For your kind information, most of them might know that among other countries, Finland and Australia are the top educated countries and still many countries are used […]

How is technology aiding the medical tourism market in Kenya?

Being a land of rich and varied cultural heritage, Kenya is considered as one of the prominent tourist destinations. With general tourism on the rise, Kenya also serves as the main hub for medical tourism. Kenya’s advanced medical expertise with economical pricing attracts people from the second and third world countries. A report from Healthcare […]

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Taking a holistic view of water quality research

Water is a most precious resource and a complex medium intrinsic to maintaining a rich and flourishing ecosystem. It keeps us healthy, feeds us with its teeming oceans and irrigated crops, enables worldwide mobility and exploration, and plays an innate part in groundbreaking scientific developments in the environmental, biopharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries, among […]

Handling, Storage and Shipment considerations for COVID-19 samples

In December 2019, a bunch of patients with a novel coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China. Initially, named 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the virus has now been named SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). This virus is the causative of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which has brought economies to halt, […]

RADIO SAFETY

Radiation Risk From Medical Imaging: Should You Be Worried?

A point of concern consistently brought up in the media and among health specialists is the quantum of danger or risk that medical imaging can lead to. There is doubt, fear and confusion among those receiving treatments as to if they are subjecting themselves to unwanted life risks due to radiation exposure from medical imaging. Mammograms, bone […]

ROBOTIC SURGERY

New Robotics Software Ensures Fail-safe Operation

Defects in sensors and malfunctioning robots can spell trouble, especially in healthcare, where the stakes are always high. Scientists have developed software to diagnose defects in sensors and also be able to compensate for the detected defects in real-time. This new development has created waves among healthcare tech circles, which continues to invest heavily in […]

MICROBIOLOGY

Antimicrobial Resistance: a Developing Menace Troubling the Whole World

A medical buzzword that has taken the entire healthcare fraternity by storm is Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A growing health menace AMR, has become a critical health issue. But despite a worldwide response headed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other major health agencies, a solution to this problem is yet to be discovered. The developed resistant […]

IMAGING

Clinical Value of Ultrasound in Urology

Ultrasound modality has grown leaps and bounds in India to become an inevitable part of Healthcare delivery. Urology is one of the applications where Ultrasound delivers tremendous clinical value as high-level of accuracy and reliability is necessary to ensure early detection, precise diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Emerging technologies in ultrasound offer optimal support for urology precision. […]