Reopening Schools in a Post-Pandemic World

As implementation of the vaccination drive gains momentum it’s time to look into the near future and plan for a post-pandemic world. While we laud the scientists, healthcare workers and frontline workers for their tireless efforts in the last 11 months, we cannot but...

Five Rules for the New Normal from Harvard Business School

1. If you’re managing others, focus on outcomes rather than activity Checking up on people can signal a lack of trust. Once you have entrusted someone with a task don’t keep tracking it too frequently. The other person may find it annoying and get de-motivated....

Four Levels of Active Listening – Part II

Last week, we had delved into four levels of active listening. Level 1: Downloading Level 2: Factual listening Level 3: Empathetic listening Level 4: Generative listening We also briefly touched upon how this can help us develop improved strategies and contribute to...

Four Levels of Active Listening

Two words in the English language appear to be ambiguous and have over-lapping meaning:  Hearing and  Listening. Are they the same or do they mean different things? Let’s examine and understand. Hearing is the act of perceiving sound and receiving sound waves or...

What it Might Look Like to Safely Reopen Schools

As most educational institutions around the world remain shut due to the ongoing pandemic, speculations continue over when and how they can be reopened. Whenever they do, special precautions will need to be taken and measures will need to be put in place for the...

We Shall Overcome

This is one song we’ve all heard and whole-heartedly sung at some time of our lives. Strangely, when we sang this in school it was not quite clear what it was that we were going to overcome. Or that, what was that Utopian existence that we were fearlessly striving for...