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Author: kishore thampi

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City: bangalore | State: karnataka

About Me: Iam a banker with a passion for writing. The world i see around at times titillate my intellect. That's when the creative musings flow :-)

Articles by kishore thampi:
  • Living Life Courageously ( 3915 reads)   

    Regardless of the challenges or the pitfalls that we may encounter in life, we need to possess that indomitable spirit to write and live out our life's story in the way we want. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Morning Walk ( 3783 reads)   

    Morning Walk - As the cool breeze hit my chest, it felt good. I started to sway my arms, gradually increasing the momentum. A spurt of energy emanated from the base of my spine to the nape of my neck - Category: Health
  • The Art of Appreciation ( 3800 reads)   

    Appreciating a good behaviour reinforces it and makes it most likely to be repeated. When we appreciate a good attempt or a successful result, we are letting your employees know about the Organizational Values and the direction in which they need to attune themselves to work towards the Organizational Goals - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Unlocking Potential ( 3639 reads)   

    Every thing that we see around us is a product of someone's imagination or creativity. Our thoughts are often creative and powerful. To unleash our potential it greatly depends on what we think. To begin with we need to believe in ourselves and realize our strengths - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Meditation - the Food For the Soul ( 3314 reads)   

    Meditation is cathartic. It purgates your soul and cleanses your mind. It sharpens your intellectual prowess and helps you to think with an abundance of clarity - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Exploring Our Creative Self ( 3469 reads)   

    Thinking is something which is unique to human kind as we are blessed with cognitive abilities. Thinking creatively is an addendum to this wonderful faculty of the mind. Every single person, without exception, is creative. We all have talents and gifts beyond our wildest dreams. The latent forces burgeoning inside our mind, needs to be nurtured and brought to fruition. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Empowerment ( 3337 reads)   

    Talented and empowered human resources are becoming the vital ingredients of organizational success. A critical feature of successful teams, especially in growing organizations, is that they are endowed with a significant degree of empowerment, or decision-making authority - Category: Self-Improvement
  • In Pursuit of Happiness ( 3045 reads)   

    Happiness means different things to different people. For some it is the attainment of a life goal , for some others it is as simple as taking a daily morning walk , breathing in those fresh air and letting it purgate their soul and mind and enjoying the subtle nuances of nature's grandeur. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • How to Think Like Da Vinci ? ( 3003 reads)   

    Leonardo Da Vinci is often referred to as a master of all trades. He was a sculptor, a painter, an inventor, a musician, a mathematician and a very strong man physically. His ability to break free from the shackles of the constrained thinking has stupefied many great minds. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Habit and Character ( 3879 reads)   

    It's very difficult to change your attitude and character. It's your thought which becomes your deed and your deeds becomes your habit and your habits shapes your character. So always remember to gravitate towards your positive thoughts and feelings for it will greatly help in shaping your character - Category: Others
  • Discover Your Strength ( 2800 reads)   

    A person's accurate decision making and the ability to mobilize people to work for him/her is a strength. A doctor's love for diagnosing and treating diseases is a strength. An editor's ability to generate and refine ideas into articles that fits his/her magazines identity is a strength. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Competitive World ( 3787 reads)   

    Competition is a natural phenomenon of human life. From the time we were little children, barely knee high to our parents, we have learnt to compete for what we want. Since then competition has embedded itself into the fabric of our day to day lives - Category: Others
  • Adapting to Change ( 3416 reads)   

    While adaptation is more physical for the animal kingdom, it is more of a mental phenomenon for the 'Homo Sapiens'. The one thing that differentiates us from the brutes is that we are gifted with cognitive abilities. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Road to Success - Perseverance ( 4163 reads)   

    The difference between success and failure is a thin line. Etched on the thin line is something which we call as perseverance - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Art of Effective Dialogue ( 4937 reads)   

    Every effective conversation or a dialogue needs a purpose. Without purpose it becomes like a kite without strings devoid of any direction. Some may enjoy if you adorn the outfit of a dilettante, hip hopping from one topic to the other. But others may search for an objective in this verbal barter. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Where is the Key? ( 2988 reads)   

    Life is a great gift to relish. Everyone has got a mission to complete. Everyone has got a rationale to their existence. If we do not realize the purpose of our existence, then we will never be able to unleash our potential. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Spirit of Togetherness - Team Work ( 3534 reads)   

    It is good to be individually brilliant with strong core competencies; but to work in a team one needs to harness each others competencies. Teamwork is mainly about situational leadership, letting the person with the relevant core competency to take leadership of a situation. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Being Proactive ( 3101 reads)   

    Being proactive is like switching on an electric bulb. The electricity is there, all the time. But unless you switch on, it will not shine. Similarly, the knowledge is there with us, all the time. But if we do not know how to use it effectively and pragmatically, it will be of no use. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Creativity and the Essence of Mental Farming ( 2817 reads)   

    Creativity is a phenomenon which enables one to delve into the deepest recess of the mind and fathom the unexplored realms of the human brain - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Involvement and Coordination ( 2865 reads)   

    Apart from involvement, there should be coordination among various units / sections of the organisation for collective brilliance in performance. If we keep the flour, sugar, egg and butter separately, we cannot have a cake. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Lesson From Movies ( 3010 reads)   

    Movies are meant to make you think and cogitate. It should titillate your intellect. Make you introspect and delve deep into the subject being discussed. It should not vitiate anyone's sentiment - Category: Entertainment
  • Education and Personaliy Development ( 2820 reads)   

    Education does not mean knowing about each and every thing that exists in this world. Neither does it mean learning in depth about the intricacies of Science, Maths or History. But rather it should help one in understanding more about the subtle nuances of life - Category: Education
  • The Power of Thought ( 2993 reads)   

    Many of us approach our dreams backwards. We think we have to 'figure out' what to do in order to get what we want. We think action is required and that's what we focus on. But if we never check in on how that action feels, we spin our wheels frustrating ourselves to the point where we often give up - or at least go at it the hard way. - Category: Others
  • The Power of Confidence ( 2886 reads)   

    Confidence is the self belief and the realization of one's capabilities. It is recognition of the potential within us. Without confidence, potential is like an ice berg. The major portion of it will remain within us, never blossoming to fruition - Category: Others
  • Practicing Simplicity ( 2976 reads)   

    Only do things that is needed to be done , only buy things that is needed to be bought , only say things that is needed to be said and only live a life that is needed to be lived. The bloated balloon may look very colorful and nice, but always remember that the air inside the balloon is the same as the air outside. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Self Mentoring Through Self Awareness ( 4385 reads)   

    Self Mentoring is essentially self directed learning. It means intentionally strengthening or developing those aspects of who you are and what you want to be. It calls for you to get an accurate picture of your real self - who you are - and also a strong image of your ideal self - the person whom you want to become. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Keeping Our Ambition Alive ( 3000 reads)   

    Ambition is just like the muscles in our body. It needs to be constantly exercised and worked up to keep it sharp and defined. If we let opportunities to slip by, our proclivity will gravitate to dullness. We start questioning our own potential. Opportunities and meant to grabbed and utilized. It does not matter if we fail once or twice. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Health is Wealth ( 6243 reads)   

    It is a simple sentence but its sense and meaning is so tremendous and deep. When we say 'Health is Wealth' does it imply that it means only our physical well being? Or does it deal with the entire gamut of our physical as well as mental balance? - Category: Health
  • Giving Our Best Shot ( 3002 reads)   

    There is a common misconception that 'Winning' is the ultimate measure of your mettle and character. But the truth is something different. Giving our best shot is more important than the end result - Category: Others
  • Follow Your Heart ( 2735 reads)   

    Every one is unique and embedded with a repertoire of talents, waiting to be unleashed. You have to listen to your own heart to make out what you are good at. Before every deed, just listen to your heart. - Category: Others
  • The Art of Communication ( 2958 reads)   

    The Art of Communication is all about expressing your thought process in a structured and lucid way so that the one who receives it will be able to assimilate the emotions attached to it. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Let us Learn From Nature ( 2707 reads)   

    We play different roles in our lives - of a father/mother, son/daughter, sister/brother, employee, friend etc. The success in each role depends on how best we can adapt effectively to the respective roles - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Time Management ( 2855 reads)   

    The real key to effective time management relies on focusing on the goals set by the individuals and the choices they make. Being punctual is also very important to keep track with the time and it also demonstrates to others an image of professionalism. - Category: Others
  • The Art of Leadership ( 3640 reads)   

    Leadership requires lot of effort, commitment and sincerity. One needs to be decisive and deliver the goods, no matter what the situation is. The ultimate measure of a person is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ' - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Art of Self Management ( 3109 reads)   

    The truth is that we spend most of our time managing others and not our own self. We presume ourselves to be the perfect human beings with little or no flaws and the management of our own self seems like a distant dream, something which is not going to happen. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Art of Motivation ( 3205 reads)   

    Motivation is a feeling or a state of mind which is specific to the individual. The only thing we can do is to create an atmosphere to propitiate that feeling and invigorate his / her energy level to higher echelons - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Thought Vs Action ( 3285 reads)   

    There is a common misconception that it is difficult to regulate our thoughts. But the truth is we can control and regulate our thoughts in the same way a traffic policeman controls the traffic on a rush day. Undesirable and destructive thoughts should be arrested while constructive thoughts need to be encouraged. Sometimes as we change the topic of our conversation, we need to change the focus of our thoughts too to streamline our thinking prowess. - Category: Others
  • The Art of Delegation ( 3044 reads)   

    The Art of Delegation is simply breaking a job into workable components and entrusting the same to a group of competent individuals who cohesively completes the work. It is also part of Time Management. Effective delegation always helps in reducing the process time and elicits the collective brilliance, which is tantamount to the functioning of a well oiled machine. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Power of Endurance ( 3411 reads)   

    The distinguishing factor between success and failure mostly depends on how we perform and react during testing times. Under the given normal conducive situation it is very difficult to differentiate between mediocrity and brilliance - Category: Others
  • The Dance of Life - Finding Our Own Rhythm ( 2958 reads)   

    We need to learn the rhythm of life as we grow. We need to feel/ listen to the rhythm of other people, the rhythm that nourished our parents, our grand parents, our ancestors down the ages and understand their stories and the struggles to give shape and purpose to our own dance - Category: Others
  • The Mind's Game - Perception ( 2656 reads)   

    The world that we see around is a reflection of us. We can make it colourful if we want to, or malign it with our darkest thoughts. It is how we perceive the world that determines our well being. If we throw stones and dirt, we will be pelted with the same. But if we throw flowers, we will be showered with the same. - Category: Others
  • The Art of Building Relationships ( 2832 reads)   

    The quality of life is determined by the quality of relationships that we maintain and this is true in respect of organisations as well. Relationships are the basis for all organisational behaviour - Category: Self-Improvement
  • The Essence of HR Management ( 4374 reads)   

    The present day banking is in a metamorphosed state with myriad businesses being intertwined and competition creeping into almost all genres of banking. In this highly volatile milieu the role of Human resources Management has gained relevance as organizations across the globe have attributed success to their well oriented team. The growth and development of an institution depends wholly on the quality of its workforce, their perseverance and aptitude for improvement. - Category: Others

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