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Alka Chandiramani

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Alka Chandiramani

A Global Nomad Living Life In The Fast Lane

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday September 02, 2015 (04:02:05)   (1003 Reads)

Alka Chandiramani

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Life is the most difficult exam during every transition. Many people fail because they try to follow others without a clear reflection on their own journey. With experience we realize that everyone has a different question paper to answer on his or her unique experiences.    more ...


Columnists > Alka Chandiramani

Alka Chandiramani

Dealing With Cross-Cultural Differences In The Workplace

Posted by: Carole on Thursday February 12, 2015 (22:39:36)   (1588 Reads)

Alka Chandiramani

It has been stated that during his 27 years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela was inspired by a powerful phrase from the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley: “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul”. His leadership qualities prevailed through much ambiguity and uncertainty that he continuously faced during his times.

Today, more than ever before, it is the ability to connect with people, and build successful teams in such a cross-cultural environment that is going to help leaders and organizations stand out amongst its competitors. So many of us work in companies that operate globally and have to deal with cross-cultural differences.    more ...


Columnists > Alka Chandiramani

Alka Chandiramani

Are We Slaves Or The Master To Our Digital Devices?

Posted by: Carole on Thursday September 04, 2014 (03:23:19)   (3250 Reads)

Alka Chandiramani

I recently read an article by Matthew Lieberman in Psychology Today headed: "Is Facebook ruining our brains?". The interesting question for all of us as stated in the article is, "Will more digital screen time change the minds, brains, and behaviors of the next generation?" From my experience of working with the new generation, the digital screen has changed the world we live in today. However, how we define what is good or bad about it really depends on one's own perspective. We are social beings and interestingly from the various studies, what I found really interesting is that if there's too much arousal emotionally, the medial temporal in the brain gets activated and the hippocampus shuts down.    more ...