BRAND ME–What does your personal brand say?(Part 2)

    WHAT'S YOUR BRAND? Simple choices of daily use items have been remarkably influenced by brand names and positioning so strongly that it has left me to think, what’s my personal brand?  This reminds me when I went shopping the last time for some cookware; I remember standing by to think... Why must I choose the cookware advertised by India’s top chef?  (Not mentioning name)  maybe, because of the design, quality, or simply because it makes me think that I can cook like him/her if I use the brand of cookware. As I stand to make my choice on the brand I realize that I relate myself and my choices to the attributes of either the brand or the personality, Now…  Which among the two is it? Where did I find the brand? In that appealing tone of the voice, In those everlasting punch lines that are always on my mind or simply my fan following for my favorite chef when he says , " The cookware for the chef in you because you are the chef of your home". Users relate themselves to

BRAND ME - What's does your personal brand say?

" Bhaiya  (brother)   one pack  Pampers  please " - a simple request I heard from a customer standing next to me at a departmental store, to the shopkeeper.  Almost spontaneously, the shopkeeper asked... " which Pampers ?" To which the customer said, " XYZ   (not mentioning the actual brand name here)   Pampers  please". And very quickly the shopkeeper pulled out a pack of diapers of a different brand, to hand it over to the customer. I then made my purchases at the store and strolled down the lane on my way home, pondering over this little interaction between the customer and the shopkeeper.  The customer brought a diaper of a different brand, while the diaper itself was referred to, by a different brand name! Since when did  Pampers mean DIAPERS ?  I wasn't sure if this was absurd or just simply brilliant! A common noun replaced by a proper noun, as my English teacher would have said it! The thought was still running in my mind, as I called out at ho

A new phase, a new face!

We’re Excited to Announce that We’re Rebranding   This name change will allow us to present ourselves as truly one of the most innovative and trusted learning and consulting solutions companies to individuals, teams, businesses, and large enterprises.   Though we had slated the re-branding to happen in the month of March 2020, the dynamics of the current situation altered our re-branding effort. we’re excited to announce that as of May 2020, we’re rebranding all our services and products.   As part of our rebranding strategy, our company name will change from Kaleidoscope Consulting to Myndscope Consulting LLP. This name change is part of our strategy targeted to emphasize the strength of our capabilities, our growth, and our commitment to helping our clients' brand identify their position in the marketplace.   After some in-depth research, market analysis, and talking with some of our clients, we felt the rebranding to Myndscope Consulting will enable us to expand upon

How does 'Learning to Train' help in improving our communication skill

 Communication is all about what you say and how you say it; therefore is it important that you work on the verbal and non-verbal part of your communication. The former being your content and the latter being your body language and gesture.   Learning to train teaches you how to make your delivery style more attractive by emphasizing the meaning of your words with appropriate gesture and body language.   Learning to train might be the decision you need to take to become the best communicator you always wanted to be.   Fear, nervousness, anxiety are common feelings that we get when facing an uncertain outcome; though these feelings may seem normal to us, they are unfortunately obstacles to our success if we do not get over them. By learning to train you will come across your fear, anxiety, nervousness overcome them and take your communication skill to the next level.   As said Brian Tracy “our greatest enemies in life are our own fears and doubts” you can eliminate them by learn

What within me will benefit by Learning to Train?

    Cognitive need   Maslow hierarchy of needs original suggested only 5 human needs but later 3 additional needs have been discovered among which is the ‘ Cognitive Need ’, referring to us as the human need to increase intelligence through learning, exploring, discovering and creativity.  Learning to train increases your intelligence and gives a better understanding of the world around you; furthermore, it helps you adapt to the rapidly changing world by rewiring your brain in order to change the  usual outcome to new or different one.  To get a different result you should reframe your mindset, to reframe your mindset, undergoing a master training program is extremely important.       Self confidence Learning to train is one of the ways which could help one to boost their self-confidence. Training   is a long term investment in yourse

How learning to train helps you in other aspects of your life?

  How learning to train helps you in other aspects of your life?   ‘Learning to train’ others has a huge impact in the way we grow and progress through life. This is first in the series where we, at Myndscope, would like to create an awareness on ‘How learning to train helps you in other aspects of your life?’ The first is Your mindset: When you learn to train, you are on a path to keeping yourself out of your comfort zone for a greater degree of time. This, in turn, keeps your mind agile and alert. Not only do you learn to think on your feet, and ironically, your mind also learns how to prepare better before going into the ‘ring’. You are seen something of a ‘Subject Matter Expert’ so you are spurred to keep yourself upgraded on your area of expertise all the time. This could also reflect on areas not connected to your expertise, as you become very adept at doing research and analysis on whatever task you take up. Your mind automatically attracts information which you seek.

THE FEARLESS ORGANIZATION (Part 2) – How can we develop Psychological Safety?

Image source: HR Zone The prequel to this article conveyed the relevance of Psychological Safety, or being fearless in expressing yourself to your co-workers, in contemporary workplaces. We also understood that it has to be cultivated over time with patience in order to bear the desired outcomes.   This article discusses some expert recommended tips that can ensure that your work teams and eventually organizations become a wonderfully psychologically safe place to work in! Active Listening – Please leave your phones out! For people to start talking about their ideas and opinions freely, listening is the least you can do. Active listening is not simply providing an ear, but to be receptive and responsive to their ideas. Empathy training for leaders and teammates can also hugely help in this process. One must actively ask rare speakers to get involved, explicitly show understanding, encourage generative dialogue and never forget to follow through. Remember, it is better to be