Pomodoro Technique for Effective Time Management

January 12, 2017 Vijay Sankar 0

I am sure all of us will be interested in getting some extra time each day. Today’s new learning was about one such technique. Pomodoro technique is a time management cum concentration improvement technique. As you will learn, it’s a simple and easy technique with no sophistication associated with it. The Technique Pomodoro technique was developed by a software engineer named Francesco Cirillo. Essentially the technique is to do one thing at a time timed for 25 minutes and keeping away any distractions whatsoever. You pick up a task in hand, start a timer for 25 minutes and start doing […..]

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Death bed Scene (Writing your own obituary)

January 10, 2017 Vijay Sankar 0

Picturing yourself in your deathbed is a typical suggestion many self-help books put forth. Essentially, the authors ask you to picture yourself that you are nearing your last few minutes of life and ask to imagine what others would like to remember you for. An alternate suggestion is around obituary remarks. Life coaches ask you to think about what you want others to think about you or remember about you when you are no more there. Such an exercise is overused to an extend that it has become a cliché. Based on some reading, this is how to go about […..]


Mind Maps as a Brainstorming technique

January 2, 2017 Vijay Sankar 0

I hope all of you had a great new year bash. I am sure all of us are eagerly looking forward to having a great year ahead. Once again, a very happy and prosperous new year to all you you; may 2017 bring all your dreams and wishes to a reality. As mentioned earlier, I am hoping to write every single day this year in this blog. I expect most of them to be short tidbits about a new learning, concept or topic I come across for that day. In alignment with the theme of this blog, most of them […..]


Happy New Year and resolutions!

January 1, 2017 Vijay Sankar 0

Happy New Year! Thus we are entering the seventeenth year in this century! As like every year, I am sure media will be having lots of programs focusing on celebrations; pubs and hotels will have special celebration events and celebrities will have busy time entertaining others. It’s celebration time; at the same time some of us will be having retrospectives and making resolutions for the new year 🙂 Here is one from me ! 2016 – A year that was… 2016 marked a great year. It was a special one for me because of the most important personal promotion of becoming […..]


Three ingredients to personal success

November 11, 2016 Vijay Sankar 0

Failures, Learning from Failures and Fear of Failure are dearest topics of discussion ranging from psychologists to managers to leaders to coaches. While at B School, we had explored this topic to its breadth and depth in personal and leadership courses. While browsing through some old notes, came across few takeaway notes I thought will be useful to all. Procrastination and Motivation While these two topics may sound extremes, they are interconnected. As we know more procrastination means more ways to get de-motivated. While it may sound a cliché; setting your goals is of utmost importance. It’s not just enough […..]


High Impact Presentations by Dale Carnegie Training (Review)

November 1, 2016 Vijay Sankar 0

The book How to Win Friends and Influence People introduced me to the legend of Dale Carnegie. I was fortunate enough to attend a second classroom training from Dale Carnegie India Training – this time on making High Impact Presentations. It was a two day program. Having attended many soft skills training in the last ten years, I was little skeptical on the benefits of attending it ; but I wasn’t disappointed. It was an engaging and revealing two days of interaction. I am sure each of the twenty participants had some good takeaways out of it. Since it was […..]