Decision Making vs. Lingering Indecision

Decision Making vs. Lingering Indecision

People make decisions all the time; what time to wake up, what to put on the dinner menu, to take a shower or not. Many decisions barely make an impact on one’s consciousness. Other decisions are more complex; what to study, to relocate to some distant place, to marry...
Negotiation…finding common ground gracefully.

Negotiation…finding common ground gracefully.

When you think of negotiation, the first image that may come to mind is a business or professional setting where parties are sitting at opposite ends of a conference table, fighting for their cases and trying to get what they want. The image SILKMentoring envisions on...
Boundary Setting: I respect me, I respect you

Boundary Setting: I respect me, I respect you

The concept of boundary setting is probably as old as humanity itself – “that is your cave and this is mine”, “that’s your family, and this is mine”. Anyone who wants to use something that’s yours will have to ask for it, share with you or fight for it. This basic...
Storytelling: Ripples that become Waves

Storytelling: Ripples that become Waves

The virtues of storytelling have been rediscovered recently in business, leadership, personal growth context etc. Fact is that storytelling is an ancient tool, used for thousands of years by countless generations to preserve and pass on wisdom and culture. No wonder...
Authentic People are Irresistible

Authentic People are Irresistible

Look around you while you ride the train or bus – who is really “seeing” you? In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, our social relationships come immediately after our physiological and safety needs are met. Technology has multiplied the way we interact with others. We have...