Communicating effectively to build connection

Communicating effectively to build connection

Communicating effectively in relationships is so essential. Yet, most of us know only toxic ways of communicating - blaming, passing judgments and making demands - that only leads to greater conflict and disconnection.

Last weekend, I attended a workshop on non-violent communication (NVC), and was so touched by what I learned that I wanted to synthesize and share my learning.

Part 1: Shifting my mindset away from weight loss

I’ve been in deep conflict with my previous approach of focusing on weight loss and emphasis the use of mindfulness to do so.

I don’t want to be mindful because it will help maintain my weight. I don’t want to be driven by fear. I want to be mindful because I want to listen to my body and give it the care it deserves. I want to be mindful because it makes me feel good and it allows me to thrive.

The relevance of personal growth in the social sector 

The social sector in India has a strong achievement orientation. Its all about how much funding, how much scale, how many big name partners. But for sustainable, impactful organisations, you need effective leaders just as much (if not more) as money. Leaders who have a personal growth orientation, who are able to navigate internal obstacles as well as they do external obstacles.