Gaurav’s Blog

I’ve heard it said, there’s a window
that opens from one mind to another.
But if there’s no wall, there’s no need
for fitting the window, or the latch.
~ Rumi, “Night and Sleep”

Joe Biden and Seamus Heaney

Since the publishing of my last book, “Awakening A Leader’s Soul: Learnings Through Immortal Poems,” scores of people have asked me the reasons why I decided to build a bridge between poetry and leadership. Two main reasons: I firmly believed then, as I do now, that...

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Beware The Emptiness of Empathy

Have you heard the expression, “Help Kills?” No. Then let me tell you a story. A monkey was sitting on a tree at the edge of a river, preening and grooming himself, admiring his reflection in the sparkling waters flowing below. Suddenly, the monkey sees a fish. He...

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My #1 Tip For Coping With Adversity

Adversities are a part of life. Complaining against them doesn’t help, but having a plan for overcoming it does. Because, we can’t live through life walking on mountain tops alone. But walk we must, regardless of the adversities life chooses to throw at us.

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Juneteenth: Reflecting With Poems

Juneteenth is a celebration of hope, freedom, and emancipation. It should also be a time of reflection. A time to stop our busy worlds and express deep gratitude for the value and blessing of freedom – a priceless gift that many of us take for granted. A time to step out of our skins and truly understand the pain and suffering we cause others when, in our desire to show ourselves as superior, we deny them their freedoms.

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What COVID-19 Is Saying TO Me

Greetings Dear Reader, Yesterday’s blog was about listening to COVID-19, for no other reason that it’s talking to us. Provided of course we aren’t taking ourselves too seriously to dismiss COVID-19 talking to us as imbecile and absurd. You can read it here, in case...

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COVID-19 Is Talking To Us: Are We Listening?

Time for a Saturday story. About COVID-19 and listening to what it's saying. Remember Carlos Castaneda? The man Time magazine described in 1973 as, “…an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a tortilla.” For good reason. Because, by then he had been exposed as a...

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CEOs Are Lonely People: They Need A Listening Ear

Recently, during my program on "Mindful Leadership," a CEO shared this with me:   We Owners/CEOs are very lonely people. We are constantly listening to the problems of our team members and others in the company. BUT we have no one to talk to – no one who we can speak...

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