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Creative problem solving: The GROW model for problem solving in India

creative problem solvingCreated in the U.K. and frequently used in the ’80s and ’90s by corporate coaches, GROW is a simple, straightforward four-step model to problem-solving that is now growing in popularity in India.  In addition to corporate coaching, the GROW model has been found useful in any goal-directed business. GROW is an acronym for the four steps, which lead you in a linear fashion from clarifying the problem to the resolution of it. Think of this as a journey you’re embarking upon. (more…)

Thinking skills: EQ vs. IQ in the workplace in India

emotional intelligenceOn the topic of intelligence, there is much debate about whether it is emotional intelligence (EQ) or cognitive intelligence (IQ) is more important. Emotional intelligence and its benefits are becoming increasingly more important in India. When it comes to the workplace, technical skills associated with IQ can get you so far but the social skills that come with high EQ can make all the difference. When attending school and studying at university, intelligence levels are often determined by how quickly students retain technical information and perform in exams rather than by measuring skill levels such as how well students manage their time, function as part of a team or display strong leadership.  Let’s delve into the world of intelligence and compare the two. 

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