What Motivates people to Change Their Behaviour?


Have you ever tried changing someone's behaviour with threats or warnings? Chances are, it did not work and that's because warnings have limited impact on behaviour. Research shows that we have a natural tendency to discount bad news and we are more likely to change our habits and beliefs when we hear something positive. This... Continue Reading →

I Gathered What I Needed


Prionka Ray

From things, tangible and intangible, I gather what I need. And then I walk under the blue sky, lighter in steps, unhindered and free. I am done paying my dues, and I am done fighting the battles. But I am done now, and as I lay down my arms, my mask, and my armour, I let the runners pass me by. They run past with their shiny badges, picking up speed. But then their road is not mine to take. Their lofty promises are not mine to make. Their goals, they weigh me down. Their shiny baubles, they blind my eyes. So, I shy away. But a few noble ones extend their hands magnanimously. I feel awed by their presence. I am dwarfed by their stature. I am grateful of this gesture, I say.

But I am done treading paths not mine, so, thanks, but I will stay.  Then…

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Story of Me


I believed in the power of conversations. I believed in the power of personal narrative and I also believed that people flourish in a supportive and positive environment. What I didn't know was how much. We started the Story of Me programme 8 months ago because we felt there is a need to provide a... Continue Reading →

Intergenerational Conversations for a Better World


Empactathon, the Design Thinking workshop, conducted at Marina Bay Sands, lived up to its promise of creating an impact through empathy. With a ground breaking intergenerational format, the workshop brought together 45 children from various schools of Singapore and 30 Salesforce volunteers, to initiate a conversation for a better world. The two-hours-long workshop that teamed... Continue Reading →

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