Have you ever tried to ‘get motivated’ in the workplace but nothing seems to work? You’re bored and lethargic; you don’t wish to meet friends and acquaintances as you used to. Motivation comes from living a balanced life, both in and out of the workplace. It really is just the simple things in life that […]


Setting goals at the workplace might seem like a piece of cake to most employees and it is. However, the most challenging goal in itself is to achieve these said goals within the stipulated time. This is where employees falter. The idea might be extremely creative; the execution is what matters at the end of […]

4 Reasons why women have an edge over men in the field of training

The antiquated debate of which gender would be more effective in delivery of communication has dogged the field of training for a while now. The honest truth is that every training program must only be judged on a case-by-case basis and not in general form. This essentially rules out the possibility of the notion that […]

8 ways to deal with stress in the classroom

The learning that occurs within a classroom is directly proportional to the way that the trainees feel about the subject matter and more importantly, about the trainer. Trainees possess an innate desire to succeed in their field of work and hence are anxious about their learning and their ability to comprehend the subject matter. This, […]

Paper Presentation on Digital Education on IFIM Business School

IFIM Business School, Bangalore, hosted their 10th annual international conference called ‘Convergence’ from February 4-6, 2016 & the theme for the conference was ‘Digital Business: New Frontiers in Management.’ In a conference where over 50 papers were presented in different streams, the one stream that stood out was ‘Digital Education.’ Athiya’s very own Shirley Rose […]

Why oration is a must-have skill for trainers

  “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. Martin Luther King Jr.   Martin Luther King Jr was an excellent orator. What makes him so, you may ask. It is because Martin Luther King Jr single […]

8 things to keep in mind while receiving ‘negative’ feedback

In the previous article, we read about things to keep in mind while delivering negative feedback. If a trainer knows how to ‘dish it out’, he/she must also be ready to ‘get dished’. Negative feedback is part of every trainer’s job role. Besides the obvious criticism, it helps the trainer keep his/her foot firmly on […]

8 things to keep in mind while delivering ‘negative’ feedback

Everyone has put themselves in others’ shoes at one point in their lives and thought, “I could have done that better”. This is innate human nature. However, how do you express this particular emotion? Therein lies the problem that trainers/mid to senior level managers face in today’s corporate environment. Can trainers/managers shout at trainees/employees in […]

Dealing with various personalities within a classroom

“Why are we all so different from each other? Why does a person want to stay quiet while the other won’t stop talking about Michael Jackson and the pop brigade?” When a professor at Harvard brought this question up for discussion, he received the most intellectually satisfying response. “Because we are humans brought about by […]

A different look at leadership in training

“A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John Maxwell   Leaders are the backbones of our society. Imagine a society where there is no person to lead – it would be a place filled with followers who lose their original objective of following. We are […]