Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
In my last post you heard about the Post-tortoise, now here's the American version of it! I am not sure what Mr. President is up to but one thing is sure that he is proving to be an American to the core who truly believes that USA is an independent planet (attacked by the aliens in their wildest imaginations!) altogether and is not connected to the Rest of the world! The biggest relief is his mindless acts are being ridiculed at home (literally!) only and RoW can hope for a sensibility prevailing in the world's most powerful country again, soon.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
This certainly is an old and widely circulated ‘Management Joke’ which I myself have shared many times in get-together as well as through mail and WhatsApp. The reason I am putting it on my blog here is that it would remain as a permanent ready reference to provide me some solace that neither I am the only person who has to go through this in this world nor there is any dearth of post-tortoise ‘Managers’ whenever I have an encounter with them!
By the way, according to an old farmer a post-tortoise is… “When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's a post tortoise. You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with…!” No pun intended and no offense, please!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Biodiversity, Collaboration, Dependability and Evolution!
This is what Developing Human Being imposes on its own future
And the entire ecosystem it is part of...!
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
We Indians have this intrinsic trait of amplifying the image of a being much bigger than itself and call it either a Demi-God, a Living Legend or Larger than life Persona! Roots of this trait are almost ancient and could be easily tracked back to mythology and prehistoric era. This mindset of 'Worshiping the person and forgetting the cause' has made us suffer for many years on many fronts. And this is the mentality that prevented healthy and full-grown sustainable development of the concept called 'Institution' or 'Organization' in the modern age, particularly in the post-independence and post-globalization period in India.
ISRO is such an Institution (and Organization) of India that every Indian should be proud of, not only for what it has done today but for being an entity with individual efforts towards collective objectives of common good and finding ways to make it commercially viable and economically profitable in due course. Not a easy job, neither anybody's cup of tea, particularly in a country where 'Person' becomes a leading force rather than a 'Passion' that could be a guiding drive. What ISRO has done is going to affect (in a positive way) the generations to come and still ISRO is yet to get that hike in the budgetary provision of its Grants. Will we have to sign a petition for this also...? I don't think so and if we do, we surely would cut the 'Wings of fire' that our beloved People's President has added to ISRO!
Way to go...!
Monday, January 30, 2017
Honesty in intent, ability to lead from front, preparedness to take responsibility and thorough professional attitude are the attributes of excellence in service delivery and enhanced reputation resulting in sustainability and profitability.
Intent is what one has in mind and not what it shows or others could apparently see. The meditative posture of the stork is not motivated by a selfless alienation from the material world but it is the exact opposite; disguising as calm and quite secluded hermit and catch the oblivious fish to feed itself. Now the stork can be honest to its own intent but its disguise to achieve what it wants is neither honest nor has a pure intent, though natural.
One can be a great performer but Ability to Lead is something different. Alexander the Great has said it all when he is famously quoted as… “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion…” A Role Model is someone who inspire others. Leadership skills are collection of personal characteristics such as – Creativity, Empathy, Fortitude, Generosity, Knowledge, Passion, Persistence, Shrewdness, Vision, Wisdom and unwavering Faith in the undertaking. Leadership is not a position, it is an attitude and one who has this attitude could never settle for anything mediocre.
With due respect to learned critiques, to criticize a thing that has already happened and is readily available for analysis is ‘easier said than done’ in its truest sense and it is even easier to complain about anything instead of doing something to change it. That might count as being Practical but it is not the way to be ‘Smart’ for sure. Being Smart is being prepared to – ask questions, offer solutions, take action while Assuming Responsibility of the outcome. Experimenting with something is definitely a way of finding a solution to a situation, provided that the experimenter is prepared to accept the responsibility of the outcome of the experiment, whether positive or negative. Being Mahatma, therefore, requires to ‘Be the change you want to see in the world…!’
Professionalism has nothing to do with commercials. Like Leadership, it is also an attitude to look at anything and a delivering style of working towards predefined objectives. Professionalism is about commitment, it is about being effective and efficient in each of one’s undertakings. More importantly, professionalism is about keeping your emotions at bay while you are on a ‘work’ that you have accepted as a job on whatever terms in whichever situation; it is about applying your mind without sentiment, brain without prejudice and being without egotism, to the responsibility you committed to shoulder. It is performing beyond compliance and achieving despite incentives.
A legend has it that Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, in spite of being informed about death of his son while he was in the middle of writing editorial for his newspaper, finished it before leaving for home. That is being a thorough professional! However it doesn’t necessarily imply to be a heartless or unfeeling person, it simply underlines the importance of your commitment towards your undertakings vis-à-vis your personal matters that should never take precedence over your lawful duty and larger responsibility for common good.
These 4 are the ingredients for a recipe called ‘Excellence’ and it could be prepared in the pot of 'Awareness' that would hold it all together and fire of 'Consistency' that would provide the heat required to boil a nutritious broth. Excellence is not an item on the wish-list nor is it something that could be brought; it’s a quality that is achieved with great effort and maintained with relentless practice. But once it becomes the habit; reputation, sustainability and profitability all fall in line. It is better to exercise as a daily routine than having a stressed and hectic lifestyle to earn all that money which would ultimately go to Therapies, Medicines and Tranquilizers in one form or other.
If you get the point, start NOW… Way to go!