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An Alternative Approach to work...& Life!

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 48 seconds

‘It’s not my job' is a very popularly heard phrase in the Corporate World – which is the flip side of an otherwise very useful tool called – Job Description (JD) . JD helps one more clarity on his / her role responsibility & what is expected from the role . Unfortunately most use JD to have clarity on what is not listed therein, to claim as ‘This is not my Job’ While above remains as the time tested, evergreen , conventional work approach , idea here is to present an alterna...

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LABOUR or CARE - What do you choose

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes 57 seconds

    There are two optional routes to approach to a task : LABOUR , CARE o    LABOUR §  Restricts to the ‘ body ‘ of work , understanding of task is through activities alone §  Approach is very transactional – ‘ what do I get for what I do ‘ §  Efforts may be sincere , hard -not aligned with ‘ why ‘ of ‘ what ‘ and  Self centric §  Finally , it is a Job , not a Cause you work for §  Labour approach is best exem...

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Meaningful Engagement

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 27 seconds

In differentiating between aimless activities routine and result oriented pursuit , in my popular management intervention product : “Busyness to Business” ; I have often used the phrase  - ‘ Meaningful engagement ‘ .  In  “Made to Mother”  - another of my unique Leadership Intervention I have said that Maids get busy , whereas Mothers – who work for no less hours , are meaningfully engagedWhile most instinctively relate to it , some of you felt interested for me...

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Value Creation

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 53 seconds

I have a simple - home made - definition of what is adding valueIf whatever you are actively associated with , becomes different & better because of or with you than without you , then you have added value . And if this happens as a directed effort , in a definitive pattern , then you know how to add value - you are in a Value Creation businessI have another , simplistic ( again home made ) understanding of when value gets createdValue is created only when you do something AHEAD of...

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Two Tenets of Ownership : Custodian, Possession

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 18 seconds

I always thought Ownership - means OWNERSHIP , complete commitment ! Like a Mother to a child or a driven person to a causeHowever my understanding matured & expanded through what I observed around me & learnt through them . It gave me so much clarity on two extremes of shades of ' Ownership ' as is being understood & practiced - I take it as my obligation to bring to you the same enlightenmentI have now come to realise that in practice there are two tenets of Ownership ( one intende...

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Win - Lose or Win - Win - Actually it is much Beyond that

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 30 seconds

I am sure everyone is well familiar with ‘ Win-Lose ‘ , ‘ Win-Win ‘ scenarios and that everyone understands / enlightened on , how Win-Win is better , including in negotiations situationsHowever it is likely that you may not have heard that there is something beyond ‘ Win – Win ‘ & better and in fact worth striving for – though not so easy to reach there . You are unlikely to have known this before because no one told you , what I am going to share with you .I do not know wha...

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Sponge v/s Stone - You have a Choice

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 38 seconds

# As a person , you can either choose to be a ‘Sponge ‘ or a ‘Stone ‘ .# A sponge has a tendency to absorb liquid poured on it , a stone does not . In a way a sponge is receptive to what it receives .#A sponge does not differentiate between (quality of )liquids poured on it nor does it apply selective judgement# Its structure follows its belief system . keenness to absorb is evident though very many pores it has on its surface – so that it can absorb as much as it possibly can# Consequ...

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Success of Democracy is in knowing where it ends

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 57 seconds

Success of Democracy is in knowing where it ends  I do not know whether people who swear by Democracy , understand what it means . Let’s see howFor most it is unidirectionalThey understand it only in one way … from ‘ me to you ‘ & not from ‘ you to me ‘ . What it means is that I have full freedom to say & do what I like . You accepting my freedom is incumbent on you ( you don’t have a choice ) . If you don’t , you are intolerant . However the reverse is not true...

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HORSES or DONKEYS — Who do we need ?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 25 seconds

Who does an organization need … Horses or DonkeysThe answer is … Both ; each has a role to play . Donkey’s role is to carry load , Horse’s role is to runThe problem is not either / or , problem is that we employ wrong person in right roleWhen we place a Horse in a Donkey’s role , it is inefficient and when we place a Donkey in a Horse’s role , it is ineffectiveManagement principles I distil from these learning , are :To realize that different people can be different ; there are no cl...

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GOOD CHARITY

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 3 seconds

Charity  … or  call it by whatever respectful name you prefer , a Donation or a Contribution ; have you thought of as to what would qualify as a ‘ good , meaningful ‘ charity .To my mind , there are 3 aspects which make for a ‘ good charity ‘ for it to be effective .#  As sages have said ; It needs to be a ‘ Satpaatri Daan ‘ … Must not only choose a worthwhile cause but also a                     worthy &n...

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DEPENDENCE : CONSTRUCTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 21 seconds

# Life is about dependence . There are many examples like friends who  prefer company of friends for most transactions , they do not prefer doing things lone  .Organisation depends on its employees to take its agenda forward , why even a mighty Nation depends on its residents , just to be a NATION . If dependence is barred no collaborative alliances can exist & flourish . In fact in today’s world there is no such concept / person / nation who is 100 % self sufficient , ...

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COACHING IS NOT PREACHING : IT’S ABOUT ACTION

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 14 seconds

Coaching is about creating awareness for the Client , bringing in meaningful realisations & help client get new insights . It may hence appear more knowledge focused — but Coaching is not preaching , hence it’s not about ‘ knowledge creation ‘  as an end objective ; but about it’s about application , it’s about maximising client advantage in reaching pre set goals . That requires action .Coaching is action oriented . Action is the catalyst to creating change .Action helps fo...

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Past Tense or Future Lens — What’s your choice

Estimated reading time: 1 minute 42 seconds

Carryover from the past can be a burden , especially when unpleasant – not only that it causes pain but may make forward journey difficult . • In one of his lectures , I heard Deepak Chopra mentioning about the choice one has to make … ” Either be a victim of the past or be a pioneer of change ” • Does it mean we ‘ trash ‘ our entire past — not at all , but we need to decide what we choose from that o We can’t simultaneously live in 2 time zones . As much as we choose to be i...

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