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I Feared.. I Triumph..

A short and strong fight of minds allowing thyself to win again and again. Here are some words I came across from the oldest journals.. Thought to share with you all..

"I feared being alone
Until I learned to like Myself.

I feared failure
Until I realized that I only Fail when I don't try.

I feared success
Until I realized That I had to try In order to be happy With myself.


I feared people's opinions
Until I learned that People would have opinions About me anyway.

I feared rejection
Until I learned to Have faith in myself.


I feared pain
Until I learned that it's necessary For growth.

I feared the truth
Until I saw the Ugliness in lies.

I feared life
Until I experienced Its beauty .

I feared death
Until I realized that it's Not an end, but a beginning.


I feared my destiny,
Until I realized that I had the power to change My life.

I feared hate
Until I saw that it Was nothing more than Ignorance.

I feared love
Until it touched my heart, Making the darkness fade Into endless sunny days.


I feared ridicule
Until I learned how To laugh at myself.

I feared growing old
Until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.

I feared the future
Until I realized that Life just kept getting Better.

I feared the past
Until I realized that It could no longer hurt me .


I feared the dark
Until I saw the beauty Of the starlight.

I feared the light
Until I learned that the Truth would give me Strength.


I feared change,
Until I saw that Even the most beautiful butterfly Had to undergo a metamorphosis is Before it could fly.

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5 Wellness Trends To Watch Out For In 2018

2017 saw a dramatic shift in the field of health & fitness. People have gone more conscious about their health than ever.

They now seem to have identified the importance of leading an active lifestyle and consuming healthier foods.

Looking at this, we are even hopeful for 2018. Healthy living would be the focal point.

Today, I predict 5 wellness trends that are expected to surface in the coming year.

 

  1. Love for food continues but strictly healthy food now -

Growing reliance on technology has led to advent of lifestyle diseases. People perhaps understand that but still fail to include healthier alternatives in their daily lives.

What’s good here is the preference to consider a healthy lifestyle which has gone widespread. Infact, Health and wellness is the next trillion dollar market, which includes beauty and anti-ageing products, fitness & exercising besides food and nutrition.

Consumers are apparently opting for foods and superfoods these days. They are ready to spend more on products to benefit from good health and efficient weight loss.

2018 will witness a rise in the market of healthy and organic foods. Artificial and synthetic flavors will fade gradually.

 

  1. Shift to other means of transport -

Given our busy schedules, we find it difficult to take out time for daily exercising. But we have discovered other means to it.

For example, many people today prefer cycling to work or walking if their workplace is at a walk-able distance.

This is going to be common in the coming months.

In a country like India, where we continually deal with the problem of rising traffic and dangerous pollution levels, this will help. Cycling is a great way to avoid traffic and save time.

Moreover, our body stays in shape and is not deprived of physical activity.  

As times get busier, people will try to include healthier ways in their hectic schedules to achieve fitness.

 


  1. Healthier alternatives to hardcore drinks -

The ill-effects of alcohol and tobacco are well known. We all know how badly the addition affect our bodies.  While it still seems difficult to ward off the alcohol craze, it’s encouraging to see people considering alternatives.

Hardcore liquors are going to be less preferred. Beer and Wine, which have considerably lesser alcohol content, will be ordered more.

Wine already is one of the most preferred drinks in the west with its flavor catching up fast globally. Wine also offer enormous health benefits as compared to other drinks so all the more reason for promise.

Watch out for new year, the trend is surely going to catch up and to continue in 2018.

 


  1. Poor lifestyle patterns to induce lifestyle changes for youth -

Young people working in offices are finding it difficult to lead an active life. Desk jobs are causing weight gain, bad posture and other diseases. Another reason for increasing health issues is the extra availability of food choices and poor habits.

Night shifts and skipping meals is common. Binge eating is leading to problems like obesity while eating at odd hours is resulting in nutrient deficiency and poor productivity levels.

However, despite of rise in diseases and other health problems, more and more people are making efforts to eat right and become physically active. 2018 is expected to see a further growth in the percentage of people indulging in an active lifestyle.

 


  1. SPORTS to take preference over GAMES -

The last decade or so was largely dominated by technology. The trend still continues but the striking difference is rising awareness about the downside it could bring in our day to day lives.

Sports will be considered more over Games. Though there is a thin line between the two but you would always prefer your kids going out and play rather than playing a spell of Temple Run on your smartphone. Isn’t it?

The latter is only entertaining while an activity outdoor is highly beneficial to health and well being.

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Do You Know Your Bournville?

We all love chocolates? Don’t we?

Chocolate history dates back to 1900 BCE when people used it in beverages. Today, it is one of the major foods and snacks.

West Africa, currently is the largest producer of Chocolate. Côte d’Ivoire in Ivory Coast is the leader in production and export of the cocoa beans, that is used in the production of chocolate. It supplies 33% of the total cocoa produced globally.

While Europe leads the pack in terms of chocolate consumption, other nations are not behind either.

Chocolate is perhaps the most flavorsome food enjoyed by people of all ages today. We love it in the form of desserts, to make cakes and cookies, brownies and puddings, coffees and garnishing agent.

Chocolate is essentially a superfood as well simply because it offers enormous health benefits. We take a look at this amazing infographic on Chocolate, highlighting the health benefits and some exciting facts and numbers.

 

Do You Know Your Bournville?

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5 Effective ways to get rid of Negative thoughts

We all know to stay away from negativity. I am sure you try hard to do so as well. But is it the right approach to deal with negativity?

How do you know that someone else’s negativity is not getting into you slowly. For that matter, how do you know that you are not thinking negative.

The question is,”what is the root cause which cause our mind to think negative” ? or is it the mind mapping which cause us to be negative ?

To find the answer, I read many books and several blogs. There are several opinions around it. For me the closest is “I”. It is “I” who is the problem.

When I am not able to control a situation or when an issue is out of my control against which I tend to surrender, I become Negative.

In more simpler words, we be negative because we are not in capacity to control someone or to control a situation. Let’s understand this one simplest example – Let’s say you are working with your dream company and you are quite happy as well. But this year you got less %age hike in your pay and thus you tried to approach your manager. He is busy and you don’t have control on his schedule which is at the end leaving your problem unsolved. Slowly you start thinking negative about your manager, which in long run translates into your grown negativity towards your dream organization.

Now when we know the root cause, how can we get rid of it. It’s a mind game and hence it a psychology. One try to deal with as soon as he/she can. I can share the 5 effective ways which I apply to get rid of Negativity. Feel free to add yours in comment section. It may help others to deal with their situation.

Talk it out

Be extrovert for a moment and let your thoughts come out. This will help you. End of the day we all know that “Sharing is Caring

Writing Therapy

Write whatever is in your mind on a piece of paper before you sleep. As soon as you write, you will feel something coming out of your mind.  That’s the hidden anger and you are letting it go by writing it. Let it be beside your pillow overnight. Read the paper again in morning and then tear the paper. Burn it or Flush it should be the next step.

Forgive and Forget –

The simplest way to get rid or negativity is Forget. If you can’t forget then start forgiving.

Listen your favorite songs but follow a pattern –

Start with the songs which has high beats but the one you like. Slowly switch to soothing songs. No to sad songs. Remember you are trying to flush out negativity.

Reach out to neighborhood and help people who might need you –

Human mind is tuned to forget bad moments as soon as you think to help. Helping children, Serving in shelter homes, reaching out to the people who need you, are the best ways to keep yourself busy and get rid of negativity.

Everyone has their own share of thought process which they develop in due course of time. Some earn it from hard times and some from seeing others. Hope above will help you in some ways some day. Good Luck !

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Anger – Learn to channelize your emotion

I have discussed motivational stories before but this topic Anger is certainly not the one to get motivate with. In this article, I will try to portrait Anger from altogether a different prospective. Let me know how you think about this article in comment section.

Anger is an extreme emotion and it stimulates in reaction of an action. Whatever may be the action, if its unpleasant, unacceptable and uncomfortable, the response often lead to an emotion known as Anger. So, when you know how and when you get angry, you know the solution as well. I would say do not control it. Instead let it went out and try to channelize it every next time you get angry or feel angry.

The sheer power of anger is overwhelming – it seems like we are at the mercy of our angry mind and there is nothing we can do.

Below are the simplest five ways which can help you channelizing your anger in right direction –

Accept the fact that you get angry

Start accepting the fact that you get angry. It does not matter that you are angry, instead what matters is how often you show such emotions.

OK, I’m still angry, but I am trying. I feel good about that, I feel proud that I am trying to change.”

Now, when you know how often you get angry, you would know when to keep a check on it.

Face your anger

Most often, it is your closed ones who face brunt of your anger. Start facing your wrath yourself. This will help you in getting close to channelizing the supreme power of anger. Anger is a negative emotion but when you face it you channelize it towards a positive energy.

Every single time you get angry, analyse your emotional outcome. You will realize that the situation was not worth the distress you have gone through. More importantly, the person you get angry on, does not deserve to get the wrath of it.

Take a break and lighten-up

Now, you know that what words, or situation or instance take the animal out of you. Take a break at the same moment. Lighten-up your brain and think of the most beautiful thing you ever had. That beauty of your life may be your mother, your wife, your adorable daughter, your pet etc. You will see that with practice, your anger is channelizing into a positive and constructive output of brain.

Let the brain do its job

Human brain is capable of changing the negatives into positives. Brain keeps all negative impressions hidden and locked inside. After some time, you tend to remember only the happy moments of your life. That’s how you end up landing into the same relation which was broken and shattered because of clashes and anger.

I’m just a bad person, my anger is too strong and it’s not going to change.”

I would say, “come on, you are strong enough to win over your anger. This emotion originates from you and which originates from you cannot be stronger than you.”

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“The Best” is not Good – Check Performance

When we do, we do our best. While performing an act, we often forget that sometimes the best performance is not even good for others.  It is disappointing but the ultimate fact. This doesn’t mean that the interest with which we perform best has some lacking. This also implies to the fact that the act has been done with the purest of the intention and was targeted to bring brilliant and the best output. Then, where is the deficit? To understand this, we need to look into some facts and this has to be a real close analysis.

“Better” is not always “Good” –

We all work, at times to survive, at times to perform. Our share of effort may vary from person to person. This is to be noted that the kind of effort we put in defines the quality of outcome. Since, the effort is a dynamic attribute, even if we do better, at times it fails to meet others expectations.

Have you failed to understand? –

We should ask this question more often. In fact, we should maintain a list of self check. To perform and to deliver, understanding expectation is much needed.

Let’s understand this with an example. Say that you work for a company and there are certain set of key performance indicators. The work assigned to you demand for closure within a day. Historically the task was not completed within the time frame but things have improved and delivery as per actual time frame is now possible. Your subordinate completes the task with all his efforts but not within the same day. It is good to appreciate him/her but clearly you missed to understand the expectations. It was expected that the task should complete within a day.

Are you too difficult to feel emotions? –

Let’s say you are into customer service industry. You do a job and customer appreciates you. Be aware – Understand whether the appreciation was true or it was said out of emotional outcome. My employee performs a repair task and delivers the electronic product to customer in two days of time. Customer is happy and appreciated him despite of the fact that the said employee has not met the turnaround time. We should not be happy. Customer has not appreciated him for his work. Customer appreciated him because his previous experience might be worse. Ask yourself – Is it a healthy situation?

“Humans” are “Machine”, if they stop; they catch “Rust” –

We humans are machines. If we stop, we catch rust. Machines need continual check-up and maintenance. For us, Self-development, Self-motivation, Training, Regular Briefing and Scrutiny are the keys to stay up to mark. To my employee, my approach should exactly be in same direction. I should be encouraging him for self-development and self-motivation. To achieve this, I should be training them, coaching them, briefing them and if required should be doing a regular and periodic scrutiny.

Accept that you can’t be perfect. Accept that this may be your mistake. Accept that you will correct the wrongs. Your acceptance to the fact that you failed to perform, prepares you to perform right.

Apply above and you will see a different personality within yourself.

Recommended readings:

  1. Six Sigma - Remove Defects
  2. Tips to improve personality
  3. Manage the project effectively
  4. Transactional Analysis – Eric Berne
  5. Wear Six Hats – Edward De Bono
  6. SWOT Analysis
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Welcome to Adulthood !

So, You are a graduate now.. First and for almost all, welcome to the Adulthood! The real and truth of hardship is waiting for you. Get ready for it. Think how much fun it was when we were in college. No stress, No financial problem – Parents are there to take care of worries. Now what?

When I came to New Delhi, in 2003, I was clueless. This was not because I did not figure out what to do. This was because I was not having ample back-up to support my studies. Back then one of my alter-egos Rahul Shukla told me a story which I would like to share here..

He said, “Those who are pursuing higher degrees are there to earn a “Brahm Astra”. “Brahm Astra” in Hindu mythology is known as a super Arrow which can destroy the enemy in a jiffy. If it is released there is no question that it can miss its target. Once your rival has higher education from reputed college as Brahm Astra, it would be next to impossible to defeat him. The only way left is to break their Bow which can release the Arrow. In order to do so, one has to gather many small Arrows which are sharp and can be released without even getting stopped. This way before the rival could release his super Arrow, he is bombarded with many small arrows blocking his sight, his senses and his consciousness. You would be able to hit him hard at the right point. I understood what he wanted to say. He meant to say that I should go for small but powerful certifications and hit the target much before the others.

Check Finances and its source –

There is nothing to get offensive about it. I too have gone through similar phase in my life. We need to see our financial status before taking any further decision. It is not the only deciding factor but certainly the most important one. If you are financially sound then go for further studies and strengthen your profile. Nothing to worry, if you are going through the bad patch of your life.  There are multiple options to look at.

Explore for a quick and handy job –

Grab the first job if need be. Waiting for right opportunity is a myth. The thing which is in front of you is the Opportunity. Go and Grab it. Think later on what needs to be corrected. Anything you do will be a value addition and ultimately becomes your experience. Feel confident about it.

Problems are of two type, Don’t worry and face it –

Problems are of two types. a. Problem which comes with solutions and can be fixed immediately.  Problems which are required to be judged and acted as in when time demands. Give time to your problems. You are the best to solve your problems, No one else can.

Stay Calm and Composed during Adulthood –

Best way to handle or deal with situation. Make a deal with yourself. You are one who can be defeated if you think so.

Strive to Learn –

Learning never stops. What stops is our endeavor. Try not to give up and learn at every step. Remember this is the time when you can make a difference.

Time is precious –

Use the most of it. Fun time has gone and will come again if time is valued. Remember, time has no attribute. Those who don’t respect time, it come as a bad time for them.

Apart from above, it is very important to focus and decide your goal. Choose you strength and related certifications wisely. Strengthen yourself and convert your strengths into your identity. Work on your weakness to convert them into Strengths. There would be no use if you avail many certifications and all from different fields of study.

Once you are aimed and you do it. In due course of time you will see yourself above your rivals. You will have knowledge, supporting certifications to support your knowledge, experience and your enhanced personality.

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Microsoft Excel – Tips to unlock protected sheet

Microsoft Excel is dynamic and intelligent. It's a tool which had been in use widely and will remain in use. And then comes the protection and protected sheet. We often come across sheets which are protected and we can't do anything about it. So nothing to worry my friends. Here comes the code which can unlock the protected sheet in a jiffy. For this, you are not supposed to have knowledge of coding of Visual Basic. Follow the direction below and enjoy the fun.

Open the Excel workbook that has the protected sheet in it. Hit Alt+F11 to view the Visual Basic Editor. Hit Insert-Module and paste this code into the right-hand code window:

Sub PasswordBreaker()
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Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer
Dim l As Integer, m As Integer, n As Integer
Dim i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer, i3 As Integer
Dim i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer
On Error Resume Next
For i = 65 To 66: For j = 65 To 66: For k = 65 To 66
For l = 65 To 66: For m = 65 To 66: For i1 = 65 To 66
For i2 = 65 To 66: For i3 = 65 To 66: For i4 = 65 To 66
For i5 = 65 To 66: For i6 = 65 To 66: For n = 32 To 126

ActiveSheet.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & _
Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & _
Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents = False Then
MsgBox "One usable password is " & Chr(i) & Chr(j) & _
Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & _
Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(1).Select
Range("a1").FormulaR1C1 = Chr(i) & Chr(j) & _
Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & _
Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
Exit Sub
End If
Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next
Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next
End Sub

That's all. Enjoy your excel unprotected workbook. Cheers ! Let me know if this comes a useful tip to you.

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Six Sigma – A statistical approach

Six Sigma is an statistical approach. It determines whether a process is in statistical control or is stable. Statistical analysis will basically help in understanding whether the process is stable or unstable. If unstable the data analysis can also help in understanding the nature of special cause, this will in turn leads to identification of the root cause.

I am going to discuss some of the statistical and graphical tools commonly used in project improvement.

Six Sigma - Defining A Problem, Opportunity Improve & Correcting Measures:
  • Project charter – First stage in Six Sigma therefore takes place in Define phase of DMAIC. The elements of a Project Charter can vary, but they generally include the Business Case, Problem Statement, Goal Statement, Team Members/Roles, and Constraints/Boundaries, and Project Scope.
  • Deploying VOC- Voice of Customer – It includes House of Quality, Parts development, Process planning & Production planning. It is the process to understand feedback from current and future customers.
  • Value stream map – A Value Stream Map visually maps the flow of steps, delay, and information required to deliver a product or service.
Six Sigma - Analyzing processes & Performance measures:
  • Process map for recording the activities performed as part of a process.
  • Root cause analysis & Capability analysis to find uncover causes & to assess the ability of a process to meet specifications.
  • Multi-Vari chart :- It’s a tool that graphically displays patterns of variation. It is used to identify possible Xs or families of variation, such as variation within a subgroup, between subgroups, or over time.
  • Control chart tool to monitor process stability and control and Pareto chart to analyze the frequency of problems or causes.
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)  It is an important tool for risk assessment and helps prioritize the potential problem. The objective of FMEA is to look for all the ways a product or process can fail.
Six Sigma - Improving process performance -Eradicating root causes:
  • Design of experiments (DOE) to solve problems from complex processes or systems where there are many factors influencing the outcome and where it is impossible to isolate one factor or variable from the others.
  • Kaizen event to introduce rapid change by focusing on a narrow project and using the ideas and motivation of the people who do the work.
  • Control plan to document what is needed to keep an improved process at its current level.
  • Statistical process control (SPC) for monitoring process behavior.

Important Technical Tools with Description :-

The Critical to Quality (CTQ) Tree

The critical-to-quality tree is used during the design phase of DMAIC. It is used to brainstorm and validate the needs and requirements of the customer of the process, targeted for improvement.

The steps in creating a CTQ tree are as follows:

  • Identify the customer of the process targeted for improvement.
  • Identification of the need of the customer.
  • Identify the first level of requirements of the need, that is, some characteristic of the need that determines whether the customer is happy with the need.
  • Drill down to more detailed level(s) of the requirement if necessary.
The Process Map:

During the Define phase, the project team creates the first of several process maps. A process map is a picture of the current steps in the process targeted for improvement.

A process map has five major categories of work from the identification of the suppliers of the process, the inputs the suppliers provide, the name of the process, the output of the process, and the customers of the process. Each of these steps is summarized as SIPOC to indicate the steps to the team that must be conducted to complete a process map.

The Histogram:

This tool is used during the Analysis stage of DMAIC. The project team reviews data collected during the Measure stage of DMAIC.

It is often suggested that the data be organized into graphs or charts, which makes it easier to understand, what the data is saying about the process.

Data is of two types – Discrete data (fail or pass) and Continuous data ( time, height etc.).

The Pareto Chart (80:20 rule)

Histogram is useful for continuous data, same way when the data is discrete, most teams create a Pareto chart. Discrete data is counted data – go/no-go, off/on, yes/no, and defect/no defect type data.

An Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, in the sixteenth century proved mathematically that 80 percent of the world’s wealth was controlled by 20 percent of the population. This 80-20 rule eventually proved applicable in arenas other than economics.

When dealing with discrete data, the project team should create reason codes for why a defect occurs, and count and categorize the data into these reason codes and a pareto chart should be prepared.

The Process Summary Worksheet

The goal of a Six Sigma project team is to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Efficiency is measured in terms of cost, time, labor, or value.

The process summary worksheet is a “roll-up” of the sub process map indicating which steps add value in the process and which steps don’t add value.

The Cause-Effect Diagram (Fishbone or Ishikawa Diagram)

The most important tool to assist the project team in determining root causation is the cause-effect diagram. This tool captures all the ideas of the project team relative to what they feel are the root causes behind the current sigma performance and finally help in finding a root cause of the problem.

The Scatter Diagram

Once ideas have been prioritized after use of the cause-effect diagram, the most important thing the project team does is to validate the remaining ideas with fact and data.

The scatter diagram takes an idea about root causation and tracks corresponding data, in the response the team is trying to improve. The team can validate an idea about root causation through one of the three methods. Using basic data collection, a designed experiment, or through the scatter diagram.

The Affinity Diagram

An affinity diagram is used to help sort and categorize a large number of ideas into major themes or categories. It is especially useful when the team is ready to brainstorm solutions in the Improve stage of DMAIC. The steps in creating an affinity diagram are:

  • Have each team member write one idea per Post-it note and post on a wall randomly.
  • As ideas are read off for clarification, sort ideas into similar groups.
  • Create a ‘header’ card for each general category of ideas below it.
The Run Chart

We have discussed the histogram and Pareto chart. Think of both of these tools as similar to a camera where a snapshot of the process has been taken. But the run chart is similar to a camcorder, recording some process element over time.

The Control Chart

Similar to a run chart, a control chart uses the data from a run chart to determine the upper and lower control limits. Control limits are the expected limits of variation above and below the average of the data. These limits are mathematically calculated and indicated by dotted lines.

There are lot of other tool with which six sigma works but these are most common for every team member to be aware of and knowledgeable about.

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Five Basics of Project Management

Project Management Institute also know as (PMI) defines project management as:

The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project management.

The process of delivering and controlling a project from start to finish may be simplified into 5 basic phases:

1.       Conceptualize and Initiate Project

An idea for a project in Project Management will be carefully examined. This is to determine whether or not it benefits the organization. During this phase, a decision making team will identify if the project can realistically be completed.

– Project should benefit the organization

– Project can realistically be completed

2.       Define Planning map for a Project

A project plan, project charter and/or project scope may be put in writing, outlining the work to be performed. During this phase, a team should prioritize the project, calculate a budget and schedule. Also, determine what resources are needed.

– Product Outlining to be done for execution

– Defined Project Charter or Project Scope

3.       Lets Go – Execute the Project

Resources’ tasks are distributed and teams are informed of responsibilities. This is a good time to bring up important project related information.

– Creating WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)

– Defined Roles and Responsibility Matrix

4.       Check Project performance and apply control mechanism

Project managers will compare project status and progress to the actual plan, as resources perform the scheduled work. During this phase, project managers may need to adjust schedules or do what is necessary to keep the project on track.

– Project Progress Report

– Manage necessary changes in Project

5.       Closure of the Project

After project tasks are completed and the client has approved the outcome, an evaluation is necessary to highlight project success and learn from project history.

– Project Success Report

– Note Project Take Backs

Project Management when applied along with skills gives positive results. Some more worth reading articles:

Do share your views in comment section. or if you have more references to Project Management, feel free to post links in comment section for readers to read.. Cheers !

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Dangal a never ending fight within us

Let’s start this article with a question note. And the question is, “Have you seen Dangal by now?” If no, this movie is a must watch. The movie Dangal is a true story of Indian Wrestler ‘Mahavir Singh Phogat’ and his daughters ‘Geeta Phogat’ and ‘Babita Phogat’. The story you will get to know once you watch Dangal.

This article is not a movie review. This journal is an attempt to understand certain human behaviors which Director Nitesh Tiwari has pictured beautifully.

I am not promoting Dangal and not have any intention to encourage you to watch Dangal either. That’s your choice. I have seen Dangal and would like to share some behavioral aspects which I observed. Here I am going to voice it loud. Sit back, relax and enjoy reading this article. If you enjoyed reading it, comment your views in comment section at the end of this blog and share using social media icons listed at the end.

The whole movie is a narration and a story telling which brings audience attention instantly. We as people tend to enjoy more by listening. Probably, out of all senses our sense to hear the voices has an amazing ability. Almost 90% of the communication happens because you are able to hear or listen. Hearing is an awesome tool to developpersonality as well.

The movie Dangal is a story of ego sharing and is a perfect example of Ego Switching from one character to other. Learn Transaction Analysis and then watch this movie. You are going to see altogether a new version of Dangal then.

The summary of Dangal goes like this. Amir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat is an India wrestler and a National player. To take care of his family, he left wrestling and started working as a government servant. A gold medal for India in world wrestling was his dream. His ambition of gold medal which he assumed that a boy only can bring, he ended up having four daughters. He was shattered until the day; he found out that his daughters Geeta and Babita are strong enough to knock down two boys from his neighbor. Amir realized that his girls are no less than boys and decided to train his daughters the art of wrestling. Movie takes a turn when his elder daughter became the national champion and joined National Sports Academy. Geeta’s lost focus. As a result, she lost her first world wrestling event. In between a beautiful ego clash drama is filmed between Amir Khan and his elder daughter Geeta. Babita made Geeta understand the roots. Geeta then managed to bring Gold medal for India in Common wealth Games year 2010 in 55 Kg women wrestling group.

Mahavir Singh Phogat and Geeta:

An interesting human ego state study when both father and daughter went into an argument and fight. The change of coach and his daughter’s easy acceptance to it, was troubling him from inside. This is a perfect example of belongingness.

Mahavir Singh Phogat and His Wife:

A submissive nature bringing trust in relation where social obligations are challenged. Dangal is a story of Social obligations and how it was challenged. The courage to stand against social beliefs comes from the trust two people develop in due course of time.

Geeta and Babita:

The two sisters grown under same parenthood but had their own prospective to see the world outside. This is how we all develop our own personality and identity.

The Social Surrounding:

We all grow up in a social environment and we follow the rules. We are social animals. When you challenge certain rules it is not always necessary to be loud. Action speaks better than the words. You do it, you achieve it and then the society accepts you. You will face criticism and how you tackle the scenario.

Dangal is not a movie. It is a Dangal within us. Dangal is all about never ending fight.

By the way, I am still looking for an answer and do let me know if you have the one, “What happen to the coach after common wealth games. Is he still in NSA (National Sports Academy)”.

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Salary: From Happiness to Unconsciousness

Are you a salaried person? If yes, this post may bring smile on your face. This post is about how salary changes our lives. How does a month get divided into never ending truth of life?  The moment we realize it, we gets more close to our prospective of living our life.

Salary is turning our life into a wheel which rotates every time it gets a push.

Let’s see how:

Hafta-E-Madhosh –

This can also be known as Week of Happiness.  This is usually the first week after you got your salary. You are happy and you have your month planned. You are going to pay your bills happily. No regret with anyone. You are planning vacations and looking for the good deals already. Nutshell, you are enjoying the moment.

Haftaa-E-Josh –

This week is the Week of Fanaticism. Thy have paid all the bills by now and still you have portion of your salary left to spend. You are out for vacation and you call it the most desired vacation. You are full of enthusiasm and ready to buy the whole world.

Hafta-E-Khamosh –

Also, known as Week of Silence. This is the week when you have little salary left in your account. Now, you know that you still have to manage the entire month, you spend less. Outings, Partying, Clubbing etc are almost banned. You stop yourself from meeting friends and going out for a dinner. Basically, you love silence around you during this week.

Hafta-E-Behosh –

The final week of the month is probably the toughest time. This is the Week of Unconsciousness. You are left with no money in your hand. Instead, you have requested your close friends to lend some. You have promised to return the debt when you will again be happy. You are almost done with all the anxieties and it feels that you are no more awake. This is the time when wait for Hafta-E-Madhosh to return.

It’s a vicious circle and we are stuck into this. This is never ending and yet we enjoy our life. At this moment, I would like to advise not to stop what you are doing. Go ahead and follow your trails. Nobody is going to stop you.

The New Year, A New Day, A New beginning is going to be yours. Make every day countable and enjoy.

Hope this article brought smile on your face. If it does, share your views in comment. Cheers !

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Mind mapping – Transactional Analysis by Eric Berne

There are multiple theories which can help you in understanding human psychology and behaviour. Transactional Analysis by Eric Berne is one of them.

Unlike Edward de Bono’s Six Hat Theory which describes individual thinking involving six coloured hats, Eric Berne’s Transactional analysis focuses on behaviour and shift in personality of a person.

In the 50’s Eric Berne began to develop transactional analysis theories in which he defined Transaction Stimulus Response and Respondent very clearly. As per him, when two people meet each other, one of them will start the conversation which is called Transaction Stimulus. Transaction Response is the reaction to the conversation.

The person sending the Stimulus is called the Agent. The person who responds is called the Respondent.

Berne’s theory moves around three alter ego states called as Parent, Adult and Child often called as PAC. In Berne’s language, the conversation between two people can start from any ego state and the psychological behaviour may change very frequently from one ego state to another.  To help this understand better, let’s look at the characteristics of these ego states in brief.

Parent Ego State (exteropsyche)

Physical – angry or impatient body-language and expressions, finger-pointing, patronising gestures,

Verbal – always, never, for once and for all, judgmental words, critical words, patronising language, posturing language.

This is a set of feelings, thinking and behaviour that we have copied from our parents and significant others.

This is a state in which people behave, feel, and think in response to an unconscious mimicking of how their parents (or other parental figures) acted, or how they interpreted their parent’s actions. For example, a person may shout at someone out of frustration because they learned from an influential figure in childhood the lesson that this seemed to be a way of relating that worked.

Adult Ego state (neopsyche)

Physical – attentive, interested, straight-forward, tilted head, non-threatening and non-threatened.

Verbal – why, what, how, who, where and when, how much, in what way, comparative expressions, reasoned statements, true, false, probably, possibly, I think, I realise, I see, I believe, in my opinion.

The Adult ego state is about direct responses to the here and now. When in our Adult we are able to see people as they are, rather than what we project onto them.

This is a state of the ego which is most like artificially intelligent system processing information and making predictions about major emotions that could affect its operation. Learning to strengthen the Adult is a goal of TA. A person in Adult ego state advocates an objective appraisal of reality.

Child Ego state (archaeopsyche)

Physical – emotionally sad expressions, despair, temper tantrums, whining voice, rolling eyes, shrugging shoulders, teasing and delight, laughter, speaking behind hand, raising hand to speak, squirming and giggling.

Verbal – baby talk, I wish, I don’t know, I want, I’m going, I don’t care, oh no, not again, things never go right for me, worst day of my life, bigger, biggest, best, many superlatives, words to impress.

The Child ego state is a set of behaviours, thoughts and feelings which are replayed from our own childhood.

This is a state in which people behave, feel, and think similarly to how they did in childhood. For example, a person who receives a poor evaluation at work may respond by looking at the floor, as when scolded as a child. Conversely, a person who receives a good evaluation may respond with a broad smile and a joyful gesture of thanks. The Child is the source of emotions, creation, recreation, spontaneity, and intimacy.

There are many articles available online which you can refer. You can achieve effective communication level once you apply Transactional analysis technique in your life.

For easy reference, below are certain references which can read. Drafted very well and used easy language.

References:

http://www.businessballs.com/transactionalanalysis.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactional_analysis#The_ego-state_.28or_Parent.E2.80.93Adult.E2.80.93Child_.28PAC.29.29_models

http://www.businessballs.com/transact.htm

I wish all my readers a great success. Post your views in comment section to let me know how did you like this article.

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The power of 7 Powers

While a Cursory check-up through the oldest blogs, one article grabbed my attention,The power of 7 powers. I read it once again which I might have read a long time ago. It is an amazing article shared with me by The World Peace Keepers Movement which I thought to share with you all and including the same in my blog page. This article is worth reading.

• The Power of Gratitude

It is gratitude which makes the universe abound in blessings. The more you thank, the more you feel blessed. When gratitude envelops your being, you feel the hidden power of this human value. It transforms from inside. Gratitude is a great power.

• The Power of Forgiveness

Through forgiveness you rise above human hurt. When you are hurt, revenge is normal. Forgiveness is not human. It is divine. A power unparalleled.

• The Power of Love

Love is a great emotion. When in love, life becomes heaven. Does heaven in the life after death really matter? Life itself is heaven. Heaven comes to earth where love is overflowing. Wow ! What a power !

• The Power of Humility

In humility you accept simply and modestly your weaknesses and failings. You have no ego to protect, no pride to display, no arrogance to throw around. The power of humility lies in the great internal peace it brings to the individual. Nothing to show off. You look so beautiful!

• The Power of Giving

When you give your life and soul to a mission, you realise the true value of giving. The greatest giver in the universe is God. None can match his power. All hands are raised upwards in a perpetual state of receiving. The power always lies with the giver. Giving is indeed a great power. Give of yourself and embrace this power.

• The Power of Patience

In patience, difficulties vanish into thin air. Even while suffering, the internal fortitude manifests itself into a magnificent power called patience. Patience does not rest. It exercises its strength through the force of its action to overcome its hardships and troubles.

• The Power of Truth

Truth is the crown of all powers. It stands on the head of every spiritual king. Spirituality reveals itself through truth. Where there is truth there is purity. A power so pure, for man’s mental disease a sure cure.

Let’s safeguards these powers within ourselves so that they keep empowering you and your beloved ones always.

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Boss – Handle with Care

Throughout my career in Customer Service, I’ve come across several Bosses and I consider thyself very fortunate that all of them were very supportive, mentoring and caring. But the case is not very same with everyone.. Chain of Boss or to be more precise many kind of Bosses are there to explain and understand “Boss – Handle with Care”.

Once my Boss told me

Like you can’t choose your parents, you can’t choose your Boss

Boss

You may be very good and you have solved all the way puzzle, thus, have started understanding your immediate supervisor. Have you understood Boss of your Boss and his Boss and so on? Like me, you also are looking for the answer to this question. I have tried to analyze and pen down my views as much as possible. Let’s have a quick look and tips to handle them effectively:

  1. The Over – Friendly One: The most lovable and caring kind of Supervisor. He/she is the one who loves to enjoy the environment. For him, work environment is more important than his/her CTC (Cost to Company) or your CTC. Your life is easy in every way when he/she is around. They are the best in their people management skills due to the fact that they are people friendly. Apart from this, there are very high possibilities that they are weak of ears. Be aware, he/she may not be contributing to enhance your skills as they are too friendly to correct you when you are at fault.
    1. You are not supposed to learn anything about handling such Boss. Focus on your skill enhancement instead.. Don’t get too attached and learn how have they developed their people management skills. Since your wrong deeds have not been corrected yet, there are possibilities that you have not learnt the ‘Art of Patience’.
  2. The Guru One:The respectful one. He/she loves to be respected and maintain distance with their subordinates. Due to their nature of maintaining distance they tend to lose grip on people however, remain to be a respected figure. They are excellent in teaching the traditional ways of delivering a task. Exceptions are always there.
    1. Better to maintain a distance if you come across any such Boss. Learning is obvious thing which you get when he/she is around. Briefings and classes seems to be boring yet full of knowledge. Try to be a good student rather than an employee.
  3. The Mentor One:The disciplined and ideal one. He/she is very calculative and possesses excellent analytical skills. They know your weak areas and hence they know when and where to push your weak links. They are excellent in teaching and guiding you with the right skills. Be aware,you may be getting the highest rate of scolding when he/she is around. Don’t be afraid, the scoldings are for your own benefit.
    • Focus on learning and learn as much as you can. Don’t feel bad about any words they say, coz the words are not meant to hurt you or your feelings. Don’t be impatient. Give them respect and treat them as your mentor. Such Boss is to be praised for their harsh nature at times.
  4. The Rude One:The unfriendly one. Such Boss does care for the employees. However, in due course of time they have developed experience of being rude. It might be that they have been treated this way only so they think work can be done like this only. He/she is very less with knowledge sharing and very high with work delegation. Be aware, when they delegate any task. Check for the TAT (turn around time) and get back to them within the time frame.
    • Skill set to be on high side. Be a smart worker rather being a hard worker. Learn to understand what exactly he/she wants. Such Boss is not easy to handle and at times you get to feel losing your own existence. Patience is the key word in case you don’t have any other survival option
  5. The Greedy One:The Negative one. You feel negativity all around. Environment and work is not at all pleasant. You want to get rid of them.
    • Immediately switch the job. You are at wrong place.

There has to be a management lesson about how to handle your Boss. Nevertheless, I’ve tried to incorporate some points which may be beneficial to you. All the Best for your future endeavors.

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Act of Producing Thoughts – Amazing Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats

is a book by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats. “Six Thinking Hats” and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively

Six Thinking Hats’ is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation.

Many successful people think from a very rational, positive viewpoint. This is part of the reason that they are successful. Often, though, they may fail to look at a problem from an emotional, intuitive, creative or negative viewpoint. This can mean that they underestimate resistance to plans, fail to make creative leaps and do not make essential contingency plans.

Similarly, pessimists may be excessively defensive, and more emotional people may fail to look at decisions calmly and rationally.

If you look at a problem with the ‘Six Thinking Hats’ technique, then you will solve it using all approaches. Your decisions and plans will mix ambition, skill in execution, public sensitivity, creativity and good contingency planning.

Each ‘Thinking Hat’ is a different style of thinking. These are explained below:

White Hat :

Six Thinking Hats White

The White Hat calls for information known or needed. “The facts, just the facts.” With this thinking hat you focus on the data available. Look at the information you have, and see what you can learn from it. Look for gaps in your knowledge, and either try to fill them or take account of them.

This is where you analyze past trends, and try to extrapolate from historical data.

Red Hat:

Six Thinking Hats Red

signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates. ‘Wearing’ the red hat, you look at problems using intuition, gut reaction, and emotion. Also try to think how other people will react emotionally. Try to understand the responses of people who do not fully know your reasoning.

Black Hat:

Six Thinking Hats Black

The Black Hat is judgment – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but if overused creates problem. Black hat thinking looks at all the bad points of the decision. Look at it cautiously and defensively. Try to see why it might not work. This is important because it highlights the weak points in a plan. It allows you to eliminate them, alter them, or prepare contingency plans to counter them.

Black Hat thinking helps to make your plans ‘tougher’ and more resilient. It can also help you to spot fatal flaws and risks before you embark on a course of action. Black Hat thinking is one of the real benefits of this technique, as many successful people get so used to thinking positively that often they cannot see problems in advance. This leaves them under prepared for difficulties.

Yellow Hat:

Six Thinking Hats Yellow

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit. The Yellow Hat helps you to think positively. It is the optimistic viewpoint that helps you to see all the benefits of the decision and the value in it. Yellow Hat thinking helps you to keep going when everything looks gloomy and difficult.

Green Hat:

Six Thinking Hats Green

The Green Hat focuses on creativity, the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions. The Green Hat stands for creativity. This is where you can develop creative solutions to a problem. It is a freewheeling way of thinking, in which there is little criticism of ideas.

Blue Hat:

Six Thinking Hats Blue

The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed. The Blue Hat stands for process control. This is the hat worn by people chairing meetings. When running into difficulties because ideas are running dry, they may direct activity into Green Hat thinking. When contingency plans are needed, they will ask for Black Hat thinking, etc.

Key Points

Hats is a good technique for looking at the effects of a decision from a number of different points of view.
It allows necessary emotion and skepticism to be brought into what would otherwise be purely rational decisions. It opens up the opportunity for creativity within Decision Making. The technique also helps, for example, persistently pessimistic people to be positive and creative.
Plans developed using the ‘6 Thinking Hats’ technique will be sounder and more resilient than would otherwise be the case. It may also help you to avoid public relations mistakes, and spot good reasons not to follow a course of action before you have committed to it.

Six Thinking Hats explained

  • Managing Blue – What is the subject? What are we thinking about? What is the goal?
  • Information White – considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?
  • Emotions Red – intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification)
  • Discernment Black – logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative
  • Optimistic response Yellow – logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony
  • Creativity Green – statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes

I wish that the above Thinking Hats Technique will help you solving complex problems like never before. All the Best…

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Motivate Resources – Employee & Employer

A Happy Employee is the mirror of an Organization; Happy Work Force = Happy Customers   

Employee

Provide a great environment to work in and look after your employee the way you expect them to look after your customers.

Why should they be nice to customers if they are getting a raw deal at work themselves?

Below are certain ways to motivate the employees at call center, compiled, written and incorporated in this blog post consultation, real time study and some famous blog references.

Manager Feedback

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your people feel motivated and valued. Quite often a telephone call from a senior manager congratulating a team member on a ‘good week’ is equally as effective as an offer of a training course or gift voucher.

A positive attitude

It is vital that recruitment team managers realign their expectations and take into consideration the economic climate when setting targets and objectives. That being said, team leaders must encourage their staff at every step.

Keep things fresh

As obvious as it may sound, the key to motivation is to keep things fresh. Any job, however much you enjoy it, can become monotonous. This is even more true for the call center environment.

Small ‘quick fix’ prizes

Monthly bonuses and incentive schemes are always useful, but what will keep them motivated throughout the month is the small ‘quick fix’ stuff, the here and now, if you like. The little prizes they can take away with them as soon as they win them.

Training is always good, it keeps people up to date and focused on the job

Regular, effective and relevant training is massively important and a great motivator. Training is always good, it keeps people up to date and focused on the job at hand, and it will show them that management are concerned with how well they do their job. If they are given good quality training that covers the topics and issues they are faced with then they will respond and to a certain extent motivate themselves to stick with what they learn.

We all like to be rewarded or praised for doing it well

A good reward scheme is a great motivator, especially if your team are conducting outbound calls. Human nature is that no matter what job we do we all like to be rewarded or praised for doing it well.

What you have to do is have more than one activity running at any given point in time – immediate, daily, weekly, monthly – the key is to run an activity that suits all members of the team. Basically, the thing that might motivate the top performer won’t necessarily work with an average performer and vice-versa. So if you have different options then you should be able to give all of them something to aim for.

Rewards that come at the end of the period are too late to produce ongoing change. “Well done” at the end of the week has a short-term impact. Sustained change in behavior comes when agents are told right through their shift, every minute of the day. When they see the positive and immediate consequences of what they do, they do it even better and faster.

Motivation and reward schemes need to have a high satisfaction level and appeal. We are finding more and more that staff want rewards that they can share with their family and that give them a sense of well-being

A team huddle at the start of the shift

A bit of fun can go a long way towards motivating staff and helps to energize. At the start of shifts a quick ‘huddle’, not only to pass on bits of key information but to also share a topical joke or ‘vote’ on a true/false, can really wake people up! Far more effective than email bulletins that are rarely read!

Listening to your team

We have found that the simple yet very effective “secret” to motivating a call center team effectively comes through how one views motivation. We run with the premise that it is impossible to impose motivation upon people, you need to create an environment within which they can motivate themselves. This environment comes through really listening to your team, and understanding the call center from their perspective. You do not need to agree with everything they are thinking but you do need to understand why they feel this way. Understand what problems/worries they are encountering, what opportunities they see, what is important to them.

The best way to motivate call center staff is to ask for their direct input. A key area for consultation is the re-evaluation of the area where agents spend all of their time: the desktop. Agents frequently cite dissatisfaction with systems as being a major source of low morale.

Be careful promoting people into management roles – A Black-hole Situation

One of the most common mistakes is moving consistent. Well-performing call center staff promoted into management roles and away from the front line of customer service. Often when these top performers are being promoted to managing others, they are replaced by less talented individuals. Think on this critical aspect and you may want to reconsider your decisions a bit. Hiring of correct staff is one of solutions of this Black-hole situation.

This is very important to remove one sided favor to employees. This can be eliminated by identifying and checking the managers.

Employee Satisfaction Surveys

An annual employee satisfaction survey won’t even cost anything. To find out what makes staff ‘tick’ on an ongoing basis you need to measure employee attitude at ‘key moments of truth’ for each employee. The best way to do this is to use employee feedback software which can provide a regular opportunity for employees to ‘air their thoughts’ in a non-confrontational way. And to provide that information to team leaders so that they always have an up-to-date picture about how an employee feels

Regular review sessions

In every role people want to develop their skills to help them progress. All members of the team should have regular review sessions which help staff and employers to identify both areas of strength and skills gaps. At the end of each of these sessions, targets are set for the employee to work towards, helping them develop in their career.

Encourage staff to dress smartly

Even though customers rarely come face to face with call center staff, it is important for them to act and look professional at all times.Putting on smart clothes for work puts you in a professional mindset. This develops personality which can also boost your business confidence and motivation.

Introduce colour in the work space

Inspire your staff to work hard and strive for success. Call center can be bland, so you can create a more vibrant atmosphere by introducing colour in the work space, using motivational images and pictures to brighten the area. These little, low-cost improvements can make a significant impact on your workforce.

Sometimes the simplest of changes can make a significant impact on employees’ working culture and attitude.

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Personality Development – Be better every day

Personality eventually changes into Aura. One should always strive to develop personality. Apparently most of us, don’t know, Where to start, What and How to move forward? Here are some tips which can help you in personality development.

Start with Believing in SmileS –

cropped-smile - personality development

S – 1 mile – S: A mile distance can be covered with SmileS. Break-up of words in our own language sometime gives insight to the actual meaning. Personality cannot be developed in a day. Regular practice with self cultural change can bring drastic and fruitful change in long run.

Allow yourself being an Optimist –

An Optimist is one who carries positive attitude. A positive personality is always recognized and admired by people. To be an Optimist, one has to be a solution provider. Remember that there are many who can create problems or put problems across. However, the Solution Provider and an Optimist are very few out there. Try to be a part of Optimist Community.

Understand difference between Confidence and Over Confidence and apply it –

‘I can do it’ is an example of Confidence. ‘Only, I can do it’ is considered to be Over Confidence.

I recommend avoiding ‘Only’ attribute in your accomplishments. This trait of human nature brings self possessed attitude and if not succeed then sudden drop in overall persona. It’s always good to think that you are capable of doing or completing a task, however it is advisable that learn from others too. There are many who may deliver the task better than you. Your speed of Personality Development process depends on your acceptance, understanding and applying this fact in your life as early as you can.

Avoid being a part of Chinese Whisper –

chinese-whisper

Chinese Whisper can be a game in which a message is passed on, in a whisper, by each of a number of people, so that the final version of the message is often radically changed from the original. This is ok till the time taken as a game. Anything more that is considered to be negative and attract negative perception resulting diminished Personality.

Listen to them first –

Be an active and patient Listener. This helps in getting to the solution. Also, it is an amazing art of putting your thoughts across. You can explain things better if you listen first. People share their thoughts openly if you are a good listener which helps in building good perception in their minds in no time.

It’s time to say good bye to your EGO –

EGO is considered to be good till the time it is not damaging emotions of others. It has often observed that people with high ego state are left alone. For personality development, we recommend you not be alone.

Are you well dressed –

We all have already read and understood this point very well. Many of the times, we have taught to be ‘Well Dressed’. People often take this as dressing sense. Yes, it’s true but not always. Neat and clean attire as per occasion will be a thumbs up. Nowadays, people notice your presence more than anything else.

Be consistent in your Personality –

Remain to be consistent. Try to make few things in routine. Very simple yet effective ways are listed below:

  • Try to stick to your favorite perfume or use similar fragrance – Your body perfume is a very small thing for you however in long run it becomes your Trade Mark.
  • Not too bold not too light – Try to go mild and average. Too bright or too strong attract distraction which is not considered to be a good personality development tool. I am sure you do not want yourself to be stared and unwillingly dragged in a Chinese whisper

Keyword – To be consistent, your follow-up needs to be strong. Keep Pen and Notebook handy always.

Reverse Osmosis Process: Be Pure –

Reverse Osmosis is a process where you de-ionize water by pushing it under pressure through a semi-permeable Reverse Osmosis Membrane. This principal of physics can be very fruitful if applied in life cycle. Going under pressure and attitude to learn new attributes make you Pure with every event. People love those who have learnt to be strong and yet ready to mild as per situation.

Adaptability is the Key word. Personality development is a process which takes time

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A decade old talk – Apply SWOT before it happens

History has a tendency to repeat itself. And it repeats, when you do not convert your weaknesses into Strengths. Similarly, when you do not change Threats into Opportunities. You are most likely to succeed in life if you use your talents to their fullest extent. Likewise, You’ll suffer fewer problems if you know what your weaknesses are. To distinguish thy-self among your competition, one need to be highly responsive. One needs to be aware of own shortcomings/strengths. One should possess good sense of competitive pressures and operating environment. To accomplish this, individuals can make use of the same strategic planning tools that companies have relied on for decades – SWOT..

SWOT simply stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

First two categories focus on aspects that are part of one’s internal environment which are under her/his control. Last two categories focus on identifying external factors that are generally not under a person’s direct control.

To engage in this analysis, simply divide a page up into 4 quadrants (like the figure below) and separately list relevant factors of SWOT as they apply to your situation.

Here’s a pictorial diagram of questions and factors to consider in a personal SWOT analysis.

SWOT 1

Insights gleaned from the SWOT analysis should be used to develop objectives, strategies and action plan for the performance reviews and monitoring ongoing career development goals. Following set up (often referred to as TOWS analysis) can be used to create additional strategies – by considering how your personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats overlap with each other.

SWOT 2

Chance favors the prepared mind.– Louis Pasteur

Key Words

A SWOT matrix is used in analyzing your strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and threats that you face. This helps you focus on your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, and take the greatest possible advantage of opportunities available to you.

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