Thursday, June 11, 2009

Be Responsive, Be On Top!

Here, I am going to explore a new perspective that, like the 'balance' factor I told you before, would help you to take right decisions, or to arrive at a satisfied answer. Let's start with what we are familiar with. You might be receiving a number of forward messages in your inbox; sometimes even you get frustrated because of that. Among those messages, at least one third of the messages would be based on inducing one's feeling to get success. It might say, "Sleepless nights would bring a colorful life" or, "Do not worry about others critics!" or, similar statements. Even you yourself might have typed a new one to send it to your pals. Have you ever thought of following that in reality? Maybe one among a hundred would do (If you are in this category, then fine dude!) Do you know the reason? Because many of us do not wish to take risks or come out of our comfort zones. We all are liable to mistake and fail. None can deny this. But, you are not realizing that you are slowly been made a scapegoat of cowardliness. Cowards do not fit any respectful society. Okay, Let me come to the point for what I was saying this illustration. Even an atomic point would lead to a titanic progress, like this simple SMS statements do.

Supposing your friend gets trapped in a big problem. He asks for your aid to tackle the problem. Even if you reiterate a sequence of statements to solve the problem, it would fall on deaf ears. He/She would be in a confused state and would follow what his or her mind say and not yours (In this, if you and your friend are exceptional, then applause!!). You would know that if he or she takes your path, he or she can easily get rid of the problem but, the victim's perception would probably block your words dude! Here also the same simple statements by an experienced, if followed, would get you through.

Now, the relationship between what we are talking about and the title of this article is beginning to blossom. In your friend's case, you might have arrived at a conclusion, if he or she had listened to you; damn sure, he or she wouldn't have become a victim. So, when you come across a problem, maybe for you or someone related to you, think of the simple points reiterated by an experienced hand. The white-haired had always had something to say you, which you would have thrown into your mind's trash. They had to experience the same agony that you experienced when your friends trashed your essence of problem-solving assertions, whenever you neglect them. Compare your attitude, when you were a problem solver, with the experienced, who reiterate simple points which would seem to be meaningless for you or an entity creating boredom. These damn statements are really going to lift you up! Let it be small tips written in a book, absorb it and analyze its meaning deeply. Never ever ignore anybody’s views. It will uproot your ignorance.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Know The Importance Of 'Balance' Factor

The title seems to be odd. Isn't it? Yes! This article is about the one and only word 'balance' and its role in your life, career and everything. Before thinking me as a crazy fellow, go ahead reading this piece. Right from childhood, a man is surrounded by lot of problems. It is mandatory to confront them since hardly he can escape. Well, what is the relationship between life and this 'balance' factor? There is no such relationship, but if you acquire this factor in you, you could be able to tackle your problems easily. Balancing is the way of having both the optimistic and pessimistic attitudes; not being at either of the extremes at any instance.
To make it clear let me explain you with some examples. Take a professional working in an organization. If he acts with his family, in the same manner as he does with his employees in his workplace, think of the family’s condition. So, decision should be dynamic based on the situation and not on any defined set of rules. A 'balance' need to be maintained between the two different entities called, 'family' and 'profession'.

I will explain you with one simpler example. Say, your boss compels you to attend a meeting on a Saturday. Unfortunately, you need to be in your home on that day for your personal commitment. What will you do? Will you drop your personal work for the meeting? Or will you ignore the meeting for your personal happiness? In this imbroglio, your decision should not be based on completing one complete task of the two, but should be based on satisfying both the sides. One choice is to attend the meeting and at the same time, the day before that, sit with your family members to placate them for not spending time with them. Your lovable talk should erase the hard feelings developed in them as you’ve not going to spend time with them as planned. Secondly, if the meeting is a commonly held one and is of less importance, you may explain your situation to your boss to get his nod to leave the office happily; thereby getting the double benefit of not hurting both the sides. You should maintain a balance between the two. Both, your family and your boss should not be disappointed by your decision.
Elevating the concept to the management level, a good management strategy should be dynamic. It should not adhere to some defined set of rules for management. What I want to emphasize is that, you have to deal differently to different persons accordingly to achieve progress. Suppose you have 100 employees under you. Among them, 20 are Indians, 30 are Japanese, and 50 are Americans. Is it intellectual to strictly adhere to defined rules and handle all of them in a similar way? Certainly not!! Say for example, Indians are emotional. To make an Indian work, you need to go to him and enquire about his family and get close with him. Talk about their family’s vacation plan, their children and their education rather than just talking about production and marketing. Companies which consider their employees' personal commitments will definitely prosper.

Well, now let us remove the management hat and come to a layman's view. You must be able to deal accordingly to different persons. It not only provides success, but also helps in tackling problems easily. Be a good listener, analyze things and maintain balance. Love everyone in this earth. After all, this is the only life we have. There is no substitute for, responding to a person with a charming face, uttering pleasant words. Love is the only management strategy which cannot be won by any other strategy. The more hearts you conquer, the more you are moving forward in your life!!!