If we were self driven, we never required a school, teachers, peers, exam, a company, a job, a boss, a society etc…, All of these intentionally or unintentionally have droven us to be successful in different phases of lives.
If we want to claim we don’t care for any of these, then why are we worried about our image and impression, results, reputation with all the above.
Adopting a designation or adapting to the role? Which is faster?
I often hear people saying ‘ I want to be a Manager, or AGM or VP. ” Also justifying the reason to be in a senior role with the years of experience one had. I rarely see people fancying a role and saying ‘ I can see these gaps and I want to analyse , develop better, view and implement certain strategies based on my experience or observing my Manager. I want to work seamlessly 12 hrs for developing myself. I want to sacrifice my fun and spare time to learn and adapt.I want to take the ownership of deliverables”
People adopt the designation sooner than roles. The shift to designation is in a day and to the role will take years.The ones who can identify and reduce this Turn around time is the one who is sincere and worthy of the role.
Unity in diversity Sacrifices to the extent of infinity Hardwork Commitment Integrity Discipline Leadership Obedience Focus Country over life Motivation Team work Toughness in the toughest terrains
These soldiers have emerged from all kind of societies and class of our country and have leveled up to one platform with almost same standards in all the above characteristics. Can we learn atleast 10% and implement 5%. Life will be well lived.
Focus is on being through with an interview or career? When you remember and state your Managers’ or Mentor’s statement, you are through with your upcoming interviews with basic hikes. But when you live those statements and adapt your Manager’s thought process, implement and upgrade it accordingly, running through a complete cycle of the challenges, analyse the results of such implementations, you are through with your appraisal, growth and finally your careers. So what do you choose? Copy and Paste or Copy and Apply?
Intelligent people make strategies. Hardworking people execute them. Shrewd people understand the challenges but fail to articulate and document. eventually the last category resort to so called “JUGAD” and come up with results. All the gaps between these three set of people affect the standardization or improvization of the strategy originally created.
Perfectionist and hard workers are never liked because they create inferiority complex to others.
Its because you cannot reach to where they are or be like them.It requires un-ending sacrifices .And you cannot sit back and watch them succeed either since their success makes you envious and brings down your self confidence.
And when such people turn out to be bosses, life is miserable for the people below since they are never satisfied with you and obsessed with never ending zeal for perfection. Only thing perfectionists can offer is growth and success which is the most essential ingredient for life.
The birds fly quitting the tree and the nests once the tree is on fire.
Employees quit once the Company is running through crisis.
What is the other option they have?
Else they burn along with their families.
When the company starts getting into problems, the employees also look for other companies to survive. This example though very apt for the situation and sounds mean, but there can’t be an alternative most of the times.
The only possible thing is see to that there wont be a fire or it gets extinguished in the very initial stage before it causes ruins.
The tree is a mandatory requirement for people to nest in, whether you plant it or someone else does it for you.
All accountabilities, responsibilities needs to be delivered before there is a chaos and in the initial phase of the chaos. Not when we have only option left…. to flee away.
A Manager’s job is not to make people stressed out at mind with work. It is to make people tired at body and rejuvenated at mind. Rejuvenation at mind is due to the happiness of having crossed boundaries, set new milestones, achieved new targets and explored the potentials of self.
Stress is built only when you feel you have a limitation to achieve something. When you feel helpless, less confident, less skilled and develop a fear of not reaching the goals is when you feel stressed.
And you can tire at body only when you are young. So make your team members work hard when they are young so that they can reach those heights from where they do more of mental work, strategic activity than physical activity like execution or long hours work when they grow older.
Erase the boundaries team members have drawn around themselves. Push them hard to step out of their comfort zones. Every team member has a skill in them which can be their strength. Step by step make them explore themselves. Make them believe that sky is the limit.
Don’t give them leniency to cut corners. It won’t take them farther. What you add to their habits and personality stays with them for long. As a Manager this is our role. And in this pandemic, this approach is more essential to save our team members’ jobs too.
When promotions are thought off, salary and authorities are fancied, responsibilities aren’t. That’s how growth is envisaged. Higher roles are looked up at as trophies. But very few realise, that, its not an achievement to settle down on. Its the starting point from where life’s comfort zone is completely eliminated. Continuous Improvement is the never ending goal. So ,when you aim at promotions, higher designations, be prepared for never ending sacrifices first.