Every responsible Leader/Manager today in any company is more worried or stressed about the fact that he is not able to cascade the importance and urgency of a project deadline downwards making people own and perform. And classic situations are when Senior Management expects employees to
• Have an adrenaline rush to stand up and own their job.
• Deliver company’s committment to all the stake holders.
• Do justice to all the money they have earned in the company’s ‘not so pressurizing employee good times’.
Rather many of them around tends to portray themselves as
• Not having common sense.
• Born yesterday with an IQ level and responsibility of a child.
• Suffering from alzhemeir’s disease with less or no memory.
• Keeping one leg outside the company always during such situations.
• Not willing to compromise on any of their luxuries.
• Creating problems or blowing up small problems and solving them to portray self as a hero than solving the existing problems.
• Expecting appreciations for even routine responsibilities.
• Unwilling to move even an inch without huge force or moving a milimeter after applying the highest level of force.
Definitely process is important because right process leads to results, but if process isn’t leading to the result, does it mean, the process is wrong or it isn’t clubbed with right amount of efforts and positivity. Should we be satisfied with the process alone?
Process needs right amount of positivity and efforts to deliver results.
When you have to lead a path being the first and only one of your kind it is definitely difficult but nevertheless challenging and adventurous too. And definitely such people are born for such roles in life. Eventually these people turn out to be role models. They aren’t disheartened by failures. And never look out for motivations.They spread motivation with there mere way of every day living.
Sympathy…..used so wrongly to bring down people than to make them strong.
Can we sympathize our child for the hard work he puts into by going to school,participating in Sports and other co curricular activities.
Why do we raise the bar for them?
Motivate them always to get better inspite of they being good in all of them. That’s only because we know world out there will throw competition at every step in life to him and he needs to win his own battles. Can we say a good to our child every day or every hour.
Why do we want him to be grounded?
Because we don’t want him to develop overconfidence, feel saturated and stop raising his bar to reach higher.
Such a contradictory notion when it comes to we adults.
We want a pat on our back for every slightest success or completion of an assignment.
Did we glorify our child every day when he completed his homework? NO.
We only patted his back when the results came. So, not the efforts but the results also were equally important. But we want sympathy and glorification for every act we do. We call it motivation. Agreed.
But the question is with age,
Did we grow wiser to understand our capabilities, stronger to take criticism when wrong – in the right sense, tactfulness and commitment to convert our weakness to our strength ? Or
Did we grow timid with age, emotionally and intellectually weaker to build limitations around ourselves, Expect a glorification and appreciation on every day basis, Immaturity to handle our demotivations?
So finally, should we be appreciated, glorified or sympathized for doing every day activities of going to office, delivering the expectations and contributing towards the growth of the organization which in turn would lead to our growth, comfortable life, respectful status in the society?
What is protesting?
How to protest and why to protest?
Is Protesting fashion or heroism or attention seeking or portraying strength or despising upon others?
What is the definition?
A protest shows that you are unhappy with some injustice done to your fellowmen, a community or class or group of society. It is to show your pain, concern towards self or your fellowmen, to propagate brotherhood and to demand justice or change.
Should such a humble cause be at the cost of ruining assets of the society or people or government or harming your fellowmen who are also a victim of such an injustice you want to fight for?
An innovative way of protesting is required in a democratic country like India, where, we can voice whatever we feel is injustice without harm.
It should aim only at showing concern but in an amplified way. Anger or dissatisfaction shown in a matured way. There was an instance in japan where the labourers in a shoe factory manufactured only one shoe of one leg. Neither did they stop work nor caused harm to people. So, when the management agreed to their demands they manufactured the other one which didn’t cause losses to the company either.
Adding to the above protest should also be along with possible logical and strategical solutions to resolve the problem and not just saying ‘NO’ to something.
Love people who say
they want deliverable as on yesterday.
Or give tasks which look impossible with least TAT.
Or make your lives miserable to deliver the unimaginable.
Look down upon you and say ‘ you cant do it’
Or do the assignment in certain deadlines or you are out of the assignment.
They are the ones
who make you identify your potentials or explore your strengths.
Push you ahead in life towards a successful you….
The corporate scenario will change when, Leaders realise that with designation and authority comes…. Responsibility to own up the role to deliver,
Lead by example
Stretching outside the comfort zone to achieve the targets
Ability to create positivity in people they lead at any cost,
Guiding the team to rightly explore their potentials
Better visibilty of problem and solution finding,
Succesful implememtation of the solution,
End to end deliverables,
Seeing problems as challenges and not as a dead end.
Proactiveness to take up challenges
Whereas leaders carry wrong notions about leadership like
Leadership is all about salary increase or
Bigger ego to carry in the name of attitude,
Authority to exempt themselves from all the rules,
Better reasoning for not reaching targets,
Better story telling,
Better blame game
Not recording of the path walked by and thereafter leading to poor analysis
Demotivation with the planning or re- planning
Strategies without a blue print
Lack of sustainability towards actions.
Half of the milestones are delayed because we don’t give way to learn, change and apply. We have 100 questions to ask verify for the most fundamental activity too, just to feel satisfied for the wisdom we carry. And finally we chose the easiest options of all.
And in addition we put forth an argument as to why any assignment given shouldn’t be done and what are the challenges. Rather, Why not look into all possibilities and the wisdom it adds to us?
An approach, so negative we have developed towards life and everything we come across wherein we have an ocean of reasons and a drop of solution which we still are hesitant to apply. Ratio of negativity is to positivity is somewhere like 1000: 1.
Irony is, we feel life, job, career everything will be sorted with this 1% of positivity.