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.
All the Entrepreneurs are over ambitious. They want to serve as many clients as possible and to the earliest with quality, innovation and in great volumes. Any successful entrepreneur who has been successful has been known as cranky, insane, dissatisfied soul, suffering obsessive compulsion disorder, insomniac, workaholic, over expecting, rude, upfront, decision makers against all odds, short tempered to the immediate reportees from the critics point of view. But these are the traits which led them to where they belonged.
‘Aim at the sky’, ‘Success lies outside comfort zones’, ‘Swim against the tide to reach higher’, ‘ Perfection has to be chased time and again even after reaching there’ – these weren’t just quotes for them.They were their ways of life. People generally envied them, looked down upon them, and considered them bad bosses till they were accepted and appreciated by the whole world.Only few could align to their vision who dared to complete the race and believed in themselves.
Save the tree to save your nests. Work towards the health of the branches to hold you strong.
People whose jobs are safe to say “If the company survives we survive, the boat will sink if overcrowded, offloading few people is fine to save the rest, Retrenchment of people is not an option, but a necessity to survive “, people who have lost jobs say,” We could have adjusted to pay cuts and more efforts. Plz, allow us to stay.”
Else the trend has been “Oh, it’s difficult to work in this Company. I have a tough time here. I get exhausted working here. The more we work, the more is the expectation. Ignorance is bliss. Carry ignorance and get away with doing more assignments. Everything in the world is more important than taking up more responsibilities at work.”
Very few have had consistency and commitment in what they did pre COVID or post COVID. But even these might have suffered the wrath of the pandemic since the natural disasters don’t differentiate between good or bad, the less committed and more, because the sinners are sinners and the silent audience also are a part of the sin.
But now the safer ones comment on the non safe ones. Such an irony.
Coexisting should be a norm, be it existing with your organization, or existing with your colleagues. Support them by accepting pay cuts, or more efforts at work or empowering your team members. Support people who have lost jobs, emotionally by helping them take up voluntary assignments. Build their confidence. Assure them that this will also pass by. We will build a bigger boat to onboard them again. Hold on. But holistically, everyone needs a transformation to undergo now be it the best, the moderate or good. Reinventing self is the only way to survive.