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WE MUST TAKE ACTIONS IN ORDER TO BECOME WHO WE DESIRE TO BE

Greek philosopher said, “To move the world we must move ourselves.” (Remember, Socrates had never written anything, it is his first disciple Plato who has written for him.) We have to take responsibility of our lives and deeds. We are totally responsible for what we gain, what we lose, what we see, what we hear, what we do and what ...

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WE MUST TAKE ACTIONS IN ORDER TO BECOME WHO WE DESIRE TO BE:

Greek philosopher says,” To move the world we must move your selves.”( Remember, Socrates have never written anything , it is his first disciple Plate has written for him.) We have to take responsibility of our lives and deeds. We are totally responsible for what we gain, what we lose, what we see, what we hear, what we do and ...

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THREE KEYS OF HAPPINESS AT WORK PLACE

 I drove to the San Francisco UPS headquarters, a block-wide fortress of freight. A staffer of human resources took me to get me a uniform and pointed me towards the locker room. I changed out of my street clothes and into the brown outfit. I had the locker room to myself; after buttoning up my shirt I took a second ...

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DISTURB ME, PLEASE!

In graduate school, I had one professor who encouraged us to notice what surprised or disturbed us. If we were surprised by some statement, it indicated we were assuming that something else was true. If we were disturbed by a comment, it indicated we held a belief contrary to that. Noticing what disturbs me has been an incredibly useful lens ...

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AIM FOR EXCELLENCE, NOT FOR PERFECTION

Recently, one afternoon I went to a pottery shop on the outskirts of Tokyo and happened to meet the head potter who had stopped by to check on her staff. After looking around the shop, I asked the potter if she had a few minutes to chat and explain her work to me. The first thing she talked about was ...

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THREE MINUTES SHOWER……..

President Hugo Chavez called on Venezuelans to stop singing in the shower and to wash in three minutes because oil exporting nation is having problems supplying water and electricity. He added, “Water level is critically very low in the EI Guru reservoir, one of the world’s largest dams. Some people sing in the shower half an hour. No kidding, three ...

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ANGER : WHO BURNS WHOM

Anger is a negative energy and most harmful quality. It is wastage of energy. I come across experiences of business houses, where CEOs have anger (of course, dramatic) to produce results. They act with anger and loud noise and bring the results. But, it is not a mentoring leadership. When you commit anger, focus is shifted from the mistakes to ...

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THANKYOU FOR YOUR COPERATION AND VICE A VERSA

It had been a long, hot August day. We’d driven over six hundred miles and it was near 11 pm as we entered Kingman, Arizona. We pulled off and picked a motel. Much to my surprise, it being mid-week, the deskman informed me they were full. Next place, it was the same story. This time, I asked the clerk for ...

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THINK OUT OF BOX AND HERE IS THE EXAMPLE

This is what 15-year-old Sarojini Mahajan realized after her idea of using human pulse to charge a cell phone was picked up by Stanford University. Sarojini, a class IX student of St Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh, had sent her idea as an entry to IGNITE 2009 – a nationwide contest of innovative ideas. Though she won a ...

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WHAT IS HAPPINESS AND HOW IT CAN BE ACHIEVE.

What is happiness, and how can we achieve it? Happiness can’t be reduced to a few agreeable sensations. Rather, it is a way of being and of experiencing the world—a profound fulfillment that suffuses every moment and endures despite inevitable setbacks.  Matthieu Ricard, left, quit his career as a cellular geneticist nearly 40 years ago to study Buddhism. He is ...

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I am interested in my mind and my body

I am interested in my mind, and in my body. Previous to my having cultivated the habit of sitting, I had thought about myself and had used my body as a tool in the world, to grip a pen or to chop firewood, but I had never systematically, rigorously, observed my body — what it feels like; not just with ...

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WHATEVER YOU GIVES WILL COME BACK AT ANY TIME

Jobless for nearly a year, Michael Rivers was about to walk out of his house a few weeks ago to catch the bus for another daylong employment hunt when a radio announcement stopped him. With Ludacris at her side, single mom Joya Montgomery, 26, proudly displays keys to her car Sunday. “This is Ludacris, and I’m giving away 20 free ...

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CAN INDIANS IN INDIA WIN NOBEL PRIZE?

It is indeed a moment of pride for Indians to see Venkataraman Ramakrishnan sharing the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Last time an Indian in India won a Nobel Prize was C V Raman in 1930. Since then no one in India had won a Nobel prize. We have come a long way since 1930. Though leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru envisioned ...

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BE A MASTER OF OUR MOUTH

Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent. After been released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.  In court, the old man told the Judge: ‘They were just comments, didn’t harm anyone.’ The judge, ...

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GOOD NEWS: INDIAN INC. IS MOVING AHEAD….

Indian companies stand first among their global counterparts in terms of employee satisfaction, which reflects their successful business practices, says a study. The study ‘Driving Success Through Performance Excellence and Employee Engagement’ done by research arm of leading global HR solutions provider Kenexa is based on two employee based indicators of business success, which can be used to measure and ...

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How many of us rate peace as a first value of our life?

How many of us rate peace as a first value of our life? How many of us sincerely avoid war, conflict and fight in our day to day life with the people working together with us? We try to avoid stressful life in a day to day life. How many of us end the day with a peace in our ...

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DO WE KNOW OUR PEOPLE REALLY?

On walking into the factory, the Managing Director of the Company noticed a young guy leaning against the wall and doing nothing. He approached the young man and calmly said to him, “How much do you earn?” The young man was quite amazed that he was asked such a personal question, he replied, “None the less, I earn $ 2000.00 ...

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5 Steps to Happiness

Australian positive psychologist Timothy Sharp otherwise known as ‘Dr. Happy’ asked 50 people just a simple question: “What do you consider to be the top three contributors to happiness at work?” Their answers provide food for thought to managers and employees alike.   For the last six years, I am running the Happiness Institute in Australia, where I help clients ...

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HUMAN CAPITAL IS OFF SHORED TO INDIA

India is likely to get a large amount of offshore HR work in the next three years. According to a study by Everest Group, a global consulting and research firm, some 111 global HRO (human resources outsourcing) contracts worth $6 billion are nearing term end in 2010-12 and 75-85 percent of these engagements are likely to be extended while 15-25 ...

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