Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Unforgettable Memories! Unabashed Praise!!!

July 2013..... Unforgettable. I sit back and I do not struggle to remember,because the memories are always there, still alive. A constant reminder of the power of God, the love of God and yes the power of prayers and the God that answers prayers. You can tell me anything else is a hypothesis, give me a scientific explanation for anything else and yes I know about Boyles law, the law of gravity, Archimedes principle, Charles law of thermodynamics etc and yes my first degree was in science so I do not have a problem relating with them. I am being trained to take everything with a pinch of salt, research on every literature, critically analyse peoples work and have a justification for every paper I write. But above all when it comes to Gods word, I need NO analysis, NO criticism, I have NO doubt. It is LIVING! TRUE! EFFECTIVE!PERFECT!COMPLETE!!!. I love the LORD with all my heart,His love constantly overwhelms me. Can you think of anything to praise Him for? If yes then lets praise Him together with this song.....

Monday, 28 July 2014


‘Listen to advice…and…you will be wise…’

Proverbs 19:20         

You may be good at what you do. Indeed, you may be better than most, but without the help of others you will never be as good as you could be. You will never reach your highest potential without a good adviser. It’s impossible. Why would a world-class tennis player need a coach, especially one who is not as good on the court as he or she is? AndrĂ© Agassi answered the question this way: ‘Tennis requires subtle adjustments crucial to winning and my coach, Gill, is the best at making them. The older I get, the more valuable he becomes.’ Why is that? Because age and experience don’t necessarily make you better; often they just deepen the rut you’re in. In life, as in sports, you never reach the point where you don’t need good input. Yet many of us operate under the misguided assumption that because we lead, we don’t need to be led. We make the mistake of measuring ourselves against others instead of our own God-given potential and in the end we never become what we could have been. Self-evaluation is important, but the evaluation of others is crucial. A good coach measures your performance against your strengths, not somebody else’s. That’s because he or she knows what you’re capable of and they will push you to your limit. And by the way, good coaches are constantly on the scene observing, not back at the office waiting for a report. That’s because they are personally invested in your success; a win for you is a win for them. Ruth needed Naomi and Timothy needed Paul. Who advises you?


Monday, 21 July 2014

Bedrock Of An Effective Leader...

 I really love to listen to what the CEOs of blue chip companies have to say, Definitely if you know where you are going, you have to listen to people who have been there before you to develop an insight into what it takes to be successful in a highly competitive and challenging environment. You might not necessarily be the chairman of a blue chip company, but even in your little team, the family unit, non profit organisation or even in personal self development, these salient points come in really handy.

And today as I read the article written by Mark Weinberger, Chairman and CEO of EY, I felt it was too good to be kept to myself. I will share it with you all. Its quite interesting however to note that the very simple things, we do, is what makes the difference. Sometimes we think to be successful, we have to apply a complex set of rules. Not necessarily. It is the little bits we ignore that leave a lasting impact.

Which of the following factors can render your business model obsolete almost overnight?

a) Geopolitical issues
b) Macroeconomic volatility
c) Disruptive technologies
d) Government intervention
e) All of the above

If you answered “e,” you’re on to something. But there’s one skill that, if a business leader can master it, can help hedge against all of these: building trust.

Plainly put, people find it very difficult to trust business leaders. Recent surveys show that CEOs still rank near the bottom of the list of trustworthy job titles.

We can – and must – do better. As leaders, we all need to work harder at building trust and confidence in business.

So what are the skills that successful leaders need to rebuild trust? These three capabilities are critical.

1. We have to put forward a clear, long-term vision for our business.

To gain our stakeholders’ confidence, we need to clearly explain our company’s purpose and how it delivers value to the groups we serve. Make sure you spend time talking to your employees, investors, regulators and other constituents not only about what you do but also why you do it. For example, at EY we’re focused on building a better working world by improving trust and confidence in the companies, markets and economies we serve. Without trust and confidence, we don’t have growth. So what is the primary purpose of your organization?

2. We must communicate better.

Leaders need to build more open, trusting relationships with shareholders, employees, regulators, governments and the public. How do we accomplish this? By being better listeners. We should be able to listen at least as well as we speak.

Earlier in my career, I spent time as a government regulator. This was a great experience because it taught me how to listen to different viewpoints and sift through varied information. It also taught me that title is not authority; you have to persuade people to follow you. In business this means, we need to answer questions about all aspects of our vision and the value our company generates.

Employees at all levels want to hear what they can do to make their organization’s vision a reality. This is critical because engaged employees have a direct impact on the bottom line. The publicly traded companies among the Great Place to Work Institute’s “100 Best Companies to work for” have outperformed major stock market indices consistently over the past 15 years.

Rising government involvement in business and an uncertain policy environment require leaders to really listen to the concerns of lawmakers – and their voters. For global companies, this means engaging in conversations not only in Washington and Brussels, but also in Beijing, Moscow and New Delhi.

3. We have to build our bench strength.

As leaders, we need to become better at building high-performing teams around us. In today’s complex, interconnected world, no one person can listen to every stakeholder and offer all the answers. We should surround ourselves with nimble teams of people who have different views, various specializations and diverse backgrounds – people who resemble our client base. We need to remember that no one of us is smarter than all of us. While the leader is ultimately accountable, it truly does take an agile team to drive growth in today’s organization.

For many leaders, improving these three skills isn’t easy – but, then again, nothing worthwhile is easy to master. By basing our leadership on these three building blocks – a clear vision, better communication and inclusive teamwork – we can restore trust in us. This will lead to improved business performance and, ultimately, a better working world.


Monday, 7 July 2014

Todays Thoughts....

                  DONT HAVE A CLUE  ABOUT,

                                  BE MORE CONFUSED AS WE TRY TO DECIPHER,

                                 BUT RATHER THAN LET GO, WE CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE IN OUR

                                 MINDS. BECAUSE SOME WHERE IN OUR HEADS, WE KNOW THAT ONE





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