Saturday, October 23, 2010

Social Vs "Board Room Styled" Meetings

Reading an interesting observation by Glenn Parker, team building consultant and author of Meeting Excellence: 33 Tools to Lead Meetings that Get Results, “The main thing people hate about meetings is that they are poorly run or don't accomplish anything,"

And was comparing this with Barack Obama recent statement when he said that “Something that could take 20 serious meetings can be achieved at a social discussion over a party” !

In my view also, social meetings are extremely useful because absence of a written agenda gives more flexibility for discussions to go from official versions to social discussions, and that keeps our mind relaxed. Often there is meal and drinks available that attract our attention from things we differ to agree. Those who have experienced both “board room styled” and social meetings will concur that socially, there are less words to chew!

I ran a small survey on my facebook by asking opinions on Obama’s statement.


Well agreed! Social discussion or should I say playing golf!

...depends on the liquids served

This is how we move things......

Very true sir, sometimes u got many things useful knowledge in form of brainstorming wd having lunch, chill party wd friends=)

People understand professional things better in a non professional environment

Really Sir, this is true

true many times but sometimes when the matter is more complex does need a structured system/ environment

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Will Cartoon Characters build our Next Generation!

Super kids can only build super generations!

Those kids that live in the real world and are able to think and react to situations naturally.

Please look around and see if we are helping our next gen kids to grow in normal circumstances, or we have handed them over to Cartoon Characters of Ben10, Barbie, Bratz etc?

TV and Computers have overpowered the way elders think and behave, and unfortunately, same is the case with kids. The imprints these kids are getting from TV and Computers and cartoon characters will produce a generation beyond our imagination. These unnatural, moving and shouting characters will form unnatural humans to rule our world!

This is scary!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

“Career Stagnation Syndrome”

Did you ever realize how challenging it is to continue upward on your career ladder?

Are you aware that we as common working individuals spend approximately a third of our lives working at our jobs and most of us get stuck at certain level, and breaking that level to move further seems impossible.

Some people get recognition as good team players, doers, flexible, yet no progress in career. If this continues, they become stale! Without realizing, they actually drag towards their workplace, feel unchallenged and depressed.

If you fall in such a situation, you may be suffering! Its “Career Stagnation Syndrome”. Please diagnose it with the following tool:

No promotion in last five years. [Yes] [No]
Income not doubled in the last five years. [Yes] [No]
No direction or defined career path. [Yes] [No]
Job becomes daily pain rather than eternal passion. [Yes] [No]
Excitement is taken over by anxiety. [Yes] [No]
Look forward to weekends from Monday. [Yes] [No]

If the answers to the above are YES, then you should read my next blog which will describe the remedy for CSS………