Posted by: "Chacko Jacob" chacko272003@yahoo.co.in   chacko272003 
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:09 pm 


5 Ways to Feel Super-Optimistic
Optimism is the hidden key to your personal and business success. Optimists possess a clear vision of an exciting life, confidently work on goals to achieve their vision, and take self-responsibility. In contrast, pessimists have no clear vision of a fantastic life, and they love to complain, blame, and moan. How can you become more optimistic?
I will divulge five little-known “secrets” to help you immediately feel upbeat, confident, and optimistic.

Research: Why Optimism Is Good for You?

Tons of research prove that optimists do vastly better than pessimists in their:
1. Health
2. Wealth
3. Career success

Health.
A growing body of “psychoneuroimmunology” medical research links how a person’s emotions affect his or her health. Some intriguing findings: Optimistic people are less likely to get sick than pessimistic or depressed people. Optimistic people also get well faster than pessimists.

Wealth.
A fascinating study found that self-made millionaires worry much less than people who earn as much money but have not achieved millionaire status. What is the connection between being optimistic and making yourself into a millionaire? Optimists are much more likely than pessimists to make a goal of achieving millionaire status. They also keep plugging away at being frugal, investing wisely and working hard to turn financial dreams into reality. In contrast, pessimists are less likely to set net-worth goals or consistently take actions to become millionaires.

Career Success.
Many companies use my firm’s Abilities & Behavior Forecaster™ pre-employment tests when choosing applicants. To start, a company has high-achievers take the test. Also, underachievers may take the test. Then, we identify how the high-achievers score, so the company can prefer hiring applicants who score like its profitable, productive employees. Intriguing finding: One of the Forecaster™ test’s 18 scales is Optimism. Typically, high-achievers typically score high on the Optimism test scale, while underachievers score moderate or low on Optimism. This repeated finding verifies that optimists achieve greater career success than pessimists.

So, how can you boost your optimism to achieve greater health, wealth, and career success? Here are five immediately useful techniques. Each takes only one minute to do, so you can start fast and get results today.

1st Technique: Straight Posture and Big Steps

Optimistic people use straight posture, walk fast, and take big steps. Pessimistic people slouch, walk slowly, and use small steps. Imagine seeing someone walking with his or her head held high, shoulders back, walking fairly fast with big steps. That person exudes confidence. In contrast, a person whose head and shoulders slouch and walks with slow, small steps reeks a gloomy mood.

Why is a straight posture crucial? Because before you can straighten out your head, you first need to straighten up your body!

2nd Technique: Cheerful Voice

A lightning quick way to feel upbeat is to use a cheerful voice. Think of a time when you felt annoyed. Then, your phone rang. You answered it, and your caller was someone you wanted to impress. I bet you spoke in a cheerful voice so you would impress your caller. Result: You immediately started feeling your mood lift.

Why is a cheerful voice an incredibly powerful optimism tool? Psychological research proved that a person emotionally feels the emotion he or she is acting at the moment. So, if you act cheerful, you feel cheerful. And a cheerful voice is the fastest way to act optimistic.

3rd Technique: Use Upbeat Words

You can use types of words: upsetting and upbeat. Pessimists relish using upsetting words, while optimists excel at using upbeat words. Examples:

Upsetting Words, Upbeat Words
Problem, Opportunity
Tired, Recharging
Depressed, Bumming

For example, a pessimist says, “I have a problem.” In contrast, an optimist would say, “I have an opportunity to do better next time!”

4th Technique: Use Upbeat Attitudes

I find the chief way to become an optimist simply is to focus on solutions– and not focus on problems. Every time a difficulty pops up, immediatelycreate solutions and put them into action. Examples:

Upsetting Attitudes, Upbeat Attitudes
Focus on problems, Focus on solutions
Dwelling on weaknesses, Dwelling on strengths
Thinking about financial woes, Thinking about achieving prosperity

Why is a solution-focus ultra-important? Because you can only have one thought in your head at a time. So, if you focus on solutions, you cannot wallow in problems, complaining, blaming, or moaning.

5th Technique: Be a Magnificent Role Model

Remember a time you were a role model for someone. As you helped thatperson, you also helped yourself. As the proverb goes: “What goes around, comes around.” If you are a delightfully optimistic role model for mployees, co-workers, family and friends, then you simultaneously make yourself optimistic.

How do you do this? Make sure people see you using straight posture, taking big steps, speaking in a cheerful voice, using upbeat words and focusing on solutions.

Anyone can become an optimist. When people use these five techniques, they invariably tell me they feel heavy burdens lift off their shoulders. They feel positive, upbeat, and confident. You only need a few minutes to put these tips into action. They can be your key to enhanced health, wealth, and career success.
With Regards,V Chacko JacobManager - Training Springboards Leadership & Talent ManagementTPL House, 3, Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600018 Mobile : +91 9840539064; Phone  : +91 44 2431 0181 www.springboards.in

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2.1. WHERE IS THE UNITY IN THIS DIVERSITYY?? 
Posted by: "RAJESH MATHUR" rajeshrmp2007@rediffmail.com   rajeshrmp2007 
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:10 pm 


Dear Esteemed Members,
Having been a part of the forum for the past one year, I find myself a student of life and all the teachings various trainers are poured into me daily. Also as a trainer, I am exposed to people from all backgronds and from various parts of our country.
Since Independence, we have not been able to have a National Policy on Education. Every state offers a different educational pattern which may not neccesarily fit the bill on the national front. We still have schools following the State boards,AISSE board , CBSE board and now the latest entrant amongst the rich is the International schools. Till date, we still have millions of children quitting school before the 10th class! 
Schools have become business houses and their fee structure looks like the CTC on an offer letter!! There is still the lack of basic schools imparting basic education to children. When a student migrates from one state to the other he has to adopt an entirely new system. Except the CBSE Schools and moreso the Kendriya Vidhhalays (KV Sangathan) no other Boards offer a national acceptability and ensure admission.
Our country is naturally gifted with diversity. If we can bind our entire country on a common educational platform, we can reap geniuses from all over the country and we need not send our children to foreign countries to get beaten up and killed!! Imagine the plight of parents when they learn that their promising child will not return alive!! Their hopes, desires and dreams all disappear at one shot!!
We Indians need more self reliance and belief that we are as good or better than what we think we are! Let us be more proud about BEING INDIANS!To pursue excellence we need not leave for foreign lands. We can create centres of excellence in our own country!!!
What I have shared with you dear esteemed members,is a very personal feeling after seeing the aftermath of late Anuj Bidve of Pune and now the murder of Praveen Reddy of Hyderabad. All I can say is we are STANDING ON A DIAMOND MINE AND HUNTING FOR DIAMONDS IN FOREIGN LANDS!!

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2.2. Re: WHERE IS THE UNITY IN THIS DIVERSITYY?? 
Posted by: "M S Balan" msbalan@ymail.com   msbalan@ymail.com 
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:08 am 


Very aptly written article. It is time, we all press for a unified schooling system across the country.

Even 35 years back, I had to suffer, when my father was transferred from one state to another - wherein I had to repeat the same standard of class again. Although at that point of time, I had enjoyed extra days of schooling, today it hurts when I realize that I am short of one more year of service.

Political interference has really lowered the standards of schools.

Probably this forum can initiate the appropriate solution for this malady.

Regards

Balan

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>Subject: [Trainers Forum] WHERE IS THE UNITY IN THIS DIVERSITYY??
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>Dear Esteemed Members,
>Having been a part of the forum for the past one year, I find myself a student of life and all the teachings various trainers are poured into me daily. Also as a trainer, I am exposed to people from all backgronds and from various parts of our country.
>Since Independence, we have not been able to have a National Policy on Education. Every state offers a different educational pattern which may not neccesarily fit the bill on the national front. We still have schools following the State boards,AISSE board , CBSE board and now the latest entrant amongst the rich is the International schools. Till date, we still have millions of children quitting school before the 10th class! 
>Schools have become business houses and their fee structure looks like the CTC on an offer letter!! There is still the lack of basic schools imparting basic education to children. When a student migrates from one state to the other he has to adopt an entirely new system. Except the CBSE Schools and moreso the Kendriya Vidhhalays (KV Sangathan) no other Boards offer a national acceptability and ensure admission.
>Our country is naturally gifted with diversity. If we can bind our entire country on a common educational platform, we can reap geniuses from all over the country and we need not send our children to foreign countries to get beaten up and killed!! Imagine the plight of parents when they learn that their promising child will not return alive!! Their hopes, desires and dreams all disappear at one shot!!
>We Indians need more self reliance and belief that we are as good or better than what we think we are! Let us be more proud about BEING INDIANS!To pursue excellence we need not leave for foreign lands. We can create centres of excellence in our own country!!!
>What I have shared with you dear esteemed members,is a very personal feeling after seeing the aftermath of late Anuj Bidve of Pune and now the murder of Praveen Reddy of Hyderabad. All I can say is we are STANDING ON A DIAMOND MINE AND HUNTING FOR DIAMONDS IN FOREIGN LANDS!!
>
>Regards,
>Rajesh Mathur
>CEO
>RAINMAKERS
>PUNE
>Mob 9028757281
>
> 
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3. Worth reading again, if already read before - Feb 16 is fast approac 
Posted by: "dilip_pinto" dilip_pinto@rediffmail.com 
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:11 pm 


First Rank in State in Secondary School Examination
First Rank in University in Plus Two
First Rank in IIT Entrance Examination
First Rank in All India IIT Computer Science
First Rank in IAS Entrance Examination
First Rank in IAS Training Institute

On passing out from IIT Chennai, Mr. Narayanaswamy was offered scholarship by the 
prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA .. He who came from a 
middle class family believed that he had a moral obligation to give something in return 
for the lakhs of rupees the government spent on him as an IIT student. He had the 
intelligence and conviction to realize that this money came also from the poorest of 
the poor - who pay up the excise duty on textiles when they buy cloth, who pay up customs, excise and sales tax on diesel when they travel in a bus, and in numerous other ways indirectly pay the government. So he decided to join IAS hoping he could do something for the people of this country. How many young men have the will power to resist such an offer from USA ? 
Narayanaswamy did never look at IAS as a black money spinner as his later life bears testimony to this fact.


After a decade of meritorious service in IAS, today, Narayanaswamy is being forced out of the IAS profession. 

Do you know why?

A real estate agent wanted to fill up a paddy field which is banned under law. 
An application came up before Narayanaswamy who was sub collector
for an exemption from this rule for the plot of land. Upon visiting the site he 
found that complaint from 60 poor families that they will face water logging 
due to the waste water from a nearby Government Medical College if this paddy field
was filled up, was correct. Narayanswamy came under intense political pressure but 
he did what he felt was right - refused permission for filling up the paddy field. 
That was his first confrontation with politicians.

Soon after his marriage his father-in-law closed down a public road to build compound 
wall for his plot of land. People approached Narayanaswamy with complaint.

When talking with his own father-in-law did not help, he removed the obstructing wall 
with police help. The result, his marriage broke up.

As district Collector he raided the house of a liquor baron who had defaulted Rupees 11 crores payment to government and carried out revenue recovery. A Minister directly telephoned him and ordered to return the forfeited articles to the house of the liquor baron. Narayanswamy politely replied that it is difficult. The minister replied that Narayanaswamy will suffer.


In his district it was a practice to collect crores of rupees for earthen bunds meant for poor farmers, but which were never constructed. A bill for rupees 8 crores came up before Narayanaswamy. He inspected the bund. He found it very weak and said that he will pass the bill after the rainy season to ensure that the bund served the purpose. As expected the earthen bund was too weak to stand the rain and it disappeared in the rain. But he created a lot of enemies for saving 8 crores public money. 

The net result of all such unholy activities was that he was asked to go on leave by the government. 

Later such an illustrious officer was posted as "State Co-Ordinator, Quality Improvement Programme for Schools". 

This is what the politician will do to a honest officer with backbone - post him in the most powerless position to teach him a lesson. Since he found that nothing can be achieved for the people if he continued with the State Service he opted for central service. But that too was denied on some technical ground.

What will you do when you have a brilliant computer career anywhere in the world you choose with the backing of several advanced technical papers too published in international journals to your credit?

When you are powerless to do anything for the people, why should you waste your life as the Co-ordinator for a Schools Programme?

Mr. Narayanaswamy is on the verge of leaving IAS to go to Paris to take up a well paid United Nations assignment. 

The politicians can laugh thinking another obstacle has been removed. But it is the helpless people of this country who will lose - not Narayanaswamy. But you have the power to support capable and honest bureaucrats like Narayaswamy, G.R.Khairnar and Alphons Kannamthanam who have suffered a lot under self seeking 
politicians who rule us. You have even the power to replace such politicians with these kind of people dedicated to the country. The question is will you do the little you can do NOW? At least a vote or word in support of such personalities?


THINK ABOUT IT , Ladies and Gentlemen , and PLEASE DO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS !

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4. LAW OF THE WILD / Jungle's Law 
Posted by: "Jaiprakash Zende" jaiprakash47@yahoo.co.in   jaiprakash47 
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:11 pm 


Dear All
Can we pry that human beings should learn from this
Warm Regards
 
Jayprakash B.Zende,
Consultant &  Freelance Trainer
2,Samarth Appts,
4,Neelkamal Society,
Karve Nagar,
Pune-411 052.
Ph.No. +91-20-25464582.
Cell No.+919422000574

 

>>The Law of the
Wild says kill only when you are hungry.
>>
>>Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures,
>>said he was astounded by what he saw:
>>>> 
>>"These three brothers ! (cheetahs) have been living together
>>since they left their mother at about 18 months old," he said.
>>>> 
>>"On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry,
>>walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. 
>>At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away.
>> But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it
easily."
>>>> 
>>These extraordinary scenes followed.
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>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>and then they just walked
away without hurting him.........  
>>Life is short... forgive quickly, love truly,
laugh uncontrollably and never regrets anything that made you smile. 
                        
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
 
 
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5. Article: Getting CEO Support 
Posted by: "Harvinderjit Kaur" harvinderjit_kaur@yahoo.com   harvinderjit_kaur 
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:51 pm 


Getting CEO Support
by Marc Effron |Talent Management
 
According to the 2011 "State of Talent Management" report by the New Talent Management Network, gaining the CEO's and senior team's support is the most critical lever in talent management. As any talent practitioner can testify, the difference between a CEO who understands talent and one who doesn't is often the difference between sustained success and talent processes that fade over time. When the CEO models the right behaviors - holding regular talent reviews, teaching in leadership courses, doing performance reviews on time - it sends a clear signal that these are important activities. When he or she is also willing to hold leaders accountable for growing great talent, the organization is on its way to being a talent factory.
 
However, having a yet-to-be-enlightened CEO or executive team doesn't excuse anyone from building great talent. A fundamental part of the talent manager's role is convincing executives to support the talent strategy. A few tactics you might find effective are:
 
1. The financial appeal: 
To convince certain leaders to invest in talent-building practices requires a strong financial case showing a clear, monetary payback. That's a high hurdle for most talent practices, and making your argument persuasive requires a realistic financial assessment of the benefits. One way to get there is to use actual company examples that suggest a fast and real return on investment.
 
For example, you could say: "Last year we delayed starting our business in country X because we didn't have the right general manager available. The delay meant $30 million in lost revenue - $5 million a month for six months. We will face the same situation in country Y this year and country Z next year unless we can develop better general managers, faster. If we can develop just two more general managers a year, we could start $5 million to $10 million in revenue flow up to six months earlier."
 
Another method is to state a problem you know the executive agrees with. For example: "Robert really needs to manage his team better if we ever hope to get factory X up to full capacity." Ask the executive what he would pay if he could magically correct Robert's behaviors. Propose a solution that costs half that number.
 
There are some practices that don't lend themselves to easy financial analysis. For those, it is up to the CEO's judgment. If he or she doesn't see the value, no argument will be persuasive enough.
 
2. The personal appeal: 
We can each reflect on our career and identify our one or two most powerful developmental experiences. Unless these were painful, we likely feel some variant of that experience would also benefit other leaders. Use these experiences to your advantage when trying to convince a reluctant executive to support a program or process. Did the CEO have an overseas assignment that was critical to his or her career? Use that fact to propose more leaders getting developmental assignments. Did he or she have a valued mentor? Great - now you say, "We need you, Mr. or Mrs. CEO, to share your wisdom with this high-potential leader so he or she will grow up to be a great leader like you."
 
3. The competitive appeal:
Appeal to your hyper-competitive executives that the competition is leaving them in the dust. "Did you see that article where CEO Smith talked about his company's talent reviews building better leaders than the competition?"
 
If you don't believe this works, ask yourself how many companies have one or more corporate processes they blindly copied from GE just because of its reputation. The only caution here is if your company has completely outflanked the competition, your executives won't be impressed by what runner-ups are doing.
 
The bottom line is if your CEO or senior team doesn't understand the talent function, it's your job to enlighten them. If, after repeated effort, you find you're not able to convince them, then either they aren't going to get it or your ability to influence senior executives isn't sufficient. In either case, it suggests you're in an environment where you're not set up for success.
 
 
[About the Author: Marc Effron is president of The Talent Strategy Group and author of One Page Talent Management.]
 
Regards,
Harvinder
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6.1. Re: SCIENCE,INDIA AND BUDDHA 
Posted by: "subu_krishna@rediffmail.com" subu_krishna@rediffmail.com 
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:07 am 


This myth and mythology word was given by the britishers to confuse the minds of indians and also create divide and rule. Before the invasion nobody questioned the bhagavad gita or mahabharata. We were strong on sanatana dharma. The britishers took advantage of our so called created caste system and took advantage of the poor sudras and got them converted. 
V all r nt perfect to understand gita. V indians only believe foreign scientist and do not question them or audit or check. V just blindly follow them. Our spiritual scientist is sage vyasa and he has even described the origin of universe in srimad bhagavatam which till date noone has challenged. 
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Anand, 

The Mahabharata is only a myth. But if you think it is not a myth, can you explain to me how Sanjaya, who narrated the Bhagavad Gita in the Mahabharata, could have see and described the glorious form of Krishna, when the capability of divine vision to see it had been granted by Krishna only to Arjuna? 

Rajiv E. Bhole, B.Tech (IIT-B) 

--- In trainers_forum@yahoogroups.co.in, Anand Ghurye <anand.ghurye@...> wrote: 
> 
> Dear Viji , 
> 
> Please refer to the examples I have given . None of these in any way 
> fritter away our natural resources . Please let me know if I am missing 
> something . 
> 
> If chloroform is used you will not feel the pain that is otherwise natural 
> . This means the doctor will be able to do a better job for bringing you 
> back to health . You also are more likely to be willing to undergo any 
> necessary surgical procedure if chloroform is available . 
> 
> If we can go to toilet any time of the day without fear or fervor , that 
> leads to better hygiene and better health. 
> 
> Same goes for the third example . 
> 
> Now when you are talking about link that you have given and the land 
> resources being laid to waste due to overuse of water and chemical 
> fertilizers ; the issue is overuse and not science per say . The invention 
> of dynamite was through science . Dynamite has more productive uses than 
> destructive . But then if you want to use dynamite only for destructive 
> purpose then you cannot blame dynamite or its inventor for that . 
> 
> For example at the time of Mahabharat , our civilization had reached its 
> pinnacle in terms of scientific research - what with astras , shastras and 
> all . But due to the Mahabharat war the entire generation went down and 
> several future generations were weakened . That depends on the purpose to 
> which the science was used by the learned people of that time . 
> 
> Regards , 
> 
> Anand Ghurye 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM, viji <viji123@...> wrote: 
> 
> > 
> > *All you say is absolutely right.* 
> > 
> > * 
> > * 
> > 
> > *My question what what was the benefits for the planet at large 
> > * 
> > 
> > *and what is the long term benefits. 
> > * 
> > 
> > * 
> > * 
> > 
> > *The benefits you wrote are due to the fact that the milions of years of 
> > treasures we are frivolously spending in a 100 or so .. there will be 
> > nothing left for the future.. something like below scenario .. please click 
> > the link 
> > * 
> > 
> > * 
> > * 
> > 
> > *Punjab. Scars of the Green Revolution* 
> > http://www.indiatogether.org/2011/feb/agr-punjab.htm 
> > Sick soils, declining yields, growing debts and rising malnutrition stalk 
> > the Punjab farmer, as the practices of the boom years catch up with him, 
> > writes Bhaskar Goswami. 
> > * 
> > ** 
> > * 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
> 
> Dear Viji , 
> 
> I am starting with my limited understanding . Please help me expand the 
> same . 
> 
> Suppose you were playing cricket and while batting a bouncer hit you on the 
> face and broke your lips or for that matter you were climbing a coconut 
> tree , you fell and broke your lips . Now that needs stitching . Would you 
> like it with chloroform or without ? 
> 
> I can go to toilet , at any time of the day ; the refuse goes into a gobar 
> gas plant , lighting the gas burner in the kitchen . 
> 
> I can light the gas burner whenever I want , using the tiny matchbox ; a 
> process for which my grandma used to take more than half an hour with 
> chulha and flintstones . 
> 
> I am enjoying luxuries which perhaps only Kings and Queens of ancient times 
> enjoyed - even that I am not sure of . 
> 
> Regards , 
> 
> 
> Regards , 
> 
> Anand Ghurye 
 davido.extraxim@gmail.com