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Practical Management Lessons

During a Robbery in Hong Kong, the Bank Robber shouted to everyone in the bank:
"Don't move. The Money belongs to the Government. Your Life belongs to You."

Everyone in the Bank laid down quietly.

This is called "Mind Changing Concept” Changing the Conventional Way of Thinking.

When a Lady lay on the Table provocatively, the Robber shouted at her:
"Please be Civilised! This is a Robbery and not a Rape!"

This is called "Being Professional” . Focus only on What You are Trained to do!

When the Bank Robbers returned Home, the Younger Robber (MBA Trained) told the older Robber (who has only completed Year 6 in Primary School):
"Big Brother, let's count how much we got."

The older Robber rebutted and said:
"You are very Stupid. There is so much Money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV News will tell us how much we Robbed from the Bank!"

This is called "Experience”
Nowadays, experience is more Important than Paper Qualifications!

After the Robbers had left, the Bank Manager told the Bank supervisor to call the Police quickly. But the Supervisor said to him:
"Wait! Let us take out $10 Million from the Bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 Million that we have previously Embezzled from the Bank”.

This is called "Swim with the Tide”
Converting an unfavorable situation to Your Advantage!

The Supervisor says: "It will be Good if there is a Robbery every month."

This is called "Changing Priority”
Personal Happiness is more Important than Your Job”.

The next day, the TV News reported that $100 Million was taken from the Bank. The Robbers Counted and Counted and Counted, but they could only Count $20 Million.

The Robbers were very Angry and Complained:
"We risked our Lives and only took $20 Million. The Bank Manager took $80 Million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be Educated than to be a Thief!"

This is called "Knowledge is worth as much as Gold!"

Story of the Table cloth

Beautiful story.... makes you understand that things happen for a reason.

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc, and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished.

On December 19 a terrible tempest - a driving rainstorm - hit the area and lasted for two days.

On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.


The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity, so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.

She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?" The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials 'EBG' were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made  this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria .

The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten "The
Tablecloth". The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria.

When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and she never saw her husband or her home again.
The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church.The pastor insisted on driving her home. That was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a house-cleaning  job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn't leaving. 

The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike?

He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again in all the 35 years between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.

He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman's apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

True story - submitted by Pastor Rob Reid who says God does work in mysterious ways.

I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and  protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you. His promises are true, and when we give Him all our cares we know He will see us through.

So when the road you  are're traveling seems difficult at best, God knows where he is taking you and you just need to be still.

Pass this on to those you know who need a little encouragement and show that He cares. When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.

Story of Two Monks and Scorpion

Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and  was again stung.

The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it’s nature is to sting?”

“Because,” the monk replied, “to save it is my nature.” Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and  was again stung.

The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it’s nature is to sting?”

“Because,” the monk replied, “to save it is my nature.

5 Time Wasting Habits of Entrepreneur

 
The amount of time we have available every day is limited. Not every entrepreneur can put in 18-hour days -- personal obligations and family life take up time, making it important that we maximize the time we do have allocated for business. 
Here are five time-wasting habits that many entrepreneurs are guilty of. Eliminate these and watch your productivity increase.
1. Trying to do everything yourself.
 
You have to learn to delegate if you are ever going to be productive. All entrepreneurs are guilty of this at some point, especially in the beginning. You think you can handle everything -- but as tasks and responsibilities stack up the weight on your shoulders becomes unbearable and everything collapses.
 
One of the best things I did for my company was admitting to myself that there were some things I wasn't the best at. Delegating those tasks to other people that handled them more efficiently made a significant impact. You can't do everything yourself, and the sooner you realize this, the better off you will be.
2. Saying 'Yes' to everything.
 
One of the hardest things to do is say no. Personally, it took me a while to learn that it was physically impossible to try to accommodate every request that was presented to me. This circles around to point number one above -- I thought I could do it all. I didn't want to disappoint anyone. If I received a request for a quick 15-minute chat, I would squeeze it in.
 
Looking back, all those little requests were time sucks. Instead of worrying about someone saying, "I can't believe he said no -- what a dick," I learned to deny opportunities and requests that weren't going to benefit my company and brand. Learning to value my time has lead to increased productivity, and while it might feel uncomfortable the first couple of times, I promise it becomes much easier after you experience first hand how eliminating time-sucking requests improve your productivity.
3. Waiting for perfection.
 
Perfection doesn't exist, and if you sit around waiting for it you're going to miss the boat. When people are hung up on a task they will often say they are trying to perfect it before moving on to the next one. They are simply procrastinating.
It's important that you understand perfection is a unicorn you most likely aren't going to encounter. Imagine if companies such as Uber and Airbnb waited to expand into new markets until they perfected all of the working components of the business. They would still be sitting there wasting time, scratching their heads, waiting for something that wasn't ever going to happen. Look how fast both companies have grown because they were extremely productive.
 
4. Allowing distractions to constantly interrupt your day.
 
Distractions will only interrupt your day if you let them. You have to create a work environment that provides you with some distraction-free time, allowing you to stay 100 percent focused. Every entrepreneur is going to have different distractions to deal with. Here are a few of things I do to eliminate some distractions:
 
No personal text replies: When I'm working I don't reply to personal texts. It's a time suck, but it also tells the other person that your work time isn't valuable. Just because someone is bored at his or her desk or on a day off, it doesn't mean you have to entertain them. When you ignore work-time texts and begin to reply to them in the evening when you are done, you will notice your mid-day interruptions will decrease significantly.
 
Airplane mode: If I'm working on something extremely important that requires complete focus I'll switch my phone to airplane mode. When I simply silence my phone I still see the notification icons and I'm apt to pick it up and check emails and messages. Airplane mode prevents this and allows me to fully focus.
 
Block off calendar time: I have specific time blocked off on my calendar every day. When you get into this habit, you know without a doubt that you have a period of time without meetings, conference calls or distractions. This time will quickly become your most productive daily block of time.
5. Constantly refreshing your email inbox.
 
If you are constantly refreshing your email inbox, you are pissing away valuable time. It can become quite addictive. I suffered from this myself, and had to create a system to check and respond to emails that wouldn't dig into my productivity.
 
I check my emails at set times every day and I also have someone screen them. The screening eliminates a lot of wasted time deleting junk, unsolicited requests and spam. When I do jump into my inbox it's in and out, as I know everything waiting for me requires my attention and I fire back replies and address each one without having to waste time identifying the emails that are important. It's a habit that isn't easy to break, but once you do develop a system that works for you, the time saved will be very noticeable.
 
Shabbar Suterwala
"Bridging the Gap between what you are and what you can be"
Soft Skills Trainer, Business Coach,NLP Practitioner
Personal, Psychological & Martial Counsellor & Coach 

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The Skill every one needs to be Successful

Article Courtesy: https:/ /www. linkedin.com/pulse/only-skill-every-professional-needs-jeff-haden

I asked about twenty business owners and CEOs to name the one skill they feel contributes the most to their success.
What did every one of them say?

Sales skills. Each and every one felt success is almost impossible -- in any field -- without solid sales skills. Here's why.
To many people, the word selling implies manipulating, pressuring, cajoling -- all the used car salesman stereotypes.
But if you think of selling as explaining the logic and benefits of a decision, then everyone needs sales skills: to convince others that an idea makes sense, to show bosses or investors how a project or business will generate a return, to help employees understand the benefits of a new process, etc.

In essence, sales skills are communication skills. Communication skills are critical in any business or career -- and you'll learn more about communication by working in sales than you will anywhere else. Gaining sales skills will help you lead teams, line up distribution deals, land customers, build important connections... in every stage of building a career, most of what you do involves sales.
Understanding the sales process, and how to build long-term customer relationships, is incredibly important regardless of the industry or career you choose. Spending time in a direct sales role is an investment that will pay dividends forever.
Here are a few of the benefits:

You'll learn to negotiate.
Every job involves negotiating: with customers, with vendors and suppliers, even with employees. Salespeople learn to listen, evaluate variables, identify key drivers, overcome objections, and find ways to reach agreement -- without burning bridges.

You'll learn to close.
Asking for what you want is difficult for a lot of people. Closing a sale is part art, part science. Getting others to agree with you and follow your direction is also part art and part science. If you want to lead people, you must be able to close. Great salespeople know how to close. Great bosses do, too.

You'll learn persistence.
Salespeople hear the word no all the time. Over time you'll start to see no as a challenge, not a rejection. And you'll figure out what to do next.

You'll learn self-discipline.
When you work for a big company, you can sometimes sleepwalk your way through a day and still get paid. When you work on commission, your credo is, "If it is to be, it's up to me." Working in sales is a great way to permanently connect the mental dots between performance and reward.

You'll gain self-confidence.
Working in sales is the perfect cure for shyness. You'll learn to step forward with confidence, especially under duress or in a crisis.
Still not convinced? Think of it this way: The more intimidating or scary a position in sales sounds, the more you need to take one. You'll gain confidence and self-assurance, and the skills you gain will serve you well for the rest of your business--and personal -- life.
So if you're a would-be entrepreneur, set aside your business plan and work in sales for a year or two. If you're struggling in your profession, take a part-time sales job. Part of the reason you're struggling is probably because of poor sales skills.
Successful people spend much of their time "selling."

Go learn how to sell.

It's the best investment you will ever make.
 
Shabbar Suterwala
"Bridging the Gap between what you are and what you can be"
Soft Skills Trainer, Business Coach,NLP Practitioner
Personal, Psychological & Martial Counsellor & Coach 

Whatsapp / IMO:  +91-9892225864

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Business: How Adobe keeps Employees from Quitting

How Adobe keeps key employees from quitting

Anne Fisher

Ditching annual performance reviews has paid unexpected dividends.

If there's one thing almost everyone in corporate America can agree on, it's that traditional once-a-year evaluations are a waste of time. Managers and employees dread the discussions, and plenty of evidence shows they don't produce anything but a pile of extra paperwork.
"I looked at this whole process, back in 2011, and thought, 'Is this really doing anything useful for us? Why are we doing it?'" recalls Donna Morris, Adobe's global senior vice president of people and places.
Especially troublesome was that the company's "rank and yank" system, which forced managers to identify and fire their least productive team members, caused so much infighting and resentment that, each year, it was making some of the software maker's best people flee to competitors.
So, based in part on ideas crowdsourced from employees, Morris and her team scrapped annual evaluations and replaced them with a system called Check In. At the start of each fiscal year, employees and managers set specific goals. Then, at least every eight weeks but usually much more often, people "check in" with their bosses for a real-time discussion of how things are going. At an annual "rewards check-in," managers give out raises and bonuses according to how well each employee has met or exceeded his or her targets. "Managers are empowered to make those decisions," says Morris. "There is no 'matrix.' HR isn't involved."
The new approach has required extra training for managers, who have had to adjust their schedules to "allow for setting expectations and giving feedback in real time," Morris notes. Getting used to the new system has taken longer in some countries than in others, she adds. Adobe's employees in India, for instance, "were anxious at first about not having the old written 'report card' every year, until they realized that, by having these conversations much more often, they would always know exactly where they stand."
Morris says that transparency has paid unexpected dividends. For one thing, fewer valued staffers are leaving, despite the ferociously competitive Silicon Valley market for tech talent. "People who have turned down other offers tell us it's partly because Check In makes them feel like we're helping them succeed," says Morris.
Not only that, but more frequent talks between managers and underperforming staffers have led to a marked increase in what Morris calls "involuntary, non-regrettable attrition, because team leaders are no longer putting off having tough conversations with people who aren't cutting it," she says. "It's not just about retaining talent. It's about retaining the right talent."
It's also about boosting Adobe's ADBE 0.65% stock price. Getting feedback in real time, so everyone stays on track and is pulling in the same direction, has helped make Adobe's 13,000 employees far more productive, Morris says. Adobe's stock price has increased from about $30 to over $80 since Check In began.
 
  
Shabbar Suterwala
"Bridging the Gap between what you are and what you can be"
Soft Skills Trainer, Business Coach,NLP Practitioner
Personal, Psychological & Martial Counsellor & Coach 

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Tips on How to Deal with Difficult People

Hello & Greetings from Shabbar Suterwala.

Just came across this powerful short yet powerful tips on dealing with difficult people. 

People that are difficult to deal with are everywhere. They can be one of your workmates or colleague, one of your family members, or you may just bump in somebody you do not know in public places.

Dealing with these kinds of people challenge and provoke your patience and trigger your anger. When your ego gets hurt and your temper meets his temper, you may clash immediately if you do know how to control your feelings.
The following are some empowering keys to handle the situation properly. But please bear in mind that these methods may not apply perfectly to your situation. Use these keys at the right person, at the right place, and at the right time.
  • Self-Control
When you are in front of an unreasonable person and he is trying to bring out your anger, try to be cool, relax, and let her/him say everything he wants to say. Control yourself. Think of this: if you fire up his/her anger with your anger, it will only make things worse. Be conscious with your body language. The more you let him speak, the more you have time to think of what are the right words to say. Remember, a knowledgeable person knows what to say, a wise person knows when to say.
  • Prioritize Which is More Important
When you are put into a difficult situation by someone, prioritize what is more important – to resolve the problem or confront the person? Confronting the person first consumes your time and effort and it will just ruin your mood. Try to think of ways on how unravel the situation. Get to the bottom of the problem to resolve it fast. And if you need to talk to that person remember your self-control.
  • Be Optimistic
When you are for an instance being frequently bullied by this difficult person, try to turn negative comments about you into positive one. For example, he/she keeps on telling you, you are ugly, why not think, "Be thankful that I am ugly, you cannot say you are beautiful without seeing an ugly like me". Or you are so annoyed with someone who will only call you when he/she needs you and ignores you when he/she needs no more. Try to think you are like a light: he/she needs you because he is in darkness. Try to think of ways on how to turn negative comments into complement.

These are just some of the keys on how to deal successfully over an unreasonable and difficult person. Whenever you are engaged with them, just try to be calm, wise and optimistic.

 
 
 
Shabbar Suterwala
"Bridging the Gap between what you are and what you can be"
Soft Skills Trainer, Business Coach,NLP Practitioner
Personal, Psychological & Martial Counsellor & Coach 

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Motivational Quotes for Time Managment

 
 
Shabbar Suterwala
"Bridging the Gap between what you are and what you can be"
Soft Skills Trainer, Business Coach,NLP Practitioner
Personal, Psychological & Martial Counsellor & Coach 

Whatsapp / IMO:  +91-9892225864

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"The More you Share the More you Get, the More you Grow"