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Work Life Balance: How to Create A Happy and Productive Daily Routine

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Work Life Balance : how to create a daily routine of happiness and productivity. YES you can be happy and productive! Click to read!

Ours is a society and generation obsessive about the work-hard-hustle-get-shit-done attitude. It’s new. It’s trendy. It’s everywhere: on coffee mugs, punctuating Pinterest boards, even framed into office wall decor. But some days, the mere idea of being that relentless about the rise-and-grind is just too much, and no amount of gold glitter font will change that.

Thankfully, a lifestyle in which your physical, mental and emotional needs are met all while being motivational to help reach your goals has less to do with being ‘addicted to the hustle’, and more to do with simply following your heart, and trusting yourself.

To truly want to create a new daily routine that feeds your mind and heart, leaves you feeling satisfied, andfits in activities that help you be your absolute best (exercise, study, eating well), just be concerned with giving yourself positive joy. When I say ‘positive joy’, I’m talking about…

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Back to Basics: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness – The Chinese character 念 is composed of two parts, the top 今 meaning “now; this” and bottom 心 signifying “heart; mind.”

“Mindfulness is the quality and power of mind that is aware of what’s happening — without judgment and without interference. It is like a mirror that simply reflects whatever comes before it. It serves us in the humblest ways, keeping us connected to brushing our teeth or having a cup of tea. It keeps us connected to the people around us, so that we’re not simply rushing by them in the busyness of our lives.

We can start the practice of mindfulness meditation with the simple observation and feeling of each breath. Breathing in, we know we’re breathing in; breathing out, we know we’re breathing out. It’s very simple, although not easy. After just a few breaths, we hop on trains of association, getting lost in…

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What Are You Not Doing

This article is for all professionals who want to make the most of their time. The thesis is that we need to consider the things we are not doing as well as those we are supporting with our effort.

The idea of noting the things we can do as well as the opportunities we are missing is one that is highlighted in the quality concept called “six sigma.”

Most business professionals are familiar with the term six-sigma. It is a concept where we seek to make our processes so close to perfection that there are only slightly over 3 defects per million opportunities. I have taught six sigma for decades, and one thing about the concept has always bugged me.

The whole premise of six-sigma is based on a ratio of defects per opportunity. When you think about it, the number of defects is difficult to measure, but at least…

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Successful Supervisor 48 Tips to Employ Six Sigma

The “Six Sigma” movement grew out of the Total Quality Revolution of the 1990s. It is a mindset to minimize variation in manufacturing or business processes.

The objective is to achieve processes that are nearly perfect, with a statistical approach that achieves less than 3.4 defects per million opportunities.

Having worked in the era of the Total Quality Revolution myself and studied personally with some of the great names such as W. Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Brian Joiner, and others, I built a strong foundation of knowledge that supports a six-sigma mindset.

Trying to employ this “profound knowledge” (a Deming phrase) in a real manufacturing environment allowed me to see some precautions or areas where significant care is needed to obtain the full benefits.

This article is written to help supervisors trying to implement a six sigma philosophy in a manufacturing operation. To be successful, one must begin by learning…

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Susan Fowler on Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager

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In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we speak with Susan Fowler, coauthor (with Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins) of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager®.

Fowler shares some of the key points from the book, including challenging assumed constraints, identifying personal points of power, and becoming more proactive in getting your needs met.

Fowler also discusses the importance of creating a culture of self leadership in today’s organizations where individual contributors seek out the direction and support they need to succeed. Fowler explains that in today’s fast-paced business environment, self leaders need to take responsibility and avoid adopting a victim mentality.  She shares how individual contributors can partner with their managers using the key principles of Situational Leadership® II, which are also a part of the book’s content.

Fowler encourages listeners to adopt the mindset and skillset for becoming a self leader.  She explains how taking…

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Four Hard Truths about Self Leadership

Blanchard LeaderChat

I can’t get what I need. My boss doesn’t understand me. My organization’s systems don’t work. I don’t have the resources I need. My job doesn’t take advantage of my strengths. No one appreciates me. My boss micromanages me. There’s no room for me to grow. They don’t understand how much I could be contributing if only they’d give me a chance.

If you’re human, I imagine you’ve thought or invoked one of these statements. I know I have.

Even though we may be able to justify these types of statements, they often reflect our own assumed constraints: beliefs that allow us to escape personal accountability and fall victim to circumstances or the actions of others. In the new Self Leadership program I co-created with Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins, we teach that self leadership is about having the mindset and skillset to accept responsibility and take initiative.

While it…

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Susan Fowler on Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager

Blanchard LeaderChat

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we speak with Susan Fowler, coauthor (with Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins) of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager®.

Fowler shares some of the key points from the book, including challenging assumed constraints, identifying personal points of power, and becoming more proactive in getting your needs met.

Fowler also discusses the importance of creating a culture of self leadership in today’s organizations where individual contributors seek out the direction and support they need to succeed. Fowler explains that in today’s fast-paced business environment, self leaders need to take responsibility and avoid adopting a victim mentality.  She shares how individual contributors can partner with their managers using the key principles of Situational Leadership® II, which are also a part of the book’s content.

Fowler encourages listeners to adopt the mindset and skillset for becoming a self leader.  She explains how taking…

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Sleepworking? Ask Madeleine

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Dear Madeleine,

I have been managing a team in the insurance industry for the last fifteen years. There has been a lot of change—mostly reductions in staff size and increases in work load—but basically it is pretty much the same stuff, just a different day, and has been for a long time. 

My last kid will graduate this coming spring and already plans to travel the world working odd jobs to pay for it. All day long I dream of doing the same thing. I am actually envious of my kid.

I am so bored with my job that I literally dread going to work. I watch the clock all day. I used to care so much that I would take work home and work on weekends. Now I literally leave things undone, but either my boss doesn’t notice or doesn’t care. I had committed to myself to stick it…

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The oldest of the Vaishnavaite temples in South ( Older than Srirangam , the place where the famous verse ……Om Apavitrah Pavitro Vaa Sarva-Avasthaam Gato-Aa pi Vaa | Yah Smaret-Punddareekaakssham Sa Baahya-Abhyantarah Shucih” had its origin…. and the darshan of SUPREME LORD that qualifies one to get Moksham….

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thiruvellari

This Divyadesam is located at about 20 km north of Trichirappalli, enroute to Thuraiyur  and situated in a  14 acre  site and resembles like an Old fort with strong compound walls  The temple  is older than Srirangam  and  built   ahead of LORD  Rama’s  avataram . Hence the name Aadhi Vellarai.   Tiruvellarai  in tamil means white rock and this  grand temple is situated on a white granite hill which is almost 90 to  100 feet high .

Lord   Pundareekaksha Perumal. ( LORD with Lotus Shaped eyes) graces the devotees with abundant mercy .   This temple is surrounded by a 36 feet high wall and resembles almost like a  fort . The second tower entrance  leads us inside the temple  which has  huge sculptures on the wall  painted . The Bali peetam here is a huge one  which has special significance . The third tower leads us into the inner sanctum  of the temple.

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YAADHUM : AN ANALYSIS BY A HINDU

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“We create the history of things we don’t know based on things we know. That is very normal” said Prof. P.J.Cherian, in connection with a recent documentary ‘Yaadum’ by Kombai S Anwar. As we know, Indian history is a hostage of ideological chauvinists who use the art of history writing as a tool to fulfill their agenda. The leftist school has an extra dimension as it aims to continue the ‘invader’s’ perspective of India by naming it as unbiased, scientific and secular history. Although ‘secularisation’ of history writing by leftist scholars decline the influence of Hinduism (dharmic values) within the Indian society, they actively encourage projecting Christian and Islamic imageries as a compelling force on the actions, behavior, and opinions of the society. In this context, it is important to analyse Kombai S. Anwar’s documentary, ‘Yaadhum’, which traces the roots of Tamil Muslims. According…

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