Posted by: csdivakar | January 11, 2009

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Posted by: csdivakar | December 31, 2008

Interesting fact…

Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?

Incorrectly

Posted by: csdivakar | December 19, 2008

Recession Proof Yourself

  • Update your CV and keep it current.
  • Test your employability skill-set by checking how you measure up against job ads to similar roles or the next step.
  • If you spot any skills gaps in your CV, do your best to fill them.
  • Brush up o your current skills, particularly those that are key to your job.
  • Widen your reading and web-watching of organisations in your sector/ profession so that you are aware who is hiring and firing.
  • Whilst keeping yourself job-ready for new opportunities or in case of redundancy don’t forget the value and importance of the job you got.
  • Keep your work rate and productivity up.
  • Keep cheerful – it doesn’t help to be down in the mouth
  • Look after your health – stress is debilitating and these are stressful times
  • You may be cutting back on spending but make sure your work clothes are smart and appropriate to the job you do – if you look good you’ll feel good
  • Make the most of your leisure time so that you are fresh and ready for work on a Monday Morning.
  • Take every opportunity to network.
Posted by: csdivakar | December 17, 2008

Work one day outside office

I have tried a concept mentioned by Tom Peters to work outside from office.

It really worked me well and today I worked from British Council Library and it was really interesting and my productivity increased like anything.

Even if your company policy is not allowing you to work outside, try it on saturday and work from coffee sop
shop.

You will have interesting and different experience.

Posted by: csdivakar | December 8, 2008

Mind Map

What is Mind Map ?

 A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to roam the infinite expanses of your brain. The Mind Map can be applied to every aspect of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance human performance.

7 Steps to Making a Mind Map

  1. Start in the CENTRE of a blank page turned sideways. Why? Because starting in the centre gives your Brain freedom to spread out in all directions and to express itself more freely and naturally. 
  2. Use an IMAGE or PICTURE for your central idea. Why? Because an image is worth a thousand words and helps you use your Imagination. A central image is more interesting, keeps you focussed, helps you concentrate, and gives your Brain more of a buzz!
  3. Use COLOURS throughout. Why? Because colours are as exciting to your Brain as are images. Colour adds extra vibrancy and life to your Mind Map, adds tremendous energy to your Creative Thinking, and is fun!
  4. CONNECT your MAIN BRANCHES to the central image and connect your second- and third-level branches to the first and second levels, etc. Why? Because your Brain works by association. It likes to link two (or three, or four) things together. If you connect the branches, you will understand and remember a lot more easily.
  5. Make your branches CURVED rather than straight-lined. Why? Because having nothing but straight lines is boring to your Brain.
  6. Use ONE KEY WORD PER LINE. Why Because single key words give your Mind Map more power and flexibility.
  7. Use IMAGES throughout. Why Because each image, like the central image, is also worth a thousand words. So if you have only 10 images in your Mind Map, it’s already the equal of 10,000 words of notes!
Posted by: csdivakar | November 26, 2008

Truth…

Truth is most important in life. I did some foolish mistakes by telling lies and it was found. I lost the credibility and trust.

Posted by: csdivakar | November 24, 2008

Life Beyond Code – Free eBook

“Life Beyond Code” by Rajesh Setty.

The above titled book is an excellent book for IT Professionals. If you are really serious about your career , this book is super for everyone.

This book was cost around Rs.300 and now he is giving it for free. Use this opportunity and read this book. Download the book in blog.lifebeyondcode.com.

Posted by: csdivakar | August 30, 2008

Power….

I read recently in one of magazines about the Power.

There are two Military Officers , one Officer is outgoing officer and another one is incoming officer. The Outgoing officer conveyed that, whenever you speak or if ur joking, if your subordinates nodded their head and said ‘yes’ and laughed for your jokes , then ‘you are in trouble’.

So we need to make sure, we have the right people  .Always subordinate people will try to appease you and be ‘YES’ ministers.

Posted by: csdivakar | August 21, 2008

Few Tips from Wise and Experienced Man

Today I spent time with a person called  Jim Webster who is 64 years old and working with me a Consultant.

These tips will helpful for everyone :

1. The time spent on official life will stay as one of the Black Dots in the Resume. However, the time spent with the family and children will stay in their heads life long. Everyone will realise in their olden days about their young age and affection by their parents, relatives and Kids.

2. You may climb very fast in you corporate ladder , but you will realise later that you climbed in the wrong building. The most important thing in life is to climb in Family Ladder.

Posted by: csdivakar | August 20, 2008

Millennials or “Y” Generation

Generation Y (sometimes referred to as “Millennials[1] or “Echo Boomers[2]) refers to the cohort of individuals born, roughly, between 1980 and 2000.

Millennials are the one who started their life with latest digital media . Their day to day life have been influenced with Multiculture and changed the world in to a Global Village.

I am able to see the difference in my day to day life. In my Project which consists of Boomers and am the only Millennial who dealt with them.

If you see today’s IT world, it was fully occupied by Millennails.  To get Succeed in anything, we need to tackle them and fulfill their needs.

Posted by: csdivakar | August 19, 2008

Dinner and Lunch will increase ur relationship

For the past 6 months, I had opportunity to spend time especially in Lunch or Dinner with various people in different occasions.

The Discussions, jokes and culture made both the parties comfortable . Vibes between us was honest and we shared good things.

It creates a good relationship . 

Try with some one by calling him for Dinner or Lunch and talk to him openly and ur relationship will get glorified.

Posted by: csdivakar | August 17, 2008

To get Succeed in Corporate Life

Like it or not, the moment you reach the executive level, you are onstage. Your peers, your superiors, and your subordinates have their eyes trained on you and will take note of any stumbles. To deliver a winning performance:

• Think before you speak. Anticipate the effects of your words.

• Watch your sense of humor. Avoid making light of sensitive issues such as downsizing or changes to pay and benefits. And be especially mindful of jokes or witticisms that could offend; the more power you have, the more sensitive others will be to any perceived abuse of it.

• Don’t push your point of view too hard. Leave room in the conversation for spirited debate.

• Ask for feedback. Really listen to the answers.

• Be genuine. Insincerity is all the more glaring in the spotlight. Sure, there will be times where you have to hold back details for any number of reasons. But if you acknowledge this, people will understand—and they’ll respect you for your honesty.

Source : Harvard Business Review

Posted by: csdivakar | August 16, 2008

Attentiveness

Attentiveness is most important in Meetings. It happened to me recently, I have learnt a valuable lesson. While attending meeting, I was on the other thought and immediately one of my colleague fired a question to me. Instantly I have answered it and it created lot of issues in my career.’

Especially in attending meetings, be careful in responding to your questions. Otherwise, you can ask to repeat the question again, and you can think in fraction of seconds and then you can respond.

Focus is most important and Attentiveness is very important.

Posted by: csdivakar | August 9, 2008

It’s Life…

I came from Canada to India for a my wife’s delivery . We made a decision whether to have a child in India or Canada and then we decided to have a child in India. By God’s grace, my wife delivered a baby boy on July 13,2008.

We tried for Normal Delivery, however God decided to have the child through Caesarean Delivery. I realized at that time, there is supreme power decides than human power. All the Doctors conveyed to me in the past, my wife will have Normal Delivery. Atlast everything was changed.

For many of us, this may be normal in day-to-day life. I realized lot and every minute in the hospital made my mind very matured and enjoyable moment by seeing your child’s face after all the hurdles.

Posted by: csdivakar | April 22, 2008

Day to begin with Churchill

Winston Churchill’s words

“Sure I am that this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond my endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.”

 

 

Posted by: csdivakar | March 21, 2008

Hobbies can improve Personal Branding

One of my colleague , Pradeepan Gunabalasingam who is working as a Sr.Configuration Management Analyst  mentioned to me many times about his hobby on Photography. I thought he is having good interest in Photography.

After some time, I was amazed by seeing a photo in his desk which shows his interest and knowledge in that field.

I requested him to take some family photos for me. I thought he will come with his Digital Zoom Camera. He turned up with lot of stuff including the backdrop. I was really happy about his sincerity in his hobby. While I was talking with me, he spent so for $4000 for the equipments ( Camera Stand, Umbrella Stand , zoom lenses etc.,), this shows his complete faith in his interest.

After seeing some photos with flash lights and different poses, my whole family’s faces were turned smile. He become very close to my family members and from now on his relationship is very important to my family in the future. (I will remember him in my life ,  becoz thoses photos are going to be in my home.)  

I learnt the following stuff today on this activity :

                1. Interesting Hobbies can improve the Personal Branding and Relationship.

                2. Even in our hobbies, we need to focus much and to dedicate on that activity.

                3. I am able to see the Energy level in him, how his creativity flourished in telling us to pose.

                4. Dedication to your interest will really helpful .

                5. Make others to smile by someway.

                6. My friend mentioned to me, he learnt lot of stuff through his Camera Club.

In general, I won’t forget this Good Friday…

Posted by: csdivakar | March 16, 2008

Influence

http://www.influencerbook.com/influencer/blog –

This blog really talks about the Influencing Skill and the problems in today’s business. Kindly spend few minutes and you will get very worthy results.

Posted by: csdivakar | March 13, 2008

What kind of a person am I ?

In simple terms  it is  Who am I ?

Think about your strengths and weakness .

Are you the person who figures things out for yourself, or give and take of a collegial group a big part of work for you ?

List your interesting activities , think whether it is useful and worthy to spend time ?

The most important thing in your life, every moment, think are u interested in doing such kind of activity.

Posted by: csdivakar | March 12, 2008

Business Analyst…Change Agent

I recently read an article about Business Analyst . Really cool and need to learn all these characteristics:

Practicing business outcome thinking

Conceptualizing and thinking creatively

Acquiring interpersonal skills

Valuing ethics and integrity

Using robust communication techniques to effectively keep all stakeholders informed

Empowering team members and building high-performing teams

Setting direction and providing vision

Listening effectively and encouraging new ideas

Seeking responsibility and accepting accountability

Focusing and motivating a group to achieve what is important

Capitalizing on the contributions of various team members

Managing complexity dimensions to reduce project risks

Welcoming changes that promote the integrity of the solution/product

Posted by: csdivakar | February 23, 2008

Blind Spots

Blind spots was a term originally used to describe a small part of the retina of the eye that was insensitive to light and caused impaired vision. The term is now used widely in sports and other activities. When you drive your car, you are probably aware of your visual blind spot—the point where an approaching car gets lost in your rear view mirror.

Blind spots are things we think and do unconsciously that can negatively influence how other people feel about us. Sometimes they are seen as irritating habits.

  • Analyze yourself as if you were another person so you can depersonalize the process and be more objective.

  • Always start by analyzing your strengths; this gives you a positive outlook.

  • See your blind spots not as weaknesses, but as behaviors that get in the way of fully using your strengths.

  • Gather information from others about what they see as your strengths and blind spots.

  • Do not hesitate to ask people for information; the most confident people always ask for balanced feedback.

  • Make it comfortable for people to share negative feedback with you. Be grateful for their help.

  • If you identify several blind spots, prioritize which one you plan to work on first.

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