Performance matters!It is always a challenge to successfully manage people, though the perception amongst the working population is mostly contrary. The challenge gets even better when a team of high performers have to be managed. And this is exactly where almost all managers fail.

High performers come in a variety of forms – from the most arrogant of types to the most humble and this variety makes it even more difficult to generalise their existence. But this doesn’t mean they lack any common traits. Almost all high performers have very well defined traits that put them under the spotlight. And it is this┬ácommonality that helps spot them in the first place.
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Weird ThoughtIts not that spiritual leaders copy what each other say, yet they all come up with the same old message. Every leader talks about inching towards eternal love, harmony, peace and the beauty that these bring. And what’s amazing is that these claims are entirely irrelevant of what philosophy they preach or which religion they follow.
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Purpose?Almost a year ago, i tried writing my ideas about life and its purpose. There were many comments and further discussions followed, both online and offline. A question such as this, is the pinnacle of knowledge, that once we know the answer to it, we probably lose interest in this life.
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WorryLong back i had this question in my mind – “Can i live a worry free life at all?”. The immediate and intuitive answer was “No, that’s impossible”. In this busy world, where we run for our everyday food and necessities, it is rather impossible to live worry free. And to top that, some if not most people, do find some sinister pleasure in creating worries for others.
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System FailureThere isn’t a single person in this world who doesn’t hate failure. Failure is so painful that only mental strength and time┬ácan heal it. But as with all painful things, there is quite a bit of goodness associated with failure too. It is unfortunate that most of us don’t look into this goodness that failure provides.
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AuthorityEver thought about how people are managed around the world? Enter a Japanese office on a busy morning and you would see people dictating orders and many more taking them. The rule of managing people in japan is different from elsewhere.

The Japanese tend to follow a very strict hierarchy and have clear distinction on job profiles for everyone. Every office has a very clear organizational chart and there are strict protocols to follow. For example, to use someone’s help you first need to talk to his/her superior and get their approval.

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SuccessSuccess sounds interesting and tastes wonderful. Everyone of us genuinely want to succeed in whatever we do. But the reality is we always don’t. Not many think further than the fact that they failed. Fortunately, I always thought why i have failed in something that i took up and what can be learnt from that failure.
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