Positive attitude

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SALUTES TO THESE ..
• I know about Mr. Jagdish Bhai Patel, who inspite of being blind himself, set up BPA (blind people’s association) • Hellen Keller inspite of being blind, became a great scientiest • I know of a person, who inspite of being blind, worked hard to become an IAS officer • Ms. Rudolf won Olympic gold medal in athelatics, while she was declared unfit to run due to paralysis.

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What are we?
• Capability to do small but great things • Ability to network with others to espouse some great cause. • Able to help others in their great cause. • Able in engage in life long learning and enrichment • Able to encourage others to learn and enrich their lives • Having unique ability, will power, confidence, analytical, reasoning and visioning ability

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What can we do?
• It depends on our attitude, goal, mission, vision and ultimate purpose of life. • Where we are – is due to our dreams of the past- now where we will reach – depends on our destination, our goal and our attitude
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• A PREDISPOSITION TO OTHERS, (OBJECTS, IDEAS AND PEOPLE) • ATTITUDE IS NOT BEHAVIOUR, BUT IT DETERMINES BEHAVIOUR • IT DETERMINES OUR FRAME OF REFERENCE • IT IS OUR EYE TO THE WORLD • IT SETS OUR BASIC APPROACH TO THE WORLD.

WHAT IS ATTITUDE

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• Yes – right knowledge, right information, right behaviour can ignite a new attitude in our mind. • Pictures, events, memories, and stories, all these influence attitude. • Attitude of today is the outcome of our learning and interaction in the past. • What we know – determines, how we think – so we should know more and learn more.

Can attitude change?

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Can you recall the stories of attitude change of the following:
• • • • • • • Angulimal. Valmiki Mahakavi Kalidas Tulsidas Lord Budha Lord Neminath (23rd Tirthankar) Bahubali
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What are your attitudes about saving food?
• Do you think that people are really hungry and our actions can remove their hunger & • Do you think that we can play an important role on hunger removal?

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Now how do you feel about the world?
• Do you feel agonised? • Do you feel that you should play an important role in making this world beautiful? • Do you think that you are one of the fortunate to lead a happy life, and should do something?

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Lets talk about other concepts of management..
• What are essential skills, attitudes, and virtues that we can learn to succeed. • What are your views on teamwork. • Films like LAGAAN, CHAK DE, SWADESH have some important role to play in making our lives better and training us in management.

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Personality Types
Sattvik Noble, Man of Perfection, incarnation of Love & Commercial S+T Learner Compassion S+R Businessman Simple Assertive, minded, Stands for lacks Principles worldly & Values Commoner, expeno guidance, rience prone to influences Rajasik Tamasik Aggressive, full of selfish drive, prone to Opportunist, wants Lazy, sensuous, inactive active life others to work for him – prone to violence S+R+T Criminals, Political Law-breaker Trainee www.afterschoool.tk R+T Leader Noble Leader with Vision

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The way we meet the results is the Change of reaction Attitude

Spiritual values to be embedded here IMPRESSIONS

Impressions are the basic inclinations. They give birth to intentions

REACTIONS

Reactions get stored in our psyche, results in shaping the personality

INTENTIONS

Reorganizing the priorities

ACTIONS THOUGHTS Improving the quality Thoughts lead to actions. Quality of thoughts decide quality of actions

Intentions trigger thoughts

Broader vision and Selflessness

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Training with compassion
Personality Type-> Philosophy at work Assertive Detached, dedicated to work Selfless, Works out of compassion, Qualityconscious Considerate and always attempts to make everyone participate Runs forward to take risk and protects otherson willingness to Based work and capabilities Aggressive Attached to work and results Selfish, Works under compulsion, Quantityconscious Careful and dominates in all aspects of work Stays behind and make others take risk. Based on contribution to earlier accomplishments Professional. Never involves in others’ emotions & feelings Opportunist Insecure, attached to status and authority Ego-centered,


Intention of work


Attitude at work

Works out of need to survive Careless and finds fault with others Never Based on one’s own pet preferences. Prejudiced.


Risk taking Distribution of authority Relationship with others Outcome

Participates in others’ life – shares ideas, feelings and emotions

Goodwill, Peace-ofStress, Loneliness, mind, Security, Caring poor health www.afterschoool.tk and and harmonious disharmony with

Insecurity, hatred, restlessness

Performance with Detachment

A detached performer identifies with ‘accomplishment’ and not with what is accomplished.

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In this (Detached performance) there is no loss of effort, nor is there any harm (contrary result). Even a little performance protects one from great fear.
The essence of Karma Yoga

Gita’s guidance Philosophy @ Work

You can choose your action. You cannot choose the result of action. You can choose your reaction. May you not be without action.
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Often Ask to yourself: What am I doing? Why am I doing? How am I doing?

Intention @ work

Human mind is like a parachute. It works better when it is open!
Is it related to what I would like to achieve?

Can I delegate this to Someone?

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Leading by living

Whatever a great man does, that other men also imitate; whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world follows. Bhagavad-Gita 3.21
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How to recognize a leader?
• • • • • • In his presence, others feel an urge to follow him. Ready to accomplish some goal under his directions. A leader stimulates, motivates and inspires to follow. He does ordinary things extra-ordinarily. He is part of the group he leads and does not remote-control. He finds ideas by discussing with his group
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Absence of Pride Forgiveness Purity of motive Detachment

• Action creates external result of success; intention creates internal result of peace. • Action without noble intention does not lead to spiritual growth. Intentions are shaped by values. • 20 noble Values:
Absence of Pretension Straightforwardness Sustained interest Absence of Arrogance Emotional balance Meditation Non-violence Service to Seniors Self-control Mature vision of life Not being greedy Not being extrovert

Noble Intention

Non-Possessiveness Love for God

Seeking true knowledge Steadfast in wisdom
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Talk about IDEAS Caring Attitude Respects Authority Courage of Conviction Confident Concerned about Character Assertive Willing to Learn Sensitive Solitude Discuss Discipline Internally Driven Respects Others Knows the Limit

Wise v/s Otherwise!

Talk about PEOPLE Critical Attitude Rebels Authority Goes Along to get along Confusion Concerned about Reputation Aggressive Know it all Touchy Lonely Argue Distorted sense of Freedom Externally Driven Looks down on Others Everything Goes!

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Manage worries
The longer you hold, heavier it becomes! • Learn to put down the burden and pick it up when you need. • Don’t carry the burden wherever you go.

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Manage your leisure time

Be regular in your sleep At home, pick up phone by choice Avoid compulsive thinking

• Avoid hurry, worry
and curry

Avoid compulsive eating

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BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE! Our Birth is our Opening Balance Our Death is our Closing Balance Our Prejudice Views are our Liabilities Take care of your Our Creative Ideas/ Good Deeds are our Balance-Sheet Assets Heart is our Current Asset Soul is our Fixed Assets Brain is our Fixed Deposit Thinking is our Current Account Goodwill & Achievements are our Capital www.afterschoool.tk Character & Morals, our Stock-in-trade

Friends are our General Reserves Values & Behavior are our Goodwill Patience is our Interest Earned Love is our Dividend Children are our Bonus Issues Education is Brands/Patents Knowledge is our Investment The profit or loss is our KARMA Earned. So, before the INCOME-TAX assessment (arrival of death), Balance your Sheet!
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THINK OF PROBLEMS AS OPPORTUNITIES:

Captain Russell’s challenge to Bhuvan to play the cricket match was taken up by Bhuvan as an opportunity to bring happiness into the lives of his village folk.

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DREAM BIG AND DEFINE THE GOAL:
Bhuvan accepting the challenge to play the cricket match, as winning it meant 3 yrs of ‘TAXFREE’ happiness. But he did not just dream ‘BIG’, he also chalked out a strategic plan of action to win the match. He then put it before eyes of those, whose involvement was of importance in the match.

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PUT COMMUNITY BEFORE SELF:

Bhuvan did not dream for himself, he dreamt for the good of his village folk. Not once did this man of character put his self-interest before that of others. It was this that made him win the support of his villagers… after some initial resistance.

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BE DETERMINED IN FACE OF OPPOSITION:
Right from the start when the entire village opposes Bhuvan’s having taken up the challenge to the time when the rest of his team refuses to play because he wants to take in an untouchable in the team. We face this situation many times in our organisations. Many a time, we give up and accept what we feel is perhaps a lesser decision. It is at times like these that we need to speak up- as long as we know we are fighting for the right issue, and not against an individual.
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GIVE EXAMPLES TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING:
Bhuvan simplified the challenge of learning cricket by portraying it as something similar to gilli-danda. Analogies have that effect and can be powerful in helping tame the seemingly difficult. As managers and leaders, we too have this task of motivating the team members to take up challenges in the projects.

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MAKE A BEGINNING:

Bhuvan did not wait to start. He did not see around. He made bat and a ball, got the kid interested and started.

Only when we close the door behind us, we will see the doors in front start opening.

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SMALL VICTORIES ARE IMPORTANT AT THE START
Bhuvan hitting the ball for the first time in full public view and inculcating a feeling of participation among them. When starting any project it is important to have small wins at the start to motivate the team.

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BUILDING THE TEAM:

Building the team is like recruitment. One needs to select the right people and motivate them. He understands the pressures and the soft points of people, and uses this knowledge to make them part of his team. Each one of his team members is treated as special, as being different.

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ALLOCATING ROLES:
Bhuvan also assigns responsibilities to each of his people. Just getting the people in the team is not good enough. They have to be told what the goal is. A team consists of different individuals. The objective is to make them all work together like a fist, like a team.

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SUPPORT THE TEAM MEMBERS:
Bhuvan backs his team members to the hilt, even when they make mistakes.

It is indeed important in any team that the captain backs the right person, at the right time, for the right job.

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Passion As The Differentiator:
Bhuvan and his team members played for the hopes & aspirations of their villagers.

It was their passion that made all the difference.

As leaders we all have to be careful of what we say and do, for the slightest sign of weakness can get magnified within the team.

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Lead From The Front:
Never Give Up… that was Bhuvan’s winning mantra.
This attitude of his also enabled him to give his best shot even at the last ball and thus win the match.

In sport, in business and in life…..always be alert, because you never know when opportunity may knock on your door.

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DEFINE THE ENEMY:
To the British it was just a game but for Bhuvan it was fight against the British oppressors and a win against them would bring 3 years of ‘TAXFREE’ life for his village folk. For Bhuvan the enemy was defined as bad, oppressors and merciless British overlords. This clear definition helped him to fight towards a specific goal.

In any case, having a clearly defined enemy works as a rallying point for the team.
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OVERCONFIDENCE DESTROYS:

Captain Russel and his team members thought that the match would be a cake walk for them because they were a lot of good experienced. But was here that they committed a mistake, they were overconfident and overlooked the ability of the enemy and this is what made them lose the match.

Anyone can take a lesson from here, to never OVERESTIMATE oneself and www.afterschoool.tk UNDERESTIMATE others.

TRAIN and PRACTICE:

There are no shortcuts for physical and mental fitness. Bhuvan and his team strongly believed it and never compromised on it.

There is only one mantra: To be well trained and have good enough practice…. which is

HARD WORK!
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CELEBRATE SMALL WINS:
Small celebrations help in motivating and encouraging the team. It also helps to lift the spirits of the team members. This well projected by Bhuvan’s team.

Ever wondered how many of us actually celebrate small wins in our workplace?

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NEVER GIVE UP:

Even the last ball of the match was played with hope. 5 runs to win out of 1 ball, but Bhuvan played it great expectations as though it could win the match for the team and that is exactly what happened. He never gave up on his ability and this is what made him win the match. In sport, in life or in business always be alert and keep giving your best to situations, because you never know when opportunity strikes.

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Faith In God:
The mantra helped Bhuvan...
and trust me… it always helps.

When everything else seems lost, God shows the way… ofcourse, as long as you are on the right side.

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Make the best of Limited Resources:
Bhuvan made the best out of his limited resources. The tools for the game were all made by the village folk and were made out of the best that they could lay their hands on.

As entrepreneurs we too must be innovative.
The focus should be on getting the work done and not on the availability of resources.

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Take the unexpected in your stride:
One after the other all the good batsmen in Bhuvan’s team fell, but he did not lose heart, he played on his best shot and gave the team its victory. Similarly one should not look at defeats on the path as setbacks. One has to learn to take the unexpected in one’s stride and move on.

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Its about Team Spirit:
No matter how well Bhuvan played in the match, nothing would have been possible if all the team members did not put in their efforts

Bhuvan showed how an average team filled with team spirit can overcome a group of talented, experienced but under-motivated individuals.

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Its about People:
The film ‘Lagaan’ is all about how ordinary people can do extraordinary deeds. Its about bringing out something from within us. Something which has been hidden and long forgotten. Something whose existence we didn’t know. As we go about our lives, we need to be reminded that each one of us matters, that each one of us has it within us to make a difference.
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Good old lessons in teamwork from an age-old fable The Tortoise And The Hare

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Once upon a time a tortoise and a hare had an argument about who was faster.
That’s not true. The fastest runner is me! I’m the fastest runner.

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They decided to settle the argument with a race. They agreed on a route and started off the race.

Fine!

Ok, let’s have a race.

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The hare shot ahead and ran briskly for some time. Then seeing that he was far ahead of the tortoise, he thought he'd sit under a tree for some time and relax before continuing the race.
Poor guy! Even if I take a nap, he could not catch up with me.

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He sat under the tree and soon fell asleep.

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The tortoise plodding on overtook him and soon finished the race, emerging as the undisputed champ.

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The hare woke up and realized that he'd lost the race.

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The moral of the story is that slow and steady wins the race. This is the version of the story that we've all grown up with.

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The story continues …

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The hare was disappointed at losing the race and he did some soul-searching. He realized that he'd lost the race only because he had been overconfident, careless and lax. If he had not taken things for granted, there's no way the tortoise could have beaten him.
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Why did I lose the race?

So he challenged the tortoise to another race. The tortoise agreed.

Ok.

Can we have another race?

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This time, the hare went all out and ran without stopping from start to finish. He won by several miles.

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The moral of the story? Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady. If you have two people in your organization, one slow, methodical and reliable, and the other fast and still reliable at what he does, the fast and reliable chap will consistently climb the organizational ladder faster than the slow, methodical chap. It's good to be slow and steady; but it's better to be fast and reliable.
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But the story doesn't end here …

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The tortoise did some thinking this time, and realized that there's no way he can beat the hare in a race the way it was currently formatted.

How can I can win the hare?

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He thought for a while, and then challenged the hare to another race, but on a slightly different route. The hare agreed.

Can we have another race? This time we’ll go through a different route.

Sure!

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They started off. In keeping with his self-made commitment to be consistently fast, the hare took off and ran at top speed until he came to a broad river. The finishing line was a couple of kilometers on the other side of the river.

Goal

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The hare sat there wondering what to do. In the meantime the tortoise trundled along, got into the river, swam to the opposite bank, continued walking and finished the race.
What should I do?

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The moral of the story? First identify your core competency and then change the playing field to suit your core competency. In an organization, if you are a good speaker, make sure you create opportunities to give presentations that enable the senior management to notice you. If your strength is analysis, make sure you do some sort of research, make a report and send it upstairs. Working to your strengths will not only get you noticed, but will also create opportunities for growth and advancement. www.afterschoool.tk

The story still hasn't ended …

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The hare and the tortoise, by this time, had become pretty good friends and they did some thinking together. Both realized that the last race could have been run much better.

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So they decided to do the last race again, but to run as a team this time.

Great! I think we could do it much better, if we two help each other.

Hi, buddy. How about doing our last race again?

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They started off, and this time the hare carried the tortoise till the riverbank.

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There, the tortoise took over and swam across with the hare on his back.

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On the opposite bank, the hare again carried the tortoise and they reached the finishing line together. They both felt a greater sense of satisfaction than they'd felt earlier.

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The moral of the story? It's good to be individually brilliant and to have strong core competencies; but unless you're able to work in a team and harness each other's core competencies, you'll always perform below par because there will always be situations at which you'll do poorly and someone else does well. Teamwork is mainly about situational leadership, letting the person with the relevant core competency for a situation take leadership.
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There are more lessons to be learnt from this story. Note that neither the hare nor the tortoise gave up after failures. The hare decided to work harder and put in more effort after his failure. The tortoise changed his strategy because he was already working as hard as he could. In life, when faced with failure, sometimes it is appropriate to work harder and put in more effort. Sometimes it is appropriate to change strategy and try something different. And sometimes it is appropriate to do both. The hare and the tortoise also learnt another vital lesson. When we stop competing against a rival and instead start competing against the situation, we perform far better.
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When Roberto Goizueta took over as CEO of Coca-Cola in the 1980s, he was faced with intense competition from Pepsi that was eating into Coke's growth. His executives were Pepsi-focused and intent on increasing market share 0.1 per cent a time. Roberto decided to stop competing against Pepsi and instead compete against the situation of 0.1 per cent growth.

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He asked his executives what was the average fluid intake of an American per day? The answer was 14 ounces. What was Coke's share of that? Two ounces. Roberto said Coke needed a larger share of that market. The competition wasn't Pepsi. It was the water, tea, coffee, milk and fruit juices that went into the remaining 12 ounces. The public should reach for a Coke whenever they felt like drinking something. To this end, Coke put up vending machines at every street corner. Sales took a quantum jump and Pepsi has never quite caught up since.

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To sum up, the story of the hare and tortoise teaches us many things: • Never give up when faced with failure •Fast and consistent will always beat slow and steady • Work to your competencies •Compete against the situation, not against a rival. • Pooling resources and working as a team will always beat individual performers
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Let’s go and build stronger teams!

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CONSIDERATION

Lose/Win

Win/Win

Lose/Lose

Win/Lose

Low Low

COURAGE

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LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION
High

Synergistic (Win/Win)

TRUST

Respectful (Compromise)

Defensive (Win/Lose or Lose/Win) Low Low

COOPERATION

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PARADIGM SHIFTS
A BREAK FROM TRADITIONAL WISDOM TOWARD 7 HABITS PRINCIPLES

Habit 1 Habit 2 Habit 3 Habit 4 Habit 5 Habit 6

We are a product of our environment and upbringing. Society is the source of our values. Reactive to the tyranny of the urgent. Acted upon by the environment. Win-lose. One-sided benefit.

We are a product of our choices to our environment and Values are self-chosen and upbringing. provide foundation for decision making. Values flow outflow from that Actions of principles. which is important. Win-win. Mutual benefit.

Fight, flight, or Communication solves compromise when faced problems. with conflict. Differences are threats. Differences are values and Independence is the are opportunities for highest value. Unity synergy. means sameness. Habit Entropy. Continuous self-renewal www.afterschoool.tk Burnout on one track and self-improvement. 7 typically work.

BE PROACTIVE
I can forgive, forget, and let go of past injustices I choose my attitude, emotions, and moods

I’m the creative force of my life

I’m aware that I’m responsible

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SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE

HABIT 1

Be Proactive. Proactive people take responsibility for their own lives. They determine the agendas they will follow and choose their response to what happens around them.

Be Reactive. Reactive people don’t take responsibility for their own lives. They feel victimized, a product of circumstances, their past, and other people. They do not see as the creative force of their lives. www.afterschoool.tk

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HABIT 2

Begin with the End in Begin with No End in Mind. These people use Mind. These people lack personal vision, correct personal vision and have principles, and their not developed a deep deep sense of personal sense of personal meaning to accomplish meaning and purpose. tasks in a positive and They have not paid the effective way. They live price to develop a life based on self-chosen mission statement and values and are guided thus live life based on by their personal society’s values instead mission statement. of self-chosen values. www.afterschoool.tk

SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Put First Things First. These people exercise discipline, and they plan and execute according to priorities. They also “walk their talk” and spend significant time in Quadrant II.

INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Put Second Things First. These people are crisis managers who are unable to stay focused on high-leverage tasks because of their preoccupation with circumstances, their past, or other people. They are caught up in the “thick of thin things” and are driven www.afterschoool.tk by the urgent.

HABIT 3

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EFFECTIVE PEOPLE INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE
HABIT 4

Think Win-Lose or LoseThink Win-Win. Win. These people have a These people have an scarcity mentality and abundance mentality see life as a zero-sum and the spirit of game. They have cooperation. They ineffective achieve effective communication and high communication skills and low trust levels in their trust levels in their Emotional Bank Accounts Emotional Bank with others, result-ing in Accounts with others, a defensive mentality resulting in rewarding and adversarial feelings. relationships and www.afterschoool.tk greater power to

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HABIT 5

Seek First to Seek First to Be Understand, Then to Be Understood. These people Understood. Through put forth their point of perceptive observation view based solely on and empathic listening, their auto-biography and these non-judgmental motives, without people are intent on attempting to understand learning the needs, others first. They blindly interests, and concerns prescribe without first of others. They are then diagnosing the problem. able to courageously state their own needs www.afterschoool.tk and wants.

SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Synergize. Effective people know that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. They value and benefit from differences in others, which results in creative cooperation and team-work.

INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE

HABIT 6

Compromise, Fight, or Flight. Ineffective people believe the whole is less than the sum of the parts. They try to “clone” other people in their own image. Differences in others are looked upon as threats.

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SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Sharpen the Saw. Effective people are involved in self-renewal and self-improvement in the physical, mental, spiritual, and socialemotional areas, which enhance all areas off their life and nurture the other six habits.

INEFFECTIVE PEOPLE
Wear Out the Saw. Ineffective people fall back, lose their interest, and get disordered. They lack a program of self-renewal and selfimprovement and eventually lose the cutting edge they once had.

HABIT 7

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CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE

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CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE

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SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED
The Seven Habits center on timeless and universal principles of personal, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational effectiveness. Listed below are the seven principles upon which the Seven Habits are based-principles which are in our circle of www.afterschoool.tk influence.

SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED
1. The principle of continuous learning, of selfreeducation - the discipline that drives us toward the values we believe in. Such constant learning is required in today’s world, in light of the fact that many of us can expect to work in up to five radically different fields before we retire. 2. The principle of service, of giving oneself to others, of helping to facilitate other people’s work.
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SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED
3. The principle of staying positive and optimistic, radiating positive energy - including avoiding the four emotional cancers (criticising complaining, comparing, and competing).

4. The principle of affirmation of others treating people as proactive individuals who have great potential. 5. The principle of balance - the ability to identify our various roles and to spend appropriate amounts of time in, and focus on, all the impor- tant roles and dimensions of our life. Success in one area of our life cannot compensate for neglect or failure in other areas of our life.
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SEVEN PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THE SEVEN HABITS ARE BASED
6. The balance of spontaneity and serendipity - the ability to experience life with a sense of adventure, excitement, and fresh rediscovery, instead of trying to find a serious side to things that have no serious side. 7. The principle of consistent self-renewal and self- improvement in the four dimensions of one’s life: physical, mental, spiritual, and socialemotional.

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PYRAMID OF INFLUENCE

TEACHING

RELATIONSHIP

EXAMPLE

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EFFECTIVE HABITS

Knowledge (what to, why to)

Skills (how to)

HABITS

Desire (want to)

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CHARACTER
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COMPETENCE
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Integrity Maturity Abundance Mentality Interdependency

Technical skills Qualifications Knowledge Experience

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FOUR UNIQUE HUMAN ENDOWMENTS 1. Self-awareness 2. Conscience 3. Imagination 4. Willpower

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FOUR UNIQUE HUMAN ENDOWMENTS
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Self-Awareness
We begin to become self-aware and explore the programs we are living out. We come to realize that we stand apart from our pro-gramming and can even examine it. We also realize that between stimulus and response, we have the freedom to choose. This self-awareness then leads to the ability to look at other unique endowments in our secret life.
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FOUR UNIQUE HUMAN ENDOWMENTS
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Conscience
Our conscience is our internal sense of right and wrong, our “moral nature.” It is the “greater harmonizer” and “balance wheel” of all the principles that govern our behaviour. Our conscience gives us a sense of the degree to which our thoughts and actions are in harmony with our principles.

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FOUR UNIQUE HUMAN ENDOWMENTS
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Power of Imagination
We can visit the power of the mind to create or to imagine that which does not exist now. In that imagination lie our faith and our hope for the future. We look at what is possible, what we can envision.

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FOUR UNIQUE HUMAN ENDOWMENTS
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Willpower or Independent Will
Willpower refers to our determination, our resoluteness - our ability to act based solely on our selfawareness. We ask ourselves, “Am I really willing to to the distance on my mission statement?” “Am I willing to walk my talk?” “Am I really willing to put first things first in spite of external distractions and pressures?” “Am I going to live a life of total integrity?”
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BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD MISSION STATEMENTS
Developing a mission statement is foundational to Habit 2, Begin with the End in Mind. It sets general guidelines for our life based on our values and our roles and goals. There are four basic characteristics of good mission statements, whether they be personal, family, or organizational mission statements.
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BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD MISSION STATEMENTS
1. A mission statement should be timeless and changeless. Because goals are not timeless, they should not be included. Mission statements should be based upon unchanging core principles that operate regardless of present realities or situations. This changeless core will enable us to live with changes inside other people and inside the environment. As our consciousness grows and we mature, we will gradually strengthen, deepen, and improve our mission statement. www.afterschoool.tk Nevertheless, we should always initially

BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD MISSION STATEMENTS
2. A mission statement should deal with both ends and means. Ends have to do with what we are about. Means have to do with how we go about achieving those ends. Principles are what we implements to achieve those ends. Ends and means are inseparable. In truth, ends preexist in the means. “You’ll never achieve a worthy end through unworthy means.”
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BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD MISSION STATEMENTS
3. A mission statement should deal with all four of our basic needs: a. To live (our physical and economic needs) b. To love and to be loved (our cultural and social ends) c. To learn (our needs to grow, develop, be recognized, and be useful) d. To leave a legacy (our spiritual need for meaning, for feeling that life matters, that we add value and make a difference. www.afterschoool.tk

BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD MISSION STATEMENTS
4. A mission statement should deal with all the significant roles of our life, such as a parent, teacher, manager, neighbour, and so forth. “Internalizing” our mission statement will also help us get a clear understanding of what is truly important. Goethe once said, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” This means that we learn how to say no at appropriate times. Every time we say yes to something that is of little or no importance, we are saying no to something that is more important. Almost every day, most of us are caught in www.afterschoool.tk circumstances where we should say no

SIX LEVELS OF INITIATIVE
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Four candles slowly burned.
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The ambiance was so soft, one could almost hear them talking…
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The first candle said:
“The world is full of anger and fighting. Nobody can keep me lit.”

“I am Peace!”

Then the flame of Peace went out completely.
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The second candle said:
“I am no longer indispensable. It doesn’t make sense that I stay lit another moment.”

“I am Faith!”

Just then a breeze softly blew Faith’s flame.
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Sadly the third candle began to speak:
“People don’t understand my “I am Love!” importance so they simply put me aside. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.”

And waiting no longer Love’s flame went out. www.afterschoool.tk

the room and saw the three unlit candles. “Why aren’t you burning? You’re supposed to stay lit till the end.”

Saying this, the child began to cry.
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Then the fourth candle answered:

“Don’t be afraid,

I am Hope!”
“While I am still burning we can re-light the other candles.”
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With shining eyes the child took the candle of hope and lit the other candles.

Thanks
Afterschoool conducts three year integrated PGPSE (after class 12 along with CA & CS) and 18 month PGPSE (Post Graduate Programme in Social Entrepreneurship) along with preparation for CS / CFP / CFA /CMA / FRM. This course is also available online also. It also conducts workshops on social entrepreneurship in schools and colleges all over India – start social entrepreneurship club in your institution today with the help from afterschoool and help us in developing society.

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