10 Office Rules

10. Never walk without a document — People with documents look like hardworking employees headed to important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they’re headed for the cafeteria. People with a newspaper in their hand look like they’re headed for the toilet. Above all, make sure you carry loads of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you really do.

9. Use computers to look busy — Any time you use a computer, it looks like “work” to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, chat and have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that the proponents of the computer revolution would like to talk about, but they’re not bad either. When you get caught by your boss — and you will get caught — your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

8. Messy desk — only top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like we’re not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace. To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s work; it’s volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

7. Voice mail — Never answer your phone if you have voice mail. People don’t call you just because they want to give you something for nothing — they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. That’s no way to live. Screen all your calls through voice mail. If somebody leaves a message for you and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour when you know they’re not there — it looks like you’re hardworking and conscientious even though you’re being a devious weasel.

6. Look impatient and annoyed — According to George Costanza, one should also always try to look impatient and annoyed to give off the impression that you’re always busy.

5. Leave the office late — Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. You could read magazines and storybooks that you always wanted to read. Make sure you walk past the boss’ room on your way out. Send important e-mails at unearthly hours (i.e. 9:35pm, 7:05am, etc.) and during public holidays.

4. Creative sighing for effect — Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are under extreme pressure.

3. Stacking strategy — It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books on the floor, etc. (thick computer manuals are the best).

2. Build vocabulary — Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new products. Use the phrases freely when in conversation with bosses. Remember, they don’t have to understand what you say, but you sure sound impressive.

1. MOST IMPORTANT — DON’T forward this to your boss by mistake!

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Story of Challenges

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring the fish. If the return trip took more time, the fish were not fresh. To solve this problem, fish companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish. And they did not like the taste of frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price. So, fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, they were tired, dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste. The fishing industry faced an impending crisis! But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan. How did they manage? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks but with a small shark. The fish are challenged and hence are constantly on the move.

Moral:
The challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh! Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull? Basically in our lives, sharks are new challenges to keep us active. If you are steadily conquering challenges, you are happy. Your challenges keep you energized. Don’t create success and revel in it in a state of inertia. You have the resources, skills and abilities to make a difference. Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go.

>तकदीर

>दिल जिनके धडकते हों मौजों के थपेड़ों से
वोह लोगे सफिने को क्या पार लगायेंगे
दुनिया को उलझने दो हाथों की लकीरों में
तदबीर से हम अपनी तकदीर बनायेंगे .

Dil Jinke dhadakte hon Maujon ke thapedon se
Woh log safeene ko kya paar lagayenge
Duniya ko Ulajhne do haathon ki Lakeeron mein
Tadbeer se ham apni taqdeer banayenge

>Leadership lessons from Children

>Recently while reading HBR, I came through a very interesting article. Following is the summery of it.

What do you do if you are outdoors and it begins to rain? Run for cover? Find a bus shelter, an over bridge, or even a tree to protect yourself from getting wet? Or, do you stand your ground, instinctively change your game-plan and take delight at the sudden turn of events?

  1. They play even if it rains.
  2. Kids are honest – Kids tell it like they see it, like they feel it, like they want it. And while their communication may be embarrassing and brutal for their parents, there’s no doubt their communication is genuine and its delivery, faultless. Do we tell it like we witness or feel it, or do we sugar-coat or window-dress our communication? Do we communicate instantaneously and clearly, or do we strategize and stage-manage our actions to procrastinate the inevitable?
  3. The games they play often have an element of ‘imagine‘,
  4. The curiosity of a child is incomparable. Children ask questions because they want to know. Naturally curious, hungry for information, and constantly churning new facts to understand the world around.
  5. They bring happiness. The “happiness” that they bring around and that too without trying. That is simply because; they tend to spread the happiness that is within. They don’t get bogged down by failures or change and are always ready to move on. As we grow, we tend to get so engrossed with achieving goals (materialistic or otherwise) that we forget to celebrate what all we have achieved. We need to learn to appreciate the simple pleasures of life and spread the happiness around. And as YOU only talk about the WYGIWYG (What you give is what you get) policy, then the happiness we spread will surely come back to us (maybe by way of increased profits) even in tough times.

For detailed explanation please visit the following link:
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/nayar/2008/11/how-leadership-can-be-childs-p.html

>What others say

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Muhammad – Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him

One man continues to inspire billions of lives fourteen centuries after he lived.

What others say about him…

“My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.”

– Michael H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, 1978

“That marvellous and gifted teacher created a vast empire of new belief and new civilisation, and prepared a sixth part of humanity for the developments and reconciliations which later times will bring. For Islam must be conciliated; it cannot be thrust scornfully inside or rooted out. It shares the task of the education of the world with its sister religions.”

– Edwin Arnold, Victorian poet

“He must be called the Saviour of Humanity.  I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”

– George Bernard Shaw, The Genuine Islam, 1936

“If ever a man ruled by a right divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.”

– Reverend Bosworth Smith in ‘Muhammad and Muhammadanism,’ London, 1874


Source: http://www.inspiredbymuhammad.com/muhammad.php

>हर आंख फिर सपना सुहाना ढूंढ लेती है

>खामोशियों में भी फसाना ढूंढ लेती है
बड़ी शातिर है ये दुनिया बहाना ढूंढ लेती है !

हकीकत जिद किए बैठी है चकनाचूर करने को
मगर हर आंख फिर सपना सुहाना ढूंढ लेती है

न चिडि़या की कमाई है न कारोबार है कोई
वो केवल हौसले से आबोदाना ढूंढ लेती है

समझ पाई न दुनिया मस्लहत मंसूर की अब तक
जो सूली पर भी हंसना मुस्कुराना ढूंढ लेती है

उठाती है जो खतरा हर कदम पर डूब जाने का
वही कोशिश समन्दर में खजाना ढूंढ लेती है

जुनूं मंजिल का, राहों में बचाता है भटकने से
मेरी दीवानगी अपना ठिकाना ढूंढ लेती है!!

>कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती.

>

लहरों से डर कर नौका पार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती.
नन्हीं चींटी जब दाना लेकर चलती है,
चढ़ती दीवारों पर, सौ बार फिसलती है.
मन का विश्वास रगों में साहस भरता है,
चढ़कर गिरना, गिरकर चढ़ना न अखरता है.
आख़िर उसकी मेहनत बेकार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती.
डुबकियां सिंधु में गोताखोर लगाता है,
जा जा कर खाली हाथ लौटकर आता है.
मिलते नहीं सहज ही मोती गहरे पानी में,
बढ़ता दुगना उत्साह इसी हैरानी में.
मुट्ठी उसकी खाली हर बार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती.
असफलता एक चुनौती है, इसे स्वीकार करो,
क्या कमी रह गई, देखो और सुधार करो.
जब तक न सफल हो, नींद चैन को त्यागो तुम,
संघर्श का मैदान छोड़ कर मत भागो तुम.
कुछ किये बिना ही जय जय कार नहीं होती
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती.