Can any long-term positive effects arise from these exceedingly constraining conditions? To what extent can this crisis positively impact how individuals and communities function?
There are basically two kinds of questions that we can ask yourself: empowering questions and dis-empowering questions. […]
Is there anybody up there that can help me? There was a guy who fell off of the […]
One of our greatest challenges in changing behavior can be our self-limiting definitions of who we are. We send messages to ourselves like: “I just can’t speak in front of a group.” “I could never lead others.” “That just isn’t me!”
“what could happen if during these tough times I focused on making all my employees, from the desk clerk to the cleaners of the rooms, truly happy?”
O son of Prtha, there is no work prescribed for Me within all the three planetary systems. Nor am I in want of anything, nor have I a need to obtain anything — and yet I am engaged in prescribed duties.
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10. Surrender your goal completely to Divine who is within your heart. Turn your goal over to the Supersoul, act responsibly as if the outcome depends on you, but be aware that it depends on Supreme. Combination of a sincere, intelligent personal effort and God’s mercy brings great results.
I try to always give clients a clear list of what they will receive from me and when I will have the work completed. Often, clients don’t know what to expect or have unrealistic expectations. Knowing what their expectations are is key to managing them. Since I am the one who sets their expectations- it’s my fault if they’re disappointed.
Preparation also requires patience. You would like to get going immediately but sometimes you have to wait. Maybe your plan requires a lot of practice before you are ready to go. Or maybe you might have to rely on others who are not ready when you are.
You can deliberately decide to reduce or discontinue activities or behaviors that are not as helpful as other activities or which can actually be hurtful to you in accomplishing the things you really want.
These questions might be helpful for delegating services to others:
1. Do you operate a policy of ‘if you want a job done well, do it yourself’?
2. Do you try to do everything yourself?
3. Would you trust your senior staff to do your job as well as you, given time and support? If not, why not?
4. Could some of your staff do it better? How do you feel about that?
5. Do you do a great deal more work than your colleagues? Why?
6. Do you feel stressed? What are the reasons?
Start today to pay closer attention to the things you do. Be more conscious and aware of yourself and your actions. Think about your tasks carefully before you begin. Identify your most important tasks and concentrate on them single-mindedly.
Do fewer things of highest value.
You must be continually reducing and eliminating activities that take up too much time and contribute very little to the goals you really want to achieve.
Conscious Business is about people who are aware of the impact each of their habits and actions has on their environment (people and planet). It is about people who live their lives based on the knowingness that everything is interconnected. It is about people, who know who they are:
* who know about their strengths and weaknesses and
* who desire to live and work with joy, creativity and ease instead of fear, power and domination
The temptations to be autocratic, to take benefits of leadership for granted, or to become bored or depressed are just a few of the hazards of leadership. There are of course many others. By maintaining a strong connection with divine guidance, and by determined practice, leaders can refuse to give them power and eventually overcome them.
Use good body language. Face the person squarely. Keep limbs uncrossed and open. Lean slightly forward. Maintain attentive but unintimidating eye contact. Sit somewhere free of physical barriers, such as a desk. Relax.
Phillips writes an insightful and sometimes moving explanation of what he has gained from his experience. He also describes accurately some of the problems of being a manager is today’s environment and how Zen can help people and organizations.