Thursday, December 17, 2009

CEOs - Business - Motivation - Wodehouse - Bhagavad Gita

Lovely article.

* Resist the urge to label occurrences as bad (or good). Adopt a neutral view
* One needs to ferociously prevent one's thoughts from straying — stay in the "now"
* ....evaluate the mental models used by Psmith (one of PGW's ever-cheerful characters) and his cheery insouciance when faced with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
*....if you are looking for fulfillment, you won't find it in the job. It comes from inside you
* I encourage executives to invest completely in the process and not the goal. If they invest every fiber of their being into the process they are likely to enjoy the outcome. It is a paradox. When you become detached from the outcome, the probability of achieving the goal rises dramatically


Caveman said...

Well ma’am, quite a lot like our discussions, ain’t it?

Nimmy said...

@Jai: Yup! Every word is a gem!:-)

Now, I feel like cuddling up with one of those Psmith books again! :-)

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?

Caveman said...

Yup, that’d be a dream alright… sitting by the fire in a quilt on a cold winter’s day, with a dog cuddled up beside you, steaming cup of coffee to sip on and a Wodehouse to tickle you silly… hmmmm :)

Nims, stop giving me ideas…!!! :|

Nimmy said...

@Jai: Look who's talking! Pshaw! Gah! All I had was a completely innocent and naive desire to read a little Psmith. You've actually made me go the full length and imagine the whole thing with doggies, coffees and so on and so forth and so on! You're the idea giver!! Pshaw!....and yes, another Gah as well!

asimov said...

Last point is absolutely correct. When i was in Govt.service I never bothered about goal and just concentrated in the process i was at. It remined me of my official days.

Nimmy said...

@Asimov: Good to see your comment. It's been a while! :-) I completely agree with you - one begins to love one's job when one focuses on the process and remains in the "present" moment. The outcome has to be but good when we put our entire energy and passion into it!

Quo said...

nice blog
visit my blog too


Nimmy said...

Thanks Quo. Will check out your blog.