Corporate Leadership is no more than inspiration and team building

An organization is built up by its entities, i.e. the human resources. So, in order to build an environment of career progress for employees and market value for the company products, there must be a good coordination between the department leader and his/her subordinates.

There are times, when the company faces bad times and there are also the times of Eastertide. At the time of distress, a strong leadership can take its team to the glories, there are examples. As the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam M.A.Jinnah did after the 1937 elections in India before partition.

Inspiration is the essential tool to make a team of effective people. The chant of “Come on! You can do it”, doesn’t take much of your energy but can be the ultimate cause of someone’s legendary work in the future. That’s why the captain’s role in a team or in a plane is that much insisted to be inspirational and cause of comfort and motivation for the team mates. And that inspiration would result in building a team which would be straightforwardly the up brought of the organization.

Ending it, I would say, there are millions of organizations in the world, each one of them started with a ‘zero’. The place which they are enjoying now in the corporate sector accommodates many factors, one of which is a ‘Rock-hard and motivated team and leadership.’

Distractions

The word ‘Distractions’, a small word with a major role in our lives. The routine work in our lives are deviated from it’s originality and purity due to the distractions.

Distractions are of two kinds. Positive distractions are to drive you away from the depression abyss you have fallen into which is eating you away as a person. You are depressed because of your thoughts. And those thoughts attack your mind due to the continuous exposure  to the situations which remind you of the circumstances taking you to the negative thoughts which cause your mind to think false.

The best way to distract yourself is to change your situation by yourself. Either by displacing yourself, change of company, sharing with a good friend (‘Best Friend’ term is ambiguous to me), watch a movie according to your taste. Like while I am writing this blog I am having the negative distraction from the environment in the form of television voices. I have positively distracted myself from that negative distraction by playing a music on my laptop. It worked.

A psychology student can say that ‘Human Brain’ is functioned to do something at the time it is active. In the situations where you are idle. e.g.

  • When you’ve nothing to do
  • No one is to talk, No one is to answer your phone or reply your text.
  • Your mood doesn’t allow you to surf on the internet or it’s off (as is mostly in my case :P).
  • When there is no one to hang out with, means can be the situation that you are homely and don’t find entertaining to go outside and chill out with pals.

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All of these situations are very dangerous for human mind. It results in depressions and as a result only some kind of positive distraction can take you away from that discouraging valley of anxiety. And I don’t want to add this word, but you really get distracted to the porn, which can timely work for you but is ultimately highly unhygienic for the mind.

Negative distractions are the other case. Whenever you are at work, a task is assigned to you. And you are thinking about that mishap you did while you had a chit chat with your friend or in current changed youth culture ‘girlfriend’, you will think and think about it, again and again, and will screw the efficiency of your work.

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While I’m writing these concluding lines, my dinner is ready and has distracted me successfully from writing the blog :P.

Concluding, in order to be efficient in our work, we must always be positively distracted whenever we are in negative distractions.


 

How I plan to become a better learner

To become a better learner, you have to overcome the challenges that confront you in that journey.

Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.

Learning doesn’t end with the courses, it continues throughout your life.

Key for an effective Life

One of them is frequently encountered, procrastination. I am an engineering student. As a student, I have to work, have to plan things accordingly.

A famous Learning expert, Barbara Oakley gives a brief demonstration of a focused and diffused thinking modes and the ways to improve it.

Comparison of Focused and Diffused mindsets by Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley says:

Metaphor and analogy are helpful if you are trying to learn something new.

This analogy can be compared in any forms in your life. Making an analogy first of all makes it easy to understand something and it also makes it easy to remember.

Video lecture: Making Analogies

The other lesson in the video which inspired me, was the analogy of the procrastination monster with the zombie.

Barbara Oakley gives a comparison of the work burden with the means of refreshments, which deviates us from the cause, the work, we are meant to do, in the following picture.

Procrastination and ‘Getting Rid Of’ techniques

Barbara Oakley gives two ways to combat that procrastination monster:

1- Pomodoro

2- To-Do Lists

Barbara compares Pomodoro and Procrastination

Applicability:

The teachings of the Learning author, Barbara is helpful when we apply these techniques in our life.

If we delay our work, we can get a good chance to have some entertainment but that will eventually result in the depression, stress and many other problems.

Planning your life, your work can make your life smooth. It doesn’t matter whether you have a little task to do or to make some huge tasks, always plan well.

Even though, we will face the zombies of the procrastinations in our work, but planning things and making arrangements, planning it well will eventually result better.

And the secret behind the applicability of the teaching of Barbara is the first principle of learning and Amal Academy,

#JustStart

Albert Einstein says:

Once you stop learning, you start dying

Islam promotes learning. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says:

Learning of a person goes on from the lap of mother (cradle) to grave.

He (PBUH) also said:

Learn, even if you have to travel China (Several Miles)

Concluding, I would say that very fact which our ancestors emphasised on: ‘You are a student till your death”.

Be a good learner, Be an explorer!

 

 

 

 

Nourishment of the future BUILDERS

Children are an important part of the society and the society is in turn the main factor for defining the character of the growing child. In a society, comes the family (the most important), the friends circle, the neighbourhood, the society.

Role of the family:

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Family is the first place to learn for a student. For the early days of life, a child remains in the custody of parents and most precisely, the mother.

The concept of the religion ‘Islam’ about the contribution of a mother in the training of a child is narrated:

The cradle of mother is the first training center (school) of a child.

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Being parents is a huge responsibility, because:

The childhood is the trailer of the life episodes.

A child is a quick adapter. He/she changes his/her personality keeping the parents an ideal for them. Like a newborn baby is just a body who can only cry. It adapts the language of the parents, the acts of the parents and the words of the parents.

As Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:

You will be questioned for your belongings (in the afterlife)

First thing important for the nourishment of the children is to guide them for the right. The second thing is  to stop them from the evil, the bad.

Guiding to the right is not really an easy thing but is somewhat a bit straight. But it requires your own actions too, to guide them for the right. Like if you want your children to be regular in prayers, you must give them an example.

Refraining from evil is a bit tactic thing in this regard. Because, sometimes you have to stop them by

  • Acting
  • Scolding
  • Punishing

I, myself am thinking a lot before writing this part.

Action against any bad made must first of all be by words, we have to tell them what is right and what is wrong. We can give them the examples from the lives, the lives of heroes, the lives of our forefathers, the lives of Companions (Radiallahu Anhum Ajmaeen), the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the lives of other Prophets (Salamullah Alaihim Ajmaeen). We can also teach them the moral stories.

Action demands your time. Give your children a proper time to understand their routines, their needs and their demands. Understand their schedule and plan it with your partner.

Scolding is the second option. It is necessary and pertinent in retaining your fear in the hearts of the children. They must have a fear in their hearts that if father/mother gets to know that I did something wrong, I am going to be down in their standards.

One important tip in this regard is:

“Do not fear your children to Allah, rather make them fear the displeasing of Allah”

Punishing is sometimes inevitable. But try to avoid the hard physical punishments for it could make children rebellious in thoughts and actions.

Attract your children to the wellness of morals rather than the materialism. Teach them to have firm belief in Allah for everything that happens. This is important for their character building.

Role of the society:

In society, comes the friends circle, the neighbourhood and the people in town. Try to live in a habitat which is healthy for you and your family. And above all it must be comfortable, healthy and grooming for your children.

Guide your children in their relations with the respective classes and factors of the society.

Live like the best friend with your childeren. Make them share their problems, events and issues. Give them time and give them best.

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Be the best friends of your children

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Practicing Happiness to Boost Your Successes

Some of us are happy, some are sad/depressed/frustrated. As the sentence suggests, we can name the negative things as much as we want, they are negative at last.
But, the point is, everyone among us -the humans- want to be happy. Some people listen to the music, some smoke, some drink, some say prayers, some share their stories and hardships.

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As a solution, or you can say; a good alternative. Shawn Achor- A researcher, author, speaker and a preacher of #scienceofhappiness.

Source: ted.com

Shawn Achor says:

“Happiness is a choice, happiness is an advantage, happiness spreads”

Shawn Achor believes that, happiness in an advantage. He believes that:

“Happiness drives Success, not the other way around”In his TED Talk (http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work), Shawn says:

“What we found is that only 25% of job successes are predicted by your IQ. 75% of job successes are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat”

Struggles with negative thoughts:

Has anyone among you people ever encountered the problems? Well, everyone does. But the thing is, how you respond to it. Whether you learn something, or you get consumed over it. Whether you get something positive of of it, or you get ditched in the depression abyss.

Shawn Achor suggests not to make the successes a criteria for your happiness, but to make it other way around. I have encountered the depression problems in my life.

Whenever I see something/some standard higher than mine, naturally a desire comes to approach that level. As a result, entangled in the valleys of failure, the mind gets upset. But I’ve seriously considered Shawn’s approach and I passed my whole day being ‘Happy’, not focusing on what I should have, but on what I have.

Live the present and relish it.

Someone very accurately said:

“Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.”

Just look at Shawn’s facials in the photo, and consider the above cited quotation. Aren’t emotions contagious?Obviously Yes Man! So Be happy to make others so!

Another problem which is haunting me all the day long and all the way long is to retrieve the lost things/ones. We make many mistakes in our lives, we lose, we get. Again reiterating “Learn from your past, don’t get consumed over it”. Believe that everything, every instance happens due to some reason, it is willed by God.

I’ve modified my mindset, I’m now a firm believer in the wills of God. I believe that he is doing everything well planed and well reasoned. I am much better at it now. Let the bygones be bygones, live in your NOW.

Shawn Achor runs his channel, his happiness campaign by the title The Happiness Advantage.

He says that the productivity of our mind increases by 31% when we are working with positive mindset, i.e. It gives you an advantage in your daily life works, so it’s not a bad deal. Be Happy!

How to become happy:

Shawn Achor puts forward a formula to practice happiness in your daily routine. The good news is, this practice only demands 2 minutes span of your day.

Some acts to practice happiness. (Source: Shawn Achor TED Talk)

I’ve practiced these, and believe me, they work. I will discuss some of them:

Random Acts of Kindness:

Random acts of kindness are a great way to practice happiness, All you have to do is very simple. Just try to put your humbleness, favor or whatever you call it, into the people you encounter everyday with. It can be an energetic smile you pass on someone, a lively handshake, make someone cross the road etc.

The magnitude doesn’t matter, but yes, your intentions matter.

3 Gratitudes:

God has blessed you a lot, believe it or not. So, love your people around you, love whatever God has given you. Praise him well. Thanks Him for whatever you have and ask with love, whatever you want. Don’t mourn over the lost.

Pay your gratitudes to God for even the smallest things you got. That practice will make you happy.

Journaling:

Even though, God has blessed us countless, you can write some of them down.

“If I am writing this blog right now, that’s the blessing of Allah, I admire Him”.

Just give your 1–2 minutes of the day to write down the blessings of God you’ve, you’ll be surprised and happy to count them.

A last advice from my side, if you want to sustain your happiness in your life, apart from these happiness activities,

“Never expect anything from a human. Do selflessly. Because it creates problems and that’s my life experience. Believe and expect only from one God”

A video message for you people:

https://www.facebook.com/HMtayyab94/videos/vb.100002342131818/1200907769997283/?type=3&theater

Ending result is:

Be Happy!

Hello world!

This is my very first post. Just presenting the positive thoughts and energy with the world, so it can do any better to them, is the purpose I start blogging.

Happy blogging to me, Happy learning to you all!

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