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Dream Factory.
I happened to see an article on Sabriye and Paul the other day in ‘The Hindu’. I had just casually gone thro’ the blurb and appreciated the charitable work done by two goodhearted person.
Today, when I received a call from my friend Ramesh in the morning seeking a help, I certainly not expected that the visitor would be a exceptional person. .
The visitor was none other than Mr.Paul, whose photo along with Sabriye I have seen the other day in news paper. He is running a blind school near my office.
His wife is also blind. They are running an institute for training the trainers of blind people across the world. Both are from Germany, and were at Tibet before selecting God’s own country as their service field.
He is very cheerful and I experienced positive energy on his closeness.
Born to a middle class family in Germany, he traveled all over the world. There are places where the blind children are put to solitude confinement, deprived o…

Ten Commandments of staff meeting

1. Be on time and in your place at the meeting time.
2. Know who is leading the meeting and show them due respect.
3. Be a good listener. Focus on the speaker and what they are saying.
4. Be supportive, encouraging and enthusiastic when others are giving reports and presenting new ideas.
5. Don’t dominate conversations or interrupt and be sensitive when others want to talk.
6. Don’t be in a mode of attacking, arguing or defending. Take responsibility for your words and actions.
7. Take notes during the meeting.
8. When given an assignment avoid reverse-delegation.
9. When giving assignments confirm that person understands completely.
10. If you need to bring up a problem for discussion that is in your department or project have one or more possible solutions ready to present. (Courtesy internet)

The other side
1. When specific remarks are made, it may annoy others, who cannot adjust the meeting. Hence be as vague as possible.
2. Don’t say anything until the meeting is half over. This may stamp y…

People pleaser

“I’ ve no trouble in saying others ‘No’.
Can you do a favour to me?
When you are very busy, would you refuse a call from a friend asking you a favour?
Many people are ready and willing to help others in need. Sometimes, people do away too much for other people at the expense of their own quality of life. While it is a wonderful thing to help others, we all need to keep a delicate balance of giving and keeping for ourselves. When a person just can’t say ‘No’ to someone who asks a favour, they are People Pleaser. Those who worry that saying ‘No’ is always a bad thing, need a bit more balance.
A pretty balanced style is more acceptable when compared to ‘self pleaser’ and ‘people pleaser’. It is nice to help others, but sometimes we have to please ourselves first. You don’t have to please every one but you should also do what makes you happy’”.

The above are not the brainchild of tamperfinder, but came to his mind when one of his colleagues earnestly putting all her time to …