Savvy Raj

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Art of Management

Part 2..


On Teams & Leadership

When teams align in purpose
Converging  energies by envisioning
Towards a a common mission.

Streamlining  the processes
Strengthening  the teams
With diversity &  inclusion

Acknowledge a natural fear that creeps in
With every  introduction or exit
Of a new or older member.

Allaying  their fears is allowing
Them to fuse and alloy together
In possibilities of their potential.

True mark  of leadership
Is in the evaluation and application
In guidance and course correcting

Leader paves the path ahead
Leading the way with trustfulness
Empathetic  of their vulnerabilities

Replacing fear with focus to forge ahead
Meeting doubts & insecurity with clarity
Taking decisions to ensure resolutions.

For Teams need empathy and respect
To survive the storms
Both in themselves  and their leader.

Savvy


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Pathway to Sanity

Life can challenge us in the living

Each moment can throw us into a maze

That we need to go figure for ourselves 

Personally speaking…

I turn to self reflection and solitude  walking in contemplative introspection, when I need to rebalance  and align myself , as in doing so I am able to understand and reconsider how difficult it has been, given the circumstances and I comfort myself by acknowledging that I have done my best.

I am grateful for this ability to write  and paint my heart away, and express myself through arts, just as much as being kinder and compassionate with myself.  For in every such moment,  I am learning  to be a better me.

I also find great solace in meditative movements and soulful dancing that help me bounce back to normalcy.

In difficult times what keeps you sane?

Savvy


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On Trust & Leadership

Leadership in teams.

If you have been leading teams at work…

How important do you think is a culture of trust to an enterprise and its growth?


How would it be possible to create, nurture & sustain trust in teams?


On a scale of 1 to 10 where do you think the team you lead,  is in terms of trustfulness

Companies  spend a lot of their resources planning for engagements  that are geared towards trust building.
There are get togethers, team lunches, resort trips arranged,and social events organized to ensure  every one has a good time and build a rapport with each other.



Trust is a significant and valuable  trait to build into any functional  team.
And it is the responsibility  of the leader to create an atmosphere  for trust to follow through  in teams

What are the genuine  ways of trust building in teams?
What makes a team trust a leader?


Besides skills and abilities  to lead and show direction  to the team when in need, a leaders trust quotient increases  when they are ready to be vulnerable enough  to let the team understand  that after all we are together  through  the thick and thin.


Secondly it is important  for a leader to be able to cultivate a habit of  communication  in clarity that let’s the team understand  the intent for a plan.

More than anything  else, it makes  way for an authentic  and open culture of trustful action  and responses.


And speaking  of responses,  an effective  and efficient  leader will seek feedbacks to create a proper follow ups and follow through  of any intention.


Whenever a leader internalizes these  values as habits of  being authentic and vulnerable with their team , trust is born.

 In every effort taken towards creating a consistent  channel of communication with their team  trust is built. 


And while finding resolutions through  followups with timely responses  trust is sustained in the teams.


Great organization begins with teams that place value on trustfulness  as an important  part of the Growth mindset.

Savvy


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The way…

Love is the way

For all of us

As each of us matters

Somehow somewhere

We are all connected

In the infinite plan

And each of us

Needs to become responsible

To make a meaningful difference

For life to thrive than just survive

We need to be respectful

Towards each other

To gain the trust & faith

That makes the world

A better place to live in

For all of us

Love is the way

Savvy


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On Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is the energy in the living

A beautiful state of flow in the being

Enthusiasm is often the reason for excellence

The challenge is in sustaining itself

From losing steam midway…

Perhaps due to lack of appreciation

Or motivation to be enthused

Making way for mediocrity

At work or at play.

Question is then how to be enthused

Into doing the same tasks differently

And break free from rut of routine

Very simple…

Stay hopeful, see life as a potential

Create the possibilities

It’s all in the way of envisioning

How you want to build your truths.

It’s all up to you!

Savvy


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When heart speaks the world hums along…

Positively speaking.

Whether it is today, in these times of uncertainty or other… a positive approach to life and living is deeply rewarding.

This is indeed wonderful as an attitude to cultivate towards living life. Being positively enriching & encouraging is truly the best way to help make a difference.

But the trick is in fine balancing the emotions that manifest along the way.

Embodied Practice of Empathy

When you practice sharing positive vibes consistently, you are putting a lot of hope and faith out in the world.

Yet you need to be empathic to yourself, care to understand your own emotions as well, by accepting and acknowledging them, without getting embroiled in them .

Make sure to acknowledge what is happening with your own life.

Speak from the heart.

All that is happening in the world today can be disheartening . So when you are out, sharing positive vibes make sure that you are internalizing them too. Sustaining a spirit of hopefulness is the key driver for a positive mindset . The world needs doses of positive attitude in thoughts words and deeds.

Authenticity of Attitude.

Making sure to feel from your own heart before you share these words of hope is a worthy practice to adopt.

Whatever said or written,words are mere words But when you begin to respect and respond to the emotions sensed in the feelings that arise you begin to see the world in its most vulnerable state.

When heart speaks the world hums along…

Savvy


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The Gifts

In giving is a grace of hopefulness

In receiving is a respect in Gratitude.

In giving is a trust in abundance

In receiving is an acknowledgement.

Every giving and every receiving is a gift of life.

Both are beautiful beyond compare in the grace of the action and response.


To be able to give without wanting
To be able receive without  greed
Makes these gifts meaningful.


Grateful for these gifts of life.

Savvy


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Bridge Of Gratitude

In Practice of Gratitude…

Every day, in every way, the awareness builds upon you, as you become more and more grateful for all that is, was and will be.

In every move towards Gratefulness you are creating a bridge of Gratitude to channel your emotions when they go astray.

Let your Gratitude speak beyond words, in actions that matter.

Let the walls of uncertainty, in doubts and lack of faith trust and belief, shift away in the winds of positive transformation.

Let your heart and mind be on one page.

In the aligned thoughts, let your breath be free and easy.

Let your life expressions be empathic & compassionate.

Let your lifes moments be like the tender breeze, easing in the flow.

Let every Gratitude you sense, become building rocks on the bridge of GRATITUDE.

Savvy


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Flip the script

Every day you have countless thoughts

Our thoughts carry energy

Some positive ones making you hopeful

Some negative leaving you stressed

Upset and drained.


But to truly make each day beautiful


Whenever there are too many negative


Thoughts  that arise…


Become mindful


In awareness train yourself


To think it over


Focus the many good

Let go of the bad.


Flipping it over makes all the difference


The question is


Will u try and flip the script?

Savvy


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A Matter Of Attitude.

In every moment of time

When you consistently attract & share

The good energies from wherever

You send out feelings of goodwill

You share the grace of hope for the better.

You begin to evolve from where  you are

And help make the  world a little better one way or the other.

All is a matter of attitude.

Your choice, your way.

Savvy


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All of You Matters

As an employer, recruiting the right people for the job is extremely crucial for a successful recruitment.

While hiring
Your degrees may not matter that much
As much as…
Your integrity, sense of ownership and dedication at work.
Yes, the employers are seeking all of you, beyond the certifications
Your drive, your ability &  your commitment
Is visible in all that you say & do.



For it truly does not matter where you come from or what you know,
What matters is what you do with what you know.


Build the self to be aware, empathic and emotionally  intelligent beyond your degrees and specialization.

For even if degrees get you the job
It is your ability & adaptability that keeps you there.

Savvy Raj


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Make a move

Every move has a ripple

Every move is an effect

Everything is interconnected

Everything correlates

Touch a life, plant a seed

Make a positive difference

Create a ripple effect

Across the heart of life and living

Creating impacts for a better tommorow

In every postive move you make.

Savvy


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Sun & Moon

Learnings from the Sun…

Being hopeful that there is a new dawn

Being awake to possibilities.

Being warm and cheerful by nature.

Sun is the epitome of the joys of light.

With its life affirming brilliant iridescence.

Learnings from the Moon

Being accepting of oneself as is

Being allowing of the changes

Being aware of what to let go.

Moon emotes through her phases every night.

Shining her beautiful moonbeam

across the night skies.

The moonlight soothing the soul.

Sun and Moon are celestial beings

One a sign of hope and positivity

The other a symbol of peace and reflecting calm.

Relentlessly appearing and disappearing every day and night,

In the circle of life and living.

Savvy


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Little things

Life is in the details, in the little things

That often goes unsensed

Unnoticed in the daily humdrum

Of living every day.

If you wish in this now begin

Bu taking a mindful moment

Beyond the challenges of every now

To sense the signs of grace

That is occurring in life.

There is always something

In this now to be grateful for…

Beauty of every dawn is in its unending hope.

Beauty of twilight colours of the sky

Enticing the senses…

The sounds of music, of humming a tune…

The simple Joys of hitting the right notes ..

Yes life is in the sensing after all.

Savvy


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Irony of life

Came across this forward today….paints a very relevant picture of times we live in … do read.

Someone has nicely explained the irony in the present situation:

“ Never have I seen
such a mess in life.

The air is pure but
wearing a mask is
mandatory.

Roads are empty
but it is impossible
to go on long drive.

People have clean
hands but there is a
ban on shaking hands.

Friends have time to
sit together but they
cannot get together.

The cook inside you
is crazy, but you cannot
call anyone for lunch or
dinner.

Every Monday,
the heart longs to go out, but the weekend does not seem to end.

Those who have money
have no way to spend it.

Those who don’t have
money have no way to
earn it.

The culprit is all around
but cannot be seen.

A world full of irony!
Be positive but test negative.”