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Out of breath

October 25, 2014 Leave a comment

We all seem to insist on how busy, busy, busy we constantly are. Let’s put things in perspective: tell us about the craziest, busiest, most hectic day you’ve had in the past decade.

Frantic  feet shuffle to and fro
Cars and buses zoom across the street
Its yet another busy day
In the concrete jungle

For some its the rush to work
For another a rush to to catch the flight
An opening ceremony to address
A closing down sale that cannot be missed

A woman with labour pain screams
An ambulance siren  cries for attention
A wedding to attend here, a birthday party there
People scamper  in all directions

Our cravings multiply day by day
No control to our indulgence
You have everything you need
Yet there is a void so deep

Where is your destination, O mind!
Thoughts keep shuffling like a pack of cards
Have you found what you seek
Is it glory, love, success or revenge?

The world outside is just an illusion
Senses chasing objects of desire
Turn back from this mad chase
What you seek is within you

©copyright skm

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True beauty

May 21, 2011 22 comments

A pure mind
Discerning and dissecting
Living in a world of forms and shapes
Still revels in the true essence
Beauty in truth

When beyond mere looks
Your presence enlivens
Brings meaning to my life
A feeling  unexplained
Beauty in love

A child at play
Looking, touching, querying
In wonder
Beauty in innocence

The artist looks at his canvas
And it becomes his world
Everything else turns to nought
A flourish of colours and strokes
Lost in creation
Beauty in work

This universe infinite
Defying all imagination
All we can do is surrender
In awe, In admiration
Praying for inspiration
Beauty in devotion

© copyright skm, 21st May, 2011

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8 Traits of Extraordinary Work Groups

March 25, 2011 1 comment

In their three-year field study of extraordinary work groups across many disciplines, consultants Geoffrey Bellman and Kathleen Ryan found these eight performance indicators that defined group practices:

* Compelling purpose: We are inspired and stretched in making this group’s work our top priority

* Shared leadership: We readily step forward to lead by demonstrating our mutual responsibility for moving our group toward success

* Just enough structure:  We create the minimal structure (systems, plans, roles and tasks)

* Full engagement:  We dive into our work with focus, enthusiasm and passion

* Embracing differences: We value the creative alternatives that result from engaging differing points of view

* Unexpected learning: We are excited by what we learn here and how it applies to other work, other groups and our lives outside of work

* Strengthened relationships:  Our work leads us to greater trust, interdependence and friendship

* Great results:  We work toward and highly value the tangible and intangible outcomes of our work together


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