Showing posts from April, 2015

20 Ways to Reduce Stress and Stay Relaxed

Stress is one of the leading causes of depression and considering the pace of our modern lives we should pause and reevaluate our lives on a constant basis. As Mahatma Gandhi said "There is more to life than increasing its speed." Here are some simple strategies to be relaxed Focus on others - It involves taking the focus away from you and show interest in other people’s problems. When you start focusing on others problems you become more relaxed. Have an abundance mentality – There is plenty of credit to go around. Enjoy others success and avoid the necessity to prove yourself on a constant basis. Take one day at a time - What I have found useful is to take one day at a time. Just concentrate on what has to be done that day and once that is taken care sleep peacefully. The rest of the days will take care of itself. Become more patient – One of the reasons we are stressed is because we feel a lack of time. We want get everything done in a hurry. The way to overcome this is to bec…

9 Ways to become a Great Manager

I have been in the field of management for well over a decade and have enjoyed every minute of it. Management is both an art and science. It has specific actions that need to be taken and the results will be predictable.  There is a lot of hot air around leadership and I totally agree that leadership is very important. However management is absolutely imperative to achieve the vision set by the leader. If we have a leader who can manage and a manager who can lead then we would have an ideal mix of traits to ensure the success of the organization. Sometimes management is also defined as getting the work done through others.  Recently I read the book Creativity, Ed Catmull (President of PIXAR ANIMATION and DISNEY ANIMATION) and it is one of my favorite business books. He says "The way I see it, my job as a manager is to create a fertile environment, keep it healthy, and watch for things that undermine it. I believe the best managers acknowledge and make room for what they d…