“ Personal Development for Smart People,” I think I’ll go with “Tough, Big, and Strong.”
1. Keeping in mind your first day at FRANKFINN and this day when you have completed the project, please map your development, in terms of your personality, emphasizing on your SWOT… (P1a) Before introducing myself on how I am on the first day at FRANKFINN, I would like to introduce myself from the childhood which includes born, brought up and change in characterization during these periods.
Well educated family background – which made a lot change in building my attitude in a right manner and know the things in advance when compared to the other students.
Uneducated families in surrounding – As the economic levels of most of the families situated surrounding my house does not permit their children to go to schools, thus making me to indulge with the people having ignorance and illiteracy.
Fairness and simplicity - With the affection and fairness shown by the villagers and their simple living made me to believe the people in the first interaction itself.
Child hood – Personality Development Factors influenced…
I read lot of personality development and inspirational books.
My communication skills improved to some extent but the fear to talk in public still exists.
I started pursuing the things in a rationalized manner and try to reduce the gaps between the prevailing culture and my behavior.
As told by somebody “Need is the mother of invention” , the need to prove myself in this community started to modify my behavior to suit the existing conditions.
Teenage – Personality Development Factors influenced…
I entered FRANKFINN institute to build myself and to change to rule over this community both personally as well as career point of view. “ To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he/she has already achieved, but at what he/she aspires to do…” I started the career at this institute in the month of March 2008 where I made plans to make my dreams into reality. In this small period itself I learned so many things which in brief explained next slides. After joining FRANKFINN…
Communication – My communication skills are improved a lot and now I am able to communicate with the people in an effective and timely manner. Now I can proudly say that my communication capability is my strength.
Fear to talk in public – Now I can freely talk with people when I am in a group and can clearly make the community to understand the things which I am explaining.
Extrovert – I converted from an introvert to extrovert thereby talking boldly and winning the people with my words.
After joining FRANKFINN… Factors influenced…
Time management – I learned how to effectively utilize the time and do the things in a more efficient manner thereby increasing my personnel productivity. Perception – I changed my perception in understanding the things surrounding me and leant how to observe the things carefully and keenly. With the changed perception, now I am able to rationalize the things and improve my knowledge. Attitude – This is the factor which played a major role in my change of personality with which my negative view points are now turned into a positive attitude. After joining FRANKFINN… Factors influenced…
Broader thinking – My thinking ability has changed a lot with which now I am able to solve the complex problems in an effective manner by following the method of dividing the complex problem into a number of small problems for which solutions can be achieved easily. Positive thinking – improved the way of thinking and tackling the problems in a positive manner. After joining FRANKFINN… Factors influenced…
Innovative approaches and creative ideas there by change in the organizational structure.
Demand and supply gap.
2. What factors do you think are important for development of one’s personality? Please give your answer with reference to your observation and realization during the assignment that you have done… (P1b) The following are the factors that are important for the development of ones’ personality. A bright attitude is the right attitude. It is the source of empowerment that can move everyone in the right direction. Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference. ATTITUTDE
Personality Development Factors … Communication is the key to success... pass it on To be a winner... all you need to give is all you have COMMUNICATION COMMITMENT
Personality Development Factors … We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give If you're not riding the wave of change... you'll find yourself beneath it. INTEGRITY CHANGE
Personality Development Factors … To stay the course... sometimes you have to make waves. Some people dream of worthy accomplishments... while others stay awake and do them. COURGAE EFFORT
Personality Development Factors … Obstacles Are Those Frightful Things, you See When You Fail To Focus On Your Goals. Value your time... it is a diminishing resource. FOCUS TIME MANAGEMENT
Personality Development Factors … Vision is not seeing things as they are, but as they will be. This one step... Choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything. VISION GOALS
Personality Development Factors … The rung of the ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold your foot long enough to put the other foot higher. When one door closes, another opens. Seize the opportunity while the path remains lit. GROWTH OPPORTUNITY
Personality Development Factors … Sometimes success is just a matter of hanging on. Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. PERSERVERANCE TEAM WORK
Personality Development Factors … Many times the difference between failure and success is doing something nearly right... or doing it exactly right. SUCCESS …
Personality Development Finally… Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed... Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle... when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. The essence of Survival …
3. Analyze and discuss the above mentioned factors, with examples from your experience during your assignment….(M1) After taking up the assignment, I would like to describe here the things which came into my mind which indirectly speaks out the factors which I mentioned in my previous slides… “ Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even I did not have it at the beginning.” - M K Gandhi
Analysis of the Factors … As Abdul Kalam said… “ Best role models for any young person is his own mother, father and the teacher. Full development of a child with a value system can only come from these three people.” I learnt the importance of parents and teachers in making a complete man having all the good and intellectual qualities .
From the assignment, I clearly understood the importance of positive attitude and the confidence level required to fulfill the dreams.
I found communication is a key to success and is the art through which I can become close to the people surrounding me. I learnt in this, the way to communicate with the persons having the different maturity levels. This implies if you are talking with a child, first you adjust your self to that maturity level and start conversation… this gives more attention of child to wards you and he easily understands the things which you are explaining to him…
Commitment comes through time management, if you properly maintain the time then you are half achieved in this world… If you know the value of time, you can easily fulfill your commitments with out any delay.
I learnt how to perceive the things in a positive way and how to learn the things out of the incidents and from the people surrounding us.
I, thorough this assignment practically known the importance of working in a team and how the problems can be solved a team based environment.
“ In a flowing river standing at one place, you can’t touch the same water two times”….
This means… try to seas the opportunity which comes rarely and make the dreams to fulfill through continuous hard and smart work.
Adopt for any type of change, this is possible only through..
4. Relate your statements in M1 to conditioning in life and how conditioning includes development of one’s personality. Quote examples from what you have noticed around you during the assignment…(M2)
Conditioning – You can’t change your past but can shape your future by utilizing the present well.
The journey of a thousand mile starts with the first step. Stop making excuses.
Five step method to reach our objectives
Form a clear mental image of the outcome.
Get positive pressure on yourself.
Attach a timeline to your goal.
Start working hard to reach the goal.
A day without laughter or love was a day with out life.
Happiness comes through good judgment, good judgment comes through experience and experience through bad judgment.
We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.
A mantra is designed to free the mind. ‘man’ means mind and ‘tra’ means feeling.
You sow a thought, you reap an action. Sow an action, you reap a habit. Sow a habit, you reap a character. Sow a character, you reap a destiny.
Conditioning… Discipline: Through the steel of discipline, you will forge a character rich with courage and peace. Through the virtue of will, you are destined to rise to life’s highest ideal and live within a heavenly mansion filled with all that is good, joyful and vital. Without them, you are lost like a mariner without a compass, one who eventually sinks with his ship.
Listen to your conscience. No matter how big a house you have, how slick a car you drive, the only thing you can take with you at the end is your conscience. Let it guide you. It knows what is right. It will tell you that your calling in life is ultimately selfless service to others in some form or the other.
Be brave. Set no limits on the workings of your imagination.
Live today. There is not going to be another day like this one. Enjoy the beauty and sacredness of all those around you.
Never put off happiness for the sake of achievement.
The size of your bank account or house has nothing to do with your living life with a sense of joy and wonder.
Practice the art of gratitude.
Life does not always give you what you ask for, but it always gives you what you need.
5. what qualities do you think were required to lead a team for this activity? How do you think one can develop the same qualities? Tell us your role in same context…. (M1/M3/D1)
Here I want to explain about the leadership qualities by taking the example of the famous ‘LAGAAN’ film….
Lessons in Leadership - THE LAGAAN Way -
THINK OF PROBLEMS AS OPPORTUNITIES Captain Russell’s challenge to Bhuvan to play the cricket match was taken up by Bhuvan as an opportunity to bring happiness into the lives of his village folk.
DREAM BIG AND DEFINE THE GOAL Bhuvan accepting the challenge to play the cricket match, as winning it meant 3 yrs of ‘TAXFREE’ happiness. But he did not just dream ‘BIG’, he also chalked out a strategic plan of action to win the match. He then put it before eyes of those, whose involvement was of importance in the match.
PUT COMMUNITY BEFORE SELF: Bhuvan did not dream for himself, he dreamt for the good of his village folk. Not once did this man of character put his self-interest before that of others. It was this that made him win the support of his villagers… after some initial resistance.
BE DETERMINED IN FACE OF OPPOSITION: Right from the start when the entire village opposes Bhuvan’s having taken up the challenge to the time when the rest of his team refuses to play because he wants to take in an untouchable in the team. We face this situation many times in our organisations. Many a time, we give up and accept what we feel is perhaps a lesser decision. It is at times like these that we need to speak up- as long as we know we are fighting for the right issue, and not against an individual.
GIVE EXAMPLES TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING: Bhuvan simplified the challenge of learning cricket by portraying it as something similar to gilli-danda. Analogies have that effect and can be powerful in helping tame the seemingly difficult. As managers and leaders, we too have this task of motivating the team members to take up challenges in the projects .
MAKE A BEGINNING: Bhuvan did not wait to start. He did not see around. He made bat and a ball, got the kid interested and started . Only when we close the door behind us, we will see the doors in front start opening .
SMALL VICTORIES ARE IMPORTANT AT THE START Bhuvan hitting the ball for the first time in full public view and inculcating a feeling of participation among them. When starting any project it is important to have small wins at the start to motivate the team.
BUILDING THE TEAM: Building the team is like recruitment. One needs to select the right people and motivate them. He understands the pressures and the soft points of people, and uses this knowledge to make them part of his team. Each one of his team members is treated as special, as being different.
ALLOCATING ROLES: Bhuvan also assigns responsibilities to each of his people. Just getting the people in the team is not good enough. They have to be told what the goal is. A team consists of different individuals. The objective is to make them all work together like a fist, like a team.
SUPPORT THE TEAM MEMBERS: Bhuvan backs his team members to the hilt, even when they make mistakes. It is indeed important in any team that the captain backs the right person , at the right time , for the right job .
Passion As The Differentiator: Bhuvan and his team members played for the hopes & aspirations of their villagers. It was their passion that made all the difference. As leaders we all have to be careful of what we say and do, for the slightest sign of weakness can get magnified within the team.
Lead From The Front: Never Give Up… that was Bhuvan’s winning mantra. This attitude of his also enabled him to give his best shot even at the last ball and thus win the match. In sport, in business and in life…..always be alert , because you never know when opportunity may knock on your door.
DEFINE THE ENEMY: To the British it was just a game but for Bhuvan it was fight against the British oppressors and a win against them would bring 3 years of ‘TAXFREE’ life for his village folk. For Bhuvan the enemy was defined as bad, oppressors and merciless British overlords. This clear definition helped him to fight towards a specific goal. In any case, having a clearly defined enemy works as a rallying point for the team.
OVERCONFIDENCE DESTROYS: Captain Russel and his team members thought that the match would be a cake walk for them because they were a lot of good experienced. But was here that they committed a mistake, they were overconfident and overlooked the ability of the enemy and this is what made them lose the match. Anyone can take a lesson from here, to never OVERESTIMATE oneself and UNDERESTIMATE others .
TRAIN and PRACTICE: There are no shortcuts for physical and mental fitness. Bhuvan and his team strongly believed it and never compromised on it. There is only one mantra: To be well trained and have good enough practice…. which is HARD WORK!
CELEBRATE SMALL WINS: Small celebrations help in motivating and encouraging the team. It also helps to lift the spirits of the team members. This well projected by Bhuvan’s team. Ever wondered how many of us actually celebrate small wins in our workplace?
NEVER GIVE UP: Even the last ball of the match was played with hope. 5 runs to win out of 1 ball , but Bhuvan played it great expectations as though it could win the match for the team and that is exactly what happened. He never gave up on his ability and this is what made him win the match. In sport, in life or in business always be alert and keep giving your best to situations, because you never know when opportunity strikes.
Faith In God: and trust me… it always helps. When everything else seems lost, God shows the way… ofcourse, as long as you are on the right side. The mantra helped Bhuvan...
Make the best of Limited Resources: Bhuvan made the best out of his limited resources. The tools for the game were all made by the village folk and were made out of the best that they could lay their hands on. As entrepreneurs we too must be innovative. The focus should be on getting the work done and not on the availability of resources.
Take the unexpected in your stride: One after the other all the good batsmen in Bhuvan’s team fell, but he did not lose heart, he played on his best shot and gave the team its victory. Similarly one should not look at defeats on the path as setbacks. One has to learn to take the unexpected in one’s stride and move on.
Its about Team Spirit: No matter how well Bhuvan played in the match, nothing would have been possible if all the team members did not put in their efforts Bhuvan showed how an average team filled with team spirit can overcome a group of talented, experienced but under-motivated individuals.
Its about People : The film ‘Lagaan’ is all about how ordinary people can do extraordinary deeds. Its about bringing out something from within us. Something which has been hidden and long forgotten. Something whose existence we didn’t know. As we go about our lives, we should remember that each one of us matters, that each one of us has it within us to make a difference.
6. If you were given a task to develop even one of those underprivileged individuals whom you have noticed during this assignment ,what action plan would you adopt to enhance his personality? What do you think are the reasons for the weakness that he have ?what opportunities could he use henceforth to correct those weakness and convert them to strengths …?(M1/D2/D3) Mohd. Naveed ahmed….studying in 3 rd standard from an Urdu medium .. When we played games with this sweet child he was literary crying ..and remembering his unknown parents….. if get a chance I would help this sweet children’s in our society ..by helping them morally… By spending time with them and helping them in there educations….
6. If you were given a task to develop even one of those underprivileged individuals whom you have noticed during this assignment ,what action plan would you adopt to enhance his personality? What do you think are the reasons for the weakness that he have ?what opportunities could he use henceforth to correct those weakness and convert them to strengths …?(M1/D2/D3) Doing S.W.O.T Analysis on Md. Naveed Ahmed This is what we feel about Naveed after speaking to him . Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats He have can do spirit Cant face new personalities get some kind off offended Studying in English medium school in 3 rd class Some time’s feel demotivated Honest Improving a lot Feel depress by seeing new faces around him Good Very Sentimental Getting accommodation in anees-ul-gurba. Have stage fear
“ We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.” - Swami Vivekananda