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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Concert - K. J Yesudoss (Bombay)

with M.S.Gopalakrishnan and T.V.Gopalakrishnan
Download 01-KJY-MSG-TVG-Valachi Valachi.mp3
Download 02-KJY-MSG-TVG-Siddhivinayakam.mp3
Download 03-KJY-MSG-TVG-Santhana Rama.mp3
Download 04-KJY-MSG-TVG-Thelisirama.mp3
Download 05-KJY-MSG-TVG-Dhenuka-alapana.mp3
Download 06-KJY-MSG-TVG-Theliyaleru.mp3
Download 07-KJY-MSG-TVG-Ninnuvina.mp3
Download 08-KJY-MSG-TVG-Chakravakam-alapana.mp3
Download 09-KJY-MSG-TVG-Etulabro.mp3
Download 10-KJY-MSG-TVG-Durmarga.mp3
Download 11-KJY-MSG-TVG-Mamavasada.mp3
Download 12-KJY-MSG-TVG-Sri Ramam.mp3
Download 13-KJY-MSG-TVG-Sindhu Bhairavi-alapana.mp3
Download 14-KJY-MSG-TVG-Swarga Puthri+Thani.mp3
Download 15-KJY-MSG-TVG-Omithi Brahma.mp3
Download 16-KJY-MSG-TVG-Kana Ayiram Kan.mp3
Download 17-KJY-MSG-TVG-Darsanam Punniya.mp3
Download 18-KJY-MSG-TVG-Sathya Sivam.mp3
Download 19-KJY-MSG-TVG-Guruvayur Ambala.mp3
Download 20-KJY-MSG-TVG-Krishna Krishna.mp3

Smile: It is good for health

Here are some definitions which will bring smile in your face and may also make you to think.
Cigarette: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other end.
Marriage: It is an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains    her masterS.
Lecture: An art of transmitting information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either.
Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number of persons present
Compromise: The art of dividing the cake in such a way that everybody believes he/she got the biggest piece
Tears: The hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power.
Dictionery: A place where divorce comes before marriage

Conference Room: A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagree later on.
Ecstacy: A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before
Classic: A book, people praise but never read

Smile: A curve that can set lot of things straight.
Office: A place you can relax after your strenuous home life
Yawn: The only time when some married  men  ever get to open their mouth

Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide nothing can be done together.
Experience: The name men give to their mistakes
Atom Bomb: An invention to bring an end to all inventions
Philosopher: A fool torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead
Diplomat: A person who tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip
Opportunist: A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river
Optimist: A person who, while faliing from Eiffel Tower says in midway, " See I am not injured yet!"
Pessimist: A person who says O is the last letter in ZERO, instead of the first letter in OPPORTUNITY
Miser: A person who lives poor so that he can die RICH
Father: A banker provided by Nature.
Criminal: A guy no different from the other, unless he gets caught
Boss: Some one who was early when you are late, and late when you are early
Politician: One who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence later
Doctor: A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you by his bills

Contributed by Mr. Bhaskaran Sivaraman

Leadership Quality

What leadership quality would be at the top of your list? Many might say the ability to see the bigger picture - and rightly so!

The essence of this quality is encapsulated in the classic "stonecutter short-story." There are several versions of the story, and several ways to interpret its timeless lessons. It powerfully illustrates the importance of perception in our approach to work. Whether you think you're just earning a living, doing the best at your job, or you're leaving a legacy, this story demonstrates that there is great value in thinking positively and in seeing the bigger picture.
A second version of the story, adapted from Peter Drucker, suggests that just seeing the bigger picture is not enough. Real leadership quality is demonstrated through both seeing that picture, and through ensuring others see it. By building a shared vision.

Our third version of this story graphically illustrates Peter Senge's ideas on leadership quality - the importance of sharing a vision. We end this article with Charles Handy's wonderful quote about "cathedral thinkers"......

The Three Stonecutters

One day a traveller, walking along a lane, came across 3 stonecutters working in a quarry. Each was busy cutting a block of stone. Interested to find out what they were working on, he asked the first stonecutter what he was doing. "I am cutting a stone!" Still no wiser the traveller turned to the second stonecutter and asked him what he was doing. “I am cutting this block of stone to make sure that it’s square, and its dimensions are uniform, so that it will fit exactly in its place in a wall." A bit closer to finding out what the stonecutters were working on but still unclear, the traveller turned to the third stonecutter. He seemed to be the happiest of the three and when asked what he was doing replied: “I am building a cathedral.”

This story beautifully illustrates a key leadership quality -
seeing the bigger picture. All three stonecutters were doing the same thing, but each gave a very different answer. Each knew how to do his job but what was it that set the third stonecutter apart? Perhaps:
·  Knowing not just how and what to do, but knowing why.
·  Viewing the whole and not just its parts.
·  Seeing a vision, a sense of the bigger picture.
·  Having the ability to see significance in work, beyond the obvious.
·  Understanding that a legacy will live on, whether in the stone of a cathedral, or in the impact made on other people.

"I am Building a Cathedral"

Demonstrating his own leadership quality, Peter Drucker told a different version of this story, going beyond the obvious in drawing out its lessons.
In Drucker's version, when asked what they were doing, the first stonecutter replied:

"I am making a living".

The second kept on hammering while he said:

"I am doing the best job of stone cutting in the entire country."

The third stonecutter, when asked the same question said:

"I am building a cathedral."

As with the earlier version, the first stonecutter knew what he wanted to get from his work, and was doing so. He was giving a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. The third stonecutter obviously had a positive attitude to his work, perhaps because he saw the bigger picture. But what about the second stonecutter? Drucker suggested this was a potential problem area, perhaps the opposite of the third stonecutter's view of the bigger picture. Here was someone focusing on his own narrow view of work, possibly to the detriment of the project as a whole. Having a functional or professional view, at the expense of the overall contribution to the organisation.
Perhaps it's worth reflecting on how we see ourselves.
·  Has work become simply a means of earning a living?
·  Are we too focused on our individual performance or achievements?
·  Do we have a sense of the bigger picture in what we do?
Answers to these questions will probably change over time and at different periods of our lives. Perhaps we do just see work as a way to earn a living, because we have more important things in our lives. Or perhaps being expert at what we do is sufficient, and we don't feel the need to engage in the wider picture.
However, we spend much of our lives at work so making that time as fulfilling as possible is worth the effort. There is also considerable evidence that being a rounded, more complex person can make us happier, both at work and in our personal lives. Learning to look beyond the obvious, to see the bigger picture, can be a big step towards that happiness but does leadership require something else?
Did the third stonecutter's reply demonstrate a leadership quality, or just someone happy in his work? Simply having the vision is not enough. Good leaders need the ability to show that vision, to share it, and to inspire others to understand and work towards it. The third stonecutter becomes a leader when his view of his work is shared by his workmates - when none of them says they're simply doing their job.
As Peter Senge has put it: the responsibility of a leader is not just to share a vision but to build a shared vision.

“I am Helping Sir Christopher Wren........”

Our final version of the story illustrates Senge's idea of leadership quality. This time the stonecutters are building London's magnificent St Paul's Cathedral, designed by the great British architect and designer, Sir Christopher Wren. In this story the third stonecutter's response does illustrate a leadership quality.....

One day, after work on his cathedral had begun, Wren unrecognised by the workforce, walked among the artisans and stonecutters.

He asked one of the workmen:

“What are you doing?” “I am cutting a piece of stone“, the workman replied.

He asked the same question of the second stonecutter. “I am earning five shillings two pence a day", the second workman replied.

He asked a third workman the same question, and the man answered,
“I am helping Sir Christopher Wren build a magnificent cathedral to the glory of God.”

A leadership quality might be seeing the bigger picture, but it's essential to help others share that vision.

We Need Cathedral Thinkers

"Cathedrals are incredible testaments to human endeavour. It is not only their grandeur or splendour, but the thought that they often took more than fifty years to build. Those who designed them, those who first worked on them, knew for certain that they would never see them finished. They knew only that they were creating something glorious which would stand for centuries, long after their own names had been forgotten.....
We may not need any more cathedrals but we do need cathedral thinkers, people who can think beyond their own lifetimes."

Contributed by: Seshadri Srinivasan

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