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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Servant Leadeship - What is this

Servant Leadership - heard about this term during the SCRUM training. The SCRUM Master is termed as servant-leader. Then came across the term again while reading an article on the web. In this article, the author was talking about Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, who believed his employees came first and he came last, pioneered the concept of “servant leadership.”  Again use of the term servant leadership really made me thinking and decided to 'google' it further.

 According to Wikipedia - Servant leadership is a philosophy and practice of leadership by Robert K. Greenleaf (1904–1990) and supported by many other leadership and management writers. Servant-leaders achieve results for their organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those they serve. Servant-leaders are often seen as humble stewards of their organization's resources: human, financial and physical.

In layman terms, a leader who puts the focus on people because a motivated group of people can only reach set goals and live up to set of expectations.

In the AGILE Methodology, the SCRUM Master is responsible for his/her Development team. The SCRUM master are responsible for ensuring that the team adheres to the SCRUM theory, rules and practices. SCRUM Master also works as a liaison with the outside world to understand the stakeholders' expectations and trying to maximize the value of interactions among all the concerned parties. Hence, SCRUM master acts as a servant-leader to the team.

It was an eyeopener to learn about a new term....hopefully will have more terms to share going forward.

Friday, March 16, 2012

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The Maestro - Reaches a milestone 100th 100

The whole Cricket fraternity and million of Indian Cricket fans have been waiting for this moment for a year now. The great maestro Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar completed his 100th 100 today against Bangladesh in the 2012 edition of Asia Cup.

Sachin has been an inspiration for many and will hopefully continue to inspire the young generation in coming years.

Bravo..Great Achievement.... A Standing Ovation for a Great Ambassador for the sport of cricket.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011- A Year of Joy & Sadness

Well it is that part of the year where you sit down and take stock of the year gone by....

On the sports front...Year 2011 will be remembered by every passionate Indian Cricket Fan in the same vein as year 1983...Yes WE WON THE CRICKET WORLD CUP and reached the pinnacle of cricket. In the same context would have loved to see India win the MCG Boxing Day Test and end the year on a high.

Every year has its joyous moments and sad moments...we lost some famous celebrities in business and film fraternity. Steve Jobs who turned the technology world on its head with inventions like Ipod, Iphone and Ipad. He has every other company trying to beat or try to match up to the innovations floated into the technology world. Shammi Kapoor who entertained the Indian Movie buffs with his "yahoo" moves passed away leaving behind us memories of "aasman se aaya farista". If this loss was not enough, Bollywood lost the evergreen 'guide' - Dev Anand who was directing/acting till he breath his last...songs like 'yeh dil na hota bechara', 'ek hazaaron mein meri behna hain'...list goes on. Hindi music industry also lost stalwarts like Bhupen Hazirka who gave my favorite 'dil hoom hoom kare' and the ghazal king - Jagjit Singh who gave the world ghazals like "Yeh Daulat bi le lo yeh sharuhat bi le lo", "hoton se chulu tum", "Kya koya kya paya", "tum itna jo muskara rahe ho"..the list is endless. We will always remember these great personalities whenever we watch or listen to their songs. RIP ALL

On personal front... resolutions have been hard to meet as usual. The weight problem continues..have been able to go down just 10 lbs as to the target of 20-30 set in the beginning of the year. Also our company has been acquired and as a result will be starting the new year under a new management and company logo. On the travel front, had the opportunity to see places like Seattle and visit Baltimore again. On the exciting front, was able to do PARA-SAILING this summer with my family. It was an awesome feeling and experience.

As we bid good-bye to the year-2011, looking forward to the beginning of 2012 with high hopes and expectations.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year.