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Secrets of a Veteran Consultant

Monday, 15 April 2013 14:31 Written by
Secrets of a Veteran Consultant

After many years of professional consulting — serving stakeholders from the server room to the board room — I moved into management and encountered fresh perspective. I learned things that I wished someone had told me early in my career. I became a stakeholder and ate the proverbial dogfood. And along the way, I learned things that are worth sharing. I hope these “secrets” resonate with someone (as I believe they would have resonated with me 20 years ago).

The simplicity and candor of these secrets may surprise you...

Ogres disrupt the workplace...

Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:42 Written by
Ogres disrupt the workplace...

Ogres can exist at any level in an organization.

Are you an ogre? Do you know an ogre? Ogres come from many backgrounds and can be any color, gender, belief system, or orientation. But ogres are easy to spot. What gives them away? Perhaps, it is the Ogres' lack of etiquette in the office place. Or is it the ogres' dysfunctional (or broken) ethical compass. Whether you are an Ogre or the victim of an Ogre, there are five Ogre specific disruptors of performance you should look out for that will negatively affect you and your stakeholders...

Rinzai Zen - Fujaku, fugu.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:03 Written by
Rinzai Zen - Fujaku, fugu.

"Where should your mind be kept?  If your mind is not fixed anywhere it will pervade throughout the body... If your mind is fixed on a certain spot, it will be seized by that spot, and no activities can be performed efficiently. Not to fix your mind anywhere is essential. Not fixed anywhere, the mind is everywhere."

  • Study Zen -- one discovers the key to all forms of Buddhism.
  • Practice Zen -- one's life is brought to fulfillment in the attainment of enlightenment.

Samsara is the same as nirvana, defilement the same as purity, and delusion the same as enlightenment.  The challenge to understanding is due to one's ignorance -- the ignorance in mistaking phenomena for ultimate reality. Great is Mind. Heaven's height is immeasurable, but Mind goes beyond heaven; the earth's depth is also unfathomable, but Mind reaches below the earth.

In Buddha's Footsteps

Sunday, 18 March 2012 13:42 Written by
In Buddha's Footsteps

Trace your way to the enlightenment and serenity as you travel down the lane through which Lord Buddha gained Nirvana. As you travel through these places you get a sense of believe on the suffering, the cycle of life and death and the philosophy of the eternal bliss, the nirvana.

As you follow the trails of Lord Buddha, who was born in a royal family as Prince Siddhartha Gautam, you learn that every place of Buddhist pilgrimage has its own significance. These famous Buddhist pilgrimages give you knowledge on the various stages of Lord Buddha’s life after he attained Nirvana.

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