Posted by syko 25 August 2004, 4:36pm

Trust. And the ability to judge people. That is what it takes people. That is what it takes.

So i'm walking down one of 'em tree lined avenues in campus this morning...awesome sunshine streaming down after days of rain...clutching me meagre breakfast...chai and a samosa...after the first session for the day...

And i'm saying "Can ya believe that guy? He was asking me to DELEGATE! har de har har... i mean... how does that even work???" A moment later i'm saying..."Oh ya...but if i cant delegate, i wont make a good manager will i now?"

And she's saying "Well ya, think abt it. If you arent delegating, you arent a manager. You'll always be the one who's doing the damn work"

:|And i'm like...damn! that is true.

But delegation aint as easy as it aint passin da buck, for sure. I'm thinking delegation be much more involved...involves bein able to judge people for wat they are...not wat they put themselves out to be...knowing ppl's strengths and weaknesses. And ultimately, it's in being able to trust that others can put in the dedication and effort required to do an awesome job. (Theory X and Y crap all over again, sounds like :p) You trust, you let go. You dont, you end up micro-managing...and yes, you end up doing the friggin work yerself.

Learn to understand people. And learn to trust. My lessons for the day :p
In philosophical_sounding_crap_of_the_day...

Delegatus non potest delegare. Latin for "A delegate cannot delegate"

Uh...i dont kno how that makes sense here. Just added it for the Latin effect :D

thinking_i'm_sum_kinda_guru :p

PS: this blog shalt be a mix of crap like dis...and some musings crap.
So...a bit delayed...but here it is...welcome to the crap :D

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Posted by syko 24 August 2004, 7:54pm

So the day started badly. and went on to worse. so wat else is new? :p

I'm thinking all those ppl who say go confront yer problems...face the fight...dont run away...stick up for yerself...and all dat @#*)@*# havent really seen life from the other side. How peaceful it really is to walk away from any friggin confrontation. How simple to let things be. To let things lie. To maintain the status... uh... you get da point :p

Well, after a life accustomed to such niceties, it really is a bother to do the odd thing once in a actually go stand up in somebody's face and say shove it...with all due respect and all...but shove it. :p

And when things dont actually go the way the textbook sez they're sposed to go...wen the other party turns out to be much more devious than you ever thot them to be...or wen the other party explodes...or wen the other party makes a public nuisance...dats wen you realize wat yer life of letting-things-be has sheltered you from...

That's wen you be wishing you'd let things be after all :p Or mebbe dats the loser thing to do. Mebbe i'm sposed to be doin the war cry (Ex: AIYEEE :p) and go do dat confrontation thing all the time. Or mebbe i shud just keep my mouth shut next time. And fester.


Lets see if whistling solves anything :D

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Posted by syko 19 August 2004, 6:01pm

So I'm here. Finally bit the bullet and all dat. Private audience and all dat too :D

So I'm typing out "too many identities. none dat's me." and i run into this passage in this book i'm leafing through. reproducing here.

Laurence Vincent in "Legendary Brands", writes...

Author Neal Gabler best sums up our present cultural order when he refers to each of us as an actor in a life movie, or "lifie". He further argues that we switch between movies on a frequent basis throughout our day.

In one moment, we may play the role of a daring hero, in the next the role of a tortured slave. Like great method actors, we are able to reconstruct a character profile for ourselves based on the situation at hand, and act accordingly.

His summation of the way in which we presently view ourselves confirms what sociologists and cultural anthropologists have espoused for decades: the theory of post-modernism.

Postmodernism asserts a new social order governed by demorcracy and populated by people by people who continuously adapt their behaviour and their identity to life's raidly and ever changing circumstances. One individual may have four or five identities, each suited to a different purpose. ... Most important, [people] living in the postmodern world seek a narrative (or narratives) upon which to base their identity.

interesting writeup :p verry interesting. me seconding evrything dat's said. especially wondering about that narrative bit in the end...for some of us, its religion innit?

so. which is the real me? and who are all these people around me?


signing off with Phil Collins singing sumthing apt

"I just kno there's something bigger out there.
I wanna kno...can you show me?
I wanna know about these strangers like me.
...Tell me more about these strangers like me."

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