The Very Special People


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Leave the CAT , catch the DOG !!!

Yesterday only a whopping 2.25lac people all over the country with their dream's of becoming the CEO's and to make huge bucks ofcoz gave the CAT - Common Entrance Test....undoubtebly the MOTHER OF ALL EXAMS for sure.The people here just wanted to give the CAT , everybody just wanted to bell the CAT this time ...for some its their boring same old job and for others the big package (post-MBA) and for some unprepared guys like me ,the excuse was to "TASTE THE CAT" in the hope to get the preparation started atleast so that one can do well next year.This time too i went unprepared in the exam dont know why and well the reason could be from anything to everything my busy office which only offers me work and more work to never let me free:-) .....or i was never that interested to do it this time.Well, second one sounds better atleast i take all the blame for what all has happened.

Anyways as they say it "PAST is PAST".But guess What, just even before those more than 2lakh people who will not get selected this time to good B-School got over with the trauma of not getting selected this time...i read this really confusing article in TIMES OF INDIA.... The article was titled as -- DOGS 'TEACH' MANAGEMENT .
Below the title a header was written saying --- " Skills Can Be Learnt By Observing Dogs: LEADERSHIP GURUS "....Well ofcoz u will feel proud of yourself that you made the complete mess of your CAT this time.Why would one have to burn the late night oils if one can simply have a DOG :-).

Just when i started reading it,it says -- Homework for management students : Go home and observe your dog.If you dont have one have one,get one immediately.Instead of spending hours pouring over case studies you would do better to just look at the dogs and learn from them.
SURPRISED ?? Well, thats the advice from leadership gurus Sherri McArdle and Jim Ramerman. Well i never heard about these GURUS. But seems like they are big time DOG lovers or they have a company who sell dogs , well whatever, may be the case these guys sounds great only because i read this article in TIMES :-).

Hmmm, these guys wrote some really funny experiences of their's like the book they wrote titled -- Why Dogs Wag Their Tails: Lessons Leaders Can Learn About Work, Joy and Life.Well both were spotted saying that -- I have learned alot from my dog that applies to my professional life.In short, I learn better work-life balance from my pooch.
O my god, the answer to my hidden mystery after all, my manager is already pissed of me answering this question about how i will better my work-life balance if i keep on getting so much work daily. Well my dear sweet manager you could have just shown me the "POOCH" woh bhi kutte ke pooch(DOG's Tail).

These guys might have written their true real life experiences with the DOG's but i dont have one but surly now that the MANTRA has been disclosed i may soon rule my company :-).
Just few things more they said was - "Managing a dog is also an everyday growth experience,if we open ourselves upto the lessons we cab learn".Well i agree to this i have seen people struggling alot with their dogs funny incident being --When some fine day you are expecting some good close relatives at your place and just before they are inn your "SOFA" gets dirty with some natural processes of your DOG wont feel good at all ...imagine your Boss is invited to dinner and as soon as his family enters your house your DOG bites your Boss's you are fired believe me.

Well whatever may be the case after doing so bad in CAT and listening to the BARKING of DOGS outside my house just make me inspire to forget the CAT and to owe the DOG ...WHAT YA SAY ???