Sunday, October 13, 2013

10 Signs Someone Is Smarter Than You

  • They don’t talk as much as you do, because they know they got smart by listening.
  • They know lots of things other than what they’re specialised in. Theirs is the gift of a broad mind, constantly fed with the stimulant of being interested in what everyone else is doing.
  • They juggle home, work and personal interests with dexterity and never fall back on the tired old refrain about “work life balance”. And when they’re juggling, they somehow manage to seem 100% engaged with what they’re doing, on all fronts simultaneously, even though you know they’re taking appropriate steps behind the scenes to make sure their lives are perfectly, serenely balanced.
  • They probably do social media. Not always, but probably. It is not only another chance to listen, but one they use to ensure they can feed their brains with things they otherwise won’t have come across.
  • Even when things go very badly wrong, they’ll be smiling. Smart people never get ruffled because their smart brains present them with alternatives faster than the bad stuff can happen.
  • They know they are usually the smartest person in the room, but they don’t spend their time dwelling on that. Instead, they take it as a personal challenge to see if they can make everyone else the smartest person in the room too.
  • If they are managers, they will make every effort to get people smarter, more connected and more popular than them in their teams. They’re not threatened because they know that smartness is synergistic. They also make sure that their smart people get to look smarter than them for the same reason.
  • They have hidden skills that never get rolled out until they’re needed. They don’t have any need to show their full capabilities for reasons of proving they’re better than others.
  • They may or may not have expensive educations. You’d never know just by being with them unless you had their CV in front of you.
  • They never, ever, under any circumstances, make you look stupid, even though it would be easy to do so. They’ve learned through bitter experience that the only thing that happens when you make someone look bad is you look bad yourself.
  • Disheartenment to Cheerfulness

    • Don't engage too many thoughts on the 'reasons' behind situations;
    • Work on the solutions.
    • Maintain elevated good feelings for the family and world
    • Their nature should not change your sanskars.
    • Use the course of realisation to end yours and others' weaknesses.
    • Your right mind hold all the answers
    • My cheerful face will end the sorrow of others and spread peace.
    • Cheerfulness is the result of diving into true knowledge.
    • My face can bloom when I maintain an spiritual stage and spiritual outlook.
    • Look closely at your personality: remember whose child you are.
    • The nourishment of happiness makes us strong on the service field.
    • I can only share when my treasure-store of happiness is full.
    • Do not accept even a 'pinch of sorrow' from people or situations.
    • Follow God's elevated teachings and you will never have to lower your head.
    • Inner stability means neither arrogance nor low self-esteem.
    • Visualise the world through your Third Eye and as Knower of Three aspects of Time.
    • Earn an income naturally by valuing all the attainments received through humanity.

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    6 Thinking Hats Technique

    There are six metaphorical hats and the thinker can put on or take off one of these hats to indicate the type of thinking being used. This putting on and taking off is essential. The hats must never be used to categorize individuals, even though their behavior may seem to invite this. When done in group, everybody wear the same hat at the same time.

     1- White Hat thinking

    This covers facts, figures, information needs and gaps. "I think we need some white hat thinking at this point..." means Let's drop the arguments and proposals, and look at the data base."

     2- Red Hat thinking

    This covers intuition, feelings and emotions. The red hat allows the thinker to put forward an intuition without any need to justify it. "Putting on my red hat, I think this is a terrible proposal." Usually feelings and intuition can only be introduced into a discussion if they are supported by logic. Usually the feeling is genuine but the logic is spurious.The red hat gives full permission to a thinker to put forward his or her feelings on the subject at the moment.

     3- Black Hat thinking

    This is the hat of judgment and caution. It is a most valuable hat. It is not in any sense an inferior or negative hat. The rior or negative hat. The black hat is used to point out why a suggestion does not fit the facts, the available experience, the system in use, or the policy that is being followed. The black hat must always be logical.

     4- Yellow Hat thinking

    This is the logical positive. Why something will work and why it will offer benefits. It can be used in looking forward to the results of some proposed action, but can also be used to find something of value in what has already happened.

     5- Green Hat thinking

    This is the hat of creativity, alternatives, proposals, what is interesting, provocations and changes.

    6-Blue Hat thinking

    This is the overview or process control hat. It looks not at the subject itself but at the 'thinking' about the subject. "Putting on my blue hat, I feel we should do some more green hat thinking at this point." In technical terms, the blue hat is concerned with meta-cognition.