Queries
Attitude is everything???
Is attitude the "be all end all" in life?
Is attitude the most important thing to be considered during recruitment, career development etc.
Is this what is of utmost importance even in a sales job where "numbers" mean everything?
Please see the attached presentation also before starting the debate
Thanks
bala

4th September 2005 From India, Madras

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PARTICIPATING IN DISCUSSION:
Leolingham2000
Management Consultant
Bala1
Sr Project Manager
Sanath Kumar T S
Consultant, Management
Manish Tiwari
Central Banking
Noel
Section Head - Hr
+2 Others

ATTITUDE

I have read your article.

First, ATTITUDE could be defined is a state of mind.

It is the product of a number of levels of factors.

TOP LEVEL ----- behavior.

This is what people see and make judgements on

behavior. But people call it attitude.

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BELOW BEHAVIOR is the state of mind.

what we call the attitude [ positive or negative ]

People make value judgements on attitude, but really people

should use descriptive terms.

Because the state of mind is a product of feelings.

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BELOW the state of mind is the FEELINGS.

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BELOW the feelings level

is the NEEDS

FEELINGS ARE created by the needs.

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FINALLY THE NEEDS itself

is a product of your values.

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HENCE THE

-VALUES create needs

-NEEDS create feelings

-FEELINGS create state of mind

-STATE OF MIND [ ATTITUDE ] creates behavior.

BEHAVIOR IS WHAT MOST PEOPLE SEE AND MAKE JUDGEMENTS.

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HENCE , WHEN WE CONDUCT INTERVIEWS

-FOR SELECTION

-FOR CAREER PLAN

ETC

WE SHOULD TRAIN OUR QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE

-VALUES

-APTITUDE

-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

TO DETERMINE THE RIGHT CHOICE.

INDIVIDUAL ATTITUDE [ STATE OF MIND ] PLAYS ,

NOT A MAJOR PART , IN THE SELECTION / CAREER PLAN.

REGARDS

LEO LINGHAM
5th September 2005 From India, Mumbai
Thanks bala.
Attitude had been not only a subject of study in scial psychology, but my masters and doctoral level works also contained attitude. But as on to day when I think that a judge's attitude determine's the outcome in a matter and neither the law nor the justice, I really get shaken. The invisible attitude determines everything and not the visible ones. So the more you study and ponder over attitude the more you come to the conclusion that attitude of everything-even life and death.
We shall continue interaction
regards
7th September 2005 From India, Delhi
Namaskar. Psychometry/psychology is a science of probabilty. No such opinion can be given. regards
8th September 2005 From India, Delhi
We can also look at Behavior being the output of Habits which are reinforced by Actions which are triggered by Thoughts... Thoughts — > Actions — > Habits — > Behavior Sanath
8th September 2005 From India, Mumbai
Dear Bala,

I found your article very interesting and I would like to share with the rest of HRCite friends, my views.

Please do allow me to side-track abit. :D

I am a aikidoka, and have been practicing for the past 5 years. For those who is unfamiliar with Aikido, it is a Japanese martial art of self-defence that promotes non-aggressive nature, in fact, we do not have competition at all, as it goes against our philopsophy and everything we taught by the founder. Anyway, I notice that I began to think different, work different, live different, nothing forced, just a natural change. And I see this slowly developing in junior belts especially their confidence and outlook. My interest then lead me to analyse aikido in detail and to try to determine how this change came about.

To cut the long story short, I would like to summarise that Aikido provided a training space for our attitude, to generate a positive outlook towards ourselves and others. Through practice and being constantly faced with situations that required a calm mind, a protective alertness and maintain a constant stated of relaxation, we become more firm as a person and develop a strong mental approach towards life and work.

After awhile, I grew less stressful in the traffic jam. I learn to take it as a personal space where I am alone with my thoughts. I am able to take a step backwards and approach problems and situations with a calm mind.....and many others....because my attitude has been tuned to imagine as if I was in the dojo and face everything like an attack. My attitude is continuesly being trained to be in harmony with my surrounding and my universe. And now, how I look at life is to continuously maintaining that fragile balance of harmony. I still make mistake, but my attitude now forces me to learn from it and does not allow my ego to control the outcome of my mistake.

In other words, my attitude has become the mode of how I perceive everything around me. Yes, I would have to vote that attitude is the "be all, end all".

Thanks for listening.

Regards :wink:
8th September 2005 From Malaysia, Johor Bahru
"I am a aikidoka, and have been practicing for the past 5 years. For those who is unfamiliar with Aikido, it is a Japanese martial art of self-defence that promotes non-aggressive nature, in fact, we do not have competition at all, as it goes against our philopsophy and everything we taught by the founder"

"In other words, my attitude has become the mode of how I perceive everything around me. Yes, I would have to vote that attitude is the "be all, end all". "

Dear noel,

Namaskar.

Happy to know about aikidoka.Aikidika is for self-defence.By that negative happenings are expected to be inevitable which are to be defended. But the first mantra of our ZERO PATHOLOGY GANGA is:

Let us attain perfection and pleasures in the constant flow of the most favourable decisions and happenings to us and extinction of all unfavourale decisions and happenings against us instantly, perfectly, permamanently and spontaneously.

In this respect you are requested to join the thread "Power of thought" initiated by Rajat Joshi.

The second quote above does not speak specifically about recruitment and career development etc. Bala is asking about that. But your vote is in general. So please link up it to recruitment and career development.

regards
8th September 2005 From India, Delhi
Dear Noel,
Thanks a lot for your article. I never knew Aikido. I could make out from your article that it is an art of self defence in a non aggressive way. Can I jnow more about this?
Dr Ji,
Thanks for raising my point once again - is attitude the only consideration for recruitment and career developement?
Thanks to Noel once again. Looking for more on Aikido.
Bala
10th September 2005 From India, Madras
shri mahanta ji namaskar i would be really obliged if you please enlighten me about "Zero Pathology Ganga" regards manish
10th September 2005 From India, Madras
Hi all,

I came across an inspirational story and want to share

with you all.

Quote:

On Nov. 18, 1995, Itzhak Perlman, the violinist, came

on stage to give a concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

in New York City.

If you have ever been to a Perlman concert, you know

that getting on stage is no small achievement for him. He was

stricken with polio as a child, and so he has braces on both legs

and walks with the aid of two crutches. To see him walk across the

stage one step at a time, painfully and slowly, is an awesome sight.

He walks painfully, yet majestically, until he reaches his chair.

Then he sits down, slowly, puts his crutches on the floor,

undoes the clasps on his legs, tucks one foot back and extends

the other foot forward. Then he bends down and picks up the violin,

puts it under his chin, nods to the conductor and proceeds to play.

By now, the audience is used to this ritual. They sit

quietly while he makes his way across the stage to his chair. They

remain reverently silent while he undoes the clasps on his legs.

They wait until he is ready to play.

But this time, something went wrong. Just as he finished the first

few bars, one of the strings on his violin broke. You could hear it

snap - it went off like gunfire across the room. There was no

mistaking what that sound meant. There was no mistaking what he

had to do.

We figured that he would have to get up, put on the clasps again,

pick up the crutches and limp his way off stage - to either

find another violin or else find another string for this one. But

he didn't. Instead, he waited a moment, closed his eyes and then

signaled the conductor to begin again.

The orchestra began, and he played from where he had left off. And he

played with such passion and such power and such purity as they had

never heard before.

Of course, anyone knows that it is impossible to play a symphonic

work with just three strings. I know that, and you know that, but

that night Itzhak Perlman refused to know that.

You could see him modulating, changing, re-composing the piece in his

head. At one point, it sounded like he was de-tuning the strings to

get new sounds from them that they had never made before.

When he finished, there was an awesome silence in the room. And then

people rose and cheered. There was an extraordinary outburst of

applause from every corner of the auditorium. We were all on our

feet, screaming and cheering, doing everything we could to

show how much we appreciated what he had done.

He smiled, wiped the sweat from this brow, raised his bow to quiet

us, and then he said - not boastfully, but in a quiet, pensive,

reverent tone - "You know, sometimes it is the artist's task to

find out how much music you can still make with what you have left."

What a powerful line that is. It has stayed in my mind ever since I

heard it. And who knows? Perhaps that is the definition of life - not

just for artists but for all of us.

Here is a man who has prepared all his life to make music on a violin

of four strings, who, all of a sudden, in the middle of a concert,

finds himself with only three strings; so he makes music with three

strings, and the music he made that night with just three strings was

more beautiful, more sacred, more memorable, than any that he had

ever made before, when he had four strings.

So, perhaps our task in this shaky, fast-changing, bewildering world

in which we live is to make music, at first with all that we have,

and then, when that is no longer possible, to make music with what

we have left.

Unquote

Bala
10th September 2005 From India, Madras

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