Sushmita Dutta
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The best thing happend in her life is My first job and my best frnds amita & nidhi.
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A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
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You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.
Robert Anthony
The Buck Stops Here
Dear All,
This sign "The Buck Stops Here" had been on President Truman's desk in his White House office throughout his tenure. He was not only a great President but also a great leader, who understood the implication of passing the buck and playing the blame game. He exhibited the power of accountability to his entire nation by practicing it; a quality of a true leader.
What damage can be done by “passing the buck” is something that needs no elaboration.
We all know whether it is a Nation or a corporate playing the blame game hampers its growth and success. One of the greatest leaders Winston Churchill had said that “the price of greatness is responsibility”, simple yet such powerful words.

It is not just the leaders who are responsible to build the “accountability” culture. Every single person of the team, corporate or nation should take the responsibility of his or her own actions. The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them. It is a very common practice in a large number of organizations to call for meetings for discussing “what happened” and then finding the person or department who could be held responsible for what happened. This approach can never help an organization to become successful. Organizations today need people who can do there job without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

We must never forget the golden words of Louis Nizer “when a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” If we can remember these words we will never point fingers at others without thinking twice.

Once I met a Senior Army officer and we got into a discussion about how they tackle situations when a project or a mission fails. He said something which I will never forget. He said “we don’t waste time in discussing the problem; instead we involve the relevant people and device the best possible action plan to resolve the problem. As we firmly believe that it is inevitable to make mistakes and mistakes happen only when people work.” Then he added with a smile “So this way we are sure that our people are at least working. On a serious note we are aware that inspite of giving best effort things can still go wrong. So, when something goes wrong, then what is important for us is to identify the problem and rectify it at the earliest possible and rest everything falls in place automatically.”

In the last few months many organizations have seen a rough time and it is very common in these tough times for people to get into the blame game mode. So, I thought of writing about it in this edition of HR Connect and I hope you liked reading it as much as I liked writing it.

We have been able to sustain a lot of heat from recession because of our strong fundamentals and core values and I am sure we will continue to strive for greater success which means greater responsibility.

I would like to quote O. J. Simpson here “The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.”