Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help everyone improve communication as well as own performance in any activity. Shekhar Naware, well known theatre personality explained this with a delightful presentation
Moneylife Foundation’s seminar on NLP by well-known Marathi actor Shekhar Naware captivated the audience with a talk on how human communication techniques can be improved to remove the mismatch between personality-types that lead to miscommunication. Techniques to harness the power of your mind to improve own performance in any field was shared by Mr Naware with numerous real life examples
Improving concentration, communicating better, dealing with your fears and giving your best performance any time can be achieved with NLP. It techniques are targeted to produce results.
Proven NLP techniques can be applied to achieve extraordinary results. Simple visualisation of successful outcomes or talking to oneself to bring about positive results are some ways to improving performance in any field and the confidence generated can be repeated in future situations. According to Mr Naware the visual and audio instructions activate the mental resources to take a target and work towards it. NLP is also useful to remove phobias and fear.
Mr Naware has worked with athletes, sports person and actors to dramatically enhance their mental resources to be able to change the outcome of their efforts. Mr Naware gave examples of how a few sessions of NLP training of several Ranji Trophy players in Mumbai made a huge difference to their game. Mr Naware says, “NLP is easy to learn and requires a little application and practice, but remember, this talk is just an introduction to the vast power of your own mind.”
This programme received an enormous response from the audience and we had to close the attendance the day after registration opened. The audience participated wholeheartedly by asking questions relating to meditation, intuition, subconscious mind, hypnosis, etc. Eagerness to learn more about NLP was evident with the enthusiasm of those who attended an enlightening seminar. Moneylife and Mr Naware will conduct a full-day NLP session soon. Watch out for the announcement.
Ahmedabad-based Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS) had asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as well as state governments to streamline the passport verification process used by police personnel across the country in order to avoid harassment of citizens, especially seniors.
"Since the state police is paid for their services by the regional passport office (RPO), they are expected to give factual details rather than passport office taking their word for granted and record 'adverse' comments without anything adverse is found and in the process maligning or threatening honest, law abiding citizens," the consumer society said in a release.
CERS said it observed adversity in police reporting related to passport verification with a senior citizen. A septuagenarian citizen from Gujarat received a letter from the RPO informing about his 'adverse police report' due to non-cooperation on his part. However, the 73 year old was never contacted by the local police station either through phone, letter or personal visit.
The RPO sent him a standard warning letter to report to the passport office immediately else his passport would be cancelled. That too, when this gentleman had received his passport six months ago, in the meantime there was no verification conducted by the police. Through CERS, the septuagenarian has asked certain questions over the police verification process. He said, "...if the police does not do the job quickly or competently, the responsibility lies with RPO as the citizens pay RPO fees for the passport upfront. Can MEA-RPO proceed with the assumption that all citizens are potential criminals unless proven innocent? The whole system smells of either lethargy by not conducting the probe properly or expecting the citizens to chase the police to clear their file or questionable motives."
The consumer society had also asked the MEA to modify its standard letters and communicate to citizens the need to visit passport office. "With the issue of passport, all information about policy inquiry must be provided so that if citizens have to take initiative, they must know. At the same time, police feedback must be verified and a senior officer must check what attempt has been made by police to contact citizen and whether there is sufficient reason to assume 'non-cooperation' or 'adverse reporting'. The procedure of police inquiry, therefore, must be streamlined, monitored and authority of the police must be used with a sense of accountability and sensitivity. It is the duty of the RPO to verify the facts and ask the police dept. why they reached such a conclusion. The state government should advice all police stations to respect citizens, streamline their procedures and keep a track of attempts made to contact citizens along with factual details," CERS said in the release.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared Arunendra Kumar’s name for the post of Railway Board chairman
Ending a three-month wait and intense lobbying for the crucial post, the Railways on Wednesday appointed Arunendra Kumar as chairman of Railway Board.
Kumar, the member for mechanical on the Board, was holding additional charge as chairman of the Railway Board after retirement of Vinay Mittal on 30th June.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had cleared Kumar’s name for the post of Board chairman and a formal order to this effect was signed by Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge.
However, after becoming chairman, Kumar will still hold the charge of member mechanical (MM) for some time as a decision for selecting the new incumbent for the post is yet to be taken.
The final selection of the chairman's post witnessed intense lobbying and infighting among the aspirants in Railways.
There were several representations from aspirants to the railway minister and finally the ACC took the decision on the basis of recommendations of Kharge after getting CVC clearance.
Appointments at higher posts in the Railways are in focus, particularly after the alleged cash-for-job scam unearthed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in May.
Member for Staff Mahesh Kumar was arrested by the CBI for allegedly trying to become Member Electrical by giving a bribe.
Kumar was later suspended by the Railways and the post of Member Staff has been lying vacant since then.
Currently, the Railway Board is facing a peculiar situation with as many as three vacant posts waiting to be filled up. The posts of Member Mechanical, Member Staff and Financial Commissioner have been lying vacant for months and a decision has to be taken by the authorities.
Besides, nine posts of general managers are also vacant and 15 to 20 divisional railway managers (DRMs) are due for replacement.