HSoftware (Levels of Competencies)

In order to carry our work related to our personal, family, professional and social spheres in a superior manner or effective manner, we need to identify the required competencies and develop them. After their possession and development we should further improve them and continuously put them to practice to improve our work performance for achieving our goals.

Competency is the developed ability of an individual. One competency may be a good integration of several allied skills related to the competency. Conducting an effective meeting is a competency that calls for many allied skills like making a meeting agenda, promoting healthy group process, resolving conflicts, managing time etc. Competencies are observable and ratable/measurable.

Skill is the work behavior. In a sense, every verb in a dictionary is a skill. It is micro competency. Allied skills make a competency. In earlier example of conducting a meeting, listening is another skill that is essential for conducting effective meetings. Skills are observable and ratable/measurable.

As we improve our skills and competencies by acquiring and implementing the required values, knowledge and paradigms and practice them in our day-to-day routines, we gradually improve our proficiencies in them. We move up from a low level of proficiency to higher levels and finally, we may master that skill or competency.

We pass through four levels of competencies or skills to reach the mastery in a skill or competency. These four levels are:

  1. Unconsciously incompetent: Ignorance (example: you are not even aware that there are some proper styles of swimming).
  2. Consciously incompetent: Acceptance of incompetence and creating a desire to learn (example: you accept that you do not swim properly and you will like to learn the correct styles of swimming).
  3. Consciously competent: Gaining the knowledge about the skill to be mastered and begin practicing the knowledge gained (example: gaining knowledge on how to swim using proper styles of swimming and start swimming using the right styles of swimming).
  4. Unconsciously competent: Keep practicing the knowledge gained till you gain mastery in the skill (example: you have now become an expert swimmer since you have been swimming using the proper styles of swimming over number of hours and you can now give yourself 9 on 10 or even 10 on 10).

For greater effectiveness and greater success in life, you should try to reach the unconsciously competent level in the skills required by you for your professional, personal, family and social activities/tasks/projects.

Now, doing every verb of a dictionary needs skill.

To sit (properly and decently) needs skill of sitting properly and decently. You have to learn the right way of sitting and then keep doing it that way every time you sit.

To walk (smartly) needs the skill of walking smartly. You have to learn as to how to walk smartly and then practice walking using that knowledge.

To dance (artistically) needs the skill of dancing artistically. (The professional dancers rehearse hours and hours before they are ready to perform in front of an audience or a camera).

To make love (in satisfying manner) does not happen the very first time. You got to learn its theory and then practice it and every time improve upon the way you do it in order to gain the right kind of expertise in it.

In earlier paragraph, we mentioned about competencies or skills having four levels of proficiencies. According to the proficiency level, a person can be classified as:

  1. Unconsciously incompetent (or ignorant or almost ignorant)
  2. Consciously incompetent (or learner)
  3. Consciously competent (or conscious practitioner) and
  4. Unconsciously competent (or master)

Every professional requires a mix of number of skills or competencies. Some are his core competencies and others are subsidiary competencies. Now he should be at unconsciously competent level of proficiency in his core competencies i.e. he should have mastery over those competencies. However, being less than having mastery in other subsidiary competencies will not make him a lesser professional since those are only subsidiary or supporting competencies. And he is already perfect in core competencies required for his job.

For example, a vocal singer should be really good at singing though he may not be really all that good at playing the musical instruments. He will still be OK with possessing just about some degree of competencies in some musical instruments. That will help. Or he should be just about somewhat good at communicating with the audience though he may not be the best speaker.

Therefore, it will be a good idea to analyze the core competencies and other supporting competencies that you would need for doing your job effectively. Having done that, you must work out the levels of proficiencies you will like to achieve in each of these competencies.

So choose the skill you need to and so, wish to develop and learn about its theory and practice it.

There is no substitute for action or doing. One needs to develop the will power to do. For developing the will power to do, you will have start with the start of the learning loop. You will need to gain the required knowledge on how to improve your will power to do.

In final analysis of becoming effective, there is no escape from implementation, execution or practicing what you learnt. We repeat: only practice makes a man (and woman) perfect.

As you may knowing that the skills are broadly classified as soft skills and hard skills. You will need to sharpen your soft skills as well as your hard skills in order to become effective, efficient and successful in your life and your professions.

Hard skills are to do with the technical skills and soft skills are the behavioral skills. Both types of skills are required for carrying out your professional activities effectively and efficiently. They are also required to be successful in your personal, family, professional and social life.

You should first identify as to which soft skills and hard skills you need to develop. Each person may have his or her unique requirements. Once having identified them, you will need to feel motivated about developing those skills. I have emphasized earlier that there is no short-cut to master the skills. You will have to acquire the right kind of knowledge about those skills and then keep on practicing.

Then, you are there to win the world.

We wish to bring to your notice three more important points related to competencies.

First is: excess is bad. We will explain.

We know that excess of anything or excess of everything is bad. It is not any different with competencies or skills. Whether it is a hard skill or a soft skill, too much indulgence in it or overdoing that competency can prove to be harmful to self and others, particularly your associates. Mastery over skills is OK but obsession with it and therefore, overdoing it can mean difficulties.

This point will become clearer if we give a few examples.

An over organized person or a person who is really great in planning things can be a very competent person till he starts overdoing it. The moment he starts overdoing it, he may lose sight of other things. He may become too rigid and structured and less tolerant to continuous and quick changes or unavoidable chaotic situations many times prevalent in real life situations. He may also be pretty divorced with the human element; he may not be comfortable associating with people who are otherwise good and efficient but little less organized in his opinion. With this lopsided weight on planning and organizing he loses his overall balance and becomes overall less competent.

Another example that comes to our mind is that of an over confident person. Such a person when he starts overdoing or overusing his self confidence, starts behaving as if he is a know-all type. In the process, he stops listening others’ views or feedback and thus, deprives himself of good ideas, suggestions and recommendations of others around him. In many cases, he may even hurt other people due to his arrogance resulting out of display of his over confidence. These people, then, may not be comfortable associating with him. Overall he is at disadvantage despite being confident.

Persons having mastery over listening skills or interpersonal skills and in turn, overdoing these competencies may have a tendency to be goody goody all the time. They may use more time than really necessary for people’s participation in decision making. Too much listening or even avoiding conflicts or unpleasant situations most of the times in order to maintain great interpersonal relationships may seem to make them look too accommodative and at times, even weak. In emergencies, they may find it difficult to take control of the tough aspects of the situations on their own and the things may slip up.

So, with this discussion, it is easy now to realize that while a good grip and mastery over the skills or competencies are a must, too much indulgence in them or obsession with them or overdoing them may disturb the overall balance between various competencies that are required in order to accomplish various tasks.

Here is the word of caution. While it may not be a good idea to overdo a skill or a competency, it is also important not to compromise or lose integrity in practicing a competency or skill. These two aspects are not the same and should not be confused for one another.

We mentioned earlier that we wished to bring to your notice three additional and important points related to competencies. Now here is the second point.

Ask yourself this question about your competencies: how much value my competency can add?

The money you can earn as a professional by using your competency depends squarely on the value it can add. Extent of value derived by the usage of your competency is decided by the user or the customer. If the perception of the customer allows your competency to be seen as a high value adding competency, you can claim more money for providing that competency to your customer and more often than not, the customer will pay you that much. On the other hand even if you reach the highest level of expertise in a particular competency, it is not necessary that you will end up earning more particularly when the customer does not see it delivering high value to him.

It is also a matter of supply and demand. The much needed rare competencies may get paid more since at that point of time they are seen to be delivering high value to its customers in their perception.

An example will illustrate the point brought out in the foregoing paragraph. You will generally see that a specialist doctor say, a surgeon will end up earning lots more than the best or most proficient waiter in a restaurant. Yet a chief chef in the same restaurant, if he is worth his salt (as far as proficiency or expertise in cooking is concerned) may also end up earning as much as the doctor or an engineer.

So, it seems that high value adding competencies alone can earn more money for you.

Now given below is the third and the last additional point.

In today’s fast changing world where almost everything is changing at a mind boggling pace, you cannot rest after achieving high levels of proficiency in the skills required for your personal, professional, family and social activities. If you stop practicing those skills on a regular basis, you will deteriorate in those skills; therefore keep re-skilling yourself in all those skills required for your effectiveness and success. Keep practicing those. It’s like sharpening the saw every now and then.

You will soon realize that the existing job profiles are constantly changing. Some jobs become extinct or may become less lucrative or less paying or you may lose interest in your existing activities etc. Therefore, you have to be alert and look out for more potential opportunities. For example, a coder or a computer programmer may like to up-scale his skills to work as a system analyst or a business analyst or a programming/project manager. So, up-scaling in the associated field is the key for long term staying power with lots of career satisfaction and so, for the personal and family happiness.

You may like to work in two types of jobs or pursue career in two or more professions. In that case, you have to be skilled in more than one set of skills. We call it multi-skilling. You may like to be a multi skilled person.

So use re-skilling, up-scaling the skills and multi-skilling to your advantage.

Related Posts (please read in the following order)

1. HSoftware (Human Beings: Hardware and Software): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/02/hsoftware/

2. HSoftware (Evey Human Being Is Unique): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/05/hsoftware-every-human-being-is-unique/

3. HSoftware (Why This Uniqueness?): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/07/hsoftware-why-this-uniqueness/

4. HSoftware (Uniqueness and Effectiveness): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/11/hsoftware-uniqueness-and-effectiveness/ 

5. HSoftware (Fundamental Constituents of HSoftware): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/19/hsoftware-fundamental-constituents-of-hsoftware/

6. HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/05/29/hsoftware-more-correct-hsoftware-gives-better-effectiveness/

7. HSoftware (Human Beliefs or Human Value Structure: First Element of HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/09/hsoftware-human-beliefs-or-human-value-structure-first-element-of-hsoftware/

8. HSoftware (Knowledge and Information Base: Second Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/15/hsoftware-knowledge-and-information-base-second-element-of-hsoftware/

9. HSoftware (Paradigms, Mindsets or Thinking Patterns: Third Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/26/hsoftware-paradigms-mindsets-or-thinking-patterns-third-element-of-hsoftware/

10. HSoftware (More on Paradigms and Paradigm Shift) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/07/10/hsoftware-more-on-paradigms-and-paradigm-shift/

11. HSoftware (Willpower to Do: Fourth Element of HSoftware)   http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/07/26/hsoftware-willpower-to-do-fourth-element-of-hsoftware/

12. HSoftware (Acquisition of the HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/06/hsoftware-acquisition-of-the-hsoftware/

13. HSoftware (Change for Better): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/20/hsoftware-change-for-better/

14. HSoftware (More on Change in Paradigms) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/27/hsoftware-more-on-change-in-paradigms/

15. HSoftware (Effectiveness: All about Willpower to Learn; Acquiring Values, Knowledge and Paradigms; Willpower to Do)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/09/08/hsoftware-effectiveness-all-about-willpower-to-learn-acquiring-values-knowledge-and-paradigms-willpower-to-do/

16. HSoftware (Levels of Competencies) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/09/24/hsoftware-levels-of-competencies/

Get Your Copy of the Book “HSoftware”

Get your copy of the book titled “HSoftware (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)” or HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model) from Amazon online. If you are a kindleunlimited, KOLL or amazonprime subscriber, you can read free.

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 1 &  2 Combined) (Management Case Studies)
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  6. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  7. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  9. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  10. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  11. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  12. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  13. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  14. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  15. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  16. Essentials of Quality Circles
  17. Essentials of Goal Setting
  18. Essentials of Anger Management
  19. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  20. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  21. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  22. Essentials of Effective Communication
  23. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
  8. सीमाओं के परे: एक अलग प्रेम कहानी
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HSoftware (Effectiveness: All about Willpower to Learn; Acquiring Values, Knowledge and Paradigms; Willpower to Do)

Personal and professional effectiveness means that you can perform a particular task or activity in a superior manner, better than the best benchmark currently available for that task/activity or at least, you should be able to match up with it. It may not be possible to reach that excellence level from the level where you are at present, all of a sudden. However, you can improve upon your effectiveness gradually from your current status to the newly defined status.

You will have to follow a standard operating procedure (SOP or a process) for that.

First, you should have a willpower (desire/determination) to improve in that particular task/activity. You can take a horse to water but cannot make it drink water unless the horse has desire to drink water. Same is true with human beings too.

Secondly, you should learn the relevant values, knowledge (rational, emotional and spiritual intelligence) and paradigms pertaining to that task. There is lot of knowledge for every task. Someone has written a 200 pages book titled “how to do a great handshake”.

And, then you should practice that task again and again. Practice makes a man (and woman) perfect. There is no short cut to practice. There is no short cut to knowledge and desire also. If you wish to excel in shaking hands with people, first learn from that 200 pages book (make sure that the stuff is authentic) and keep on shaking hands with everyone you meet.

Ultimately, you will score 10 on 10 in shaking hands and it will become your habit. You will internalize that skill. It will happen to you, automatically, in the superior most manners, effortlessly.

Why do you think that the soldiers and their officers in the armed forces walk smartly (as compared to large numbers of civilians)? Simply because they are given the knowledge on how to walk smartly, they learn the standard operating procedure (SOP, the process) on walking smartly. And, then, they walk every day for hours together in their daily parades/drills. They rehearse and rehearse and try to make it perfect.

So, when you have a willpower or desire to pick up any skill and become the best in it, get all aspects of required knowledge to perform that skill correctly and then, practice, practice and practice.

You do need skills of all sorts to become successful in your personal, professional, family and social life and you got to be damn good in them if you wish to excel. And who doesn’t?

So, choose a skill and perfect it.

You will be able to achieve the excellence in any skill or competency only if you rehearse or practice the learned skill a large number of times. Knowledge alone is no guarantee for achieving great levels in skills or competencies. Therefore after gaining the required knowledge, you have to once again use your willpower and this time it is the willpower to execute- the willpower to implement.

Only if you start swimming, you will become a swimmer; mere knowledge of swimming or great theories of swimming will not automatically make you even an ordinary swimmer. Knowledge surely helps and is a must but without doing, it is of no use to you. If you wish to become a good teacher, start teaching the subject you know well. If you want to become an actor, start acting. Seek roles in movies or dramas or TV shows and keep refining your acting by doing it and also applying your values, knowledge and paradigms in doing it better. If your desire is to become an author, start writing. Write something everyday. And use your knowledge to write even better. Doing is what makes you what you wish to become, knowledge alone does not.

Implementation of knowledge is the name of the game. Wisdom is in knowing what to do and how to do but the virtue is doing it.

At the cost of repetition we are once again emphasizing on the following three equations with reference to the importance of implementation:

  1. Great Knowledge + Zero Implementation = No effectiveness, No results, No success.
  2. Some Knowledge + Some implementation = Some Effectiveness, Some Results, Some Success.
  3. Great Knowledge + Great Implementation = Great Effectiveness, Great Results, Great Success.

So, implementation is what makes you tick ultimately. And you have to be very good at it if you wish to become effective and achieve desired results and success.

Related Posts (please read in the following order)

1. HSoftware (Human Beings: Hardware and Software): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/02/hsoftware/

2. HSoftware (Evey Human Being Is Unique): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/05/hsoftware-every-human-being-is-unique/

3. HSoftware (Why This Uniqueness?): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/07/hsoftware-why-this-uniqueness/

4. HSoftware (Uniqueness and Effectiveness): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/11/hsoftware-uniqueness-and-effectiveness/ 

5. HSoftware (Fundamental Constituents of HSoftware): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/19/hsoftware-fundamental-constituents-of-hsoftware/

6. HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/05/29/hsoftware-more-correct-hsoftware-gives-better-effectiveness/

7. HSoftware (Human Beliefs or Human Value Structure: First Element of HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/09/hsoftware-human-beliefs-or-human-value-structure-first-element-of-hsoftware/

8. HSoftware (Knowledge and Information Base: Second Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/15/hsoftware-knowledge-and-information-base-second-element-of-hsoftware/

9. HSoftware (Paradigms, Mindsets or Thinking Patterns: Third Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/26/hsoftware-paradigms-mindsets-or-thinking-patterns-third-element-of-hsoftware/

10. HSoftware (More on Paradigms and Paradigm Shift) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/07/10/hsoftware-more-on-paradigms-and-paradigm-shift/

11. HSoftware (Willpower to Do: Fourth Element of HSoftware)   http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/07/26/hsoftware-willpower-to-do-fourth-element-of-hsoftware/

12. HSoftware (Acquisition of the HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/06/hsoftware-acquisition-of-the-hsoftware/

13. HSoftware (Change for Better): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/20/hsoftware-change-for-better/

14. HSoftware (More on Change in Paradigms) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/27/hsoftware-more-on-change-in-paradigms/

15. HSoftware (Effectiveness: All about Willpower to Learn; Acquiring Values, Knowledge and Paradigms; Willpower to Do)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/09/08/hsoftware-effectiveness-all-about-willpower-to-learn-acquiring-values-knowledge-and-paradigms-willpower-to-do/

Get Your Copy of the Book “HSoftware”

Get your copy of the book titled “HSoftware (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)” or HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model) from Amazon online. If you are a kindleunlimited, KOLL or amazonprime subscriber, you can read free.

Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 1 &  2 Combined) (Management Case Studies)
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  6. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  7. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  9. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  10. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  11. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  12. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  13. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  14. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  15. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  16. Essentials of Quality Circles
  17. Essentials of Goal Setting
  18. Essentials of Anger Management
  19. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  20. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  21. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  22. Essentials of Effective Communication
  23. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
  8. सीमाओं के परे: एक अलग प्रेम कहानी
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HSoftware (More on Change in Paradigms)

We chose to write a few more things related to paradigms over and above what we wrote about paradigms earlier in our previous posts. Particularly we will now write about change in paradigms.

Change in paradigms is an important step in becoming more effective and it is critical too. Also these are one’s day-to-day mindsets or in loose language, day-to-day “beliefs” (not to be confused with “values” about which we wrote earlier). These mindsets get formed over a period of time on thousands of day-to-day things. These paradigms allow you to choose the directions for actions. So getting them correct is important or you will be going in many wrong directions and despite being sincere, honest and efficient in your efforts, you will not reach your destinations (goals/targets). Basically, due to wrong paradigms, you are not effective in finding the right directions.

We give below some pairs of paradigms. In each pair, the two given paradigms are opposite of each other or are at an angle to the other. One of the paradigms in the pair will appear to be more correct or more effective within the frame work of current scenarios. Read on and judge which paradigm in each pair is more correct. Also check for yourself whether taking actions in accordance with one paradigm of the pair will enhance the effectiveness as compared to the actions taken in accordance with the second paradigm of that pair of paradigms. (The pairs of paradigms given below are not in any order and they relate to all the spheres of human activities- personal, family, professional and social).

  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Formal education is not necessary for success and formal higher level professional education is necessary for success
  • Better quality means higher cost and better quality means lower cost
  • Learn mother tongue; it’s good enough and why not learn more languages
  • Will work in the city where I am born and open to work anywhere in the world
  • I am very selective in what I eat and why not try variety of food
  • Social drinking is OK and social drinking is the first step towards becoming habitual drinker and so, avoid drinking
  • There is no need to give education to females and females should be given/take as much education as possible for better families and better society
  • Too many hierarchies and flatter organization
  • Organizational/others’ help is a must to shape up my career and I am the architect of my career
  • Hiding errors and uncovering errors
  • Low trust and high trust
  • It’s OK if there are a few defects and I should deliver zero defect work
  • Bigger family with more children and smaller family with less children
  • Taking dowry in marriage is OK and taking dowry in marriage is absolutely wrong
  • I am in power and if I take bribe, it’s OK and I do take salary for the work I do, then why should I take bribe
  • Companies belong to major shareholders (the promoters mostly) and companies are inanimate entities and they stand as independent entities (the promoters or major share holders are not the owners at all or by way of their major share holdings, they need not have to become the top officials of the company necessarily or automatically)
  • We will fix it when it breaks down and we don’t want any breakdowns
  • Taking divorce is OK if we don’t get along and we have responsibility towards our kids and so we will try and workout out married life very well
  • Our generation was more disciplined and new generation is irresponsible
  • One should go to the temples, churches, mosques and since the god is always there with you, what is the need to visit these places
  • Economy growth driven by inflation and demands created by advancing loans and economy growth driven by productivity improvements and genuine needs of consumers
  • Women are weak and women are as good as men
  • Some races are superior to others and all races are born equal
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth and team work gives synergy
  • Demonstrating emotions or feelings show your weakness and understanding and managing the emotions of self and others make you more effective
  • Hugging the spouse and children frequently is not really necessary to display your love; they understand your love for them even without such artificiality and hugging the spouse and children frequently and unconditionally enhances the bond in the family
  • More of platonic love with your spouse is the key to successful marriage; physical love is incidental and intimate and frequent physical relationship between husband and wife in addition to a decent level of platonic love is absolutely essential for a successful marriage

Related Posts (please read in the following order)

1. HSoftware (Human Beings: Hardware and Software): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/02/hsoftware/

2. HSoftware (Evey Human Being Is Unique): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/05/hsoftware-every-human-being-is-unique/

3. HSoftware (Why This Uniqueness?): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/07/hsoftware-why-this-uniqueness/

4. HSoftware (Uniqueness and Effectiveness): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/11/hsoftware-uniqueness-and-effectiveness/ 

5. HSoftware (Fundamental Constituents of HSoftware): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/04/19/hsoftware-fundamental-constituents-of-hsoftware/

6. HSoftware (More Correct HSoftware Gives Better Effectiveness) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/05/29/hsoftware-more-correct-hsoftware-gives-better-effectiveness/

7. HSoftware (Human Beliefs or Human Value Structure: First Element of HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/09/hsoftware-human-beliefs-or-human-value-structure-first-element-of-hsoftware/

8. HSoftware (Knowledge and Information Base: Second Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/15/hsoftware-knowledge-and-information-base-second-element-of-hsoftware/

9. HSoftware (Paradigms, Mindsets or Thinking Patterns: Third Element of HSoftware)  http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/06/26/hsoftware-paradigms-mindsets-or-thinking-patterns-third-element-of-hsoftware/

10. HSoftware (More on Paradigms and Paradigm Shift) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/07/10/hsoftware-more-on-paradigms-and-paradigm-shift/

11. HSoftware (Willpower to Do: Fourth Element of HSoftware)   http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/07/26/hsoftware-willpower-to-do-fourth-element-of-hsoftware/

12. HSoftware (Acquisition of the HSoftware) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/06/hsoftware-acquisition-of-the-hsoftware/

13. HSoftware (Change for Better): http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/20/hsoftware-change-for-better/

14. HSoftware (More on Change in Paradigms) http://shyam.bhatawdekar.net/index.php/2018/08/27/hsoftware-more-on-change-in-paradigms/

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Books Suggested for Your Professional, Personal and Organizational Libraries (All the titles listed below are available as paperbacks and eBooks online from Amazon- you can read the ebooks absolutely free if you are kindleunlimited, KOLL or Amazon Prime subscribers)

Management, Business, Self-help and Personality Development Books

  1. HSoftware (Human Software) (The Only Key to Higher Effectiveness)
  2. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Management Case Studies)
  3. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 2) (Management Case Studies)
  4. Sensitive Stories of Corporate World (Volume 1 &  2 Combined) (Management Case Studies)
  5. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  6. Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers (Volume 2)
  7. Classic Team Building Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  8. 101 Classic Management Games, Exercises, Energizers and Icebreakers
  9. Stress? No Way!! (Handbook on Stress Management)
  10. HSoftware (Shyam Bhatawdekar’s Effectiveness Model)
  11. Competency Management (Competency Matrix and Competencies)
  12. Soft Skills You Can’t Do Without (Goal Setting, Time Management, Assertiveness and Anger Management)
  13. Essentials of Work Study (Method Study and Work Measurement)
  14. Essentials of Time Management (Taking Control of Your Life)
  15. Essentials of 5S Housekeeping
  16. Essentials of Quality Circles
  17. Essentials of Goal Setting
  18. Essentials of Anger Management
  19. Essentials of Assertive Behavior
  20. Essentials of Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
  21. Health Essentials (Health Is Wealth)
  22. Essentials of Effective Communication
  23. The Romance of Intimacy (How to Enhance Intimacy in a Relationship?)

Novels, Stories, Biographies and Travelogues

  1. The Peace Crusaders (Novel: how the peace crusaders established permanent peace on a war strewn planet?)
  2. Love Knows No Bounds (Novel: a refreshingly different love story. Also available with the title “Good People”)
  3. Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories
  4. Stories Children Will Love (Volume 1: Bhanu-Shanu-Kaju-Biju and Dholu Ram Gadbad Singh)
  5. My Father (Biography)
  6. Travelogue: Scandinavia, Russia
  7. Travelogue: Europe
  8. सीमाओं के परे: एक अलग प्रेम कहानी
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