Thursday, November 11, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul
Journey from Success to Significance: 7 Habits of Highly Fulfilled People
One can be highly successful in the worldly sense and still feel completely empty inside. "What can it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?" asks the Bible. Sooner or later we come to realize that we are not going to take anything with us but we can certainly try our best to leave something behind. Discover seven simple habits that can bring lasting fulfillment in all aspects of our lives. When we wake up in the morning, we have a choice: We can either go back to sleep and keep dreaming our dreams; or, we can get up and go about making our cherished dreams a reality.
Exercise: Dollars of our Lives!
What if someone gives you 25,550 dollars! What will you do with it? How would you go about spending this money? What if you find out 25,550 dollars is all you will get for the rest of your life. Is that enough? Why did I pick up this number: 25,550 dollars? Is there any special significance to this number?
Here is the secret to this number….(to be discussed during the interview)
Dr. Satinder Dhiman serves as the Associate Dean, School of Business, and as Professor of Management at Woodbury University, Burbank, California. He holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University and has completed advanced Executive Leadership Programs at Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford. He has led business leaders successfully for 30 years and is the recipient of the 2004 ACBSP International Teacher of the Year Award and 2006 Steve Allen Excellence in Education Award. His research interests include transformational leadership, spirituality in the workplace, and mindfulness in life and leadership. He regularly co-organizes and presents workshops for business and non-profit entities in the Los Angeles area, through the Business Renaissance Institute, (www.bri-usa.com) which he co-founded in 2004, and the Academy of Spirituality and Professional Excellence, ASPEX (www.aspex.info) which he co-founded in 2006. Dr. Dhiman is the co-editor of "The Workplace and Spirituality: New Perspectives in Research and Practice" (Skylight Paths, 2009) and the co-author of "Spirituality in the Workplace: What it Means; Why it Matters; How to Make it Work for You."
Satinder Dhiman, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Director and Chair, MBA Program
Professor of Management
Tel. 818 252 5138
Fax: 818 394 3311
From Success to Significance: 7 Habits of Highly Fulfilled People
Satinder Dhiman. Journal of Global Business Issues. Burbank: Spring 2010. Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 51-62
The present day unbridled quest for self-centered success has plagued many organizations. This reflective essay is about gifts of significance and not laws of success. It underscores the vital difference between success and significance, for one can be highly successful in the worldly sense and still feel completely empty inside. Aldous Huxley considered egotism to be the fundamental human disability.' This article discusses seven gifts subtly aimed at overcoming this inveterate human tendency. Sooner or later we come to realize that we are not going to take anything with us but we can verily leave something behind. All the gifts presented in this article are devoted to the art of leaving something behind. Paradoxically, in sharing these gifts with others, we ultimately bestow them on ourselves and unexpectedly discover a life infused with significance and fulfillment.
Outpourings of a Heart Gladdened with Gratitude
I am grateful …
For this wonderful gift of precious human birth,
for being blessed with good health, and a kind, generous heart.
For my parents who were kind, loving, and spiritually-inclined.
For my teachers in life, in history and in spirit,
who sowed in my mind the seeds of insatiable curiosity
about things inspired, eternal and sublime!
For sparing me from the pangs of acute poverty and pain,
with enough by way of food, clothing, and shelter;
But not too much to make me proud and vain,
blissfully oblivious to life’s real purpose and aim!
For sparing me from the servitude of transient fame,
from trivial pursuits and shifting aims,
from dizzy dignities, petty jealousies, and success tame.
Instead gracing me with the abiding treasure of taste sublime,
for the finest in music, literature, and philosophy prime.
For granting me best opportunities to study, learn, and travel.
For the gift of noble work that I daily cherish and marvel!
For my family, and my children, and my friends
who, despite my incongruities and idiosyncrasies,
continue to bear with me kindly, with some amends.
Though at times I may not have acted in ways worthy of Thy Grace,
yet You have always showered your blessings beyond trace,
forgiving my transgressions like a kind parent and a loving sage.
Above all, I am deeply grateful for being blessed
with an unquenchable yearning for learning,
for seeking and sharing stories of Thy Glory!
Sitting here in my study, I am gratefully humbled to muse:
‘O, Radiant One! What did I do to deserve all this?’
What did I do to deserve all this?!
I seek Thy blessings till the end of my days,
To serve Thy creation in innumerable ways!
Life 101: Musings of a Bystander
Life is good.
Every meal is a feast.
Every moment is golden.
Work is more fun than fun.
Love is all there is.
Expectations/intentions influence the result.
Gratitude is the highest form of prayer.
All life is one/There are no others.
All true benefits are mutual.
Hand washes hand. Gurdjieff
There is a reason for everything.
Everything is on schedule.
There is no plus without a minus and no minus without a plus. Gurdjieff
What you do is what you are. Lao Tzu
We assess ourselves by our intentions; others assess us by our actions.
One who has a “why” can endure any “how.” Nietzsche
What you give is what you get. Nature is a very strict accountant!
Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived.
When we serve the creation, we serve the creator. Sufi Lore
There are no sacrifices; only opportunities to serve. Buddhist Saying
Nothing is always so. This too shall pass… So
(Sources: Various Zen, Sufi, Hasidic, Christian, Hindu masters of the past and present. They supplied the pearls; the compiler, the string.)
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our speaker today, Dr. Satinder Dhiman, serves as the Associate Dean in the School of Business at Woodbury University, Burbank, California. He holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University and has completed advanced Executive Leadership Programs at Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford. He is the recipient of the 2004 ACBSP International Teacher of the Year Award (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) and 2006 Steve Allen Excellence in Education Award. His research interests include transformational leadership, spirituality in the workplace, and mindfulness in life and leadership. He presents workshops through the Business Renaissance Institute, (www.bri-usa.com) which he co-founded in 2004, and the Academy of Spirituality and Professional Excellence, ASPEX (www.aspex.info) which he co-founded in 2006. Dr. Dhiman is the co-editor of "The Workplace and Spirituality: New Perspectives in Research and Practice" (Skylight Paths, 2009) and the co-author of "Spirituality in the Workplace: What it Means; Why it Matters; How to Make it Work for You."
- What is the point of departure from Steven Covey's 7 Habits?
- What is the exercise, entitled "Dollars of our Lives?" that you are going to offer listeners now?
- Do you have a religious or cultural base for your concepts (i.e., Bhuddism)?
- How did you come up with this title?
- What are the seven habits and how can they be applied in daily life? (please include stories and examples)
- How can you apply these seven habits in your work?
- How can you balance work and home using this philosophy?
- Listeners are welcome to share their responses to the exercise.
- Why don't you like to use powerpoints in your presentations?
- Do you have any final thoughts to share with us about the difference between success and significance?
Upcoming November speakers are Bridget Brown, November 18. Bridget is Executive Director, National Association for Workforce Development Professionals. She will present an overview of federal public policy for 2011, for the benefit of both workforce professionals and other career development professionals. The title of her talk is Putting the Public back in Public Policy – a Call to Action for Workforce and Career Development Professionals. The day after she speaks, on Friday, November 19, 2010, Howard Figler, Author of Seven Career Books, one of which was co-authored with Dick Bolles, will talk about The Role of a Liberal Education in the Development of Career, a thought-provoking topic, considering the state of the economy. Until next week, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.