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Office Mahabharata

Dronacharya – The Mentor. The employee who doesn’t like working himself but is always ready to guide and train new joiners. Bhishma – The Loyal. The employee in a relatively senior position who happily assists the boss in spite of knowing his incompetence (because of some strange oath maybe) Dhritarashtra – The blind boss. He knows that everything is wrong with his project but will still let it function, without making any changes to the current processes Gandhari – The Yesmen/

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The Corporate language !!

Dear members, Sharing with you few examples of the corporate language of the so called corporate world we all are part of ...do share with us which is the one you most have been familiar with ????   The Corporate language !! "We will do it" means " You will do it" "You have done a great job" means "More work to be given to you" "We are working on it" means "We have not yet started working on the same" "Tomorrow first thing in the morning" means "Its not getting done... At le

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Welcome to the Corporate World !!!!

Two guys were hiking through the jungle. When they saw a tiger about to pounce one of the guys immediately took a pair of NIKE shoes from his bag.   The other one asked.. " Do you really think these shoes are going to help you run faster than the tiger?"  He replied.. "I don't have to run faster than the tiger. All i have to do is just to run faster than you." If you are smiling at this, Then you are the right person..and at right place. Welcome to the Corporate World & in our

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16 Management Quotes from The Top Managers in The World

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, and how you’re led.” – Steve Jobs “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt “Focus on a few key objectives … I only have three things

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A father’s will of 17 camels

A father left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons. When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will. The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third). The youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the 17 camels. As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, three sons started to fight with each other. The three sons decided to go to a wise man. The wise man listened p

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Treating Mistakes as Training

There’s the story of a top salesman who made a terrible mistake. He’d bought a vast amount of fruit. He thought it would be a bargain but had totally overestimated and his company was left with tons and tons of this rotting fruit. He arrived at his office the following day and started to tidy his papers, clearing his desk. He gets a call from his manager, “Could you pop up and see me?” she says. “Of course” he mumbles and slowly makes his way up the stairs to his boss’ office. As he enters t

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What a Waste of Brainpower

Several years ago, I visited a manufacturing plant in Florida, which had the best quality and productivity metrics in its division. My client and I were there to learn what the facility was doing right so we could apply those management techniques at other facilities. As the plant manager took us on the tour, he pointed out an hourly employee working on his machine. “See Ted there?” the plant manager asked. “He’s been with us for more than twenty years, doing the same job year after year. You mi

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The Importance of Self-Discipline

During the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted “the marshmallow test” with four-year-olds in the preschool at Stanford University, to assess each preschooler’s ability to delay gratification. Each four-year-old was given one marshmallow. They were told that they could eat it immediately or, if they waited until the researcher returned in 20 minutes, they could have two marshmallows.   Some kids in the group just couldn’t wait. They gobbled down the marshmallow immediately. The rest

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Decision taker V/S Decision makers

In an organization , this may always happen that you are not a decision taker, but remember you can always be a part of decision makers. The idea is to be part of game or starting a game by providing your insights and facts to decision takers... So for those who always think that decisions are not in our hands , I will suggest them to think with different perspective ....   happy Decision making !!!!

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Is your organization ready for reverse mentoring ?

In a traditional mentoring , A senior colleague, having more experience and knowledge in the relevant field helps to guide less knowledgeable and less experience team member.This is the way we all are grown up and we always try to catch up with seniors offline as well as online for relevant guidance and counselling. A personal development program in an organization where a mentor is assigned to each of the employee who guides him in his initial career path in an organization. But today I am

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Great Ideas Bosses Never Hear - What to do when there are no takers?

How often do you have an idea that you want to tell your boss, or your boss's boss, or your boss's boss's boss, and actually say it?   And more important, if you do say it, how often do you feel the boss really listens? What would you recommend others to do when there are no takers to your ideas? Who owns the responsibilities - the employees, the bosses and the organization.? What practices would you recommend to streamline the process of communication, to structure things so that good

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Start networking to create a job (and stop networking to find a job).

Disruptive innovators approach networking in a unique way. They talk with people who don't look, think, or act like them to help spark a deeper understanding of jobs-to-be-done that currently aren't being done. They follow a "not like me" attitude when trying to get other's perspectives to identify the critical jobs-to-be-done. As a "job creator" you can approach networking this way too. When talking with people who are different from you, you're more likely to spark new ways of thinking abo

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Time Management "All of us don’t have time "

Most commonly heard and known by all of us. All of us are facing or had faced this problem in our life.   A young boy going school didn’t find time. A teenager going college do not have time. The working professional does not have time. The husband does not have time for his wife. The father does not have time for his children. A friend does not have time for another friend. All of us don’t have time for something. So the question which we should ask ourselves is where all the time is goin

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For all those employers who have everything under control - Why why why?

For all those employers who have everything under control - I have a question Why....   More than 30% believe they’ll be working someplace else inside of 12 months. More than 40% don’t respect the person they report to. More than 50% say they have different values than their employer. More than 60% don’t feel their career goals are aligned with the plans their employers have for them. More than 70% don’t feel appreciated or valued by their employer. there can be a little varia

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Up-skills practice - A Self-Management approach for your professional journey

In long race of professional journey, we intend to measure our performance and desire to get best outcomes. The focus is on results and we put our best efforts to achieve the same, however It is equally important to keep a consistent pace on up-skill activity. It is like keeping your tools pointed so that leverage upon the hard work you do can be taken for your performance.   Up skills refers to add on the current skills which keep us moving with assertiveness and aggressiveness. The questio

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Basic sets of Questions for managers - Management Questions

Managers do not need answers to operate a successful business; they need questions. Answers can come from anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world - thanks to the benefit of all the electronic communication. Basic Questions For all managers in any situation at any time - start with basic question list What Where When? Why? Who? How? How Much/ What if? These questions are universally applicable. If you ever in a situation where you need a question, or if you

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The Leadership Vacuum Crisis

Everyday at work, we struggle with what seems like an insurmountable obstacle – a feeling of being handcuffed, a feeling of being victimized. There are no leaders worth their salt here, we say. We are not getting the proper direction! The leaders are just selfish, they look after their own interests…..and where does that leave us, we lament. Of course there is a leadership vacuum today – in business, in politics and in our personal lives. What are we going to do about it? As Superman said –

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5 Simple Ways to Save Money as a Young Professional

Sharing a few money saving tips with new college graduates starting their careers. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’ve finally obtained your college degree, landed your dream job (or a job), and you’re officially part of the real world. Your high school teachers may have told you college was the real world, but now you’ve realized that is definitely not the case. As a young professional, you have much more to do than you did in high school or college. You have to worry about b

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Hierarchy of systems for developing sustainable processes in your organizations/ business

In any organization , there is a system which produces the results and we people manage those already created system. The hierarchy is composed of four components for the same system -   The first one is - "How We do it Here" The second is - "How We Recruit, Hire and Train People to do it Here" The third is - "How We Manage it Here" The Fourth is - "How We Change it Here" And the "It" I am referring is the stated purpose of your organization/ business". So next time whe

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Let's take the Leadership resolution - Join the Self Management movement !

Our Leadership Dharma: We will strive to lead ourselves and others without regard to position or status and find fulfillment: (a) by embracing the duty of leadership as a daily behavior, (b.) by a sharp focus on core competence, and ( c) by an unflinching intensity on serving and fulfilling others, thereby achieving our purpose.   Our Leadership Resolve (Sankalpa):     We will focus on our core skills and values with a “mad” intensity. We will always be partial to positive for

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Overcoming Performance Stress -the one we all suffer from - at some point of our life

For a business to be healthy and sustainable , a lot depends on how effective is the correlation/chemistry in between its stakeholders viz customers suppliers ,employers, investors, bankers and many other indicators . The variation in performance of contributors in its value chain affects the variation in business performance. The same is applicable and can be seen as replica in our individual life.  Looking at a life of normal person say in late 20's or early 30's , he goes every day to h

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7 Rules for Email in the Office

Email has become the technology for intra-office communication. Four years into my career I’m finding that mastering this medium is vitally important for both productivity and perception management. An email faux paux is just as bad as bombing your elevator pitch; sometimes it is worse because it can be copied and forwarded as a digitally perfect reminder of your mistake. Email can cause productivity headaches as well. How many times have you spent valuable time cleaning your inbox rather than g

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Start asking the right questions (and stop asking the wrong ones).

Asking questions can create patterns of activity that compound daily into solutions, for better and for worse. Instead of asking "What job can I find today?" what if you asked, "What kind of job can I create today?" The slight twist of one word, from find to create, might hold the key to more helpful answers.   To guide your job search, try a simple exercise we call "questionstorming." Take four minutes a day to write down nothing but questions about your job search. Doing this consistently

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12 Rules for Self-Management

Management is not just for managers, just as leadership is not just for leaders. We all manage, and we all lead; these are not actions reserved for only those people who happen to hold these “positions” in a company. I personally think of management and leadership as callings, and we all get these callings to manage and lead at different times, and to different degrees. Considered another way, I believe we can all learn to be more self-governing through the disciplines of great managemen

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Key Truths For Being An Outstanding Manager

While there are numerous books, courses, and online trainings for improving your managerial skills, seldom do they address the psychological underbelly of wise and wonderful management. That’s understandable since they aren’t created by people with a psychological background.  But over the past many years we’ve seen how understanding and incorporating the following psychological truths have enabled good managers to become great:  1 - Everyone Knows How To Follow  Everyone was once a sm

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