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Auditioning for Leadership

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By V Pradeep Kumar

Years ago, there was an unprecedented response to one of our walk-in advert-isements for market-ing executives. To short list candidates, we decided on a group discussion (GD). Within minutes of announcing the group discussion round, three seemingly good candidates simply disappeared!

Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 January 2011 23:29 )

Employee Satisfaction: Scope and Influencing Factors

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No company cannot achieve its goals if it does not have the right set of employees. The employees in a company largely determine the success of the company. This is the reason why companies put in extensive efforts in choosing candidates for their company. Most of the times, skills and knowledge of the employee is considered to gauge his performance in the company. One factor that is being overlooked by most of the company owners is employee satisfaction.

Right Way to Manage Appraisals

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By V Pradeep Kumar

Appraisal process is not just about handing over money, but more about evaluating current skills and identifying skill gaps for current and future job responsibilities.Managing appraisals is one of the key tasks for a leader as the tremors of a badly managed process, can shake even a strong organisation. We are now witnessing a boom in the economy and a shortage of skilled manpower at all levels has further increased the importance of this task. However, the appraisal process generally leaves a bad taste in most organisations. Having been a part of the process on either side of the table, I recommend the following to smoothen the process.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:32 )

Leadership and Healthy Capitalism

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By V Pradeep Kumar

 Let’s look at the origin of the current recession, which is an outcome of the actions of greedy leaders who lacked even minimum EQ (emotional quotient) and SQ (spiritual quotient) and believed only in the pursuit of money disregarding the means, exploiting the loopholes of the economic, constitutional and legal environment. They believed in a ‘win’ situation for themselves at the cost of other stakeholders. It’s a matter of some satisfaction that such selfish leaders are now being brought before the pillars of justice. However, is humane leadership a weakness or strength? This is a debate that arises in today’s recession. There are two undeniable outcomes of the recession that have triggered this debate.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 January 2011 14:43 )

Passion at Work is Path to Happiness

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By V Pradeep Kumar

The last two decades have been very eventful for a resurgent and strong India, playing an influencing role in the world economy. The rise of the IT and services sector have led to an increase in GDP growth, per capita income and standard of living.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 January 2011 00:35 )

Follow an Open Door Policy in the Office...

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By Ajay Wahi

This relates to the culture you would like to create in your company No matter how new / old the SME, you need to emphasise creating a strong culture, because that is the environment people breathe, eat, smell and feel. That is what would either turn them On or Off, impacting their productivity positively or negatively.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 January 2011 13:05 )

The Rules for the Art of Motivating!

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By V Pradeep Kumar

In organisations we often come across some highly enthusiastic and motivated people radiating positive energy all around. Such people are the star performers in organisations and the tragedy is that such people are so few and rare. Ever wondered where does that energy and enthusiasm come from?

The Art of Getting an Organisation to Move

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By V Pradeep Kumar

Getting an organisation to move ahead is indeed the most difficult task, for any corporate leader. This is somewhat easier with a new organisation, but most difficult when you start leading an existing organisation. I had, I would say, the good fortune of leading an existing organisation caught in its own vicious circle, coming in as an unwelcome outsider.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:10 )
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