//Tips For Managers
2 02, 2016

Managing The Odd Person In The Meeting

February 2nd, 2016|

You are in a important meeting debriefing the team about how to win the next big contract and here you have a team member who is asking stupid questions or reducing the depth of thought by cracking jokes, what do you do? Throw him out, or continue as it is? And sacking the employee is [...]

13 04, 2013

How To Be A Better Manager

April 13th, 2013|

Being a manager in today’s environment is not easy. The key is to find the right balance. Here’s how you can be a better manager: 1. Know what you’re doing Are you aware of each of your team member’s responsibilities? Do you know how to do their work if you had to? If you know [...]

14 04, 2012

How To Delegate Effectively?

April 14th, 2012|

The biggest limiting factor which hinders growth of successful young managers to middle management is their inability to delegate effectively. There are only so many working hours in a day and you can do only so much all alone. It’s time that you used the power of cloud computing by leveraging the resources available in your [...]

20 03, 2012

What Are Your Needs In Life?

March 20th, 2012|

Needs are a very personal part of our makeup, ranging from a deep desire to be recognized or to be independent. We do not consciously choose our needs, they emancipate from our unconscious deep within us. Once needs surface they are not optional – they need to be satisfied for us to function best. Wants [...]

3 12, 2011

Munnabhai, Gandhism And Corporate India

December 3rd, 2011|

It is a sad statement on India that in recent times, Gandhi’s teachings only found a contemporary platform in Bollywood’s ‘Munnabhai’ film series. That said, we have to give due credit to Sanjay Dutt for underscoring Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals to a generation that seems to have forgotten them. The ‘Gandhigiri’ that Sanjay Dutt’s character Munnabhai [...]

22 11, 2011

How To Do A Good Performance Review

November 22nd, 2011|

The ingredients of a bad performance review are haste, lack of focus, a non-empathic attitude and a mechanical approach to the process. A good performance review obviously calls for a diametrically opposite approach. Here are some tips for managers whose duties include conducting performance reviews of their team members. Be Prepared: The intention behind a [...]

20 11, 2011

Getting Back To Work Painlessly After Long Leave

November 20th, 2011|

Returning to work after a long leave is not always an uplifting experience. The mind and metabolism are likely to have adapted to a more leisurely pace, and one may have taken active steps to dissociate from work pressures during the period of leave. This is especially true if the period of leave has been [...]

17 11, 2011

Why You May Hate Performance Reviews

November 17th, 2011|

Performance feedback and review is part and parcel of the life of someone in a managerial role. Poorly handled reviews lead to low morale and dissatisfaction, in turn increasing workload. There is a school of thought that believes that performance appraisals do more damage than good to the individuals being reviewed; that they are a [...]

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