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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 [...]

1 10, 2011

How To Tackle A Difficult Boss

October 1st, 2011|

It’s a vexing problem for many – they like their job but just don’t seem to be able to get along with their boss.  Obviously, the first impulse of many who have a difficult boss is to hand in their papers and search for another job. Is this always the best decision to take? One [...]

27 08, 2011

Gender Diversity – Women In Leadership Roles

August 27th, 2011|

Why is gender diversity at the workplace important? One could cite any number of politically correct reasons. However, those have already been done to death by others. Also, they are not necessarily why gender diversity at the workplace – especially in leadership positions - is essential. Our workplaces need gender diversity because men and women [...]

14 08, 2011

Psychology As A Life And Career Tool

August 14th, 2011|

For many centuries, the study of human thought and emotion was not considered a very fruitful pursuit. Not that it hasn’t fascinated many people down the ages – it has. But the most interesting insights into human psychology came not from scientists but from poets and writers. In that respect, it is possible to find [...]

25 07, 2011

Tips On Enhancing Team Effectiveness

July 25th, 2011|

Very simply put, a team is nothing but a system of getting people in a company to work together effectively. The idea is that a group of people working together can achieve much more than if the individuals of the team were working on their own. In a team, we bring together people who have [...]

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