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Pressure at Work Place

One of the managers of Manufacturing Industry asked a question, in the recent workshop at FCCP. Sir, what we should do when day by day pressure at work place is increasing? Can we have pressure less work place? I answered: Dear learner, Pressure is going to increase; even you have to handle multiple job profile. Work place with everyday pressure ...

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YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE FIXED.

We condition ourselves. We fixed in the mind and gradually condition our selves. If it will not happen, it will give us pain. Mind creates pain or pleasure, Just believe that if you can fix up, you can also be free. Freedom is greatest gift to human being. Learn to open it for free living. To come out from pain ...

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CHANGE IS TEMPORARY OR PERMANANT.

Yesterday, I was interviewed by daily “DNA- BHASKAR”. News reporter asked me: Sir, How many lives you have changed? I said: None. Reporter asked: What? You have said that you had trained millions of people and other side you are informing us that you have changed NO LIFE. I said: YES. This is really contradictory. I am not able to ...

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Characteristics of Culture

As one might expect, all cultures must share several characteristics if “culture” is to be differentiated from other forms of behavior. These similarities between all cultures are surprisingly few. The ultimate goal of cultural anthropology is to determine which characteristics all cultures share in common. Society Firstly, all culture must take place through a medium of a group of people, ...

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Vision, Management And Motivation

View all articles by Harald Anderson A good leader essentially needs to be a motivator. He should be able to consistently inspire his team to strive for quality and excellence in their work. The job of a leader is to constantly improve standards and levels of productivity. And the only way to achieve that is to motivate people to perform ...

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The Use of a Cultural Inventory in Global Leadership Training

Summary This interactive session at the Leadership without Borders: Developing Global Leaders conference in April 2001 focused on leadership training in a multicultural context. The specific inventory discussed, the Culture in the Workplace Questionnaire™, was also provided to participants in the conference online on six computers made available in the Cybercafé. Some of the participants were able to bring their ...

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Team Effectiveness: Teams vs. Mobs

View all articles by Harvey Robbins In the rush to bestow the manifold blessings of teams upon our organizations, lots of groups get called teams that probably should not be. The resulting groups are too big, too lumpy, quite mismatched, and more than a little confused. I call these assemblages mobs. There are ways to differentiate real teams from fake ...

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Team Building Exercises – Choosing the Right One

When a prospective new client calls us up and expresses an interest in team building, we ask a simple question – what do you want to achieve out of it? You might be surprised at how many people don’t have an answer. After a short pause, we might get a reply along the lines of “well, we want it to ...

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Team Building – 7 Steps to Success

“We are going to build a team”. Replace the word “team” with the word “house” – or any other noun that can be built and will take more than just a few minutes – and most sensible people will want to adopt a structured approach. Plans will be drawn up and approved. People will receive copies of the plan and ...

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Sustaining Development through Change Leadership

Sustaining Development through Change Leadership (SDtCL) is a process that any organization can use to ensure the delivery of its most challenging projects. It works by identifying and quantifying the leadership skills necessary to get the job done whilst providing the means to develop, measure and quality-assure the capabilities of members of the project team. The SDtCL process is client-focused ...

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Renaissance Leadership

The 21st century requires people who are well-grounded and have multiple intelligences. A keen intellect or the ability to manage metrics is not enough. To provide products and services, you have to know how to attract and retain the very best employees across four generations of workers, to dialogue effectively with others, and to bring innovative products to market faster. ...

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Leadership with Mind Mapping

The business administration institutes do churn out MBA’s by the scores. You might be a competent manager, but leadership is a different issue from management. It is about leading and inspiring people to great performance. It involves having a clear vision, which will be enthusiastically shared by people working under you. Leadership need not be taught; it can be learned ...

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Leaders as Inspiration Stimulator

Along with every leadership role you take comes the opportunity to inspire your followers. This opportunity is not taken by every leader. If you think of the leaders you’ve admired in the past, it’s likely that you found them inspiring. What exactly does it mean to inspire others? It means creating conditions that cause people around you to feel excited ...

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How To Take Charge In Your Organization

With energetic, global competition the order of the day, you need to get the most from the people you work with. But motivating people and getting people to follow you is easier said than done. Leadership is more than just creating a vision and pursuing it with passion. It is more than doing whatever it takes to get the people ...

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Ten Stupid Things Managers Do To Screw up Performance Appraisal

Stupid Thing 1: Spending more time on performance appraisal than performance PLANNING, or ongoing performance communication. Performance appraisal is the end of a process that goes on all the time – a process that is based on good communication between manager and employee. So, more time should be spent preventing performance problems than evaluating at the end of the year. ...

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Taking Leadership On Adequacy By Following Up

Leadership (May-June, 2007) Adequate. Did you ever think that would be the word we’d use to describe our hopes for a first-rate educational system? Let’s see how that terms fits with other human endeavors. Would we ever hope for: An adequate spouse? Adequate children? An adequate novel? Adequate friends? Or even an adequate vacation? Adequate is a term that should ...

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Strategies for Designing and HRD Program

Jerry Gillet and Seteven Eggland (2002) identified for managers of HRD an eight-point strategy for designing cost-effective, reputable learning programs that can survive economic crises and internal/external changes affecting the organization. 1. Establish a written HRD philosophy. There should be a written HRD philosophy that states unequivocally that effective human resource development can improve performance (i.e., change behavior, produce results, ...

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Soft Skills for HR Professionals…

Introduction To work in any profession, one should not only have “Subject Matter Expertise” but also personality, behavior, decorum, mannerism, attitude, professional approach, and thinking to work efficiently and to sustain in that given profession. Failing which, irrespective of your knowledge, education and background you will never be able to grow in that profession. This is also true for HR ...

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Managing Change and Transition

Introduction Pick any industry and chances are that it looked very different in the 1970s than it did in the 1980s. Likewise, the industries of the 1980s had changed drastically by the succeeding decade. Agribusiness. Air Travel. Auto manufacturing. Banking. Biotech. Computers.  Electronics.  Pharmaceuticals. Steel. Software. Telecommunications. Each of These established industries has passed through one or more wringers over ...

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Roles for HR-Professionals in New Economy… 21st Century

The various competencies that one must have to be a part of the Recruitment Team are as follows: 1) Should have excellent knowledge about the Business of the Organization. 2) Should also be aware of the competitors in the same industry. 3) Need to identify the various resources for hiring and select the best one based on “Cost Effectiveness” and ...

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