Self-Motivation

All days are not same…some days are good and some are bad; All people are not same…some appreciate and some criticize; All relatives are not same…some love us and some hate us; We give our best to all assignments…to all projects…to every thing that we do…to every moment of our life…to every minute of a…

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Cross Culture Management

When Ben Baars, CEO of the Netherlands-headquartered Windmill Hotel Group, told me of the decision to enter different cities of India for luxury, premium and comfort brand hotels, I asked him what his specialty was. “Cross culture,” he explained, “That’s our philosophy introducing European touch in terms of design, service and atmosphere into India, just…

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Cultural Audits of HR Practices, Business Processes and Programs

Overview Cultural values and preferences can impact how the employees, vendors/suppliers and customers of a global organization respond to its strategies, products, practices and communications. A marketing strategy, training program, compensation plan, advertising campaign, competency model, corporate communication or personnel policy which is successful in one culture may be wholly ineffective in a different culture,…

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Adult Learning: An Overview

Adult learning is frequently spoken of by adult educators as if it were a discretely separate domain, having little connection to learning in childhood or adolescence. This chapter will examine critically this claim by exploring four major research areas (self-directed learning, critical reflection, experiential learning and learning to learn) each of which have been proposed…

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Authentic Leadership

In organizations, our success as leaders is measured by the degree to which we’ve mastered the external environment and delivered results in the form of revenues, profits, new product breakthroughs, cost savings, or market share increases. After 20 years of wrestling with this question, I’ve come to this simple yet profound realization. Leadership is not…

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