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EDUCATION

A bigger bang for your MBA buck

Jatin Bhandari

There are close to 4,000 business schools in India, and more than 3.5 lakh graduate from thes... »
HUMAN RESOURCE

How to get the best out of people

Rajeev Bhardwaj

Employee productivity is a crucial aspect of the success dynamics of a company and it takes m... »
TEAM-BUILDING

Leadership in a difficult situation

Rajul Garg

Let me try to take an example of a difficult situation that I have seen through, try to obser... »

The Indian Promise

A strong and vibrant... ... »

Executive summary

WORK The lure of going abroad A recent Boston Consulting Group survey f... »

A magic formula for motivation

C Mahalingam

One of the most elusive challenges for leaders revolves around getting people to be enthused and energised on a continuous basis. Engaging and energising people occasionally is not difficult, b... »

Data Management

Taking the 5S philosophy to the CIO’s office

Ramachandran S

Continuous improvement is important in today’s corporate world to remove non-value adding activities and improve the system. It gives employees at all levels a feeling of motivation and inclusi... »

HUMAN RESOURCES

Make sure your stars don’t wane into comets

C Mahalingam

Organisations often find themselves short on talent, especially at the senior levels. This can happen despite internal promotion and succession plans. After all, there is just not enough l... »
LEADERSHIP

‘Today, leadership is all about global thinking’

Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach,
author and speaker from the US

Sangeetha Chengappa

At 65, Dr Marshall Goldsmith is a breath of fresh air. He is known as one of the world’s top CEO coaches and is the author of 34 books including bestsellers such as MOJO and What got... »

Marketing

When hardsell campaigns go awry on the Web

Shekhar Dasgupta

Companies are increasingly taking their irresistible marketing deals online, where gratification is instantaneous. Be it from sale of condos and hotel rooms to airline tickets and smartphones.... »

GENDER

Women make a big difference


Companies with higher female participation at Board level or in top management exhibit higher returns, higher valuations and higher payout ratios, according to a report by Credit Suis... »
WORK LIFE

Joyous employees, happy company

Shades of happiness Organisations have discovered that a happy
employee is a productive one.

Sangeetha Chengappa

 A pithy message on a poster displayed prominently in the foyer of a mid-sized IT services firm caught my attention. It said ‘You won’t need kidneys in heaven. But someone could use t... »
HEALTH

Executive Summary

Fit employees, happy company

Recent reports say that almost 65 per cent of young adults in India have blood pressure within the pre-hypertensive and hypertensive range, and that... »
COMMUNICATION

The importance of asking ‘why’ during negotiations

Kamal K Jain

Questions are a negotiator’s best and most under utilised tools. To best see it in action watch a Ted Talk by Simon Sinek, the author of Start with why, on how great leaders inspire action.... »
WHISTLEBLOWERS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: You’re in trouble!



If you are an employee in a major Indian corporate troubled by your conscience, you are unlikely to get much organisational support if you wanted to blow the whistle on internal... »

The new-age CFO and his many avatars

How to put people back in HR

Chetna Mehra

Wayne F Cascio, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado Denver has authored and edited more than 27 books on human resource management and holds the Robert H Reynolds C... »

Executive Summary

WORKPLACE Creativity rules When asked about their employment preferences, “a creative and dynamic work environment” is the most sought-after attribute for engineering stu... »
PLANNING

How to turn challenges into opportunities

Consumer goods companies are those which produce goods to be sold to distributors and further at retail outlets. However, these companies constantly face unique and evolving challenges whi... »
CEO Speak

Be niche or go broad: A question of strategy

Gowri Shankar Subramanian

The default advice given to every emerging company is to focus on a niche — to select a specific, well-defined area and become really good at it to be able to win against bigger competitors. »

Careers

How far can you really go into the forest?

C Mahalingam

In a pathbreaking video, Power of Vision, Joel Parker makes an emphatic case for how progress follows a well-defined vision and its pursuit. Success in one’s career requires a balance of... »

HUMAN RESOURCE

What is your organisation’s Pygmalion Quotient?

C Mahalingam

Pygmalion is nothing new to those in management circles. Dr Sterling Livingston wrote a classic article titled Pygmalion in Management in the Harvard Business Review in 1998 and it was repu... »
LEADERSHIP

Coaching for the corner office

VINAY KAMATH

A few years ago, Venkat was all set to be anointed CEO of a large global recruiting company headquartered in the UK. He had served the company well for many years in different capacities and no... »

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Small practices make a big impact

Satya D Sinha

When it comes to translating a company’s vision and mission into results, there is no denying the importance of first-level entrepreneurs. Successful entrepreneurs today are ones who cha... »
COMPENSATION

Why it pays to under pay your star employee

Srinivas Bhogle

Hiring good people and retaining them is very difficult. Most companies, and many employees, believe that the only way to do this is by continuously increasing their compensation. But thi... »
EDUCATION

Mid-career executives make a beeline for global degrees

Chetna Mehra

After spending 14 years working in the marketing and communication domain in various organisations, like other senior-level executives, Rajeshree Naik was looking forward to a functional leader... »

Ten tips for budding leaders

Putting the human aspect of the employee first is in the larger interest of companies »

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