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Effective Communication

Effective Communication is one of keys for getting things done. A simple logic, if your employees dont get what needs to be done, more the chances that they don't do what is needed of them. Unfortunately, few managers are able to crack the art of good communication and even if they are able to communicate, more is needed to get things going.  Marshall & Kelly Goldsmith, leading management thinkers write in their blog on tips to improve communication and improve corporate performance. Follows an extract of their article. One of the great causes of corporate dysfunction is the...

Moving up the corporate ladder

While there is no real substitute for a focused approach to one’s talent, career or business, is lobbying the way to move up the ladder in corporates? According to Wikipedia, lobbying is defined as a form of advocacy with the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the government by individuals, other legislators, constituents, or advocacy groups. In the corporate world, lobbying can be defined as an art of influencing someone’s thoughts and actions in order to gain mileage out of any particular action. Says Jessie Paul, founder and CEO,...

Guide for Executive Education

  Stuck in your job! Hitting the career ceiling!  Don't see a good career in the current job! These are some of the common situations in the corporate world, are there ways out, yes there are. The important activity needed is "self retrospection". Sometimes I wonder, it is all like an assembly line in a manufacturing plant, you do your schooling, then finish graduation and get on to work - money is a big pull, taking one's and family's responsibility is another reason why people get into the work world without reflecting much.  One of...

Executive education gets innovative

  With international barriers shrinking, and the world becoming a smaller place, it is a prerequisite for business schools to meet global standards. B-schools have to continuously endeavour to create an atmosphere where students as well as working professionals can learn, explore and emerge as custodians of today so that they can be well groomed into leaders of tomorrow. “Management is much more than mere book knowledge, assimilation and analysis. It is about application and ultimately about making things happen. Thus, to meet this requirement it is essential for...

Entrepreneurship - when and why?

People often have this question in mind - Should I become an Entrepreneur or not? What are the risks involved, whats the return, etc. Reading about top entrepreneurs in newspapers everyday is fun and very inspiring, but it is important to understand the basic motivations and behaviors needed to cultivate entrepreneurship and be successfull. In one of his articles, Harvard Business School professor Michael Jensen states that that being an entrepreneur is an irrational state of being. If human beings were purely rational, evaluative, value maximizing individuals they would not start...

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