Q. Syed Mohammad Qasim
Head-Business Development-Retail Segment at WaterHealth India
What are five most critical
Clarifica...
7. Profitability objectives and growth analysis
sales/production targets.
8. Research, analysis and business opportunity
N...
True all selfish motives, but it does
acceptable brand enhancement technique, serves the purported objective of such activ...
For newcomers formal education could well be an appropriate jumping board, the chaff getting
sorted with time.
For senior ...
The queries you raise are more idealistic while civilization is about being civil in this realistic big
bad world!
It is b...
employee. It’s like a marriage
fruit.
Q.Wilame Lima
Organizational and management consultant
Is leadership something that ...
Ans: Pawanexh Kohli
Business Strategy & Management
see all my answers
Typically the following queries could surface and wi...
Hence, according to you…
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2) How do you decide the level...
Q.Sanjeev Himachali, GPHR,
Vice President - Human Resources & Administration
Decisiveness – Courage to Take Decision
In hi...
Q.Donna Valente
Managing Partner, Career Strategist
How are you the candidate, defining a good recruiter?
I saw a comment ...
Oh Arun, great many wonders have been made indeed; but we are busy competing to chu
so many, top the one a few months ago ...
There are enough examples of excellent products that got shot in the foot, even before they
could take the first 10 steps....
2) How comfortable are you in getting into new relations
3) What are the possible difficulties that you face to get into n...
Q.Robin Greaves
Systemic Interventions - http://www.phoenixchange.com
see all my questions
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►"YOUR FUTURE is MY BUSINESS" ►CEO Start
Expert
What Can be Added Here ... ? What's Missing?
What can be a...
I have found that I needed the vital ingredient of COMPASSION in order to keep myself TRUSTWORTHY and
therefore maintainin...
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  1. 1. Q. Syed Mohammad Qasim Head-Business Development-Retail Segment at WaterHealth India What are five most critical Clarification added October 1, 2009: As the leadership, especially one aspiring to be sucessful , is a very very think , we will not do justice to it if try to find answers in simplistic one or two traits , however , this is also not practically possible to dwell on all possible traits .Morever though there may be many many trait leaders , we wish to discuss and find out top five traits for our understanding .What is interesting is that due to differences in cultures , socio -economic status and difference is maturity level of various world markets , we are already getting vary interesting and unique responses .Thank you all for your contributions , Looking forward to many more responses .Please feel free to connect with me personally on qasim_sm@yahoo.com if you need any clarifications or if you wish to share any mu posted October 1, 2009 in Organizational Developm Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers This was selected Leadership is not about individual accomplishment, it is about This requires an understanding of people which can involve incongruent qualities to be applied rationally. On this track - 1. Integrity & guile. 2. Benevolence & brutality. 3. Compassion & severity. 4. Vision & perception. 5. The resolve to be a leader & promoting dissent. These top 5 critical traits lead to improved provision of the top 3 functional requirements of a leader to provide, direct and mentor. PROVIDE: 1. Direction/strategy in compliance with philoso 2. Building and sustaining a culture 3. Resource development, morale 4. Capital management and allocation. 5. Community interface/relations DIRECT – monitor: 1. Policy setting, monitor compliance. 2. Succession planning, training, select, develop. 3. New product development, personal interest. 4. Performance monitoring and evaluate. 5. Expenses and operational budgets. 6. Timely Reviews and supplemental actions Questions & Answers Retail Segment at WaterHealth India What are five most critical -"must have” traits in a successful business leader? As the leadership, especially one aspiring to be sucessful , is a very very comprehensive subject , I personally think , we will not do justice to it if try to find answers in simplistic one or two traits , however , this is also not practically possible to dwell on all possible traits .Morever though there may be many many trait leaders , we wish to discuss and find out top five traits for our understanding .What is interesting is that due to economic status and difference is maturity level of various world markets , we are getting vary interesting and unique responses .Thank you all for your contributions , Looking forward to many more responses .Please feel free to connect with me personally on qasim_sm@yahoo.com if you need any clarifications or if you wish to share any much detailed or interesting stuff. Organizational Development | Closed Business Strategy & Management selected as Best Answer Leadership is not about individual accomplishment, it is about leading your team to accomplishment. This requires an understanding of people which can involve incongruent qualities to be applied 2. Benevolence & brutality. 3. Compassion & severity. 5. The resolve to be a leader & promoting dissent. These top 5 critical traits lead to improved provision of the top 3 functional requirements of a leader to provide, direct and mentor. Direction/strategy in compliance with philosophy, objectives. Building and sustaining a culture - leader setting the tone. Resource development, morale - too important to leave solely to HR team. Capital management and allocation. Community interface/relations - public participation. Policy setting, monitor compliance. Succession planning, training, select, develop. New product development, personal interest. Performance monitoring and evaluate. Expenses and operational budgets. Timely Reviews and supplemental actions- business plan, action plans. 1 "must have” traits in a successful business leader? comprehensive subject , I personally think , we will not do justice to it if try to find answers in simplistic one or two traits , however , this is also not practically possible to dwell on all possible traits .Morever though there may be many many traits of successful leaders , we wish to discuss and find out top five traits for our understanding .What is interesting is that due to economic status and difference is maturity level of various world markets , we are getting vary interesting and unique responses .Thank you all for your contributions , Looking forward to many more responses .Please feel free to connect with me personally on qasim_sm@yahoo.com if you need any leading your team to accomplishment. This requires an understanding of people which can involve incongruent qualities to be applied These top 5 critical traits lead to improved provision of the top 3 functional requirements of a leader – too important to leave solely to HR team. business plan, action plans.
  2. 2. 7. Profitability objectives and growth analysis sales/production targets. 8. Research, analysis and business opportunity Not the least (MENTOR): 1. Interact with managers; developments). 2. Keep an ear to the ground, not lose touch with the foot soldiers, ground reality. 3. Opiniate and seek opinions from all employees on professional matters. Promote innovation. 4. Partake in joys and sorrows, failures and success; personal and professional. 5. Cross-functional to an extreme so as to develop quick and basic (at least) understanding of all functions and products. 6. Be a father figure and enquire frequently, politely and redirect. Not to be elusive, hidden, un ideas, support innovation, seek out new opportunities, develop a platform for the future (which may not include you). Rgds / Pawanexh Q.MD. MNZ HRD Corporate Social Responsibility:: Is it what is being practiced? Scope of CSR expands more than just what is being practised. It needs the element of GIVING and SHARING to improve life of its employees and then start a chain reaction through them in the society.....Entire Organization has more hands, hearts and minds than just the HR Team. A happy employee creates happy environment around him, ...imagine the strength of happy group of few thousands/ lakhs spreading it further. The change needs acceptance by Industrialist at Global Level....and an ounce of willingness t posted August 13, 2009 in Personnel Policies Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers CSR in practice today, is typically 1. To enhance own image 2. To profit from tax benefits. 3. To camouflage or enhance ulterior marketing focus. 4. To create an acceptability of a new business idea. 5. To prepare for a product launch in focus area. Etc... Questions & Answers Profitability objectives and growth analysis – market share, target consumers, sales/production targets. Research, analysis and business opportunity – always hungry for more. Interact with managers; seek feedback of control points (sales, market, trends, developments). Keep an ear to the ground, not lose touch with the foot soldiers, ground reality. Opiniate and seek opinions from all employees on professional matters. Promote in joys and sorrows, failures and success; personal and professional. functional to an extreme so as to develop quick and basic (at least) understanding of all functions and products. Be a father figure and enquire frequently, politely and succinctly Not to be elusive, hidden, un-reachable, aloof. Let the task managers function; but monitor, listen to ideas, support innovation, seek out new opportunities, develop a platform for the future (which may Corporate Social Responsibility:: Is it what is being practiced? Scope of CSR expands more than just what is being practised. It needs the element of GIVING and SHARING to improve life of its employees and then start a chain reaction through them in the society.....Entire Organization has an just the HR Team. A happy employee creates happy environment around him, ...imagine the strength of happy group of few thousands/ lakhs spreading it further. The change needs acceptance by Industrialist at Global Level....and an ounce of willingness t Policies | Closed Management typically- To enhance own image in-house and in public. To profit from tax benefits. To camouflage or enhance ulterior marketing focus. To create an acceptability of a new business idea. To prepare for a product launch in focus area. 2 market share, target consumers, always hungry for more. seek feedback of control points (sales, market, trends, Keep an ear to the ground, not lose touch with the foot soldiers, ground reality. Opiniate and seek opinions from all employees on professional matters. Promote in joys and sorrows, failures and success; personal and professional. functional to an extreme so as to develop quick and basic (at least) succinctly – then support or reachable, aloof. Let the task managers function; but monitor, listen to ideas, support innovation, seek out new opportunities, develop a platform for the future (which may Scope of CSR expands more than just what is being practised. It needs the element of GIVING and SHARING to improve life of its employees and then start a chain reaction through them in the society.....Entire Organization has an just the HR Team. A happy employee creates happy environment around him, The change needs acceptance by Industrialist at Global Level....and an ounce of willingness to Share and Give.
  3. 3. True all selfish motives, but it does acceptable brand enhancement technique, serves the purported objective of such activity. Obvious results are also achieved. Idealistically, it must be a solely altruistic initiative, but t some creative and innovative gain to the players. Charity (and CSR) begins at home. And that is no mean incentive if it brings good to society. Strictly speaking everyone pays taxes for the governing bodies to sated or evolved corporate, that considers pure altruistic reasons for giving back any more to society. It is a trend that is hopefully catching on and a good one at that. Q.Sanjeev Himachali, GPHR, Vice President - Human Resources & Administration Importance and Value of They say that the experience is a good tutor and experience can teach anything to any person. But I wonder, then what is the importance and use of formal education and why do people spend 100’s of thousand dollars in getting their degrees from universities like Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and Insead etc? Does formal education has any, (if at all) impact on the growth of an individual? If yes, then what is the impact of formal education of the growth of an individual? In countries like India and China, where job/career opportunities are less than the number of eligible individuals, formal education works as a filter that is useful in selection process. In 1960’s and 1970’s even a Bachelors Degree was sufficient to get a good job. Then in Master’s degree such as MBA. And now the mode of education and the reputation of institute also get the priority. Even in countries like US, UK, Australia where number of job/career opportunities number of eligible individuals, formal education plays an important role. Hence, when experience is the most important element and then what is the importance of formal education? Kindly share your views and thoughts. Regards, Sanjeev posted August 1, 2009 in Organizational Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Education is knowledge in theory and practice of concepts and evaluation of theory. Experience is converting sets built through errors, omissions and successes. There is no plea against experience. But experience with formal education is superior, as in the right mind-set it provides the words to gut-feel. Questions & Answers True all selfish motives, but it does end up in serving up some social good. The acceptance that CSR is acceptable brand enhancement technique, serves the purported objective of such activity. Obvious Idealistically, it must be a solely altruistic initiative, but that’s rare. It is always focused on bringing some creative and innovative gain to the players. Charity (and CSR) begins at home. And that is no mean incentive if it brings good to society. Strictly speaking everyone pays taxes for the governing bodies to take on social service. It is a totally sated or evolved corporate, that considers pure altruistic reasons for giving back any more to society. It is a trend that is hopefully catching on and a good one at that. GPHR, Certified MBTI Human Resources & Administration Importance and Value of Formal Education They say that the experience is a good tutor and experience can teach anything to any person. But I wonder, then what is the importance and use of formal education and why do people spend 100’s of thousand dollars in getting from universities like Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and Insead etc? Does formal education has any, (if at all) impact on the growth of an individual? If yes, then what is the impact of formal education of the growth of India and China, where job/career opportunities are less than the number of eligible individuals, formal education works as a filter that is useful in selection process. In 1960’s and 1970’s even a Bachelors Degree was sufficient to get a good job. Then in 1980’s and early 1990’s, preference was given to those with Master’s degree such as MBA. And now the mode of education and the reputation of institute also get the priority. Even in countries like US, UK, Australia where number of job/career opportunities are greater than or equal to number of eligible individuals, formal education plays an important role. Hence, when experience is the most important element and then what is the importance of formal education? Kindly share your views and thoughts. Organizational Development, Career Management | Close Business Strategy & Management Education is knowledge in theory and practice of concepts and evaluation of theory. Experience is converting knowledge into real time application, to innovate; and is practised skill sets built through errors, omissions and successes. There is no plea against experience. But experience with formal education is superior, as in the set it provides the possibility to further application and clarity of thought. It puts 3 end up in serving up some social good. The acceptance that CSR is acceptable brand enhancement technique, serves the purported objective of such activity. Obvious hat’s rare. It is always focused on bringing some creative and innovative gain to the players. Charity (and CSR) begins at home. And that is no take on social service. It is a totally sated or evolved corporate, that considers pure altruistic reasons for giving back any more to society. They say that the experience is a good tutor and experience can teach anything to any person. But I wonder, then what is the importance and use of formal education and why do people spend 100’s of thousand dollars in getting from universities like Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and Insead etc? Does formal education has any, (if at all) impact on the growth of an individual? If yes, then what is the impact of formal education of the growth of India and China, where job/career opportunities are less than the number of eligible individuals, formal education works as a filter that is useful in selection process. In 1960’s and 1970’s even a Bachelors 1980’s and early 1990’s, preference was given to those with Master’s degree such as MBA. And now the mode of education and the reputation of institute also get the priority. are greater than or equal to number of eligible individuals, formal education plays an important role. Hence, when experience is the most Education is knowledge in theory and practice of concepts and evaluation of theory. knowledge into real time application, to innovate; and is practised skill There is no plea against experience. But experience with formal education is superior, as in the possibility to further application and clarity of thought. It puts
  4. 4. For newcomers formal education could well be an appropriate jumping board, the chaff getting sorted with time. For senior leadership roles, experience is more importa all the formality of education from two or more decades ago. Q.C A Rakesh Sud Vice President- Finance and Strategy at Rate Integration Inc Isn't it true that our society is actually a rule of jungle where wealth is the barometer and people who dont have wealth are sub necessicities of life? Life is a great mystery. Nobody has died and come back so we dont really know what is lying across death. Most of us live today with money and accumulation of wealth (and power) as the most important measure of success and happiness. The reality is known to all that we will not be able to carry this wealth and power with us when we die but we still give primary importance to this. More than this is the value we give to our blood relatives (mainly our children) to the exclusion of the res world. It is indeed amazing that the world has developed a social order within which we have value for our children but very little value for other human beings.This is true for all of us to varying extents. People in the world today die of star society. Isn't it true that our society is actually a rule of jungle where wealth is the barometer and people who dont have wealth are sub-humans who have no right to the basic ne posted August 4, 2009 in Ethics | Closed Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Civilization does not mean the end of starvation & disease. It is more about takin attempting to rectify what is perceived unjust. That you raise this query is a sure sign of civilization. I would say the uncivil would not give the pain and suffering of others a second thought. Civilization also does not mean the exclusio humans believe in. Nature of life assures it will always be self and then expand onto other relationships. Civilization allows the anticipation and adoption of more than just closed relations. Being civilized allows us to look beyond our own deep wells, to empathise over distances. Civilization also does not mean forfeiting me and my own; the end of personal ambition, wealth and glory. It only sanctions those who are sated (and maybe it helps hasten th others along the way. Civilization aids in expanding the horizon beyond petty limits. Questions & Answers For newcomers formal education could well be an appropriate jumping board, the chaff getting For senior leadership roles, experience is more important – after all how many truly remember all the formality of education from two or more decades ago. Finance and Strategy at Rate Integration Inc Isn't it true that our society is actually a rule of jungle where wealth is the barometer and people who dont have wealth are sub-humans who have no right to the basic Life is a great mystery. Nobody has died and come back so we dont really know what is lying across death. Most of us live today with money and accumulation of wealth (and power) as the most important measure of reality is known to all that we will not be able to carry this wealth and power with us when we die but we still give primary importance to this. More than this is the value we give to our blood relatives (mainly our children) to the exclusion of the res world. It is indeed amazing that the world has developed a social order within which we have value for our children but very little value for other human beings.This is true for all of us to varying extents. People in the world today die of starvation and disease but still most of us believe we are living in a civilized society. Isn't it true that our society is actually a rule of jungle where wealth is the barometer and people who dont humans who have no right to the basic necessicities of life? | Closed Business Strategy & Management Civilization does not mean the end of starvation & disease. It is more about takin attempting to rectify what is perceived unjust. That you raise this query is a sure sign of civilization. I would say the uncivil would not give the pain and suffering of others a second Civilization also does not mean the exclusion of own self or family or whatever affiliation we as humans believe in. Nature of life assures it will always be self and then expand onto other relationships. Civilization allows the anticipation and adoption of more than just closed ilized allows us to look beyond our own deep wells, to empathise over Civilization also does not mean forfeiting me and my own; the end of personal ambition, wealth and glory. It only sanctions those who are sated (and maybe it helps hasten th others along the way. Civilization aids in expanding the horizon beyond petty limits. 4 For newcomers formal education could well be an appropriate jumping board, the chaff getting after all how many truly remember Isn't it true that our society is actually a rule of jungle where wealth is the barometer humans who have no right to the basic Life is a great mystery. Nobody has died and come back so we dont really know what is lying across death. Most of us live today with money and accumulation of wealth (and power) as the most important measure of reality is known to all that we will not be able to carry this wealth and power with us More than this is the value we give to our blood relatives (mainly our children) to the exclusion of the rest of the world. It is indeed amazing that the world has developed a social order within which we have value for our children but very little value for other human beings.This is true for all of us to varying extents. vation and disease but still most of us believe we are living in a civilized society. Isn't it true that our society is actually a rule of jungle where wealth is the barometer and people who dont Civilization does not mean the end of starvation & disease. It is more about taking note of and attempting to rectify what is perceived unjust. That you raise this query is a sure sign of civilization. I would say the uncivil would not give the pain and suffering of others a second n of own self or family or whatever affiliation we as humans believe in. Nature of life assures it will always be self and then expand onto other relationships. Civilization allows the anticipation and adoption of more than just closed ilized allows us to look beyond our own deep wells, to empathise over Civilization also does not mean forfeiting me and my own; the end of personal ambition, wealth and glory. It only sanctions those who are sated (and maybe it helps hasten that), to serve others along the way. Civilization aids in expanding the horizon beyond petty limits.
  5. 5. The queries you raise are more idealistic while civilization is about being civil in this realistic big bad world! It is because of civilization and its requirements, our desires in catering to and listening to those of others. Civilization means being more aware of other humans and in so becoming more aware of my own humanity; and thereby refining my role to others; for me humanity includes all that I am able to perceive. Great question, forced one to think! Q.Sudhir Saran Singh Human Capital Strategist; Motivational Speaker; Principal Consultant & CEO Does the law of diminishing returns apply to the employer Do issues like salary compression, creation of a comfort zone, increasing involvement in organizational dynamics, over-understanding of systems (and the loopholes therein), boredom etc. make the employer relationship mutually less beneficial over a If yes, where would you peg that "inflexion point"? 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years? Thanks in advance for your valuable inputs. Regards Sudhir posted September 23, 2009 in Organizational Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Familiarity breeds comfort, breeds greater understanding; also breeds contempt! But it does not breed complacence; that animal lurks within the lazy mind as is! If not afflicted of that disease, there is no question of boredom or smugness setting in. The diminishing return would depend on the persons involved and policies being interacted with. I worked for an organisation for 15 years, when leaving, there was some relief from old exasperation, some guilt, nostalgia and a lot of bonding that was loosened freedom, choice and an open culture that one developed. In any large or varied thoughts will surface as the dealings are with multitude personalities. On the whole, I would tend to say, longer relationships always fetch increasing returns. But not for those who are perpetually impatient with others. Long term association allows for greater insight, a flowering of options and opportunity to grow into varied fields. Also remember, the confidence levels earned, something that can only be instilled through sustained performance over time (or you wouldn’t last l the question) - that always takes earnest effort and matures with time for both employer and Questions & Answers The queries you raise are more idealistic while civilization is about being civil in this realistic big It is because of civilization and its associated characterization that we redefine our requirements, our desires in catering to and listening to those of others. Civilization means being more aware of other humans and in so becoming more aware of my own humanity; and thereby refining my role towards humanity. Each phrase/word will have its own interpretation to others; for me humanity includes all that I am able to perceive. Great question, forced one to think! Human Capital Strategist; Motivational Speaker; Principal Consultant & CEO - Stratandops Does the law of diminishing returns apply to the employer-employee relationship? issues like salary compression, creation of a comfort zone, increasing involvement in organizational dynamics, understanding of systems (and the loopholes therein), boredom etc. make the employer relationship mutually less beneficial over a period of time? If yes, where would you peg that "inflexion point"? 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years? Thanks in advance for your valuable inputs. Organizational Development | Closed Business Strategy & Management Familiarity breeds comfort, breeds greater understanding; also breeds contempt! But it does not breed complacence; that animal lurks within the lazy mind as is! If not afflicted of that disease, there is no question of boredom or smugness setting in. The diminishing return would depend on the persons involved and policies being interacted I worked for an organisation for 15 years, when leaving, there was some relief from old exasperation, some guilt, nostalgia and a lot of bonding that was loosened freedom, choice and an open culture that one developed. In any large or varied thoughts will surface as the dealings are with multitude personalities. On the whole, I would tend to say, longer relationships always fetch increasing returns. But not for those who are perpetually impatient with others. erm association allows for greater insight, a flowering of options and opportunity to grow into varied fields. Also remember, the confidence levels earned, something that can only be instilled through sustained performance over time (or you wouldn’t last l that always takes earnest effort and matures with time for both employer and 5 The queries you raise are more idealistic while civilization is about being civil in this realistic big associated characterization that we redefine our requirements, our desires in catering to and listening to those of others. Civilization means being more aware of other humans and in so becoming more aware of my own humanity; and towards humanity. Each phrase/word will have its own interpretation employee relationship? issues like salary compression, creation of a comfort zone, increasing involvement in organizational dynamics, understanding of systems (and the loopholes therein), boredom etc. make the employer-employee Familiarity breeds comfort, breeds greater understanding; also breeds contempt! But it does not breed complacence; that animal lurks within the lazy mind as is! If not afflicted of that The diminishing return would depend on the persons involved and policies being interacted I worked for an organisation for 15 years, when leaving, there was some relief from old exasperation, some guilt, nostalgia and a lot of bonding that was loosened - also lost a lot of freedom, choice and an open culture that one developed. In any large organisation, such varied thoughts will surface as the dealings are with multitude personalities. On the whole, I would tend to say, longer relationships always fetch increasing returns. But erm association allows for greater insight, a flowering of options and opportunity to grow into varied fields. Also remember, the confidence levels earned, something that can only be instilled through sustained performance over time (or you wouldn’t last long enough for that always takes earnest effort and matures with time for both employer and
  6. 6. employee. It’s like a marriage fruit. Q.Wilame Lima Organizational and management consultant Is leadership something that comes (only) from a leader or factors? Are you used to hear that leadership comes from a leader, a person or a personality? Imagine this: you have a leader, a person with proven leadership skills (in other companies/situations) and place this person in your company. Suddenly, you stop seeing leadership results from this person. What has changed? Has the person stopped being a good leader or is leadership a combination of skills, competences and organizational environment? Is it true that leadership is a one person culture etc.? posted August 13, 2009 in Planning | Closed Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers By very definition, a leader has a team, a goal and guidelines to function within. Hence leadership is a combination of all these factors. A great leader is one who contributes the most to the "leadership". A person cannot be a leader alone, in isolation the real test when in combination with all related components. Q.Mitchell Dudani Associate - HR & Finance at ABC Consultants Does working with the same company for 4 impact?? If one is employed with the same company for more than 4 career move or otherwise also ? How does the hiring company / person / industry looks at it. Regards Mitchell Clarification added July 31, 2009: Hi Thanks so much for the answer, i understand the point of stability, but is it like people / industry takes it other way also - does it give a negative impact about the person's skills,ability & hence is working with the same company. Thanks once again Regards Mitchell posted July 31, 2009 in Staffing and Recruiting Questions & Answers employee. It’s like a marriage – can turn sour but when worked upon sincerely, bears great Organizational and management consultant Is leadership something that comes (only) from a leader or is it a combination of Are you used to hear that leadership comes from a leader, a person or a personality? Imagine this: you have a leader, a person with proven leadership skills (in other companies/situations) and place this person in your ny. Suddenly, you stop seeing leadership results from this person. What has changed? Has the person stopped being a good leader or is leadership a combination of skills, competences and organizational environment? Is it true that leadership is a one person skill or this is something bigger, supported by company’s rules, policies, | Closed Business Strategy & Management leader has a team, a goal and guidelines to function within. Hence leadership is a combination of all these factors. A great leader is one who contributes the most to the "leadership". A person cannot be a leader alone, in isolation - he/she can exhibit generic leadership traits but the real test when in combination with all related components. HR & Finance at ABC Consultants Does working with the same company for 4-5 yrs or more give a good / bad If one is employed with the same company for more than 4-5 yrs what impact does it have when looking at a career move or otherwise also ? How does the hiring company / person / industry looks at it. Hi Thanks so much for the answer, i understand the point of stability, but is it like people / industry takes it other does it give a negative impact about the person's skills,ability & hence is working with the same Recruiting, Mentoring | Closed 6 can turn sour but when worked upon sincerely, bears great is it a combination of Are you used to hear that leadership comes from a leader, a person or a personality? Imagine this: you have a leader, a person with proven leadership skills (in other companies/situations) and place this person in your ny. Suddenly, you stop seeing leadership results from this person. What has changed? Has the person stopped being a good leader or is leadership a combination of skills, competences and organizational environment? skill or this is something bigger, supported by company’s rules, policies, leader has a team, a goal and guidelines to function within. Hence exhibit generic leadership traits but r more give a good / bad 5 yrs what impact does it have when looking at a career move or otherwise also ? How does the hiring company / person / industry looks at it. Hi Thanks so much for the answer, i understand the point of stability, but is it like people / industry takes it other does it give a negative impact about the person's skills,ability & hence is working with the same
  7. 7. Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Typically the following queries could surface and will need to be handled 1. Why a change now after years of 2. Did the stability set in complacency and on to poor performance? 3. Is there limited awareness and ability to take risk? 4. Will there be resistance to change and disquiet in our fast environment? 5. If no growth even with long commitmen 6. Will there be trouble in adapting to our work atmosphere? 7. What is the real reason for a change now, eh? While proud of my long stints, have also looked askance at the lax attitude of others who think they're well ensconced. On company is also very telling. Getting common gen on the past company will answer most of the doubts. All depends on type of profession (demanding or slow), type of work arena (open or cloi work environment (evolving or static), etc. Usually the final direction of thought will be decided on need and after meeting the person Clarification added August 4, 2009: This is not a suggestion that stability is other side of the coin; what possible negative implications can be drawn when changing jobs after a long stint with one company Q.Sanjeev Himachali, GPHR, Vice President - Human Resources & Administration Building Trust in Relations Trust is one element that we look in all relations we enter in trust level. Check any matrimonial advertisement and one of the must have quality you will notice in it is, “my partner or spouse should be trustworthy and faithful”. Apply for any job and one of the soft skill that the employer look for is, “if my employee will be trustworthy or not” (…and for this they also conduct psychometric assessments). “Trust in relations” is one of the commonly used phrase but yet not many people are able to define it co as, what is trust or how do they define trust level in a relation? To my understanding, trust is a two way traffic. You cannot win the trust (or faith or loyalty) of others if you, yourself is not trustworthy. Blind trust or unquestionable tru other relations…trust needs to be earned. When I trust someone…I do not expect to get any benefit but I feel that the person I trust will not harm me or cheat me. Questions & Answers Business Strategy & Management Typically the following queries could surface and will need to be handled- 1. Why a change now after years of stability? 2. Did the stability set in complacency and on to poor performance? 3. Is there limited awareness and ability to take risk? 4. Will there be resistance to change and disquiet in our fast environment? 5. If no growth even with long commitment, what’s wrong? 6. Will there be trouble in adapting to our work atmosphere? 7. What is the real reason for a change now, eh? While proud of my long stints, have also looked askance at the lax attitude of others who think they're well ensconced. On the other hand, a progressive growth & achievement pattern in one company is also very telling. Getting common gen on the past company will answer most of the All depends on type of profession (demanding or slow), type of work arena (open or cloi work environment (evolving or static), etc. Usually the final direction of thought will be decided on need and after meeting the person – a go getter or an easy sitter. Clarification added August 4, 2009: This is not a suggestion that stability is not good - just that your query insists on knowing the other side of the coin; what possible negative implications can be drawn when changing jobs after a long stint with one company GPHR, Certified MBTI Human Resources & Administration Building Trust in Relations Trust is one element that we look in all relations we enter in and that is why we have varied relations with different Check any matrimonial advertisement and one of the must have quality you will notice in it is, “my partner or spouse should be trustworthy and faithful”. the soft skill that the employer look for is, “if my employee will be trustworthy or not” (…and for this they also conduct psychometric assessments). “Trust in relations” is one of the commonly used phrase but yet not many people are able to define it co as, what is trust or how do they define trust level in a relation? To my understanding, trust is a two way traffic. You cannot win the trust (or faith or loyalty) of others if you, yourself is not trustworthy. Blind trust or unquestionable trust can only be seen in parent other relations…trust needs to be earned. When I trust someone…I do not expect to get any benefit but I feel that the person I trust will not harm me or cheat me. 7 4. Will there be resistance to change and disquiet in our fast environment? While proud of my long stints, have also looked askance at the lax attitude of others who think the other hand, a progressive growth & achievement pattern in one company is also very telling. 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  8. 8. Hence, according to you… 1) What is “trust” in relation? How do you decide trustworthiness? 2) How do you decide the level of trust in relation? (Of course, trust cannot be build in one meeting or in one day…it takes months if not years to build the trust level). 3) When do you decide and on what basis you decide, if you can trust the other person or not? Looking forward to have your opinion and comments. Thanks and Regards, Sanjeev Himachali posted June 24, 2009 in Career Management Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers 1. Trust is a feeling. Between professionals could be a confidence level that has moved realms of feeling (love, like, faith, trust) 2. There are no levels of trust. You trust or you don't. Confidence has levels measurable through logical indexing. 3. You feel the need to trust, to be free from the mundane activity of confidence building, or because of an inherent human need to own or belong. You do not decide, you succumb to trust. 4. Trust is a personal feeling times illogical, hence connotations of blind trust. Even when trust developed over time and studied interaction, from conception it relegates subsequent logic process in the relationship to the back seat 5. Like all other feelings, unless sustained through oth dependence, greed or others 6. Once you develop trust (parameters are your personal definition), the other may break it (as different definition of parameters). You then either sustain that trust you are loyal or in love), or you feel heartbroken. Actually trust must be all encompassing (blind), whilst confidence levels are definable basis various considerations. 7. What we misinterpret as early trust is actually confidence building, sust transparent interaction; monitoring, bonding and sharing. Confidence outside realms of measurable reality deteriorates into Trust! 8. Until as persons we overcome inherent insecurities or external dependence of self esteem or resources, to Trus weaknesses. Questions & Answers s “trust” in relation? How do you decide trustworthiness? 2) How do you decide the level of trust in relation? (Of course, trust cannot be build in one meeting or in one day…it takes months if not years to build the trust level). d on what basis you decide, if you can trust the other person or not? Looking forward to have your opinion and comments. Management, Ethics | Closed Business Strategy & Management Trust is a feeling. Between professionals could be a confidence level that has moved realms of feeling (love, like, faith, trust) There are no levels of trust. You trust or you don't. Confidence has levels measurable through logical indexing. You feel the need to trust, to be free from the mundane activity of confidence building, r because of an inherent human need to own or belong. You do not decide, you succumb to trust. Trust is a personal feeling - not led from logical analysis. The feeling is inherent and at times illogical, hence connotations of blind trust. Even when trust (a feeling, like love) is developed over time and studied interaction, from conception it relegates subsequent logic process in the relationship to the back seat - if you apply logic, trust is suspect. Like all other feelings, unless sustained through other motivations dependence, greed or others - trust will also wax and wane. Once you develop trust (parameters are your personal definition), the other may break it (as different definition of parameters). You then either sustain that trust you are loyal or in love), or you feel heartbroken. Actually trust must be all encompassing (blind), whilst confidence levels are definable basis various considerations. What we misinterpret as early trust is actually confidence building, sust transparent interaction; monitoring, bonding and sharing. Confidence outside realms of measurable reality deteriorates into Trust! Until as persons we overcome inherent insecurities or external dependence of self esteem or resources, to Trust will always be a human need stemming from individual 8 2) How do you decide the level of trust in relation? (Of course, trust cannot be build in one meeting or in one d on what basis you decide, if you can trust the other person or not? Trust is a feeling. Between professionals could be a confidence level that has moved into There are no levels of trust. You trust or you don't. Confidence has levels measurable You feel the need to trust, to be free from the mundane activity of confidence building, r because of an inherent human need to own or belong. You do not decide, you not led from logical analysis. 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  9. 9. Q.Sanjeev Himachali, GPHR, Vice President - Human Resources & Administration Decisiveness – Courage to Take Decision In his classic work, "Think & Grow Rich", Napoleon Hill stated that 98% of people are in the jobs they have through indecision, i.e. because they never made the decis first place. Indecision explains why many people feel that they have a life purpose, but have no idea what it is. Decision is the key to transformation. It is one of the key character traits distingu vast ranks of the mediocre. Decision is, by definition, behind every truly great achievement anyone ever makes. Interestingly, the most successful people make decisions quickly and change them slowly. They persist with the decisions they have made. At present, people avoid making decisions. Either they do not want to be held responsible or they are a bit too confused to select the best option among all the available options. Not making any decision is certainly not the bes making a wrong decision. To choose a best option among all good available options or to choose the one that is less harmful among all bad available options, not only one needs understanding about courage. To resolve any problem one must first accept that there is a problem and then make a decision to resolve it. No decision is right or wrong. All decisions have pros and cons. Based on your professional experiences and expe Are you decisive or indecisive? Do you think that you make good decisions? Do you like to make decisions for yourself or you want others to make decision for you? What are the factors that you consider critical in making your decisions? What type of decisions do you make and in what circumstances do you avoid making decisions or abide by decisions made by others? Kindly share your thoughts, experiences and learning’s. Regards, Sanjeev posted August 10, 2009 in Career Management Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Taking a decision is not playing A decision is a logical process to inputs, meeting parameters, evaluating risks and targeting planned objectives. There is nothing fool hardy or impulsive about a decision. There might involve a gut-feel, an intuitive thrust, but a decision in my opinion has nothing to d or bravado. In time some may be proved right, others wrong dynamics.... Questions & Answers GPHR, Certified MBTI Human Resources & Administration Courage to Take Decision In his classic work, "Think & Grow Rich", Napoleon Hill stated that 98% of people are in the jobs they have through indecision, i.e. because they never made the decision about what they wanted to do in their lives in the first place. Indecision explains why many people feel that they have a life purpose, but have no idea what it is. Decision is the key to transformation. It is one of the key character traits distinguishing high performers from the vast ranks of the mediocre. Decision is, by definition, behind every truly great achievement anyone ever makes. Interestingly, the most successful people make decisions quickly and change them slowly. They persist with the At present, people avoid making decisions. Either they do not want to be held responsible or they are a bit too confused to select the best option among all the available options. Not making any decision is certainly not the best decision. Not making any decision may cause more harm than making a wrong decision. To choose a best option among all good available options or to choose the one that is less harmful among all bad available options, not only one needs understanding about the subject but also To resolve any problem one must first accept that there is a problem and then make a decision to resolve it. No decision is right or wrong. All decisions have pros and cons. Based on your professional experiences and experience of life, how easy is it for you to make a decision? Do you think that you make good decisions? Do you like to make decisions for yourself or you want others to make decision for you? consider critical in making your decisions? What type of decisions do you make and in what circumstances do you avoid making decisions or abide by Kindly share your thoughts, experiences and learning’s. Management, Mentoring | Closed | Business Strategy & Management Taking a decision is not playing-chicken; where is the question of Courage?!? logical process to inputs, meeting parameters, evaluating risks and targeting planned objectives. There is nothing fool hardy or impulsive about a decision. There might feel, an intuitive thrust, but a decision in my opinion has nothing to d In time some may be proved right, others wrong - that's dependant on follow through, events, 9 In his classic work, "Think & Grow Rich", Napoleon Hill stated that 98% of people are in the jobs they have ion about what they wanted to do in their lives in the first place. Indecision explains why many people feel that they have a life purpose, but have no idea what it is. ishing high performers from the vast ranks of the mediocre. Decision is, by definition, behind every truly great achievement anyone ever makes. Interestingly, the most successful people make decisions quickly and change them slowly. They persist with the At present, people avoid making decisions. Either they do not want to be held responsible or they are a bit too t decision. Not making any decision may cause more harm than making a wrong decision. 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  10. 10. Q.Donna Valente Managing Partner, Career Strategist How are you the candidate, defining a good recruiter? I saw a comment in this "staffing and recruiting" section that said " PS In this market, how are you, the candidate, defining a good recruiter? What is your perception of the recruiter's role? Clarification added August 4, 2009: Allow me to clarify. In this market, how are you, the candidate, defining a good 3rd Party recruiter? What perception of the 3rd recruiter's role? posted August 4, 2009 in Staffing and Recruiting Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers A good recruiter will be inquisitive, investigative and trustworthy. A good xerox sales person may not be as good at selling him/herself investigate deeper, guide the candidate, become a friend. Sadly most just check lists, do not bother building trust, don't even take time to acknowledge and leave candidates gu A couple of years ago, one of my managers joined with deep despise for our recruiter as she was kept in the dark for months till the last minute. Effected her perception and initial induction Q.Arun Sinha Coach - Author : Life & Executive Leadership | Architect : Sharp & Why have'nt we made yet another wonder of the world...in these past few centuries? We have seven wonders of the world. All made in the yesteryear's when we did not have the technology and the know how Money is no longer a constraint as well as:We have billionaires too. By the dozen. But not a single wonder added to the ones already existing on this earth. Of that scale and awe. By either an individual a clan or a nation! Wonder why? Arun ecruting@gmail.com posted August 4, 2009 in Philanthropy Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Questions & Answers How are you the candidate, defining a good recruiter? I saw a comment in this "staffing and recruiting" section that said " PS- I need a good recruiter! " s market, how are you, the candidate, defining a good recruiter? What is your perception of the recruiter's Allow me to clarify. In this market, how are you, the candidate, defining a good 3rd Party recruiter? What perception of the 3rd recruiter's role? Recruiting | Closed Business Strategy & Management A good recruiter will be inquisitive, investigative and trustworthy. A good xerox sales person good at selling him/herself - so a good recruiter should be able to infer and investigate deeper, guide the candidate, become a friend. Sadly most just check lists, do not bother building trust, don't even take time to acknowledge and leave candidates guessing. A couple of years ago, one of my managers joined with deep despise for our recruiter as she was kept in the dark for months till the last minute. Effected her perception and initial induction Author : Life & Executive Leadership | Architect : Sharp & Smart Businesses | Trained Lead Auditor : ISO 27001 Why have'nt we made yet another wonder of the world...in these past few centuries? We have seven wonders of the world. All made in the yesteryear's when we did not have the technology and the know how Money is no longer a constraint as well as:We have billionaires too. But not a single wonder added to the ones already existing on this earth. By either an individual a clan or a nation! | Closed | Business Strategy & Management 10 I need a good recruiter! " s market, how are you, the candidate, defining a good recruiter? What is your perception of the recruiter's Allow me to clarify. In this market, how are you, the candidate, defining a good 3rd Party recruiter? What is your A good recruiter will be inquisitive, investigative and trustworthy. A good xerox sales person so a good recruiter should be able to infer and Sadly most just check lists, do not bother building trust, don't even take time to acknowledge A couple of years ago, one of my managers joined with deep despise for our recruiter as she was kept in the dark for months till the last minute. Effected her perception and initial induction Smart Businesses | Trained Lead Auditor : ISO 27001 Why have'nt we made yet another wonder of the world...in these past few centuries? All made in the yesteryear's when we did not have the technology and the know how we have now.
  11. 11. Oh Arun, great many wonders have been made indeed; but we are busy competing to chu so many, top the one a few months ago that the novelty has just faded away. When they far and few between (like centuries), they were though worthy of note. Now it’s all passé. Miraculous bridges, tunnels, roads, buildings, underground towns, hyde mountains, cutting thru continents, plenty has happened care to look for the next one Q.Zulkifly Haji Jamaludin ♥Owner at Z-J'S☻‫ﮍ‬ see all my questions how complex can human being be? posted May 01, 2010 in Work-life Balance Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Complex enough to create a concept, attribute idealistic qualities to it, deny it an existence, yet revert and refer to that self made concept in moments of self apprehension, camouflage any errors in conception through platitudes and stretched out illogic, attribute irreverent properties to it and seek close reverence in the emulat I talk about the concept of godhood and the religions we gave birth to! Nothing can prove mankind more complex than the puerile pursuit and controlled distortion of what should have been a simple philosophical deliberation towards a mor Isn't the expression of all of above complex enough ; Q.Harshwardhan Gupta Engineer, Innovator, Machine Designer, Writer, Mentor, Skeptic. How true: "A well-designed product walks on its own feet!"? (Well-designed includes well-made, well posted October 14, 2009 in Product Design Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Not true, unless the qualifier "well not just to the designer or manufacturer. Questions & Answers Oh Arun, great many wonders have been made indeed; but we are busy competing to chu so many, top the one a few months ago that the novelty has just faded away. When they far and few between (like centuries), they were though worthy of note. Now it’s all passé. Miraculous bridges, tunnels, roads, buildings, underground towns, hydel tunnels through mountains, cutting thru continents, plenty has happened - The biggest wonder is that we still care to look for the next one… how complex can human being be? creative thought are welcome Balance | Closed Business Strategy & Management Complex enough to create a concept, attribute idealistic qualities to it, deny it an existence, yet revert and refer to that self made concept in moments of self apprehension, camouflage any errors in conception through platitudes and stretched out illogic, attribute irreverent properties to it and seek close reverence in the emulation of the same…… I talk about the concept of godhood and the religions we gave birth to! Nothing can prove mankind more complex than the puerile pursuit and controlled distortion of what should have been a simple philosophical deliberation towards a more aware and seasoned civilization. Isn't the expression of all of above complex enough ; - ) Engineer, Innovator, Machine Designer, Writer, Mentor, Skeptic. designed product walks on its own feet!"? made, well-serviced...) Design, Branding | Closed Business Strategy & Management Not true, unless the qualifier "well-designed" is applicable and appreciable by the consumer and the designer or manufacturer. 11 Oh Arun, great many wonders have been made indeed; but we are busy competing to churn out so many, top the one a few months ago that the novelty has just faded away. When they far and few between (like centuries), they were though worthy of note. Now it’s all passé. l tunnels through The biggest wonder is that we still Complex enough to create a concept, attribute idealistic qualities to it, deny it any real existence, yet revert and refer to that self made concept in moments of self apprehension, camouflage any errors in conception through platitudes and stretched out illogic, attribute ion of the same…… I talk about the concept of godhood and the religions we gave birth to! Nothing can prove mankind more complex than the puerile pursuit and controlled distortion of what should have e aware and seasoned civilization. designed" is applicable and appreciable by the consumer and
  12. 12. There are enough examples of excellent products that got shot in the foot, even before they could take the first 10 steps. Which is where the real marketing and selling comes into play. refining it, but creating the demand through educating and bringing awareness to the consumer. Then of course, the same for funding and sustaining it through the first toddler steps onwards to the glorious cat-walk. Eve ahead of competition. The grand walk is not so easy to live up to. Very apt references in other posts here to beta -Pawanexh Q.Nay Lin Maung Becoming Student of globe In the business world, how do you define global leaders? posted 4 months ago in Career Management Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Those with a global, cross organisational perspective, un cultural people... and of course, with an affinity for quick grasp of long term, large based strategic visions. Q.Sanjeev Himachali, GPHR, Vice President - Human Resources & Administration see all my questions Comfort Zone We all like to stay surrounded by people that are known to us; people that we can rely on. We feel very comfortable with people that are known to us. We love to live in our comfort zone, whether we are at workplace or in social settings. People are averse to ne This, sometimes, is OK in personal or social settings where getting into new relation may demand investment of more time but what about workplace environment where many a times people are expected to deal with people that are unknown to them to get the work done. Yet, several times and in many occasions, I have seen managers and departments heads that always move with their teams from one organization to another. Hence, my questions for discussion are: 1) How comfortable are you to move Questions & Answers There are enough examples of excellent products that got shot in the foot, even before they could take the first 10 steps. Which is where the real marketing and selling comes into play. Not just dealing with the pull or refining it, but creating the demand through educating and bringing awareness to the Then of course, the same for funding and sustaining it through the first toddler steps onwards to walk. Everything can be improved upon - so finally is keeping the product always ahead of competition. The grand walk is not so easy to live up to. Very apt references in other posts here to beta-max, macintosh, luck, monopoly, walmart, et al. In the business world, how do you define global leaders? Management | Closed Business Strategy & Management Those with a global, cross organisational perspective, un-prejudiced and empathetic cultural people... and of course, with an affinity for quick grasp of long term, large based GPHR, Certified MBTI Human Resources & Administration like to stay surrounded by people that are known to us; people that we can rely on. We feel very comfortable with people that are known to us. We love to live in our comfort zone, whether we are at workplace or in social settings. People are averse to new relations. This, sometimes, is OK in personal or social settings where getting into new relation may demand investment of more time but what about workplace environment where many a times people are expected to deal with people to get the work done. Yet, several times and in many occasions, I have seen managers and departments heads that always move with their teams from one organization to another. Hence, my questions for discussion are: 1) How comfortable are you to move out of your comfort zone? 12 There are enough examples of excellent products that got shot in the foot, even before they Not just dealing with the pull or refining it, but creating the demand through educating and bringing awareness to the Then of course, the same for funding and sustaining it through the first toddler steps onwards to so finally is keeping the product always max, macintosh, luck, monopoly, walmart, et al. prejudiced and empathetic across cross cultural people... and of course, with an affinity for quick grasp of long term, large based We feel very comfortable with people that are known to us. We love to live in our comfort zone, whether we are at This, sometimes, is OK in personal or social settings where getting into new relation may demand investment of more time but what about workplace environment where many a times people are expected to deal with people to get the work done. Yet, several times and in many occasions, I have seen managers and departments heads that always move with their teams from one organization to another.
  13. 13. 2) How comfortable are you in getting into new relations 3) What are the possible difficulties that you face to get into new relations? 4) How long does it take you to become comfortable in a new rel 5) If you are a manager or head of department, do you prefer to carry your team and work with them or you are equally comfortable and get the work done with new people? Why? Why not? Kindly share your views and thoughts. Regards, Sanjeev posted September 2, 2009 in Ethics, Mentoring Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Comfort zones are like security blankets. One will outgrow them, hastily is preferable... The dis Comfort Zone - much like the twilight variety, is ephemeral. It’s actually the defined periods that truly needs brings contentment. The trick is in delineating the twilight and outlining yourself. The answers need explanatory antecedents: Been a blue water sailor for more than two decades – One got comfortable the next place, the next ship, the next environment. Little luxury there to feel insecure leaving or joining any current comfort zone. Never another with the same team; It was always a change in solitary and one became part of the new set-up, and fast! Been to just about every country on the globe and having interacted with various people (all start off as stranger makes that usually easy to achieve. My answers are- 1) There is minimal discomfiture moving in or out as it is a planned move and is well accepted and expected. One gets comfortable, finds and fit once you are the old man). 2) On a professional level, building relationships are very easy. It is a logical and indexed process with expectations clearly defined. On a personal level, many matters are taken separately by each), hence the relationship is far more dynamic and it could take time to build acceptance before the sun shines through sustained. 3) The difficulty face in any relationship is the other person ;). It all hinges on understa other and making him/her understand you. 4) Depends on the other. I get comfy fast! 5) Equally comfortable with all new or old. The question is getting a task done by others (related professional), so it is a matter of those others striking t the best out of the situation and the team Questions & Answers 2) How comfortable are you in getting into new relations – personal or professional? 3) What are the possible difficulties that you face to get into new relations? 4) How long does it take you to become comfortable in a new relation? 5) If you are a manager or head of department, do you prefer to carry your team and work with them or you are equally comfortable and get the work done with new people? Why? Why not? Kindly share your views and thoughts. Mentoring | Clos Business Strategy & Management Comfort zones are like security blankets. One will outgrow them, hastily is preferable... The dis much like the twilight variety, is ephemeral. It’s actually the defined periods that truly needs brings contentment. The trick is in delineating the twilight and outlining yourself. The answers need explanatory antecedents: Been a blue water sailor for more than two decades One got comfortable the next place, the next ship, the next environment. Little luxury there to feel insecure leaving or joining any current comfort zone. Never moved from one work sphere to another with the same team; It was always a change in solitary and one became part of the new up, and fast! Been to just about every country on the globe and having interacted with various people (all start off as strangers), found that everyone looks for a comfort level which makes that usually easy to achieve. 1) There is minimal discomfiture moving in or out as it is a planned move and is well accepted and expected. One gets comfortable, finds and fits into the new environment easily (It’s easier once you are the old man). 2) On a professional level, building relationships are very easy. It is a logical and indexed process with expectations clearly defined. On a personal level, many matters are taken separately by each), hence the relationship is far more dynamic and it could take time to build acceptance before the sun shines through sustained. 3) The difficulty face in any relationship is the other person ;). It all hinges on understa other and making him/her understand you. 4) Depends on the other. I get comfy fast! 5) Equally comfortable with all new or old. The question is getting a task done by others (related professional), so it is a matter of those others striking their right notes. No problem in making the best out of the situation and the team – that is par for the course. 13 5) If you are a manager or head of department, do you prefer to carry your team and work with them or you are Comfort zones are like security blankets. One will outgrow them, hastily is preferable... The dis- much like the twilight variety, is ephemeral. It’s actually the defined periods that truly needs brings contentment. The trick is in delineating the twilight and outlining yourself. The answers need explanatory antecedents: Been a blue water sailor for more than two decades One got comfortable the next place, the next ship, the next environment. Little luxury there to moved from one work sphere to another with the same team; It was always a change in solitary and one became part of the new up, and fast! Been to just about every country on the globe and having interacted with s), found that everyone looks for a comfort level which 1) There is minimal discomfiture moving in or out as it is a planned move and is well accepted s into the new environment easily (It’s easier 2) On a professional level, building relationships are very easy. It is a logical and indexed process with expectations clearly defined. On a personal level, many matters are taken for granted, separately by each), hence the relationship is far more dynamic and it could take time to build 3) The difficulty face in any relationship is the other person ;). It all hinges on understanding the 5) Equally comfortable with all new or old. The question is getting a task done by others (related heir right notes. No problem in making
  14. 14. Q.Robin Greaves Systemic Interventions - http://www.phoenixchange.com see all my questions How can you sell coal to Newcastle and fridges to In these classic marketing examples, and perhaps even for the majority of products and services placed in the West, any differentiation on the basis of a concrete need can only be marginal. So my question is this: How does one then go about constructing a marketing strategy to supply an abstract need where any associated concrete need is both oversupplied and undervalued? Coke did it but in the same space Virgin failed. posted August 8, 2009 in Advertising, Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers Hmmm.... Snow: purest snow made from mountain spring water, dirt free snow saved specially from acid rain free times, lovelorn snow from your girlfriends town, lucky snow from lottery winners backyard, hitech snow that glows at night, snow that smells of green gras Coal: washed dust free coal. coal in convenient packs, coal with a scrubber thrown in, coal that whistles as it burns, coal mined from accident free mines (certified).... Basically, sell to what they would aspire to; Cater to their dreams, their wa maybe 'educate' them about themselves. Where real technology serves to alleviate a dire need, a logical solution is devised. In the two case mentioned, i couldn't come up with any. The concept sale would be arrived at only by understan they are exposed to and identify with, the topics they would like to disassociate from (polluting) or associate with (green). All depends on smart interpretation and developing an understanding of current times - then controlling it. Morality as loosely interpreted, is served by selling the concept (required or not) and culminating the sale after the customer has agreed. Selling is about making a sale (money). Truely, they don't need the snow or the coal but you n question will be raised. Clarification added August 9, 2009: The scrubber with the coal would be a hi Questions & Answers http://www.phoenixchange.com How can you sell coal to Newcastle and fridges to eskimoes? In these classic marketing examples, and perhaps even for the majority of products and services placed in the West, any differentiation on the basis of a concrete need can only be marginal. So my question is this: How does ructing a marketing strategy to supply an abstract need where any associated concrete need is both oversupplied and undervalued? Coke did it but in the same space Virgin failed. 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  15. 15. Q.Frank Feather ►"YOUR FUTURE is MY BUSINESS" ►CEO Start Expert What Can be Added Here ... ? What's Missing? What can be added to the happiness of a man [person] who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? -- Adam Smith (1723-1790) Clarification added September 25, 2009: Please answer Adam Smith's question and explain your answer as needed. Thanks in anticipation. Ans: Pawanexh Kohli Business Strategy & Management see all my answers What's Missing is the icing on this euphoric cake The issue is, with contentment comes about extending reach reason to sustain effort, a stimulus to continue. So, a personal contentment and individual motive is wha Q.Kwai Yu Founder and CEO of Leaders Cafe. Leadership Philosopher. Author of Know see all my questions TRUST IS ..... It's time to rethink trust ... so what is needed next? Clarification added June 23, 2009: Our trust in Finance Institutions is gone with the likes of Madoff and Lehman Brothers' collapse. Our trust in British MPs are at an all time low. Our trust in what is being taught in business schools is also suspect. Redundancies and salary cuts are So ... what's needed next to re-build trust :) Clarification added June 24, 2009: ***** This was a question on the cover of the latest Harvard Business Review magazine. Clarification added June 28, 2009: ***** For me ... speaking from my own journey of mindfulness and consciousness in the last 3 years ... Questions & Answers ►"YOUR FUTURE is MY BUSINESS" ►CEO Start-Ups/Turnarounds ►Trend Forecasting ►Keynotes/Seminars ►China What Can be Added Here ... ? What's Missing? happiness of a man [person] who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Clarification added September 25, 2009: Please answer Adam Smith's question and explain your answer as needed. Business Strategy & Management What's Missing is the icing on this euphoric cake - Contentment! The issue is, with contentment comes complacence - and so the ice melts! Human nature is all about extending reach - so, one also needs to add some spice... the challenge to do more, a reason to sustain effort, a stimulus to continue. So, a personal contentment and individual motive is what needs to be added to the list Founder and CEO of Leaders Cafe. Leadership Philosopher. Author of Knowing.Doing.Winning It's time to rethink trust ... so what is needed next? Our trust in Finance Institutions is gone with the likes of Madoff and Lehman Brothers' collapse. Our trust in British MPs are at an all time low. Our trust in what is being taught in business schools is also suspect. Redundancies and salary cuts are reducing people's trust in the employer-employee psychological contract. build trust :) This was a question on the cover of the latest Harvard Business Review magazine. For me ... speaking from my own journey of mindfulness and consciousness in the last 3 years ... 15 ►Trend Forecasting ►Keynotes/Seminars ►China and so the ice melts! Human nature is all so, one also needs to add some spice... the challenge to do more, a t needs to be added to the list Our trust in Finance Institutions is gone with the likes of Madoff and Lehman Brothers' collapse. employee psychological contract. For me ... speaking from my own journey of mindfulness and consciousness in the last 3 years ...
  16. 16. I have found that I needed the vital ingredient of COMPASSION in order to keep myself TRUSTWORTHY and therefore maintaining trusting relationship even with those who have not kept their part of the bargain. I believe it is my (unhealthy) egos that 'change' my TRUSTWORTHINESS and present it at different 'levels to different people. And I don't think that should be the case. Either I am trustworthy or I'm not .... I just don't see how I can be 'quite' trustworthy (as in ... oh, he/she is quite trustworthy). I can choose whether I trust someone or not ... but I won't choose whether I am trustworthy or not. I AM TRUSTWORTHY ... no but's. Having a compassionate mindset is the only thing that has worked for me ... in suppress my unhealthy egos. 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