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  1. 1. February 2012 NewsletterContentsManagement Quotient ................................................................................................................................. 2 3 Signs You Need to Broaden Your Focus ................................................................................................. 2 3 ways to turn Old Data into Gold ............................................................................................................ 2 3 Ways to turn into a Talent Magnet ........................................................................................................ 3 3 Things to Do Before Giving a Promotion ............................................................................................... 3New Joining ................................................................................................................................................... 4Movie Review................................................................................................................................................ 4Product/ Project News .................................................................................................................................. 5Refresher....................................................................................................................................................... 7
  2. 2. Management QuotientFollowing are the Excerpts from the blog posts by the well knownManagement Gurus, Thinkers and Leaders from around the world.These would certainly help you in your endeavors:3 Signs You Need to Broaden Your FocusThe lens through which leaders view the world can help or hindertheir ability to make good decisions. If your lens is too narrow, yourisk making everything all about yourself or your team. While it can be Each of us is motivated by needs.helpful to see the fine points, you might be missing the big picture.Here are three signs it might be time to zoom out: Maslows Hierarchy of Needs helps to explain how these needs 1. Youre overwhelmed by details. Being too focused on small motivate us all. things can be overpowering. Ask yourself what really matters most and focus on that. Maslow’s Need Hierarchy 2. You put yourself first. A tight focus doesnt leave room for others. Consider the needs of those around you. 1. Physiological needs - air, food, 3. You treat every situation as unique. Narrowly focused leaders drink, shelter, warmth, sleep, etc. tend to reinvent many wheels because they treat every project or issue separately. Look for similar situations to use as analogies 2. Safety needs - protection from and make your job easier. - adapted from "Zoom In, Zoom Out" by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. elements, security, order, law, 4. limits, stability, etc.3 ways to turn Old Data into Gold 3. Social needs - work group, family, affection, relationships,Theres no rule that data has to be new to be helpful. In fact, using old etc.data can sometimes save you money and time in the collectionprocess. Here are three ways to make sure the data you have now 4. Esteem needs - self-esteem,remains available and relevant for future use: achievement, mastery, independence, status, 1. Develop a policy. Decide what information you should keep or dominance, prestige, etc. discard based on a set of criteria. Remember that data storage costs are dropping all the time, so lean toward keeping things 5. Self-Actualization needs - whenever possible. 2. Make data future-friendly. Create accompanying technical realizing personal potential, self- documents that explain how the data is used and describe any fulfillment, seeking personal gaps or limitations. growth and peak experiences. 3. Convert when necessary. No one can predict the future, but be thoughtful about what format you use. Try to keep data in Only when the lower order needs formats that will be readable in 10 or 20 years. - adapted from are satisfied are we concerned "How to Turn Old Data into Business Gold" by Robert Plant. with the higher order needs.
  3. 3. Contd.3 Ways to turn into a Talent MagnetThe most successful businesses often thrive because of their talent.Getting the best people should be at the top of every managers list. Tobecome a talent magnet, try developing these three habits: 1. Get to know talent before you need it. Spend time networking in your industry. Figure out who the shining stars are and what excites them about their work. Fostering these relationships early will pay off later. 2. Sell yourself, not the business. The most talented people get excited about working with leaders they can trust and learn from. Be sure people know why they should want to work for you. 3. Take time to cultivate. The best talent is likely busy with other projects. Think of recruiting these people as a long-term game: regularly update them about your business and vision for the future. - adapted from "The Six Habits of a Talent Magnet" by Tsun-yan Hsieh with Anthony Tjan.3 Things to Do Before Giving a PromotionPromotions are a useful tool for recognizing and motivating topemployees. Next time you consider moving someone to the next level,do these three things first: 1. Assess current performance. Be sure the employee can do the job you might promote her into. Take a look at her current performance and the markers that indicate future performance. 2. Make sure there is a match. Consider whether the new job is something she will enjoy doing. Just because someone is good at a job, doesnt mean she will take pleasure in it. 3. Experiment before pulling the trigger. Design an assignment that is similar to the tasks and challenges of the new job to test the employees ability. - adapted from "When to Reward Employees with More Responsibility and Money" by Amy Gallo.
  4. 4. New JoiningMr. Ravi Kumar has joined us as Software Engineer on 23-Jan-12. He possesses a MCA from IGNOU withexperience of 2 years. His Date of Birth is 11th-May. He can be reached atravi.kumar@Companysoftware.com.Movie Review‘Agneepath’Director: Karan MalhotraCast: Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka ChopraStory: Vijay’s father is killed by drug lord ‘Kancha Cheena’ evenwhile Vijay is still a child. He grows up with the astute desire toseek revenge and joins the gang of another drug lord, Rauf Lala.Does he succeed? Or is ‘Kancha Cheena’ too mighty for him?Verdict:‘Agneepath is a surefire hit, no questions asked!’ – Komal Nahta ‘koimoi.com’ - 4/ 5 stars‘Like its original, Agneepath is loud and lengthy revenge sage. And while not as blood-soaked or explicit,it bombards the screen with its escalated, larger-than-life tone, vivid colours and robust imagery.’ –Rediff.com – 3/5 stars‘With Bollywood being obsessed with remakes in recent times, Agneepath is an important lesson onhow to pay proper tribute to the original. Despite the original being his home production, KaranJohar attempts playing with fire (treading uncharted territory) with Agneepath and emergesvictorious. Agneepath has the fire for a lustrous entertainer!’ – Gaurav Malani, TNN - Better than Good
  5. 5. Product/ Project News  Company among top ranked vendorsCompany is proud to add ‘Fone’ to the esteem eMapslist of clients for its path breaking product –Enterprise Access. AE will provide Business  Regularly engaged in updating andPlanning, Inventory Management and maintaining 20 agencies data acrossFeasibility solution to Vodafone. India.Status/ Update:  Planned to add 1 more agency in current quarterCLE:  Getting work done from far locations  Attribute update - overlapping line and with lesser difficulty. point feature  Section - multiple cables Land  Core wise update in section  60 new models created in three citiesTuSa: (Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi NCR)  Better control on 3D quality.  Ongoing - First phase UAT (User  Use of better Techniques to make Acceptance Test) models with less faces.SiLO:  Ongoing - Second phase UAT  Wireless feasibility independent of state and cityAccem  Data and Layout for Indoor Destinations  30/152 malls updated in January  Frequently updated to keep pace with frequent changes in MallsRkaj Project  New dimension in companys expertise portfolio  Project of eleven towns in UP is nearing to its end.  Got engaged with 4 new towns
  6. 6. Contd. Product LogoThe update can be summarized by the followingstory: ‘A toothpaste manufacturing plant had aquality issue where not every box that came offthe line contained a tube of toothpaste. Thiswas a headache to the consumer, the seller andthe company. Simplicity is theThey hired an engineering firm to correct this ultimate sophistication.problem, 6 months (and several crores) laterthey had a sophisticated system involving a highsensitivity scale which set off a loud alarm when - Leonardo da Vincian empty box passed over it.It was, apparently, highly successful, as theirdefect rate fell to zero and everyone wasthrilled. Only one problem…anyone with 6Sigma experience will tell you that a zero defectrate just doesn’t happen. So they investigated.During an inspection of the line, they found thata few feet before the scale was a Rs. 200 fanwhich blew any empty boxes into a recyclebin. When they inquired further they were told:“One of the guys put it there because he wastired of walking over to the scale every time abell went off.”The moral of the story…keep it simple, smarty!’In a feature rich application like Market Pulse,our motto is to keep feature delivery verysimple yet useful for the end user!! Well, wewish simplifying was itself not that complicatedthough.
  7. 7. Refresher Inspirational Quote: Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs Word of the Month: in•vig•or•ate Steve Jobs was an American tr.v. in•vig•or•at•ed, in•vig•or•at•ing,business magnate and inventor. He in•vig•or•ates was the co-founder and chief To impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; executive officer of Apple Inc. animate.Jobs was a demanding perfectionist Use in a sentence: “the invigorating who always aspired to position his mountain air” and “the bright sun andbusinesses and their products at the invigorating northern air”. forefront of the information technology industry by foreseeing Synonyms: and setting trends, at least in innovation and style. Refreshing, stimulating, bracing, fresh, tonic, uplifting, exhilarating, rejuvenating, energizing, healthful,Jobs earned only $1 a year as CEO of restorative, salubrious and rejuvenative. Apple, but held 5.426 million Appleshares, as well as 138 million shares in Disney. Forbes estimated his net wealth at $8.3 billion in 2010, Tips and Tricks: Some Important Keyboard making him the 42nd wealthiest Shortcuts American. Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert Jobs died at his California home around 3 p.m. on October 5, 2011, Copy the highlighted text or selected item. due to complications from a relapse of his previously treatedislet-cell neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, resulting in respiratory arrest.
  8. 8. Contd.Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert Paste the text or object thats in the clipboard.Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.Alt + Tab or Alt + EscQuickly switch between open programs moving forward. Press Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs in a program. Adding the Shift key to Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab will move backwards. For example, if you are pressing Alt + Tab and pass the program you want to switch to, press Alt + Shift + Tab to move backwards to that program. Windows Vista and 7 users can also press the Windows Key + Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the Window.Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left arrow /Right arrowPressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a fullword at a time instead of a singlecharacter.Holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow will move the cursor one word at a timeinstead of one character at a time. If you want to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl +Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction whilehighlighting each word.Ctrl + SWhile working on a document or other file in almost every program pressing Ctrl + S will save that file.This shortcut key should be used frequently anytime youre working on anything important.Ctrl + Home / EndMove the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.
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