Eight Principles of Inspirational Leadership

Companies from all over the world are thinking differently about values, culture, trust, transparency, meaningful connections and collaboration. These characteristics are different from command and control organizations where power is the province of the few and information is tightly controlled. This traditional ethic has led to uneven performance, escalating self-interest, growing dissatisfaction with companies, missed opportunities and even scandal, but talent leaders can help companies to envision a different future by enabling a new brand of leadership. Living examples of this new future are led by people who have a different view of what leadership means and can do. They view it as a behavior, not a title. It is…

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Six Strategies to Keep You Engaged at Work

Engaged employees have the highest productivity because they show up mentally and physically every day with a high degree of motivation to deliver extraordinary results. The following six strategies will keep you engaged at work.  1. Build friendships with people at work. • On a scale of 1 (low)- 10(high), how satisfied are you with the friendships you have at work? • Love and connection is the most important emotional need that people have to stay motivated. • We spend roughly 50% more time with our customers, coworkers, and bosses than we do with our friends, significant others, children and other relatives combined. • Gallup research shows that without a…

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Great questions to ask on a job interview

Who’s in charge? Ask who you’d be reporting to and how success will be measured, suggests executive coach Meg Montford. “It tells them that you are ambitious and not just a time-clock puncher.” If you’re hired, knowing how achievement is measured will help you get off on the right foot. What’s your management style? If you determine that the interviewer is also your potential manager, try to get a feel for what he or she might be like on the job by asking, “How would you define or describe your own management style?” advises Ford Myers, author of Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Doing basic…

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10 Qualities to look for while Interviewing People

There’s a lot to listen for in a conversation. When a person speaks, listen to what’s NOT being said, as well as what’s being said. The purpose of an interview isn’t merely to learn about an applicant’s skills or background you’ve already gleaned this information from their resume. Listen beneath the words to who a person is. Listen for the qualities that most matter to the position and to the company. 1. Confidence & Self-Acceptance Beneath the surface conversation, listen to who a person is. Listen for how comfortable a person is during the silences within a conversation. All conversation waxes and wanes during the pauses in a conversation, listen for…

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Minimum wages to be split for PF Contributions

In a democratic set-up, the hallmark of administration is to make a subject transparent, simple and free from intricacies as far as possible. It is, however, a different matter that our officials consider it a quality extra-ordinary to obfuscate the simple issue and make archaic what is straight one. Any important issue may hang in fire for any length of time but what can be waited is completed with tearing hurry. This mentality is also known Babucracy. It is a sad commentary indeed that our elected representatives either remain bogged down in petty politicking or do not understand the imports of administration. That is why; they have the least say…

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66 Strategies For Becoming A Powerful Human Resource Executive

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Becoming a strategic partner to a company is an exciting challenge for any human resource executive. The suggestions set forth below come from CEO’s, employment law attorneys, consultants, Chief Relationship Officer Forum members and other human resource professionals. May they prove to be of great value in setting your career on fire! Are You Up For The Challenge? 1. Are you crystal clear about what you want from your career? Do you really want to become a strategic partner? If so, why? How good do…

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Baseline Survey for CSR projects/ Demographic Survey / Socio-Economic Survey

Baseline Survey format for CSR   Name of Station/ Site__________________________ Name of the village/city____________ District____________State_____________  Demographic Profile: Population:                   (in thousands) Age profile: Between 0-15yrs     %   Between >15-30yrs           %     Above 30 yrs         % Sex composition: Male       %        Female                % Literacy Rate:     % Population below Poverty Line:        % Percentage of SC/ST in BPL population:        % Caste composition: Scheduled Caste              %      Scheduled Tribes                 % Directions for filling the survey questionnaire: The following questionnaire consists of 8 clusters for which responses should be marked below the responses header Note that the data furnished need not be exactly accurate but must fairly represent the scenario. Please ensure that no part of…

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38 Great lessons I’ve Learnt to better myself

1. First Great lesson is: Always swallow your pride to say you’re sorry. Being too proud to apologize is never worth it — your relationship suffers for no good benefit. 2. Possessions are worse than worthless — they’re harmful. They add no value to your life, and cost you everything. Not just the money required to buy them, but the time and money spent shopping for them, maintaining them, worrying about them, insuring them, fixing them, etc. 3. Slow down. Rushing is rarely worth it. Life is better enjoyed at a leisurely pace. 4. Goals aren’t as important as we think. Try working without them for a week. Turns out,…

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Functional Competency dictionary for Quality Assurance and Quality Control

An example/draft of Functional Competency dictionary designed for personnel engaged in Quality Assurance and Quality Control: DEPARTMENT: Quality Assurance and Quality Control CAREER STAGE MANAGE SELF MANAGE OTHERS MANAGE MANAGER COMPETENCY AREA DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Cost estimation & control Basic knowledge about the:- §      Capital budgeting §      Cash flow / funds flow analysis    Understands all cost drivers, its relationship with key areas, compare with fixed targets and scope of improvement of assigned area.                                          §     Compilation of the data from various sources §     Keeping records of costing and various types of expenditure made on the various materials. §     Analyzing the gap between budget allocated and actual budget. §     Analyzing the gap…

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Functional Competency dictionary for Finance and Accounts

An example/draft of Functional Competency dictionary designed for personnel engaged in Finance & account: DEPARTMENT: Finance and Accounts CAREER STAGE MANAGE SELF MANAGE OTHERS MANAGE MANAGER COMPETENCY AREA DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Job/ Technical Knowledge Basic knowledge in overall work related areas in accounts / Accounting standards. §   Proficiency of corporate Accounting Practice/Standard Auditing Practices along with the expertise in budget analysis and identification of variance §   Interacts with branches & group companies for inter-unit accounting matters and respective receivables, settling any disputes and finalizing the financial matters with the respective heads of Finance & Accounts teams §   Supervise and control of creditors account §   Providing stock statements to the bankers.…

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