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Korn/Ferry's ProSpective Assessment

Amazing test that is so far the best I have got to see and tested. It brings your insight to you, the way, you never knew it...truly endoscopic, I say. It is not a trait test, it is not personality test, it is not leadership style test. It is a tool to discover, someone, called , YOU. Take this..and get to know who you are? Great things come for free! One best example is this tool. Link below- Want to discover your Top 5 Leadership Characteristics and more? Korn/Ferry's ProSpective Assessment identifies your strengths and weaknesses and can help you get what you want from your career. This 3 step assessment takes just 10 minutes. You’ll receive a personalized report which contains your Top 5 Leadership Characteristics and highlights your hidden strengths and blind spots.

Some Great Quotes that inspire me

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill

BlessingWhite-Employee Engagement Report 2011

Employee Engagement Report 2011 Beyond the numbers: A practical approach for inviduals, managers, and executives From BlessingWhite A must read. This 77 page report is a must read in employee engagement. It is informative, practical, actionable and visually appealing. I read the report on my iPad and loved how it looked combined with the ease of how I could navigate through the report, and with the flick of two fingers enlarge tables or images. Nuggets of engagement. Here are 11 nuggets to get you started: Stable engagement. Despite the the economic recession, engagement levels around the world remained roughly stable 31% are engaged, and 17% are disengaged. Give or get? Engaged employees plan to stay for what they give while disengaged employees stay for what they get. Trust me. Trust in executives has more than twice the impact on engagement levels than trust in immediate managers does. Survey damage. Engagement surveys without visible follow-up action may decrease engageme

Management is the art of losing control.

Leading a team is more an art than science and when it comes to team and success through team, the mantra is losing control and help evolve leaders all around you. An army general leads a team of colonels and they lead pack of Majors, Captains and Ensigns. While we try to develop leaders under us, we forget that leaders cannot be developed by keeping tight control. They are developed when given a free hand to learn the ropes of the trades their own way. Indian  cricket team is suffering it's worst at Australian pitches. Oldies not able to perform, youngsters, still learning by failures! Media got spice to call for debates, talk shows. Ex-cricketers starting pronouncing verdicts on senior players, Chief Selectors and the BCCI. These players in their days never uttered a single word against the team management, forget about the Chief Selector and the BCCI. How do they expect the players of today to ask big questions that can help save Test Cricket in India? When you are winning

The Serious Catch22: Companies are helpless..employee hopeless

What happens if role of 25% employees in the organisation does not change and their salary grows @10 to 15% each year. If salary grew @10%, company would pay 150% salary cost after 4 years. If salary grew @15%, company would pay 175% salary cost after 4 years. If some of these salaries at higher band grew by 20%, the cost of salary would be more that 200% after 4 years. Does your company make ~50% profit YOY? Take a situation, Recruiter hired at 3 lacs PA gets 6 lacs after 4 years, while she still does the same job she did years back and sometimes, does less than what she did when she was new. Do you think I need a recruiter with 6 lacs if I still expect her to source resumes, schedule interviews and send me daily tracker. Compared to 6 lacs cost, a third party recruiter or contract recruiter would cost me ~2 lacs for the same job. A training coordinator who costs me 5 lacs will cost me 10 lacs after 4 years and if he keeps doing the same job, I lose 50% each year on cost efficie

Sodexo-Employee Humiliation Tool

Jan 1, 2012 and Sodexo or meal vouchers are not accepted by major retailers. They announced well in advance though message printed on their point of sales counters. Food Bazaar even used speaker systems and kept announcing through Dec 2011 in their stores. BIG CHANGE and BIG savior. I almost always had a bad experience using such vouchers.. Reason-1. Did not know whether it works in this store or not. Had to ask the cashier. If they did not accept, the cashier would not even look at me and say, NO, and expects me to go we have seen beggars being treated, when they come with their begging bowl.. Reason-2 As soon as I pulled out my bundle of meal vouchers to pay, the biller would give me a tired look as he will have to count the tickets, which may be combination of Rs. 10, 20, 35 or 50. It kills his time, asks him to check for expiry dates, enter in his system ticket numbers, and face agitated people in the queue behind me, who will keep asking him to hurry up Reason-3. As