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Leadership is about responsibility

Leadership involves pissing people off. Your responsibility is to the group.

The culture of protecting our subordinates is a good one. However, it can easily be overdone. This point is very effectively made in the movie ‘12 O clock High’ starring Gregory Peck. In that, the de-briefing of an Air Force bombing mission reveals that the Bomber Group had suffered heavy casualties due to technical error …

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Complexity management for leadership and innovation

Leadership and Innovation by dealing better with Complexity

Here are a few tips on how to lead better, or innovate better, by tackling complexity head-on. Better still, here’s just one core reason why most solutions we produce to deal with complex issues, mostly fail.  Also, you’ll find pointers on how to do better. A complex issue is one that has several actors, each …

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Innovation, Leadership,

Balancing Innovation and Stability through effective Leadership

Here are some pointers on how to break the vicious cycle of desire for improvement and factors that work against it. I am talking of the conundrum in which there is pressure for performance leading to change initiatives, which leads to disruption, which makes it difficult to change, which builds pressure for performance, which leads …

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A 2 day workshop on Competency based Interviewing

  AIM–   A 2-day workshop on competency based interviewing skills for senior managers.   FOCUS – Key Areas Management is presented with few opportunities to exert greater impact on organizational results than through selection of employees. Post selection remedial training is an expensive way to make up for a bad hiring decision. The various spheres to …

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SAMPLE WORK PROFILE

  JOB DESCRIPTION   JOB TITLE  – Branch Manager   Main purpose of the job   To plan organize and control the resources and activities of the branch so as to provide the required levels of service to our customers and to, at least, meet budgeted revenue, productivity and expenditure targets. To expand branch activities …

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ORGANISATION AND JOB PROFILING FOR INTERVIEWS

ORGANISATIONAL  AND JOB PROFILING   1. General Work Environment   An Example Pressure of Work Structured but somewhat relaxed setting where there is reasonable time to contemplate decisions. Homework necessary with reasonable intermixing of business and personal time. Volume of Work Deadlines Homework 2. Type of Work Accuracy Work requiring strong mathematical, statistical and computation …

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