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Do we Indian citizens even vaguely understand the cost of retaking PoK?

Do we Indian citizens even vaguely understand the cost of retaking PoK? Col Alok Asthana (retired) Talk in India on its desire to take back Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Pakistan has increased in the last few months. On 17 September, United News of India reported that Indian Foreign Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, “expects India to have jurisdiction over …

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Expert advice to make the present anti-Modi protests self-sustaining

Expert advice to make the present anti-Modi protests self-sustaining Col A Asthana (retired) alok@innovatorsandleaders.com   I have been watching the protests against CAA and NRC proliferate and gather steam in the last one month. Seeing the character of the movement – spontaneous, not led by politicians, multi-religion, youth dominated – it arises the hope that …

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SELECTING INNOVATION CHALLENGE PROJECTS

  We help you run innovation challenge projects for better competitive advantage.   So, what are some examples of such projects? Obviously, the answer depends on how you define innovation and/or competitive advantage.   Does innovation necessarily mean something new? How ‘new’ should it be to be labelled ‘new’? Does it need to be a …

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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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TYPICAL ERRORS IN INTERVIEWS

  Similarity Error Many interviewers are predisposed to react positively to candidates who are similar to themselves ( in outside interests, personal backgrounds, appearance) and react negatively to candidates very different from themselves   Contrast Error Candidates should be compared to the standards that the organisation has established for the position, not to each other …

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