Business Leadership

Running Marathons and Leadership

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Running Marathons and Leadership

Facilitating Leadership Behavior – A Case Study of Vestas Wind Systems

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Raju is an innovative problem solver who is always on the lookout for new business opportunities. He believes that everything is possible and is eternally brimming with contagious enthusiasm. He dreams big – and believes that he will cross the bridge when he comes to it. However, his imagination and big picture thinking sometimes overshadow a focus on converting his ideas into action.

What the CEO Expects of HR

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“People are our most important asset.”This is an oft-repeated refrain in organizational mission and vision statements, as well as in various communications from the CEOs. On the other hand, there is a continued feeling amongst the HR professionals that the HR function continues to be an “underdog” and lacks impact and influence in their organizations. How do we resolve these seemingly disparate perspectives? Has HR really come of age in the boardroom? What do CEOs really expect from HR? How does HR currently fare against these expectations?

Is Technology Truly the New Face of HR?

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The pressures of the bottomline as well as the growing sophistication of the HR function have led HR in many organizationsto move from being a compliance‐oriented function into a full‐service, global “business driver” function.

Performance Management – Challenges and Next practices

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“Performance appraisal ratings are like a roll of the dice – utterly random”. “Performance appraisals are based on the whims and fancies of the line manager.” “The things I get rated on are different from what I do on the job”.

Building Your Leadership Pool

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Creating a Leadership Pool – a Pipeline across Spectrum versus Standalone Charismatic Individuals was the topic of a thought-provoking talk presented by K.S.Ahluwalia of Excalibre Inc. at the Noida forum on the August 24, 2012.Ahluwalia began his delivery by proclaiming, “Today is the age of unreason!” The audience was caught unawares by Ahluwalia’s maverick style. He stood in front of them and exuded unbridled energy, throwing questions at selected members of the audience with iconoclastic elan.

Financial Intelligence for HR

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HR needs to understand business—especially, the financial aspects. This is a very familiar complaint that business heads often voice in organizations. The HR department on the other hand feels that finance and accounts people expect them to understand the different budget heads as well as cash flows, though we are not familiar with financial terminology. These and similar observations led Rajesh Walawalkar, a Finance and HR professional with 26 years of experience, to share his thoughts around the topic ‘Financial Intelligence for HR at the Ahmedabad forum.

The Role of HR in Leading Change

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Change is a constant in our lives today. In today’s world, most organizations find themselves in a state of permanent flux due to the rapid changes in the external environment. The challenge therefore for HR professionals is to prepare the organization to lead change rather than to react to it. This was the broad topic of the round table discussion at the Chandigarh SHRM Forum meet on 8th August, led by Amit Hans, one of the founder members of Educorp Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.

Followership and Leadership: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Leadership is an often overused word in the corporate dictionary with most organizations willingly investing millions of dollars in developing the leadership capabilities of their managers.  The reigning belief is that organizations succeed or fail on the basis of how well they are led.

Workplace Trends for 2012

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A group discussion was organized at the Delhi Forum Meet on January 23rd, 2012. The members were invited to share their perspectives and experiences about the challenges that they faced in 2011, and the trends they foresaw for 2012. The forum was thrown open to the participants as they worked in sub groups for a discussion.

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