Posted by Managementguru in Business Management, Decision Making, Principles of Management, Project Management, Strategy
on Jul 31st, 2014 | 0 comments
A goal has the word ‘go’ in it. Your goals should go forward in an unambiguous direction. However, goals are more about everything you accomplish on your journey, rather than getting to that distant point. Goals will often go into undiscovered territory and you therefore can’t even know where the end will be.
Posted by Managementguru in Human Resource, Organisational behaviour, Training & Development
on Jul 28th, 2014 | 0 comments
Anger Management What is Anger? To put in a layman’s perspective, When something doesn’t happen the way we want it to When somebody tries to dominate us When we are forced to do something When we get disappointed if things are not favorable and many more situations that kindle within us a feeling – which is called frustration if the intensity is mild and rage if the intensity is huge. This type of anger pertains to “self”; anger also erupts if our loved ones, near and dear ones experience threat or when you want to oppose a social stigma or when you feel helpless in a situation.” On top of all this “A Hungry Man is always Angry“, Do you agree with me? I want to ask a simple question, “Are the poor to blame for being poor?“. Well, this is a social problem and every one of us must be angry if the people of our own country are below the poverty line and not being able to eat atleast twice a day. How do we define Anger Management? Coming to Anger Management, it is training for temper control and is the skill of remaining calm. It has been described as deploying anger successfully. Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. We have to understand the crucial fact that ” In no way does anger management mean holding the anger in or trying to keep from feeling anger. Anger is a normal human emotion, a healthy one when it is expressed appropriately“. What Makes People Angry? I want to list down some of the most common things that make people angry. The most common factors that make people angry are: Grief – losing a loved one. Sexual frustration Rudeness Tiredness Hunger Pain Withdrawal from drugs or some medications Some physical conditions, such as pre-menstrual syndrome Physical illness Mental illness Alcohol, some drugs, alcohol abuse, drug abuse Injustice Being teased or bullied Humiliation Embarrassment Deadlines Traffic jams Disappointment Sloppy service Failure Infidelity Burglary Financial problems Being told you have a serious illness Courtesy – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ You know, I get angry even if I hear somebody munching or chewing something and I can never stand that sound! I googled to know more about my shortcoming and was relieved to find that I have good company on this issue. Read this news: ‘The sound of my boyfriend chewing makes me want to strangle him’: Model, 20, has a phobia of NOISE which makes her fly into a rage when she hears someone eating.” (This medical condition is called “Misophonia” which literally means hatred of sound and seems to be a neurological disorder). Faith Watson, 20, has misophonia – the hatred of sound Certain noises – including chewing – make her irrationally angry At meals she has to have the TV on so she can’t hear people chewing She had to drop out of college after being tormented by classroom noises Now she has been officially diagnosed, she is rebuilding her life and trying to make a career as a model Courtesy – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ I personally feel that people have become restless in general and want everything to happen in a jiffy. Rationale and Logic have taken a back seat and we all are evolving as one group with SUPER-EGO and IMPATIENCE. What is the reason behind this? Are we becoming insensitive to others’ feelings? Have we forgotten to enjoy moments of happiness how small it may be? In my opinion there are only two types of anger: Constuctive Anger – that which helps to...
Posted by Managementguru in Business Management, Change management, Human Resource, Organisational behaviour
on Jul 25th, 2014 | 0 comments
Emotional Intelligence at Work Answer these simple questions and please don’t think way too extensively. Simple thinking will do… 1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator put in the giraffe and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way. 2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator? The wrong answer is: Open the refrigerator put in the elephant and close the door. The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions. 3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference; all the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend? The correct answer is: The Elephant. The Elephant is in the refrigerator. This tests your memory. OK, even if you did not answer the first three questions, correctly, you still have one more opportunity to show your abilities. 4. There is a broad, deep river you must cross. But it is inhabited by hungry crocodiles. How do you manage it? The correct answer is: You swim across. All the Crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting! This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes. This EXERCISE is cited just to show that logic or reasoning is an important element in management; at workplace or home. Just that you have to prune your memory to enhance your parallel thinking. In general parallel thinking is a further development of the well-known lateral thinking processes, focusing even more on probabilities—looking for what can be rather than for what is. EQ or EI When we talk about IQ or Intelligence Quotient, another entity which is indispensable to the smooth running of your business comes into the picture. Yes, I’m talking about Emotional Quotient or EQ, also called as Emotional Intelligence or EI. The concept of emotional intelligence is a blanket term that covers a broad collection of individual skills and dispositions, usually referred to as soft skills or inter and intra-personal skills. One must be adept at handling situations which warrant application of EI and at the same time strong in his/her basic IQ. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND INTER-PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP Be Mindful of Others’ emotions: Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. Emotional intelligence involves being MINDFUL of emotions and how they can affect and interact with traditional intelligence (e.g., impair or enhance judgment, etc.). One must also be able to develop and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships apart from being intelligent. It involves a lot of psychology which is in-built in our mechanism and heightened by our exposure to various work situations and challenges. An examination of more than 300 top-level executives from fifteen global companies showed that six emotional competencies distinguished stars from the average. Influence Team leadership Organizational Awareness Self-confidence Achievement Drive and Leadership Using Emotional Intelligence on the Job Emotional awareness is being in touch with the feelings of others. Well, if you say that “Emotions don’t go well with Logic”, and “Emotions can’t be mixed with Business”, I’d like to remind you “A controlled mind and cheerful spirit” are crucial when it comes to employee engagement and sustaining their morale. Even though your employees are well trained and technically experts in their own area, it takes that extra something for them to work whole-heartedly for their principals. They have to identify themselves with the organization and its objectives,...
Posted by Managementguru in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Project Management, Startups
on Jul 19th, 2014 | 0 comments
What is a Startup Cost? Non-recurring costs associated with setting up a #business, such as accountant’s fees, legal fees, registration charges, as well as advertising, promotional activities, and employee training. Also called startup expenses, preliminary expenses, or pre-opening expenses. Let me clarify that this discussion pertains to small and medium size enterprise startup costs and not about capital budgeting. Any project that an entrepreneur wishes to undertake has four factors to be considered. #Men #Material Machine #Money #Finance is the lifeblood of any business and to be successful, one must, inject sufficient capital into it. Many businesses fail because of under-capitalization. #Seed Money Requirements: To determine how much seed money you need to start, you must estimate the costs of doing business at least for the first year. Expenses may be categorized as ‘one-time costs’ such as the fee for incorporating your business or the price of a sign for your building. Some will be ‘ongoing costs’, such as the cost of #utilities, #inventory, insurance, etc. There is a pressing need for you to bring enough #working capital to run the day-to-day business affairs. Without a #projected fund flow statement and proposal, no bank or financial institution shall offer you long term loans to run the business. First of all, you need to write the business plan and ask yourself the following questions. Ask yourself these 20 questions to make sure you’re thinking about the right key business decisions: Why am I starting a business? What kind of business do I want? Who is my ideal customer? What products or services will my business provide? Am I prepared to spend the time and money needed to get my business started? What differentiates my business idea and the products or services I will provide from others in the market? Where will my business be located? How many employees will I need? What types of suppliers do I need? How much money do I need to get started? Will I need to get a loan? How soon will it take before my products or services are available? How long do I have until I start making a profit? Who is my #competition? How will I price my product compared to my competition? How will I set up the legal structure of my business? What taxes do I need to pay? What kind of insurance do I need? How will I manage my business? How will I advertise my business? Courtesy – http://www.sba.gov/ See ‘Short Term Financing’ to know more about financing your business. The term finance sanctioned in the form of ‘Term Loan’ is required for: Land and site development Building and civil works Plant and #Machinery #Installation expenses and Miscellaneous fixed assets which comprise vehicles, furniture and fixtures, office equipment, workshop and laboratory equipment, distribution of power and water supply etc. Expenditure on infrastructure facilities like water supply, power connection, roads, transportation etc., has to be particularly considered if the units are located in economically backward...
Posted by Managementguru in E Sale Point
on Jul 17th, 2014 | 0 comments
I thought it would be helpful to create resource pages on some of the wonderful ‘Online Courses’ available. I recommend bookmarking these pages for your reference and convenience. Enjoy! Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Since our niche pertains to ‘management and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION‘, let me start with a list of courses on Human Resources, the indispensable organizational factor. Learn how to recruit, hire, train and manage Human Capital. Human Resource Outsourcing ( HRO) has become necessary TO NOT ONLY HIRE BEST TALENT but also to RETAIN THEM. You would have heard of Udemy, the online learning platform, whose mission is to help ‘anyone learn anything online’. This teaching portal connects the instructors and learners in the best possible manner. A number of free and paid courses are available to suit the needs of the learner. You could become an instructor too to start monetizing your knowledge. Discover Udemy’s latest courses! Some courses are given at AMAZING DISCOUNT PRICES like the ones below. 1 Day Left! Pay $10 for top courses, originally priced up to $499! Human Resource Management Courses: Coming back to Human Resource Management Learning, let me first list some courses on HUMAN RESOURCES PRICED LESS THAN $50 These courses talk about, Startup hiring staffing Firms Effective Hiring Practices Staff Recruitment How to deal with Sexual Harassment etc. These courses give you the ease of learning from the comfort of your home at very reasonable prices and also give you an opportunity for passive income by publishing video lectures on Udemy. If you happen to be very successful, this platform might become your main source of income, since people are always hungry for more information and knowledge. Don’t miss out on this course: As a busy entrepreneur, you may have experienced the frustration of employees that are not performing like you have hoped. In most cases, the employee has the potential of performing just the way you want, all that is needed is coaching. This course will teach you how to get the best of out your people and build a dynamic team. Hope you enjoyed this post, and come back with your valuable feedback if you were benefited by enrolling in any one of these courses. Online learning has become the ‘ORDER OF THE DAY‘ and lot of universities and educational institutions are digitizing their teaching approach and if you happen to be an expert in your niche, ‘YOU ARE MOST...