Management Tips!

Behavior Leverage! “In this world, how a person treats you depends basically on the following two factors. ‘ What can you do for him.’ ‘ What can you do to him.’ If you do not belong to either category, do not expect a special treatment.” Philosophy of Work! “Work smarter rather than working hard, as…

Time Management Tips!

  Time Management. Each one of us is gifted with 24 hours in a day. None of us has the capability of stretching it. Thus we need to make best use of this valuable resource. Some thoughts on the subject. 1. Prioritize your activities. 2. Identify time wasting activities and avoid/minimize these. 3. Multiply your…

Thoughts lead to Creation!

Thoughts are the prerequisite to any creation. Once you think about creating some object, only then the desired object gets created. God thought about creating this universe and our beautiful world and it came into existence . This fact is stated in all the religions. Quoting from Sikh scriptures a similar sentiment is echoed. ”…

Watch these Words, “Don’t Worry, it will be done!”

Don’t Worry, It will be done! These are very comforting words full of positivity, but must not be taken at their face value; this is what I learnt the hard way during my long Army career. Not to sound a pessimist, but any one who utters these words instantaneously needs to be watched till the…

Clearing Junk.

Currently I am in the process of shifting to a new house, only difference is that this one is not rented but my own house. Therefore I am clearing out household junk accumulated over the last 40 years or so. The circumstances were such that we either lived in government accommodation or rented houses of…

Management by Motivation. Reminiscences from Army.

Back in 1974, I was a young Captain then, posted to a Unit located in High Altitude. My Signal Company consisted of detachments providing wireless communications to combat elements all along the border in Central Himalayan range. There were a few men at the Headquarters (HQs) also who manned telephone exchange and provided local telephone…

Do not be a Perfectionist. Just do it.

During my Army service , I had observed that some of my colleagues who assumed themselves to be perfectionist were in fact procrastinating over almost everything. They would endlessly wait to undertake any job; hold meetings and brain storming sessions over a topic for days together and barely came up with a perfect solution. They detested…

What is on my mind?

Face Book keeps asking you, ” What is on your mind?” I think, it is a very complex question and extremely difficult if not impossible to answer. Blessed are those who exactly know as to “What is on their mind?” Speaking for self, I often get confused on the subject; at best I put down…

Non Decision Leadership – Experiences from Army Service

Once a Senior Officer advised me, ” If you wish to succeed in Life, always play safe. Do not give instant decisions; remember less you work, less  mistakes you make. In an environment of Zero Error Syndrome, it is better that you lie low, mark your time and move on.” Such a philosophy is fine for…

ÉLAN: A Management Perspective.”

1. ÉLAN is adapted from a French word which implies; Enthusiastic vigorous and liveliness coupled with a distinctive style of functioning. Having been through rigours of Army life for 38 years, I have had the opportunity to serve under various commanders who were military leaders in their distinctive style. I learnt good and practical management…