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Corporate Learning Strategy

Although organizations invest heavily in Learning and Talent Development, most CEOs when interviewed complain about the shortage of learned managers, leaders, and skilled workforce. The capabilities of knowledge workers, not technology or capital, is often a key constraint for organizational growth.  Research reveals that a number of managers consider employee performance to remain the same […]

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5 Decision Support Tools for Strategic Decision Making

Do people always follow a rational linear process to come to a decision?  Studies have suggested that a combination of Decision Making Models are used by people to reach quality decisions. Strategic Decision Making is a complex process with a lot riding on those decisions.  Eliminating risk from Decision Making is unthinkable but radically enhancing […]

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7 Principles of Management Education

Management is not a function nor a blend of functions.  It is a practice best understood by means of experience that are set in context. All levels of education divide subject matter into definite categories, according to the means of creation of that knowledge, not by the manner in which it is used.  This is […]

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Best Practices Transfer Program: Its Significance in Driving Productivity and Becoming a Learning Organization

Most large organizations, nowadays, are determined to foster change and become agile.  Transforming into a learning organization is what they aspire to become.  To this end, they are reforming their structures, facilitating shared services operations, and enabling a streamlined core.  The main role of the streamlined core is to enable knowledge transfer across departments and […]

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3 Decision Making Models of Human Decision Making Process

How do people make decisions?  Do they always follow a rational linear process to come to a conclusion?  Studies have suggested that the traditional Decision Making model—commonly known as the Rational Decision Making Model—does not explain the whole ambit of Decision Making. People, including managers of organizations, arrive at decisions using a variety of routes.  […]

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Process Communication Model (PCM): Personality Types

Understanding others has a lot to do with collaboration, performance management, and building effective teams. Developed by Taibi Kahler in the 1970s, Process Communication Model (PCM) is a prominent psychometric tool for individual and team development.  The main utility of the PCM model is in understanding others’ personality types, discovering one’s own personality, and personifying […]

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Learning Organization: Leveraging Best Practices

Globalization and the resulting intense competition has forced the organizations to continually seek efficient ways to improve.  They plan and undertake various initiatives to accomplish this.  A potent method to drive revolutionary improvement in productivity and enhance the enterprise’s ability to become a “Learning Organization” is to implement a Best Practices Transfer program. Sharing business […]

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M&A Turnaround Strategy

The impact of the global pandemic, volatile stock markets, and slowed economic outlook across the globe has hurt the performance of enterprises across the world.  The scenario has forced leaders to consider undertaking Transformation of their strategy and operations significantly. The strategy to buy out troubled businesses and determining to fix the issues that upset […]

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5 Stages of Tuckman’s Group Development Model

Studies on Team Motivation and Building Effective Teams stem from the research carried out in Psychology and Sociology.  Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920), the Founder of Modern Psychology, is credited with conducting the 1st research on the subject. The Social Psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) is credited with introducing the term “Group Dynamics.” The term defined the constructive […]

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6 Mindset Traits of Great Problem Solvers

Problem Solving is a fundamental life skill indispensable for survival of an individual.  It is honed in every person to varying degrees.  It is especially a useful skill to embody Leadership Development. Problem Solving skill can be taught and learnt. MIT defines Problem Solving as: The process of identifying a problem, developing possible solution paths, […]

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Strategic Cost Reduction: Good vs. Bad Costs

Disruption is creating opportunities for some businesses and threats for the others.  As a matter of fact, it was considered one the most significant concerns by the CEOs in a PwC 2016 global survey.  A significant percentage (70%) of the leaders in the survey were planning to implement a cost reduction initiative, owing to low […]

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Managerial Grid Model

One leadership style does not work in all situations.  A variety of management and leadership styles exist for people in leadership roles, but each individual utilizes a unique style to get work done.  Successful leaders need to understand the pros and cons of various leadership approaches, their impact on the people they command, and the […]

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