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October 2012

September 2012

July 2012

The Managerial ~ Leadership Grid ~ What type of manager/leader are you?

Peter Drucker Quotes, Pictures, Inspirational, Leadership, Management, MBA QuotesThe style of management in changing situations is influenced by various factors like organization’s culture, value system, personal history of the manager or chance or opportunity.

The style of the manager, nevertheless, impacts the performance of various stakeholders associated with the organization including the manager himself. 

What management style do you belong to?  Are you driven by results, Are you autocratic or a people man, driven by relationships.. 

The leadership ~ management grid (Source Blake RR & McCanse, A. A, 1991 ~ Leadership Dilemmas ~ Grid Solutions) classifies the leadership styles into 5 distinct types.

(1) Impoverished Management ~ Very little concern for productivity or people
(2) Country Club Management ~ Very great concern for people but very little for productivity
(3) Authority – Compliance Management ~ Great concern for productivity & very less concern for people
(4) Middle of the Road Management ~ Compromising ~ Medium concern for both productivity and people
(5)  Team Management ~ High concern for both people and productivity ~ Considered to be the Ideal Style

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What category do you fit in? It’s Worth a look……


June 2012

How Dick Fosbury~Inventor of Flop High Jump~Changed the Rules of the Game~Entrepreneurship

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How Dick Fosbury Changed the rules of the game and won the Olympic Championship in 1968, Mexico City….. Get Inspired…A lesson in risk taking for entrepreneurs raring to take on the existing systems and visualizing change, of persistence and of winning…

He began experimenting with alternative, unconventional methods of high jumping. The straddling approach was used by all the high jumpers at that time for the past 4 decades. He dared to take the risk and reject the approach.

He tweaked the old-fashioned scissor kick, eventually morphing it into a new and unique approach, which was eventually dubbed the “Fosbury Flop.”. His approach was scorned by the community. First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.

Fosbury set an Olympic record at the 1968 Mexico City games, jumping 7 feet 4.25 inches, and the world had to take notice.

What a Champion Athlete… Truly an Inspiration…

“When you reach that elite level, 90 percent is mental and 10 percent is physical. You are competing against yourself. Not against the other athlete.” ~ Dick Fosbury, Champion Olympic High Jump Athlete ~ Inspirational Leadership Quotes

Steve Jobs Inspirational Quotes ~ Pictures

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You have got to find what you love – do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of heart, you will know when you find it, and like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking, don’t settle” ~ Steve Jobs

Leadership Quotes to Inspire

Innovation Success ~ Wow list ~ Firms that have created sustainable value creation

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Business Model Innovation Success ~ Wow list ~ Firms that have created sustainable value creation
These firms have consistently followed these Twin Objectives in order to create and sustain value over a long period of time:
– Keeping current business model fresh and innovative
—- Systematically search for breakthrough new innovation opportunities
 — Going beyond Product/Technology Innovation and creating platform ecosystem
The Business Model Innovation framework consists of 5 complementary, value creating
components. Each component is analyzed in order to create value across the model… :
– Who do we serve? — Customers, Market Segments, Geographies, Buyers
– What do we provide? — Products/Services, Benefits/Solutions to customers
– How do we provide it? — Distribution Channels, Value chain, Processes, Activities, Strategic fit of competencies, Partner Collaboration to add value
– How do we make money? — Pricing Policies, Costs, Extract Value, Pricing Model
– How do we differentiate and sustain an advantage? Competitive advantage/differentiation, Customer Satisfaction,   Core Competencies, Strategic Assets, Customer Value

SMART Goals for success in life!!!

smart goals, success, manager, leader, management, organization, company, mba, achievementImportant for all to know…… S.M.A.R.T Goals for success in life
If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life, they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, “I want to be successful, be happy, make a good living,” and that is it.
They are all wishes and none of them are clear goals. Goals must be SMART:
1. S–specific. For example, “I want to be successful.” This is wishful thinking. It becomes a goal when you pin yourself down to “I want to become the top salesman of the company or make my organization one of the top 5 market research firms in the country, in terms of customer base .”
2. M–must be measurable. If we cannot measure it, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement is a way of monitoring our progress.
3. A–must be achievable. Achievable means that it should be out of reach enough to be challenging but it should not be out of sight, otherwise it becomes disheartening.
4. R–realistic. An entrepreneur who wants to become a billionaire in 1 year is being unrealistic.
5. T–time-bound. There should be a starting date and a finishing date.
The above goals can be applied to personal life as well….

Strategy: Evolution of its themes

Strategy, Management, Leadership, Evolution of its themes , MBA, Competitive advantage,500 BC: Chinese General Sun Tzu, from The Art of War:   “The highest form of victory is when the enemy gives up.”

The Civil War and thereafter: the first organizations.

The 50s and Post WW II: Financial control through operating budgets, discounted cash flow.

The 60s: The corporate planners; Diversification and synergy, “the future is knowable”

The 70s and 80s: The marketers and corporate positioning. Industry analysis & market segmentation in chaotic markets.  A new concept….being different.

The 90s: The global corporations. The search for competitive advantage. Evolution of strategic alliances.

Early 21st century:: The technologists. Leveraging disruptive technology. Managing uncertainty. 

Tomorrow: Winner take all?…. What are the winning strategies going forward??????

May 2012

Sir Winston Churchill on Strategy

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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965):
British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). Widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders.
                  Words from luminaries and thought leaders – both past and present – never fail to inspire and ignite our    
                  thinking. Reminding us that our journey of personal betterment to attain enlightenment is far from over.
                                                   Because in the end, knowledge imparted, is wisdom gained.

February 2012

Top Management and Leader Blogs for Managers!


Always a good reference…. when looking out for inspiration on leadership and management. Here is the list of the top leadership and management blogs for managers…..


  1. CEO Blog — Time Leadership: Jim Estill, CEO of SYNNEX Canada, talks about how you, too, can meet business success.
  2. Dispatches from the New World of Work: Tom Peters heads a consulting services company. His personal motto: “The starting point of all significant change is mindset.”
  3. Extreme Leadership: Have you heard of extreme sports? Well, now there are extreme leaders, too. Steve Farber heads up Extreme Leaders Inc., a business-development company, and he also shares his thoughts on his site.
  4. Leading Blog — Building a Community of Leaders: Michael McKinney thinks that everyone is a leader. Find out how to tap into your potential with his musings about learning, creativity and communication.
  5. Leadership Turn: “Leaders DO — and it’s your turn,” according to this site solely based on leadership and management.
  6. Management Craft: Management is an art, according to Lisa Haneberg, a professional management and leadership trainer, coach, and organization-development consultant.
  7. LeaderValues: LeaderValues aims to help leaders in all kinds of organizations and provide a meeting place for emerging trailblazers.
  8. Slow Leadership: The title of this blog is legitimate: Postings are aimed at truly developing a leader through mindset and behavior change.
  9. (more…)