An issue that engages,pun intended, the attention of top managements everywhere is that of employee engagement! Simply put, employee engagement is about the degree of commitment employees show in their work. This is demonstrated by their willingness and ability to stretch beyond the usual standards required. A recent survey by Kenexa
Increasingly, you come across people, many of them fairly young, choosing to strike out on their own. Being an entrepreneur has acquired a whole new meaning these days. Quite contrary to the conventional wisdom in days gone by of taking up a highly paying job in a prestigious company. Entrepreneurs need more than just the ability to take risks. They typically lead an “on the edge” kind of life -bursting with energy and ideas.
In April, I had posted about the potential conflict of interest in cricket. Srikkanth and his boss at Chennai Super Kings, N. Srinivasan were the more obvious examples. Of course, Srinivasan, the current Secreatary of the powerful BCCI ( Board of Control for Cricket in India) has clarified that he bought Chennai Super Kings when IPL was first floated with the full knowledge and approval of the BCCI. The good news is that recently the Supreme Court has suggested that he be an owner of an IPL team or a top honcho of BCCI but not both. Whether this will become an order remains to be seen. Continue reading
Some things change. More people are reading books via kindle, iPad etc than ever before. More business gets done “virtually” through distance conferencing than ever before and so on. Came across Douglas Copeland’s article in the New York Times about ” A Dictionary of the Near Future” which makes for interesting reading. Yet some things don’t change..
As I reflect changes in the corporate world in the course of my career, I must say that designations have certainly changed! These days designations are, in a sense, more liberally dished out. It’s not uncommon to see young professionals take up their first assignment from business schools as Asst. Vice Presidents! Things were very different when I started my career…
Interestingly, as many as 6 out of the Top 10 are from Hindustan Unilever but the No. 1 slot went to Nokia for the third consecutive year. These are all household names. You buy the product because you trust the brand, don’t you? Here is a survey I have followed closely over the years- India’s Most Trusted Brands from Brand Equity.
I have started a blog called ” Writing To Be Read ” which I hope many of you will follow. In this I hope to blog about an interest I have had all my life- for reading books and for writing- which have given me countless hours of enjoyment. Convalescing after my heart surgery in July 2010 gave me a fair amount of time for introspection and reflection. I realized that God had been kind to me. As on May 2010, I had worked for 36 years on the trot- 26 years as a corporate executive and 10 years as a first generation entrepreneur.