Friday, August 20, 2010

Individual Productivity and Strategic Management

A very important Video, individual productivity and engagement
will change the whole world in next five to ten years time.
Specially the biggest problem will be with EEU and U.S.

To maintain their GDP growth rate growing they have to maintain
high productivity.

Where as in Asia the with large and young demography is growing
at a faster rate with cheap man power and the competency level and
skill sets of the people are increasing by leaps and bound.

With consumerism growing in the developing world, these are going
to be big markets for the U.S. MNC's , as well as cheap supply chain
source for labor even money supply chain from Asia .
Individual productivity will take the front seat in the coming years.
People are talking about gainfully engagement, seminars , webinars,
Blogs are flooded with gain fully engaged people and individual

The corporate strategy must change on an urgent basis , it's both
risky and tricky.Difficult task ahead for all the CEOs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

F.D. Roosevelt & GANDHI and their Emotional Intelligence as an unique strategic weapon in turbulent political times. Strategic management tool is EQ

"All The Learing has an emotional base." - Plato.

In our knowledge economy and under tremendous pressure to perform we are loosing our intelligence.

The end of the twentieth century saw an unparalleled surge of scientific studies on emotion, hitherto almost unexplored territory because the status of feeling in mental life has been devalued by the reductionism approach of science.

There was a time when IQ was considered to be the major determinant of success in life but in the last decade the psychologist Daniel Goleman has argued that emotional intelligence, or El, is more important.

He attempts to explain why so many people with high IQs end up working for people with average ones and he comments that the popularity of his book’ Emotional Intelligence' could be due to the fact that" it validates the idea that people can be smart in a way that doesn't have anything to do with IQ scores".

We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we're in, they always seem to know just what to say - and how to say it - so that we're not offended or upset.

They're caring and considerate, and even if we don't find a solution to our problem, we usually leave feeling more hopeful and optimistic.
We probably also know people who are masters at managing their emotions.

They don't get angry in stressful situations. Instead, they have the ability to look at a problem and calmly find a solution. They're excellent decision makers, and they know when to trust their intuition. Regardless of their strengths, however, they're usually willing to look at themselves honestly.

They take criticism well, and they know when to use it to improve their performance.
People like this have a high degree of emotional intelligence, or El. They know themselves very well, and they're also able to sense the emotional needs of others.

Now the BIG QUESTION Comes “What Is Emotional Intelligence?”

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine De Saint

We all have different personalities, different wants and needs,

and different ways of showing our emotions. Navigating through

this all takes tact and cleverness - especially if we hope to succeed in life.

This is where emotional intelligence becomes important.

Since 1990, Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer have been the leading researchers on emotional intelligence.

In their influential article "Emotional Intelligence," they defined emotional intelligence as, "the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions" (1990).

We have been conditioned to believe that IQ is the best measure of human potential. In the past 10 years, however, researchers have found that this isn't necessarily the case -- that in actuality, your emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) might be a greater predictor of success.

EQ has been compared to an ICEBERG where major portion of the chunk of ice is hidden under water implying that 80% of success in life depends on EQ and the balance can be attributed to IQ.

Characteristics of Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman developed a framework of five elements that define emotional intelligence:

Self-Awareness: People with high emotional intelligence are usually very self-aware. They understand their emotions, and because of this, they don't let their feelings.

Self-Awareness: People with high emotional intelligence are usually very self-aware. They understand their emotions, and because of this, they don't let their feelings .

Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) was rated 'a second- class intellect, but a first-class temperament'. Born and educated as an aristocrat, FDR had polio and spent most of his adult life on a wheel chair. Yet, far from wallowing in self-pity, he developed an unbridled optimistic attitude which served him and his country well during the Depression and the Second World War.

He was wheel chair president of the United States and one of the bestPresident bf United States Of America..

Similarly Mahatma Gandhi was weak feeble, but his self awraness not only about but the whole British India was well known. He knew the feeble British India very well,understood the mights of the mighty Brits.

With his EQ he took the path of Non Violence and defeated the mighty Brits, gave freedom to the millions of people of India..

Both FDR and Gandhi had tremendous similarity as far as strategy formulationa are concerned.Both were great leaders will lots of limitations but were GREAT in their own respects.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Change management And Change In Performance Management Strategy.

This is a wonderful video on Performance Management.
He is talking all sense about the Performance Management.
How to manage the Performance and effective management
The strategy that should be adopted to have high Performance
management strategy.
Courtesy: Gary Cokins.