C' sense of Management

"Management is more of commonsense than anything else"

It will be a surprise to read an article on "Humour in management" because many of you come across articles on Professional management, Contingency Management, Intuitive management, Proactive Management, Knowledge management, Change management and so on but not on C'sense of management.
With arguments you may win the arguments definitely not hearts. But with C'sense it is possible to win the both. Here are some C'sense related examples we  come across in our day to day life and we can learn from them the following lessons.

Top Corporate Leaders

Top 25 corporate leaders of the world according to the CNN in 2005

1. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft
2. Sam Walton, former CEO of Wal-Mart
3. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
4. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
5. Lee Iacocca, former CEO of Chrysler
6. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple
7. Herb Kelleher, chairman of Southwest Airlines
8. Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer
9. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve
10. Carl Icahn, 1980s corporate raider
11. Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel
12. Michael Milken, former junk-bond wizard
13. John Reed, former CEO of Citigroup
14. Ted Turner, founder of CNN
15. Jim Clark, former CEO of Netscape
16. Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay
17. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
18. Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney
19. Peter Lynch, manager of Fidelity's Magellan Fund
20. Phil Knight, CEO of Nike
21. Katharine Graham, late CEO of Washington Post Co.
22. W. Edwards Deming, influential business consultant
23. Ken Lay, former CEO of Enron
24. Shawn Fanning, founder of Napster
25. Lou Gerstner, former CEO of IBM


Concept of leadership

Leadership is a term used for a man who has the qualities to persuade people to do what they don't want to do, or do what they're too lazy to do, and like it.. Leadership is the quality of a superior to influence the behavior of a subordinate or group working under him and persuade them to follow a particular course of action for achieving the organizational goals. Leadership is the art of influencing and directing people in such a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in achieving common objectives. The first job of a leader is to define a vision for the organization.

A Grueling Interview Session

Nowadays a common problem is observed with the students pursuing professional qualification, they think that having course knowledge is enough for them to get a job and they don’t focus upon the PDP and general awareness. They sometimes don’t even care to search about the company details for which they are appearing for and lack to prepare themselves for an interview.

Some Common Interview Questions...

Some common questions to practice:

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
2. Why are you interested in this position?
3. Why did you choose this type of career?

Interview Tips

Tips for interview: 
* Dress clean and formal
* Have black shoes with shine
* Be courteous, smiling and confident looking
* Avoid controversial questions
* Don't get agitated by provocative questions, laughter or remarks by members
* Study business of the employer and about likely role you may be given.
* Don't pity yourself and don't under-demand too.
* Practice a few common starting and interview questions given below.
* Don't try bluffing and guessing but admit you don't know or are not sure.
* Prepare current affairs.
* Don't act casual and I-don't-care type.
* Watch out, you might be silently watched and heard by someone or a camera as you wait; gossip or come out of interview room.

How To Prepare For An Interview???

An interview can be defined as a face to face oral communication between the interviewer and the interviewee in order to assess the views, attitudes and ideas of the interviewee. However the interview process also enables the interviewee and observers to assess the skill and ability of the interviewer. Thus, an interview is a test of both the communicants and parties engaged in the interaction. Intelligence, knowledge, personal qualities and character are revealed and both parties are required to be well prepared. The process allows everyone involved to make some important decisions. The candidate decides whether he should accept the position and the interviewer decides whether the candidate should be appointed; this decision may affect the organizational interests.

Golden Handshake: A Boon or a Bane

"GOLDEN HANDSHAKE" - the term is not new we have listen it many times but do we actually know what it is?