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?

MBA: Are You Crazy For It.....

"Why do you want to pursue a MBA?" I questioned a MBA aspirant. "I want a job" pat came the reply. A simple straightforward and honest statement made. It was a statement that made me uneasy and raised many questions in my mind.

What do management institutions strive to achieve? What do management students think such institutions should offer? Are management institutions indirectly assuming the role of placement agencies? 

Why MBA???


The Educational Institutions are the gardens where the beautiful flowers blossomed always- beauty of nature, the beauty of human work and achievements and above all the beauty of character, which is seen on the face. What ever we look like depends on how we have lived, what we have thought and what we have done.

Education is a channel, a process or a device to develop the potentialities of the individual to enable him to grow into a decent citizen. Education guides to meet challenges of life with courage and with humor. In specific, a job-oriented education made the students capable of seeking a job according to his aptitude, ability and competence. The Master of Business Administration, one of the professional educations is the best-known management qualification throughout the world. It can accelerate individual career, prepare him/her for promotion, and help him/her to have a complete career change.

Self - Confidence: Continued.....

There is a way. You don't have to be born with self-confidence. Self-confidence can grow and flourish and ripen and blossom until you actually come to feel as though there is a different person inside of you.  Here are some insights that might facilitate the quest. 

Self - Confidence

Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Building confidence is a process of recognizing, applying and trusting capability; it's building enough belief in your ability that it enables rather than disables.

Tips: to increase Confidence


* Don't be nervous when you make mistakes. Human error is far from being a new concept — nobody is perfect! It is normal for everyone to make mistakes. Just calm down and keep speaking bravely.

Confidence: it makes difference...


Many students face problems like stage phobia, they afraid of the audience, they are not able to speak about their thoughts, about their opinions in front of others. In class they try to hide themselves even when they know about the things because they cannot face their classmates their teachers.

Did anyone thought WHY?

Parameters of QWL

There are ten parameters of QWL. Let's discuss them:-

1. Compensation
2. Work-life balance
3. Safety and health of employees
4. Opportunities
5. Satisfaction from work
6. Involvement and responsibility at work
7. Support from superiors
8. Work stress
9. Work environment
10. Benefits to enhance economic security

Thought of the Day.....

" You never know what you were born to do until you search within yourself … search for your passion."

QWL as an HR Strategy

In the era of globalization of market economy, hyper competition and uncertainty of rapidly changing environment the success of the organization depends on strategies adopted to improve the QWL of employees. In today’s scenario QWL is one of the HR strategies to promote and maintain an orderly atmosphere for employees to work effectively.

Thought of the Day.....


Quality of Work Life


Definition: QWL has been defined as the workplace strategies, operations and environment that promote and maintain employee satisfaction with an aim to improving working conditions for employees and organizational effectiveness for employers.

Quality of Working Life is not a unitary concept, but has been seen as incorporating a hierarchy of perspectives that not only include work-based factors such as job satisfaction, satisfaction with pay and relationships with work colleagues, but also factors that broadly reflect life satisfaction and general feelings of well-being. More recently, work-related stress and the relationship between work and non-work life domains have also been identified as factors that should conceptually be included in Quality of Working Life.

Importance of Human Resource Management

Attracting the most qualified employees and matching them to the jobs for which they are best suited is important for the success of any organization. However, many enterprises are too large to permit close contact between top management and employees.

Thought of the Day.....

"Be true to yourself and you'll find beauty all around you."

Why Education is Important???

The Educational Institutions are the gardens where the beautiful flowers blossomed always- beauty of nature, the beauty of human work and achievements and above all the beauty of character, which is seen on the face. What ever we look like depends on how we have lived, what we have thought and what we have done.

Team Work

We all have heard that 1+1=11, but what does it represents?

Yes, it represents the team, an individual cannot make a team one more person is required for that.
It has been experimented and proved that the work done in a team always gives higher productivity as compared to done by an individual.

A team never comprises of individual of same kind, they differ in one or the other way. Yet they give great results because of mutual understanding and harmony among themselves. But when the team is not harmonised it can also cause big blunders. So for all those who are not able to harmonise with team members
let's learn a lesson of Team work and Harmony from Crayon Box. And the people who are good team players get the lesson to maintain that spirit and try to excell it.

Thought of the Day.....

"Success is a game - the more times you play, the more times you win.
And the more times you win, the more successfully you will play."
Law of consequences.

Short Management Story

A lesson for Every Salaried Employee

A shopkeeper watching over his shop is really surprised when he sees a dog coming inside the shop, He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back inside again. So he goes over to the dog and notices that it has a note in its mouth. He takes the note and it reads “Can I have 12 soaps and a shampoo bottle, please. The money is with the dog.” The shopkeeper looks inside the dogs mouth and to his surprise there is a 100 rupees note in his mouth. So he takes the money and puts the soap, shampoo and change in a bag, and then places it in the dogs mouth.

Thought of the Day...

What is the Secret of Success... ?

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about his success story.

The 'Mantras' for Optimism

A leaf which falls from the tree is at the mercy of wind,
it goes wherever wind takes it..

Be the wind 2 drive others,
not the leaf to be driven by others.

The 'Mantras' for having the Optimistic Attitutde are:

Think Positive Act Positive

There is a very old paradigm that everyone should have a positive attitude. It is very easy to say but practically it is very difficult to have or maintain the positive attitude every time. So let's find the path to have positive attitude.

The path to have the PA can be found through a three-step approach:
  • Awareness
  • Acceptance
  • Attitude

Attitude: HR Funda

Dreaming to succeed is the beginning of an adventurous journey. A positive attitude is the spark which sets vehicle moving in the right direction. Nowadays, the right kind of attitude is one of the most vital components of job requirements of the top notch employers. They have belief that they can train the new incumbents the way they crave but the pre-requisite is the right kind of attitude. The aspirant has to possess learning and optimistic attitude. He has to have a big dream, conviction and courage to do efforts to realize his dream with conviction. He should envisage optimism as the foundation of courage.



In almost every management college the students are told to have the right attitude, as it is very important to get success. But-

What is this right attitude?

Nowadays, everyone talk about Attitude but very few have the correct understanding of it. So, let us see what it is:-

What makes your life 100%???


Personality Dynamics

To have a charming and dynamic personality is the dream of almost every individual. This article contains some important information about how to make your Personality Dynamic.


  •  The Hand-Shake
  •  Tone of Voice
  •  Posture and Carriage of Body
  •  Vibrations of Thought (Idea Conveyance)
  •  Body Adornment

Personality Development Tips


As discussed in the previous articles, we all know that to have a good personality is very important for all of us but do we all have it or people who have it will be able to maintain it??????????
    So, here are some tips to enhance your personality:-

    Personality: winning factor

    To sustain the position and to have growth in an industry/organization an individual must have some personality traits which help the one to get success in life. These traits are as follows:

    Personality: Body Language

    The biggest contribution in an individual’s personality is of ‘Body Language’. It also plays an important role in helping an individual to get success in an interview.

    A lot of people prepare for interviews keeping in mind the common questions, qualifications and experience. Have you ever thought that your body language can play an important role in helping you succeed in interviews?

    Personality: HR Tool

    Personality of an individual explains why people do what they do. It is very essential even for understanding the performance and behavior of an employee or individual at workplace. It is useful for understanding how to manage and work with a particular person.


    In a day-to-day life people talk about personality a lot. But do they really know what it is? People have vague idea about this and are quite often not clear in defining personality in proper sense.

    Change: the part of life.....

    The flexibility and adaptability are the best tools to tackle the process of change. Change is continuous and we cannot stop as it is uncontrollable but what is in our control is to prepare ourselves for the change.

    Are you a New Generation Manager!!!


    1. Recognize your Uniqueness:
    We all are different regarding physical and psychological traits. It helps us to ask what our unique selling propositions (USPs) are, because every thing is sold in the market on the basis of USP. No one is free from weaknesses, study shows that the person have maximum strength have more weaknesses but you need to highlight your strengths (USP) to get competitive advantages and ensure positive image in front of others.


    hey frnds I am going to represent my college in management fest.....................so c u people on 10th march till then ENJOY!

    YOU WORTH IT.....



    Job Enrichment: Part-2

    Principles of job enrichment:
    1. Formation of a natural work unit:
    Assign employees a complete project (a complete unit of work). It increases their sense of accomplishment. They can see their work results more clearly. It also increases their accountability for that work & fosters pride in a job well done.

    Job Enrichment

    Concept of Job enrichment:
    Job enrichment is an attempt to motivate employees by giving them the opportunity to use the range of their abilities. It is an idea that was developed by the American psychologist Frederick Herzberg in the 1950s. Job enrichment has been described as 'vertical loading' of a job.
    An enriched job should ideally contain:

    Positive Attitude.....


    Does Management Know Their Staff.....

    On walking into the factory, the Managing Director of the Company noticed a young guy..
    leaning against the wall and doing nothing.

    He approached the young man and calmly said to him, "How much do you earn?"

    Management Joke

    Bill Gates and the Genie
    Bill Gates is at the beach when he discovers a bottle in the surf.

    He pulls out the cork and a Genie appears. The Genie says, “I have been trapped for 100 years. As a reward you can make a wish.”

    Role of Human Resources in M & A

    PART 3
    It is reported that one of the main reasons for failure of a merger or acquisition is based on Human Resources neglect. People issues have been the most sensitive but often ignored issues in a merger and acquisition. When a decision is taken to merge or acquire, a company analyze the feasibility on the business, financial and legal fronts, but fails to recognize the importance attached to the human resources of the organizations involved. 

    Mergers & Acquisitions: Part 2

    Why do companies merge or acquirer other companies? There seems to be a number of reasons given to merge/acquire a company, many of which involving the market and an extension of the customer base. These are: -

    •    Coordinated Strategies -  To create a number of new business opportunities and to gain competitive advantage

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    PART 1
    Companies today need to be fast growing, efficient, profitable, flexible, adaptable, future-ready and have a dominant market position. Without these qualities, firms believe that it is virtually impossible to be competitive in today's global economy. Executives have at their disposal a wide range of strategic alternatives for inorganic growth. They may decide to grow incrementally by introducing not only new products but also gain entry into new markets by investing in research and development. However this mode of growth will have a long gestation period i.e. long time to realize the actual growth.


    A junior manager, a senior manager and their boss are on their way to a meeting. On their way through a park, they come across a wonder lamp. They rub the lamp and a Genie appears.

    Are you a professional?????????

    This story is about a man & his little daughter.

    A man is a successful professional in a reputed MNC. The life’s going very good, man has enough money to fulfill all the needs, wants and desires of his family. As the man was so busy, he daily arrived home late at night and this is the reason he got up late in morning. But the little daughter has schedule according to school that is early to bed and early to rise. This makes the papa and daughter apart from each other; being living in the same home they won't be able to spend enough time with each other.

    Are you Serious Or Sincere????


    Speech by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis ...must read...

    Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a
    balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful.
    Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all
    in good order.


    In a world of technology where most of the things are connected to gadgets and web, how recruiting can be an exception to that?

    Marketing: Learning with some fun

    How the different kinds of marketing can be defined having a tinch of fun. Let's see......................

    1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say:
    "I am very rich. Marry me!"
    That's Direct Marketing

    Group Discussion Tips

    Group Discussion (GD) is a very important technique to judge the candidate's..........................
    * Communication skills
    * Listening skills

    What's Management???

    Read it. Know it.

    2 / 10 = 2

    Art student : Out of syllabus

    12 Management Lessons from "3 IDIOTs" Movie

    "3 idiots".............A movie is the greatest hit of the year. It teaches many lessons let's know them and relate them to us.

    1. Never Try To Be Successful
    Success is the bye-product. Excellence always creates success. So, never run after the success, let it happen automatically in the life.

    2. Freedom To Life

    Don’t die before actual death. Live every moment to the fullest as you are going to
    die today night. Life is gifted to humankind to live, live & live @ happiness.


     "The things that get measured gets managed"

    “HR Audit is the systematic examination & evaluation of policies, procedures & practices to determine the effectiveness of human resource management.”

    •    It’s not the core function but the supporting function of HRM.

    •    It’s not legally mandatory.

    •    HR Audit is conducted by the companies on their own because it provides various useful information which helps in developing better systems for managing human resource in an organization.