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Mentorship Mastery


“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” 1 – Steven Spielberg Institutions employ people in order to pursue their mission and vision. The need to consistently achieve goals in a dynamic environment necessitates their continual growth and development. This statement rings more

Transformational Leadership


It is said of a good leader that when the work is done and the aim is fulfilled, the people will say, “We did this ourselves.” – Lao Tzu 1 Leadership has been the most discussed, but perhaps the least understood, phenomenon across human civilizations and cultures. The search for the characteristics of good leadership spans many centuries.  Greek

Entrepreneurial Synergy


“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt  those who are doing it.” 1– George Bernard Shaw Large business organizations are usually structured as a set of inter-related divisions or Business Units that come together to form an integrated enterprise. Each division is typically placed under the charge of a senior Executive, who usually

Managerial Efficacy


A manager is not a person who can do the work better than her people; She is a person who can get her people to do the work better than she can. 1 – Frederick W. Smith A manager is any person who provides directional and operational inputs to several groups of people, and is

Supervisory Acumen


“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” 1 – Peter F. Drucker Supervision refers to the act of overseeing the activities performed by other people. It is concerned with observing, guiding and monitoring a group of people as they apply themselves towards the performance of the assigned responsibilities – within time, cost,

Individual Excellence


Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way – Booker T. Washington 1 By their very nature, human beings seek to gainfully employ their intrinsic abilities – whether in employment, professional service, entrepreneurial work, or even running a home. People yearn for the opportunity to perform challenging work that employs their capability and

The Holistic Structure


Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart. 1– Ross Perot The organization is a structured social entity. It is characterized by a coordinated activity system that remains in close and continuous interaction with its external environment. As a social unit, every organization is presumed to have a special and limited purpose (such as providing

The Appreciative Culture


Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth,Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost