Command, Leadership or Management? An Enigmatic Triad

The purpose of this article is to analyze the so-called differences between Command, Leadership and Management (CLM), see whether these differences are a reality or are mere perceptions, and come out with a true understanding of these vital aspects of professional excellence. This may help professionals in understanding and practicing their roles creatively and effectively. Let us first analyze the debate on differences between Leadership … [ Read more ]

Principles of Business War

War can be any conflict or competition founded on divergent interests in which two or more opponents contest for achieving own objectives. This contest for conflicting interests can be as violent as a nuclear holocaust between two nuclear states or as benign as a contest between two street hawkers for getting more customers. While the military contest is traditionally known as a War, the business … [ Read more ]

Measuring Up

The fashion for business metrics has led to many advances. But “balanced scorecards” have their faults. Can we improve on the system?

The Economic Stimulus Package Inside Every Business

Harnessing your untapped potential can counteract the recession: 3 simple, low-cost actions to quickly boost revenue.

Developing a Roadmap for Hiring

Navigating the hiring process can be daunting for even the most seasoned managers, particularly if hiring is the not your primary responsibility. We have found, time and again, that the organizations who lead the most effective searches have a clearly defined and strategic process outlined before they even post the position. This is what we refer to as a Search Strategy, and this strategy … [ Read more ]

Best Practices for Employee Onboarding

In order to position a new hire for success, it is important that an organization prepares in advance and continues to support a new hire throughout the first several months (and beyond). This article explores some tried and true best practices for employee onboarding procedures.

Conducting Effective Interviews: What You Need to Know

Hiring is one of a manager’s most important responsibilities. Although most organizations recognize the opportunities and consequences involved with talent selection, few are prepared to lead a truly effective interview process. This article will give you a few tips for making the most of your limited time with a prospective employee.