NEW DELHI: Recently, at a development centre, one participant did not speak at all. There were five rounds and during that
period about 10 assessors observed him directly and indirectly. All had the same observation — this person did not utter a single word. During the feedback round when he was asked ... More
KATHMANDU: National planning has, for a long time, been among the government’s favourite agendas. This can be traced back to the Rana period (before World War II) when the first 20-year plan was announced but nothing significant was achieved. Following that a 15-year plan implemented by the then Rana Prime Mi ... More
When workers are happy and motivated, they are more likely to perform at the highest levels. The most strategic way to create this type of environment is by giving everyone a sense of ownership, says Robert C Pozen, senior lecturer at
Harvard Business School, in his book Extreme Productivity. In his book, h ... More
KATHMANDU: One of the most common questions that people ask me in my seminars on leadership is, “Who is qualified to be the type of leader you are talking about?” Unfortunately, this is one of the most difficult questions for which a set of cookie-cutter answers cannot be produced. Leadership is one of the most complex concepts. Deve ... More
NEW DELHI: One of the most important strategies, being used by organisations, to handle modern day competitive challenges, is customer relationship management (CRM).
Today a lot of software and technical tools are available in the market which helps us in maintaining all our customer-related data at a centralised location. So, for instanc ... More
KATHMANDU: Govinda Gurung, senior executive officer (SEO) at Civil Bank Limited (CiBL) accredits hard work and honesty for his success. “There’s no alternative to success than hard work,” he says.
Born and brought up in Lamjung, he acquired his school leaving certificate in his home district before coming to Kathmandu at ... More
NEW DELHI: A manager who recently joined an organisation was talking to a group of employees. It was an introductory meeting and he was trying to figure out what each one of them did. He asked one of them how long he had been working there. Eight years was the
answer. He further asked, “Well, what did you do in these eight ye ... More
Most managers do not consider the effect that their body language has on their staff. How you stand, the gestures you use and the other non-verbal signals that you give have a profound impact on how your staffs interpret what you are saying. Speech is a fundamental aspect of communication, especially within a work environment. However, non-verba ... More
KATHMANDU: Like an annual customary event, public grievances against private educational institutions in Nepal are currently making headlines once again as the new academic session has begun. Private schools have been accused of charging exorbitant fees, selling stationery and uniforms within the school premises to make profit and not providing ... More
We are turning into a stressed-out nation: we work too much, sleep too little, skimp on exercise, eat the wrong foods. Blood pressure revs up and immune system function slows down, leading to n number of health problems. Here are quick tips and tricks to use anytime you need to chill out as you are racing through your daily to-do list.
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KATHMANDU: One concept that has undergone an almost complete metamorphosis in the past half a decade is ‘leadership’. And the most significant change is the shift from ‘other-centred’ narrow approach where the emphasis is on mastering the skills to lead others to ‘developing oneself co ... More
KATHMANDU: Sulav Budhathoki, CEO of Islington College, thinks that political instability is the main hindrance to development of the education sector. “Had the political situation been stable, we have the potential to bring in a huge number of students from neighbouring countries like Bhutan and India,” ... More
NEW DELHI: A lot of people feel constrained by time in their day-to-day personal and professional lives. They are always on the lookout for quick-fix solutions to solve these perennial problems. But more often than not, they do not have enough time to sort out their time management problems.
For all of ... More
NEW DELHI: A gentleman entered the compartment of a train. He banged his luggage down, ignored a co-passenger who informed him the heavy bag was on his foot and pushed the same passenger roughly while sitting down. He told everyone he was a senior officer with a big company and immediately started cribbing about th ... More
KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), which is the only corporation responsible for the smooth flow of petroleum products in Nepal, also happens to be the government’s largest borrower. It currently shoulders a debt of Rs 16.52 billion and had a cumulative loss of Rs 12.99 billion by the fiscal year 2010-11 ... More
KATHMANDU: People wonder about the most important secret of leadership throughout their life. In the process, they try to appear smart, cultivate the habit of perseverance and speak to create an impact. They go for further studies, attend training programmes, even listen to and read stories of the world’s greatest leaders and learn from th ... More
NEW DELHI: Rahul is a sincere and dedicated banker — always the first one to reach office and the last one out. In office, he is always seen working. Rahul, however, is unhappy. Somehow he is unable to achieve the desired results — the more he tries, the more
elusive they are!
Sheila is a media professional with a rigo ... More
Visualisation relaxation is the process by which you focus your perception on images that are calming to you. This may sound obvious, but we often get so caught up in dealing with the events and thoughts that are stressing us out that we cannot even imagine not being stressed. So, visualisation relaxation means that you are taking a step back fr ... More
KATHMANDU: Yuvraj Sharma, the founder and CEO of Himalayan WhiteHouse International College (WHIC) and general secretary of Higher Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal (HISSAN), was born in Jhapa. He says, “Our family came back to Nepal after the restoration of democracy in 1990 after staying in India for 14 years in political exile. ... More
NEW DELHI: The ultimate goal of every individual in life is to be happy and to make others who matter happy. Different people may have different goals — building a big house, having all comforts and luxuries in life, earning a lot of money, travelling worldwide, being promoted to the topmost position, sending ... More
In every large organisation, there is a hierarchy of management that keeps the whole operation running smoothly. A good manager can motivate people, learn from previous mistakes, and gain respect from a team. Here are few tips to build your skills.
• Celebrate success with your team, whether by giving t ... More
KATHMANDU: There is unanimous agreement about the need to expedite hydropower development to meet the nation’s energy demand and fuel growth. However, there is lack of political will and policymaking to back that vision because both are products of a healthy political process, and with national politics ... More
NEW DELHI: Most of us have got back to work in unusually high spirits this week because of Holi. In fact this is one festival which is loved and celeb-rated by all.
The folklore related to the festival has, from time immemorial, given us innumerable messages about the triumph of good over evil, the power of ... More
KATHMANDU: Self confidence is the belief in oneself — in one’s own intelligence, strength and abilities. Nothing is impossible for those who have received grace. But one must understand here clearly that receiving grace is not from any external source, or some other power. One has to harness his or ... More