NEW DELHI: Work hard, strive ceaselessly and give up only when you have achie-ved your goal — these are some things we are taught, most often right from childhood. And we very religiously keep following them. There are occasions though, when despite our best efforts, things do not work out.
So when th ... More
Had he not been involved in magazines and album covers in his school days, Niraj Bhari could have been in some other business instead of publishing. But Bhari’s love and perusal of art led him to be the CEO of FinePrint (FP). This has made him believe that though success is never guaranteed, continui ... More
NEW DELHI: I am a consumer — a normal, average, ordinary consumer. What do I want? Sometimes I know and will tell you, but not always. Sometimes I do not know that I do not know. So, your helpful smile and ‘May I help you’ might meet with a blank look or a vague nod. It may even prompt a hasty exi ... More
Managing smart people requires the ability to understand the
talent of each individual and to be comfortable with the fact that some
people might be brighter than you are. You need to learn to encourage smart people and provide conditions for them to develop their skills and talents further. Your te ... More
KATHMANDU: Blessed with mesmerising natural beauty and one of the rarest entourage of natural and cultural heritages in the world, Nepal could easily attract millions of tourists — at least in theory. But the highest number of tourists we have received in a year so far was some 736,215 in 2011, which was shor ... More
KATHMANDU: For the past many centuries, human beings have been debating on probably the most important issue of life: How do
we enrich the quality of our
actions? How do we maximise our productivity? When does a person deliver continuously superior performance?
How do we know what type of wo ... More
NEW DELHI: As a young management trainee many years ago, I would
often go to my manager and ask him whether he was satisfied and happy with my work. I was an absolute fresher — straight out of a management
college — with an urge to learn, deliver, please and shine and needed to know how ... More
Relaxation is more than
sitting in your favourite chair watching television. To relieve stress, relaxation should calm the tension in your mind and body. Some good forms of relaxation are yoga, tai chi
(a series of slow, graceful
movements) and meditation.
Like most skills, relaxation ... More
KATHMANDU: Heading a top position involves several challenges which can be overcome through sound management skills and a well regulated system. Besides, a conducive work environment and motivation are key towards realising the goals of a company, believes Shanta Ram Batas, managing director (MD) of Batas Group of ... More
Coaching is the process of preparing your employees to succeed. Unfortunately, while coaching is a well-established part of the sports world, it is a neglected art in the world of business. Much of the time, coaching is relegated to a five-minute conversation at the end of a yearly performance review.
There is a better way to handle busin ... More
NEW DELHI: Most of us aspire to be the best. We work hard to be more and more successful and constantly try to find ways of creating a niche for ourselves. We look up to various people who have made a name for themselves and are considered to be the best in their field with awe, wondering what their secrets of success could be.
The Elemen ... More
KATHMANDU: The approaching winter promises to be colder and darker this year as the nation continues to reel under energy crisis. The government’s promise to keep load shedding below 12 hours per day is in the soup after India’s northern grid collapsed in July.
The predicament may have forced the ministry to push through a few ... More
Kathmandu: Suman Lal Pradhan, CEO of Websurfer Nepal Communications System Pvt Ltd—an internet service provider (ISP)—embarked on his career as a teacher soon after completing MSc in Statistics from Tribhuvan University in 1994. He taught statistics in Minbhawan College, Padma Kanya Campus and other colleges. He then worked for four ... More
New Delhi: Rajat was one such person who believed that no one cared for him at his workplace—neither his boss, nor his colleagues nor his team members. He was extremely disturbed and dejected about this and was con-templating a job change. These thoughts continued to plague him until one fine morning when his ... More
When stress makes you feel bad, do something that makes you feel good. Doing things you enjoy is a natural way to fight off stress.
You do not have to do a lot to find pleasure. Even if you are ill or down, you can find pleasure in simple things such as going for a drive, chatting with a friend or reading a ... More
Kathmandu: Just one question is enough to test our growth as human beings — are the problems of the world real or illusory? We can
debate on this topic for years and still not get any closer to the truth. Some people believe that the problems are very solid and real, while others think they are not. A ... More
NEW DELHI: On most occasions, ambition or being ambitious is looked upon positively. Often our seniors have said, “Be ambitious,
aim high — this will lead
to progress.” However, ambitions are looked upon
negatively too and on so many occasions we have heard people remark, “Oh he is very ambitious!& ... More
KATHMANDU: The creative industry refers to a range of economic act-
ivities concerned with the generation or exploitation of knowledge and information. It comprises of advertising,
architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, software, toys and games, TV and radio, and video games. The crea ... More
E-mail pours in, with no break to its flow. And like addicts, we check it incessantly, drawing ourselves away from meetings, conversations, personal time, or whatever is right in front of us. But it is not just the abundance of e-mail that is our problem, it is the inefficiency in how we deal with it. Here are five ways to reduce e-mail overload ... More
Kathmandu: Having tried his hand at several businesses, Suman Shakya, chief executive officer (CEO) of Cellroti.com ultimately realised the craze for cell phone applications. His well-thought out investment in caller ring back tone (CRBT) is proliferating with time. In a bid to cater to the growing trend of CRBT, he launched Cellroti.com in 2008 ... More
Kathmandu: Why am I so restless—deeply frustrated and depressed? Why do I get no sleep at all? Why am I not able to concentrate on anything? Why do I lack decision-making power? Why does it feel like I am losing my confidence day after day? These are some of the questions modern executives ask themselves and never get the right answer beca ... More
New Delhi: The first step towards better interpersonal relationships is an understanding of self. How we rate ourselves influences
our perception of ourselves, which in turn influences our perception of what people think about us—this adds meaning to various things they say or do, which then impacts our relationship with them. More
Stress is the emotional and physical pressure we feel due to our surroundings. It can be real, perceived or both, depending on the kind of situation. Ironically, our brain reacts to both the same way. Therefore, when life gets you down, here are five ways to beat stress — and keep it away for good.
BANGALORE: Corporations spend hefty amounts on time management and productivity training every year and yet it remains a constant challenge to make things happen within a set period. Finding ample amount of time for personal endeavour but achieving projects within a stipulated time frame and work life balance are a ... More
KATHMANDU: While the need for a clear ‘vision’ for the growth of Nepal is gaining momentum in the current day political economic debate, actual clarity is nowhere in sight. If we look through policy documents, election manifestos or even private sector’s viewpoint, we will stumble upon the ubiquit ... More