MANAGEMENT is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; LEADERSHIP determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall - Stephen Covey

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Who needs CEOs?

Wondering what am referring to? Nope…it’s not what you think! Its Chief Ethics Officer and not Chief Executive Officer. Does having a CE(thics)O really help companies to walk the talk when it comes to good governance & ethical practice? Hannah Clark of FORBES shares her view in this brilliant article titled “Chief Ethics Officers: Who Needs Them?” I love it when she says “Chief ethics and compliance officers have become trendy in recent years, but some experts fear they act mainly as window dressing” – so true isn’t it?


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Karma Capitalism!

I was thoroughly inspired by reading this BusinessWeek online article recently.

To cut the long story short, 3 Cs to Business Success as laid out by Swami Parthasarathy are Concentration, Consistency and Cooperation

An interesting and noteworthy statistic: About 10% of the professors at places such as Harvard Business School, Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business are of Indian descent - a far higher percentage than other ethnic groups.

Prof.Vijay Govindarajan (VG) says that his work is inspired by the concept of karma, which holds that future lives are partly determined by current actions. "Karma is a principle of action. Innovation is about creating change, not reacting to change”.

Do read the article in full by clicking here. I hope you enjoy reading…

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