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Principles of Cooperation

November 20, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s just amazing to remember definition of ‘Cooperation’ and 7 wonderful ‘ICA Cooperative Principles’. I learned it in 1997 and really enjoys practicing some of the cooperative principles in life. Now planning to practice it in full by starting a cooperative society!

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How did I sell my Degree?

November 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Years back, it was very difficult for a BSc (Cooperation & Banking) graduate to get a job. It was because of the ‘unfamiliar name’. Interviewers mostly confused to find out the link between BSc and Cooperation or Banking. But, some brilliant C&B graduated convinced the employers and got placed. Their performance in their jobs has made BSc (C&B) a preferred name in job market. I also struggled to convince the interview board in the initial interviews. Later, I changed my approach. Instead of selling myself, I started selling my great Degree, BSc (Cooperation & Banking). It worked. The tools I used to market BSc (C&B) are follows.

If you feel that your degree is superior, then no one can reject you!

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Copy or Inspiration

December 30, 2013 Leave a comment

copy or inspiration

I was shocked by seeing the poster of ‘How Old Are You’, the movie which is going to relaunch Manju Warrior. The poster was the true copy of ‘Guess Who’ a Hollywood movie. The team ‘How Old Are You’ is brilliant in marketing. They marketed Manju Warrior’s family issues, used ‘Kochi Marathon for getting publicity and are capable to more to get publicity. If the talented people like them follow the steps of blind copying, we have to study about the ‘poverty of ideas’. Movies are blindly copying stories, music and posters without taking any effort to add their brain.

I Trust Birla

October 26, 2013 Leave a comment


I am a proud ex-employee of Aditya Birla Group. I like the group because of its strong ethical foundation. When I left the group, I took 5 things from the group without permission- Integrity, Commitment, Passion, Seamlessness & Speed. The 5 Values of Aditya Birla Group. Democracy is built upon 4 pillars and but, ABG is built on these 5 strong pillars. 5.5+ years with ABG, as a trainer everyday I preached these values and experienced its real value and power. As a bottom level employee, I couldn’t get opportunity to meet Mr. KM Birla, but I was lucky to interact with people met him and worked closely with him. The way they described Kumar Mangalam Birla was really inspiring, because live the way we preach is always difficult. But, Birla believes in ‘Walk the Talk‘.

All knows that the CBI findings are just smoke to hide the reality and to save the real culprits behind coal scheme. Support Birla got from media, business houses and public prove it. The ABG ‘Values We Value’ is reflect the soul of ABG and KM Birla. Birla is a real man who believes in his values and who preaches these values to millions of his employees, stakeholders, vendors and customers through the way he works.

I believe in these 5 values and I Trust Birla

Responsibility without authority is slavery

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment


Responsibility without authority is slavery. Some of the managers are facing this situation due to their bosses who are not ready to give authority to their subordinates. These bosses are lavish in delegating responsibilities, but very notorious in meddling. Authority is the right to make decisions, direct others’ work and give orders. Without delegating authority and by meddling in micro level, these bosses are making the life of their subordinates miserable. Every manager is responsible to coach their subordinates the art of leadership. Leadership comes with responsibility and authority. The responsibility is deliverable and the authority is the power, which helps them to do justice to their responsibilities. Power comes with responsibility. Like that responsibility should come with authority.

Managers should remember to delegate authority while delegating responsibilities. Certain amount of authority is always needed for the proper handling of responsibilities. Power feeding is the right way to do that. Like delegation, manager has to share certain powers with the subordinates. Initially it must me unimportant powers, and then can move to more powers. Otherwise, responsibility will be a burden and delegation will ends in failure.


September 6, 2012 4 comments

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Superbmarket- Think Beyond Supermarkets

August 27, 2012 4 comments

The days of supermarkets are over. Here the supermarket symbolizes just a place where people can shop whatever they daily need and just a workplace for livelihood for the employees. This supermarket is characterised by boring shopping experiences and stressful working conditions. It results in high customer turnover and employee turnover which negatively affect the prosperity of the retail organization.

Superbmarket is an experiment to create an ideal supermarket possessing a Retail Human Recourse Management (RHRM) system, which ensures fully engaged and empowered employees who can deliver the best possible service to the customers with in the all limitations of retail organizations.

Read the draft of revolutionary work in retailing by Sijin & Indulekha- superbmarket

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