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    Are the corporate people,

    generous or parsimonious? We should look at the question closely from the point of view of interpersonal relationship and not from the gesture of philanthropy. All the vertebrate animals (fishes, amphibian, reptiles, birds and mammals including the man) have both the ‘ear...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jun 25

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    ‘As you achieve so you grow’ is the

    management message the plants communicate to the corporate world. The big question is whether the people in corporate really grow in totality vis-à-vis what success/resource/position they achieve in corporate? If we closely look at the behaviour of CEO’s and Managers...
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    They Are But Ichneumon... A Corporate Message

    Only when the corporate leaders and the HR function ever care to learn about Ichneumon fly (wasp) and their unique behaviour, can do a much better job than what they are doing today. In fact, they can do many wonders in corporate. The Ichneumon fly or wasp exhibits two totally...
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    Dear Moths, Learn This... A Corporate Message

    How many people in the corporate would have ever watched the wall lizard hunting a moth? It is not only interesting to watch the above, but it is educative as well. The lizard used to patiently wait for the moth to come close to it. It used to wait for minutes to hours. If a...
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    Most of the talented

    and highly skilled people in corporate never like to see another person equally as talented and skilled as them. They always perceive such people as threat or competition to their peaceful existence in corporate. What normally most people do to deal such situation is either...
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    Need or competition or incapability

    or fear really keep people together, be as a gang or as a social group? The truth is that everything has a definite role. Interestingly, every feeling makes the people to be together as well as be apart from each other. It means, some needs surpasses the other needs and as a...
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    The Egyptian vulture can certainly offer lot of

    hope and confidence to large number of people in corporate. More often, the people in corporate give up anything they find hard to do at first sight/glance. They never ever verify whether they can do something differently than opting to retreat from the task. Only due to...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Apr 16

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    Why perception and reality always differ?

    Why people often say ‘appearance is deceptive? The answer is very simple. The people in general are totally, truly and completely different in their thinking, behaviour etc., than from how and or what they looks like. Always a quick judgment/conclusion or an opinion is...
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    Why They Fake Injury... A Corporate Management Message

    Even if you are capable, talented, knowledgeable and competent, still may have to play some tricks for success is the management message the mallard ducks conveys to the corporate. Post breeding season, i.e., after hatching the chicks from eggs, the female and male mallard...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Aug 21, 2013

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    Know About Thorny Devil... A Corporate Leadership Wisdom

    Thorny devil is a small lizard that lives in some parts of Australia. This lizard, unlike other animals, never run away when encounters a predator. As the name defines, the thorny devil shows/exhibits its spiky body and tries to scare away the predator. Another interesting...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jul 18, 2013

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    Delay The Embryo... A Corporate Message

    Embryonic diapause is considered to be one of the important reproductive strategies seen in many animals in nature. The embryonic diapause is a state where the fertilized embryo doest not get implanted/attached to the uterine wall and develop further. It undergoes a state of...
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    Do Not Wait... Spider To Corporate

    Spitting spider managers/leaders are the most wanted people for the modern corporate these days. For the effective management of people and task, the leadership style of spitting spiders is needed and inevitable. Unlike other species of spiders those wait patiently for a prey...
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    Cuckoo Is Smart But Not Successful..... A Corporate Message

    ‘Crow or cuckoo’ is more in numbers in any given habitat? This should be the fundamental inquiry the corporate leaders should engage at. Crow is considered to be one of the most intelligent birds in the avifauna. Crow has learned the art of living in jungle, dessert...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Aug 7, 2013

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    Busy And Busy, Are They Your Asset...A HR Message

    It is a very common feature in most corporate where the ‘doers’ are always asked to do things continuously. The bosses always find some defects or deficiency in the work done by the ‘doer’ and thereby ask them to do things repeatedly. Such bosses only want their people...
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    HR Message From Turtles

    In many corporate, some ‘smart’ subordinates ‘smartly’ exploits the ‘unawareness’ of their bosses to run their easy show. The advantage for them is that their bosses blindly believe whatever the subordinates say or are unaware of the facts. On the contrary, other...
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    A scientific study has revealed an interesting

    aspect about peoples ‘preference’ versus peoples ‘capability’. The finding reveals that people are quite fast in reading sentences that are constructed with 100 words but however they prefer sentences with 35 - 45 words. It means they want shorter columns than longer...
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    Very recently I was interacting with a group of

    chemistry graduates about various wonders of nature and what the corporate world has to learn from nature etc. Spontaneously a young chemistry graduate asked me whether any principle/equation of chemistry can directly be applied to human behaviour, leadership style etc., like...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M May 21

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    Beware and be aware of ‘tiger salamander

    cannibalism’ in corporate. Tiger salamanders can be easily mistaken as very committed and responsible leaders and excellent team players etc., by the corporate leaders. But really they do not posses any leadership qualities or mentoring skills. Salamanders are strictly...
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    Your corporate leaders can

    either be like a ‘Moose’ or like an ‘Earwig’. Both leadership styles are equally bad, need correction and hence the corporate must quickly identify such leaders and appropriate corrective action also must be initiated. Earwig is an insect of the order Dermaptera...
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    The Good Culture Of A Queen Bees... A Corporate Insight

    A queen bee stings only another queen bee. What is so much to read or understand from the above statement? Indeed a very important management message, the queen bees sends out to the corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in particular. The queen bee is the boss of the bee hive...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Does the evolution and adaptation of different

    species of flora and fauna (plants and animals) have any strong management message for the corporate? Corporate life is largely filled with the ‘need to escape from the blame, swiftly shift the blame on others and engage in show more than what you have done and if possible...
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    Brain death of someone dear

    and near to us often shatters our hope, and hopelessly people harp hopes to put the patient on life support system for sometime and finally the ultimate power of death prevails over hope and science. This scientific/medical truth everyone knows. Beyond our knowledge and...
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    The conflicts between newly joined employees

    versus those who are already working in the same organization for donkey years are very common. The real cause of conflict is nothing but issues relating to ‘adaptation’. The people who are working in the same corporate for several years are reasonably adapted to the...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jun 18

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    Scorpion - Small Or Big Is Wise..... A Corporate Message

    How true is that only the smaller scorpions are more poisonous when compared to the larger ones? Is there any scientific data point to support the above claim? How the poison in a scorpion can go less effective either in terms of quality or quantity when they move from baby...
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    It is not the anger, frustration,

    enmity, revenge, vengeance, vendetta or the attitude of settling scores that makes the life, its meaning and success, only the purpose of life that makes everything. This should be the foundation and the fundamental philosophy of every corporate person. Only to make the above...
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    It is not just the mutual benefit

    but mutual dependency, absolute necessity and inseparability between people and corporate also become inevitable for the success both the corporate and its people. One may wonder how one could survive and be successful if such an exclusive dependency is ever created? In such...
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    Parental care instinct is poor

    and primitive among reptiles when compared to mammals and wide variety of birds. The crocodiles are the best example for the limited/parsimonious parental care instincts and responsibility shown by different reptiles. If we read the above lines with limited understanding, only...
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    Aster Growth From Small Seeds... A HR Message

    People in the corporate would perform better and become self reliant if less support is given or in other word, if they are thrown into wide variety of challenges. If the support is more, the growth and self reliance would climb down or diminish. This is the management message...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jul 25, 2013

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    Most people in corporate often do wonder

    why they were only chosen for some odd jobs and not others. They, further raise such doubts both from the domain of ‘arrogance & pride’ as well from the premises of ‘fear and victimization’. Instead of developing arrogance, pride, fear or victim thinking, the people...
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    The emotions viz., - ‘abscission’

    and ‘ambition’ are known to control and dominate the leadership style of most people in corporate. In true sense both emotions are inevitable for leaders but how one should calibrate and operate with the above emotions during different situations, the leaders must really...
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    The people in most corporate develop/inculcate

    different strategies/techniques to defend themselves from different situations like, from superiors/bosses, from peer group or from other functions etc. When things go wrong, instead of looking out for the right reason for the failure, often most corporate leaders and people...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Mar 17

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    Sooner you learn the art,

    sooner you become successful is the management message the bear cubs reveals to the corporate world. The young animals, be it cub, calf or pup or fawn or lamb etc., are the soft and easy target of most predatory animals. That is why the parental care and parental instincts are...
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    No Help But High Expectation...A Corporate Message From Albatross

    Scientific studies have proved the unique relationship between one of the biggest sea birds – Albatross and the giant Orca or otherwise called as killer whale in the sea. Albatross is one of the biggest flying birds with longest wing span. And the bird is also recorded to...
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    The scientists from Australia have recently

    discovered the most curious fact about toads, that the toads (an amphibian animal, closely related to frogs) can sense the impending earthquake much before, in fact, many days in advance. The discovery further revealed that, they exhibit several behavioural responses as a...
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    Tell Them To Be Like ****...A Corporate Message

    How to engage people in the corporate, what kind of responsibility should be assigned to people in different hierarchy and what frequency the corporate leadership should intervene and interfere etc., the leaders and the HR function must know. Only through such wisdom, ‘right...
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    ‘Inattention blindness’ is a common problem

    among people in corporate. Once the existence of such problem is understood and diagnosed, most of the people related problems can be dealt easily and the real talents and capabilities of people can be extracted. Inattention blindness is not just a problem but a state of mind...
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    Thinking Elephant... A Corporate Message

    Elephants cannot jump like many other animals like deer, zebra etc. Should we consider this inability as deficiency or incapability of elephants over deer and zebra? The corporate leaders and entrepreneurs must ask this question and find an answer as well. In corporate, most...
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    Often the corporate leaders wonder

    and amaze at people who show ‘a little’ knowledge (superficial knowledge) in many subjects/fields like sales, marketing, purchase, logistics, manufacturing, R&D, finance etc. From sex to supreme consciousness, these people could talk and show they have fair knowledge in...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Mar 13

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    ‘As you achieve so you grow’ is the

    management message the plants communicate to the corporate world. The big question is whether the people in corporate really grow in totality vis-à-vis what success/resource/position they achieve in corporate? If we closely look at the behaviour of CEO’s and Managers...
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    Fishes do not add more number of scales with

    age. It means, the scales that are present in the body of the fishes remain unchanged in the fishes from birth to its fullest growth. What really changes or happens is that the existing scales grow larger and larger vis-à-vis the growth of the fishes. The scales grow bigger...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Why most of the grain

    and seed eating birds also eat/swallow pebbles/small stones? Is this an accident or an intentional act? The possible answer is that the stones swallowed by the bird really acts like the grinding stones and grind the seeds and grains in the stomach/gut. This is how birds...
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    Is there anything called ‘burden of past’?

    Do people in corporate also suffer from the above? Is the concept/theory/philosophy of ‘burden of past’ is science or just a notion. If some scientific experiments are viewed through the kaleidoscope of management, certainly the concept of ‘burden of past’ is true and...
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    Nature'S Paradox.... A Corporate Message

    Weight of the bone of most of the flying birds are less than the weight of their feather. One may wonder how the bone that weights less can give strength and stability to birds. Nature has different purpose and meaning to its understanding. The purpose of bone is although to...
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    Brain death of someone dear

    and near to us often shatters our hope, and hopelessly people harp hopes to put the patient on life support system for sometime and finally the ultimate power of death prevails over hope and science. This scientific/medical truth everyone knows. Beyond our knowledge and...
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    Manager Ants

    Ants are the best ‘management model’ available in nature for the corporate world to learn about the ‘social organization’ ‘commitment for the cause’ and the ‘division of labor’. Besides their well disciplined social ‘sense’ and respect for the institution...
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    Wise Clown Fish... A Corporate Message

    Certain corporate leaders smartly follow the leadership style of ‘clown fish’. The question is whether we should call such leaders ‘chameleon’ or ‘clown fish’? To answer the question correctly, one should know the real definition of the clown fish leadership style...
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    Why the population panda is getting limited,

    diminishing and dwindling continuously despite several protection measures and conservation initiatives? Many scientific reasons one can offer/attributes to the above. But all these reasons will be limited to biology and ecology of the animal. But the modern corporate has...
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    Deal The Unpredictable Boss....???

    More often than not, the corporate employees find it hard to deal with some ‘cynical’ bosses. Indeed, they are cynical, unpredictable and un-assumable in most instances. It is extremely difficult for the subordinates to deal such ‘eccentric’ bosses. It is not...
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    Never Follow Quality...A Corporate Message

    Most corporate leaders, especially the functional heads of R&D, Legal, Production (Manufacturing) or other related functions always claim that the quality norms they follow is unique, unsurpassable and un-comparable. The meaning they try to convey is that whenever they engage...
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    Corporate Parasitic Nesters

    Be vigilant and watch out for honeyguides in your corporate. Honeyguide is a small bird, widly distributed in African and Asian tropical forests. This bird is extremely shrewd and extraordinarily smart when compared to many other birds in nature. One may really wonder to know...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jul 22, 2013

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    Smart Lotus Flower Teach About Patience To Corporate

    Patience and perseverance are inevitable for success in corporate. Effort is although necessary and important, without the above two leadership components, success becomes elusive. Most occasions, people fail to achieve success despite having effort, smartness and merit...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Nov 24, 2013

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    Business Only Come From Biology

    What is the best subject for the corporate employees to study? What they should ‘inevitably’ study and learn for their successful existence in corporate ? If we ask the above question, many would say MBA as the best subject. Some might say finance, corporate governance, HR...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Jul 3, 2013

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    Corporate Tadpoles And Darwin's Frog

    The most wired behaviour of some animals may exist so commonly in many corporate. Most corporate in general would expect the bosses to mentor their subordinates and develop them to next level. Only the bosses who exhibit such traits in adequately developing the subordinates...
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