Leadership

The First Qimpro Green Legacy Award

The First Qimpro Green Legacy Award

Mother Earth has come centre stage as the ultimate customer. We are inconvenienced by the business sacrifices we have to make in order to avoid Mother Earth rebelling against the planet. This has become Urgent and Important. Yet, there have been visionaries who have placed […]

Saluting Qimpro’s Torchbearers of Quality for 2018

Saluting Qimpro’s Torchbearers of Quality for 2018

Qimpro Awards recognize individuals for Excellence in Quality. The awards were established in 1990. The Qimpro Platinum Standard recognizes Statesmen with national and international footprints in Quality. The Qimpro Gold Standard recognizes Leaders who have integrated Quality into their strategic plans. The four Panels of […]

Commitment to the Wrong Problem

Commitment to the Wrong Problem

We are taught A-B-C in management schools. Change ATTITUDE Thereby, you can change BEHAVIOR Consequently, you can get COMMITMENT. Dr J M Juran, the Quality Guru, questioned this approach. Especially, the first step. He believed a change in ATTITUDE is not a switch On-Off option. […]

I wish I had met Aditya Vikram Birla in his lifetime

I wish I had met Aditya Vikram Birla in his lifetime

In August 1996, Kumar Mangalam Birla requested me to design an internal quality award for the Aditya Birla Group. This young prince of a mega business empire demonstrated amazing listening skills. The true sign of a leader in the making. He informed me that the […]

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption to our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is […]

Empathetic Listening

Empathetic Listening

Dignity to Prisoners This article appeared in Business India, September 10-23, 2018. Customers are the reason our organizations exist. The hard reality is that customers pay our salaries. When demand is greater than supply, the customer is easily forgotten. We are reactive to customer complaints. […]