10 Courageous Nazi Hunters – Listverse


Nazis have been held up as paragons of evil, the epitome of the worst in humanity. Therefore, in the eyes of many, it was seen as a good deed, a mitzvah if you will, to hunt down suspected Nazis. While the methods and actions may have varied, the people on this list did what they thought was best to avenge the deaths of over six million Jews.

via 10 Courageous Nazi Hunters – Listverse.

C Suite Mentor – Success Factors for CEOs – Alienation and/or Alignment ?


A corporate board has three Key responsibilities:

  1. They set overall strategy,
  2. They hire the right CEO, and
  3. They put in place compensation systems that create alignment  in the agency relationship with owners.

Achieving alignment means:

  1. Ensure that your goals,
  2. your team’s goals, and the
  3. organization’s goals are all in alignment.

In my experience, Creation of Alignment by the C Suite Member/ CEO goes beyond just putting in place a compensation system.  I have seen in transitory phases when new CEOs take command, many CEOs are focused towards creating alignment in the organisation and fail by ending up creating Alienation within the organisation.

Some of them are obsessed with Words like FOCUS, ALIGNMENT and fail to understand the Human Dynamics and People element. While Business Execution (BizX) Suite improves Business Alignment and People Performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes; Alienation can be a Critical Limiting factor to Success and Achievement of Goals.

So What is Alienation? Susan Sontag – American AuthorI said ” I don’t want to express alienationIt isn’t what I feel. I’m interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up..”  An example of usage in Corporate  world (of the word Alienation is given as) “After the employee was not chosen for a recent promotion at his company, he felt a sense of alienation from his management.”

The Term Alienation thus Means : (From Human resource management perspective) :   A Sense of estrangement felt by employees, reflected in their lack of warmth towards the organization and

 

  1. basic decision making,
  2. lack of human contact,
  3. little hope for betterment, and a 
  4. feeling of powerlessness. These can become severely limiting factors in the path of Achievement of the Goals.

Alienation can, thus, derail the CEO from his goal.   The Term Alienation Means : (From Human resource management perspective) :  

  • A Sense of estrangement felt by employees,
  • reflected in their lack of warmth towards the organization and
  • in believing that their job/work is not meaningful
  • to other aspects of their lives

Thus, when Alienation begins to happen – not just the Alignment – the Goals themselves are under Risk. A Prudent CEO/ C Suite member would not just understand the Critical Success Factors, they would also do well to understand the Critical Limiting Factors such as Alienation lest they prove to be their Career Limiting Factors. 

 

News from Transparency International


Today’s top story

China: Investigating family’s wealth, China’s leader signals a change
The New York Times

His son landed contracts to sell equipment to state oil fields and thousands of filling stations across China. His son’s mother-in-law held stakes in pipelines and natural gas pumps from Sichuan Province in the west to the southern isle of Hainan. And his sister-in-law, working from one of Beijing’s most prestigious office buildings, invested in mines, property and energy projects.

 

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Ireland: We need to tackle culture of whistleblower reprisal
The Irish Times

Israel: The info is there, but who can figure it out?
The Jerusalem Post (TI mention)

 

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TERM OF THE DAY alienation



TERM OF THE DAY

alienation

1. Human resource management: Sense of estrangement felt byemployees, reflected in their lack of warmth towards the organizationand in believing that their job/work is not meaningful to other aspects of their lives. Alienation is caused commonly by factors such as a lack of involvement in even basic decision making, lack of human contact, little hope for betterment, and a feeling of powerlessness.
2. LawVoluntary, complete, and without-reserve conveyancesale, or transfer of an asset or property from one party to another. In a loan agreement or insurance policy, a borrower’s or insured’s right of alienation is usually restricted by inclusion of alienation clause.
Learn more about this term
Usage Example
After the employee was not chosen for a recent promotion at his company, he felt a sense of alienation from his management.

TERM OF THE DAY market segmentation


 

The process of defining and subdividing a large homogenous marketinto clearly identifiable segments having similar needswants, ordemand characteristics. Its objective is to design a marketing mix that precisely matches the expectations of customers in the targetedsegment. Few companies are big enough to supply the needs of an entire market; most must breakdown the total demand into segments and choose those that the company is best equipped to handle. Four basic factors that affect market segmentation are
  1. clear identification of the segment,
  2. measurability of its effective size,
  3. its accessibility through promotional efforts, and
  4. its appropriateness to the policies and resources of the …
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Usage Example
A company can be successful if it accurately carries out its market segmentation and targets the customers best fit for their product or service.

Did you know……

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Did you know…

… that today is the Last Cadillac Day? A Cadillac convertible, the ‘last’ American-made rag-top automobile, rolled off the assembly line at GM’s Cadillac production facility in Detroit, Michigan, on this day in 1976. This ended a tradition that began in 1916. The tradition didn’t stay ended, however. A few years later, Chrysler Corporation, under chairman Lee Iacocca, began production once again of soft-top cars. Then Ford brought back the convertible Mustang and GM got back in the picture with the convertible Pontiac Sunbird and a new, smaller Cadillac version. It seems that the convertible is just too popular to disappear from the American auto scene!

RBI grants in-principle approval to IDFC, Bandhan for new bank licences – The Economic Times


India Post could still get a licence with the regulator saying it may issue one to the institution with the largest presence across the country after discussions with the government.

via RBI grants in-principle approval to IDFC, Bandhan for new bank licences – The Economic Times.