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firing and mortar shelling on forward posts along the LoC,forcing Indian troops to retaliate On Wednesday previously Pakistan had summoned Singh to lodge a protest over the killing of a solider in allegedfiring by Indian troops Pakistan had yesterday asked India to honour itscommitment regarding observance of ceasefire on the Line ofControl (LoC) PTI My return query is,Are you a frontline leader or a backend one? Seeing their flummoxed faces makes me share some gates to ladder up your career Both frontline and backend leaders require customer centricitybut their leadership activities have some seminal differences Business schools offer umpteen courses for successful leadership Theories galore blab on traits and styles of assuming authorityincluding B F Skinners famous positive reinforcement theory where a positive stimulus like praising employees modifies their behaviour towards increased productivity Empirical research suggests that leaders in companies like Frito-Lay3MGoodrichMichigan Bell among others have effectively used reinforcement to get higher performance at lower costs But lets look at hard facts on leading with customer sensitivity The frontline leader works in a non-captiveopen environment thats not under his/her control A strong public relations mental framework is essential to perform here Moving situations at any odd corner of the globe can impact your factorys deliveryor your companys share priceyour brands imageyour customers safety from a terrorist attack backlasha flash flood can wipe away your overseas warehouseeven a sex scandal involving your companys board director can shake business Anything can happen on an everyday basis in the world external to youand youthe frontline honchohave to deal with it The backend leader must be an outstanding process master with seamless capability to drive cross-functional teams At every junctureits the customer who drives the backend leaders approach It could be quality consciousnessor exceptional vendor management knowledge and capability to extract the vendors R&D ingenuity and prioritise it for your company An outside-in approach that brings the outside environment inside the company is the most efficacious way to lead from the backend Especially in the Indian contextlet me take you through 10 leadership gates Ive found to be critical to gain business results 1 Prioritise your focus: On customerthe markets competitive environmentvendorstalent pool 2 Power to synthesise analytics: Outstanding capability to extract insights from customers and market competitorsto collate facts that cannot be questionedso as to synthesise analytics Your capability to find meaningful patterns that are relevant in business analysis has to be superior to others 3 Confidence to believe in yourself: Self-confidence cannot be based on rote learning It has to be experienced with learningfailureadaptation and refinement A leaders analytical capability builds confidence for the team Whereas overconfidence can destroy behaviour patterns and work efficiency of cross-functional teams Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) said: “You have to believe in yourselfthats the secret Even in the orphanagewhen I was roaming the streets trying to find enough to eatI thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world” 4 Decision making: A leaders decision ammunition is the ability of analytical synthesis with high quality of competitive market insights Flawless decision making is critical for a leaderbut its human that flaws can creep in As a leader you should be flexible to quickly correct earlier decisions made to rectify the flaw 5 Proof of delivery excellence: The leaders past delivery excellence has to be proven to establish his/her ability to lead Delivery excellence should not be explained or discussedit should be concrete with numbers for anyone to see 6 Cross-functional teamwork: You as the leader should effectively use the competency of different professionals in various functions as a converging point for business results You have to orchestrate everyones performance The Western classical music conductor is at once the bossinspirer and controller of the performance of renowned musicians People that the leader chooses to be surrounded with are a very big factor too as that can lead to criticism about whos done what 7 Accountability with value of time: For managing a project of any sizeyou are accountable for what shows as the bottomline A leader has multiple tasksbut each task has to be accountable as 365 days cannot be stretched to 367 days The value of time is an everyday alert For the real leaderevery day is a new year and result of execution excellence at the same time 8 High-quality review mechanism: Establishing a framework for a review mechanism of the teams work and business results requires holistic leadership capability It determines the leaders accountability and effectiveness 9 Discipline within a defined boundary: Being from a heterogeneous country like India with diverse culturegeographylanguagefoodeconomic disproportions and religionunless a certain company-specific discipline is established with a defined boundaryeverything will crash The leaders responsibility is to set up this discipline as the ceilingand oblige the team to follow and action it People can be very creative and innovative within the defined boundary but not outside it This is within the leaders power to conduct 10 Drive menu not thali: Indian managers at different levels can be deficient in team or project handling as they follow the food thali outlook where priority and order are mixed and confused A menu system makes you achieve results when driving the Western business model in India Being very specificthe menu has an order of usage and gives priority where needed You can define the menumake the team follow itand review it to ensure its working effectively with everyone But to eatI dare saythe Indian thali has delicious charm My corporate friendsdepending on your proclivity and competenciesdecide on whether you want to be a frontline or backend leader Either waythese 10 laddership gaits will stand you in good stead for career climbingacquiring customer connectand in sustainably growing your business Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://s.wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 24 2017 11:42 pm Champions Real Madrid will play against Tottenham Hotspur Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia in group stages (Source: Reuters) Related News Champions League title holders Real Madrid are up against German giants Borussia Dortmund and Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur along with Apoel Nicosia in the tournament’s group stage after Thursday’s draw In the other group Manchester United and Liverpool have both received low-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage which will begin play on September 12 The top two in each of the eight groups advance to the knockout rounds Bundesliga and Serie A club Ligue 1 winners Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain are in Group B Diego Costa’s former club Atletico Madrid and (technically) current team Chelsea the last English team to win in 2012 will fight against each other in Group C Barcelona landed with Juventus in Group D along with Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon Not to forget the Catalans were ousted from the Champions League by the Italian side Juventus in the quarterfinals of the tournament in 2016-17 season with a 3-0 average The complete 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw Most exciting group#UCLdraw pictwittercom/Jf9ebJrJ9t — #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) 24 August 2017 Newcomer Leipzig have been grouped with Monaco Porto and Besiktas Group A: Benfica Manchester United Basel CSKA Moscow Group B: Bayern Munich Paris Saint-Germain Anderlecht Celtic Group C: Chelsea Atletico Madrid Roma Qarabag Group D: Juventus Barcelona Olympiakos Sporting Lisbon Group E: Spartak Moscow Sevilla Liverpool Maribor Group F: Shakhtar Donetsk Manchester City Napoli Feyenoord Group G: Monaco Porto Besiktas Leipzig Group H: Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund Tottenham APOEL For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsAboard the Papal plane: Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a wall along the US-Mexico border Trump fired back ferociously saying it was "disgraceful" for a religious leader to question a person’s faith The rare back-and-forth between pontiff and presidential candidate was the latest astonishing development in an American election already roiled by Trump’s free-wheeling rhetoric and controversial policy proposals particularly on immigration It also underscored the popular pope’s willingness to needle US politicians on hot-button issues Pope Francis and Donald Trump AFP Francis’ comments came hours after he concluded a visit to Mexico where he prayed at the border for people who died trying to reach the US While speaking to reporters on the papal plane he was asked what he thought of Trump’s campaign pledge to build a wall along the entire length of the border and expel millions of people in the US illegally "A person who thinks only about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not Christian" he said While Francis said he would "give the benefit of the doubt" because he had not heard Trump’s border plans independently he added "I say only that this man is not a Christian if he has said things like that" Trump a Presbyterian and the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination responded within minutes "For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful" he said at a campaign stop in South Carolina which holds a key primary on Saturday "I am proud to be a Christian and as president I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened" Trump also raised the prospect of the Islamic State extremist group attacking the Vatican saying that if that happened "the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened" Francis the first pope from Latin America urged Congress during his visit to Washington last year to respond to immigrants "in a way which is always humane just and fraternal" He irked Republicans on the same trip with his forceful call for international action to address climate change Immigration is among the most contentious issues in American politics Republicans have moved toward hardline positions that emphasize law enforcement and border security blocking comprehensive legislation in 2013 that would have included a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million people in the US illegally Hispanics an increasingly large voting bloc in US presidential elections have flocked to Democrats in recent years President Barack Obama won more than 70 percent in the 2012 election leading some Republican leaders to conclude the party must increase its appeal to them However the current GOP presidential primary has been dominated by increasingly tough rhetoric Trump has insisted that Mexico will pay for his proposed border wall and has said some Mexicans entering the US illegally are murderers and rapists While Trump’s words have been among the most inflammatory some of his rivals have staked out similar enforcement positions Texas Sen Ted Cruz and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are among those who have explicitly called for construction of a wall Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush one of the few GOP candidates proposing a path to legal status for people already in the US illegally said Thursday he supports "walls and fencing where it’s appropriate" Bush said that while he gets his guidance "as a Catholic" from the pope he doesn’t take his cues from Francis on "economic or environmental policy" Marco Rubio another Catholic seeking the GOP nomination said that Vatican City has a right to control its borders and so does the United States Rubio said he has "tremendous respect and admiration" for the pope but he added "There’s no nation on Earth that’s more compassionate on immigration than we are" Cruz said he was steering clear of the dispute "That’s between Donald and the pope" he said "I’m not going to get in the middle of them" Ohio Gov John Kasich on the other hand said he was staunchly "pro-Pope" "We have a right to build a wall" Kasich said Thursday night But he added: "We need bridges between us if we’re going to fix the problems in Washington ’cause all they do is have walls" The long-distance exchange between the pope and Trump came two days before the voting in South Carolina a state where 78 percent of adults identify as Christian according to the Pew Research Center’s 2014 US Religious Landscape Study Of that group 35 percent identify as evangelical and 10 percent as Catholic the survey found It’s unclear what impact if any the pope’s rhetoric will have here or in other states An October poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that most Americans had no strong opinion on the pope’s approach to immigration issues though he was overall viewed favorably Even before Thursday Trump had been critical of Francis’ visit to Mexico He said last week that the pope’s plans to pray at the border showed he was a political figure being exploited by the Mexican government Francis glossed over Trump’s assertion that he was a pawn of Mexico telling reporters on his plane that he would "leave that up to your judgment" But he seemed pleased to hear the candidate had called him a "political" figure noting that Aristotle had described the human being as a "political animal" AP Islamabad: For the second time this week? everything depends on how bureaucratic the country or the place is.s phone records. 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Rather than accept that its input-ideology might be wrong, However, But Bollywood couldn’t be kept out from a culturally starved Pakistan. Now that India has accepted a son of Pakistan, Priyank Panchal, Swaraj, 2014 4:31 pm Dane Witherspoon died on March 29.a character to which he brought a quiet grace and deep,bittersweet sense of soul” Martinez wrote Wright who was married to Witherspoon from 1986 untiltheir divorce two years later is now engaged to Ben Foster For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Updated: March 29 2015 12:34 am Sanitary pads stuck on the walls of JU campus carry anti-sexism and anti-rape messages (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Related News The ‘sanitary pad’ campaign against rape and sexism on campus has spread from New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia to Kolkata’s Jadavpur University Days after four students of Jamia were asked to explain why they had put up sanitary pads with protest messages on them at public places across the campus similar pads with similar messages have come up in Jadavpur The sanitary pads stuck on walls on campus are written across with messages that read “Victim blaming is also called gender violence” and “Naming and shaming the victim is sexual violence” Share This Article Related Article Rubaiyat G B Biswas a third year student of comparative literature said “It is a protest and sensitisation at the same time People who consider discussions on menstruation and masturbation as taboo should understand that these are natural The messages on sanitary pads have also been put up to protest the culture of blaming the victims of molestation” A first year student of English literature who declined to give her name said “Recently a girl had been allegedly molested within the campus and since then she has been looked down upon as having cooked up the story because she did not have the support of the majority of students” JU one of India’s most prestigious institutions has had a reputation for being a bastion of free thought and liberalism The university was wracked by the so-called ‘Hok Kolorob’ (Let there be Noise) protests lasting months after a woman student was allegedly molested on campus The protests which began in September 2014 triggered solidarity movements in other Indian cities and finally led to the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti in January 2015 Arumita Mitra a second year student of Philosophy who is leading the sanitary pads protest said that they had decided upon this unusual way to drive home the point that rape or molestation was not a woman’s fault “Menstruation is still a taboo subject among the progressive masses as well After the ‘Kiss of Love’ protests students of JU have decided to protest in this new way We need to spread the awareness that old ways of thinking must change” Mitra said The ‘Kiss of Love’ protest against moral policing began in Kerala in November 2014 and soon spread to other parts of India On March 12 sanitary pads with anti-gender discrimination and gender-sensitization messages appeared on campus in Jamia which were described as “repugnant” by sections of teachers and students at the university but which drew support from students’ groups in other universities The protest drew on the international ‘Pads Against Sexism’ campaign that was begun on International Women’s Day (March 8) by a German woman named Elon Kastratia who wrote messages against rape and sexism on sanitary pads and sticking them at public places across her town Karlsruhe in Germany Kastratia whose campaign went viral with the hashtag #PadsAgainstSexism said she was inspired by a tweet that said “Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods” The organisers of the protest in Jamia claimed that Kastratia purportedly congratulated them For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Dubai | Published: June 20 2014 10:38 am Related News Five-time world championViswanathan Anand could only manage 75 points out of apossible 11 on the opening day of the two-day World BlitzChess Championship as he won seven games lost three and drewone in Dubai World Champion Magnus Carlsen who just annexed the worldrapid crown as well seems on course to be the first everworld champion in all three formats at the same time as hetook an early lead on nine points from his first eleven games Carlsen who made it clear that he wanted to be the bestin all formats of the game went on a rampage winning thefirst five games and then a momentary halt that came with aloss against Lu Shanglei of China did not dampen the spirit ofthe highest rated player in the world Like in rapid Anand got off to a very slow start in theblitz as well losing two games out of first three roundsitself The Indian was shocked by Yuriy Kryvoruchko of Ukrainein the opening round and then again in the third round hesuffered another defeat at the hands of Vladimir Fedoseev Keeping in mind that it was a long tournament Anand wona few games and then again in round eight anothersurprise awaited him as he went down to Markus Ragger ofAustria The Indian ace however recovered to post threevictories on the trot in the last three games of the day toremain joint eighth with ten rounds still to come in thestrongest ever extravaganza in blitz chess Towards the end Anand came up with victories over AminBassem of Egypt and Russian duo of Nikita Vituigov and hislong-time rival Alexei Dreev respectively While he showedglimpses of returning to form in the fastest version itsstill a long way to go for the Indian ace However it may be recalled that Anand defeated Carlsenin the rapid and should there be an encore by him in blitz aswell a lot can happen in the last ten rounds In the 12th round now Anand will meet compatriot PHarikrishna who suffered a mid-way crisis in the championshipafter a brilliant start Harikrishna started with fourvictories before failing to Carlsen and then could score just a half point in the next three rounds However he too likeAnand recovered to post three successive victories to stay in the hunt For Carlsen the biggest challenge will now come fromHikaru Nakamura of United States who is joint second on 85points with Georg Meier of Germany The fact that Carlsen hasalready drawn with Nakamura makes it a race of sorts whereinthe two will compete for the gold medal The other Indians in the fray had average outings asSandipan Chanda and Surya Shekhar Ganguly could muster fivepoints on the opening day while Sriram Jha has a half pointless post the half-way mark Debashish Das is on four and MShyam Sundar has got just 35 points in his kitty For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MUKESH BHARDWAJ | Chandigarh | Published: October 1 2014 12:00 pm Related News BJP president Amit Shah has triggered a fresh controversy after he appeared to hint that the party candidate at Narnaund assembly constituency Captain Abhimanyu may be a possible choice for the chief ministerial post if the party gained power in Haryana Abhimanyu had been among the frontrunners for the post but there was ambiguity over his role in the state after he was not retained as the BJP national spokesman Speaking at Narnaund on Tuesday Shah said that Abhimanyu has been sent from Delhi to Haryana with a specific purpose and would “light the flame of change in the state” Party insiders have taken this as a hint of Captain being a possible choice for chief minister Speaking to The Indian Express Captain Abhimanyu confirmed thatthis was part of Shah’s speech and added that he was ready for any responsibility “I have performed all responsibilities assigned to me by the party with utmost dedication and am ready for the same in thefuture” he said Abhimanyu is a Jatleader and until Birender Singh joined the party he was among the two contenders for chief ministerial post along with Om Prakash Dhankar Both however remain at loggerheads Dhankar was the only BJP candidate to lose in the recent Lok Sabha elections and he had alleged that Abhimanyu did not do enough to ensure his victory Dhankar was fielded from Rohtak a seat which Abhimanyu had lost twice to the Hoodas Abhimanyu is from to Rohtak and has his influence in the constituency The latest addition to this race is Birender Singh who changed his loyalty to the BJP hoping to capture the top chair While Shah had promised to honour Birender things have not been going smoothly for the former Congress leader as he has not even been fielded in the assembly polls despite openly expressing a desire to contest from Kaithal or Jind assembly segments Besides Birender the other chief ministerial contenders have lost interest in campaigning after their kin were denied tickets Union Minister Rao Inderjit sought a ticket for his daughter Aarti Rao from Rewari while Bhiwnai- Mahendergarh MP Dharambir sought one for his brother at Tosham Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar sought a ticket for his son at Tigaon and Tonk MP Sukhbir Jaunpuira wanted a ticket for his brother at Sohna The party decided against giving handing tickets to relatives of leaders with the exception of Union Minister Sushma Swaraj whose sister Vandana Sharma was given ticket from Safidon “We would not have beenaggrieved had the party did not give tickets to Prem Lata and Vandana Sharma It certainly hampered our enthusiasm” said a leader who was seeking ticket for his kin For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News However,” SP (Kalimpong) Ajit Kumar Yadav told The Indian Express.

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