September 2015 - Nand Kishore Chaudhary

Learning to Lead and Leading to Learn

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ilay_coperMany years ago a young man was studying at a university in a small town all the while pondering the meaning and existence of life. This student, like others his age, was excited and a little scared about his future.
What worried him the most was that he wanted to stand apart from the crowd and do something different with his life? This would entail going against certain family members – and society – in order to follow his heart and do what was right instead what was “chosen” for him.

Small Individual Steps Make the Greatest Overall Impact

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Nand Kishore ChaudharyThe buzzword in the business world these days is corporate social responsibility – otherwise known as CSR. Many companies have jumped on board in the hopes of creating goodwill among customers.
These days, consumers are looking at businesses that are ethically responsible. The 2008 global economic crisis left a bad taste in the mouth of the average person, who even prior to this event, was looking at ways to solicit companies that do good.

Let Love Prevail in Business

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love_people_in_business_-_Google_Search_-_2015-09-04_18.17It may seem like an exaggeration to some, but I have always thought of business as more than an exchange of goods for something with monetary value. My first thought when it comes to business – as with most things – is love. Yes, you read correctly: I have always believed that business should be infused with love. Many years ago when I was a young student studying B.Com at Lohia College in Churu, Rajasthan, I was asked to stand up in front of the class by my professor. The combination of this professor being a strict disciplinarian and my shyness equaled a terrifying situation.

Support the Frontline and Success Will Follow

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Nand Kishore ChaudharyThe old saying goes that the customer is king. This is true for obvious reasons. The customer is the sole reason for a company’s success. But we leaders often forget another member of royalty – those at the frontlines of our businesses, the ones who deal with the customers on a daily basis. Knowing your customer is imperative to running any successful business. There is so much competition in the market that a company needs to distinguish itself in several areas. Being completely devoted to and understanding customers is one way to set yourself apart.