Dr. Pawan Agrawal (Mumbai Dabbawalas fame) to address the management graduates at AIM

best mba institutes in delhi, top colleges in delhi for mbaInspiring speeches are one of the ways to address budding managers which train them to be perfect in the long run. One such inspiring speech is yet to be delivered by none other than Dr. Pawan Agrawal (Mumbai Dabbawalas fame). Asia Pacific Institute of Management is happy to invite Dr. Agrawal to address the large crowd of management graduates. The event is scheduled for 4th August 2017 and will be held at AIM’s premises.

This news has created quite a buzz on social media as everyone wants to listen to Dr. Agrawal. Students are excited enough that they are already in process of preparing questions to be asked to the speaker. What’s more, AIM team is also curious to have been given an opportunity to listen to the man behind Mumbai Dabbawalas.

As eagerly as the students are waiting for the D-day, faculty at AIM is also waiting for the day to come soon as this would be the first of its kind event at Asia Pacific. Dr. Agrawal would talk about his personal experiences as to how he manages his business and earns profit out it. He would also be addressing the students on points like customer service, management skills, product delivery, etc. Besides, he would also talk about his journey in becoming a big tycoon in his field. All his hardships, challenges and struggles will also be a part of his speech.

The event will start at 10:30 AM and will end around 12:30 PM. In these 2 hours of knowledge-sharing session, students are sure to take some learning from Dr. Agrawal that they can inculcate in their daily routine. AIM is all excited about the event and you can have a glimpse of the event by connecting with us through social media. Students are counting the days, so is the whole team of AIM.

PGDM/MBA DEGREE, LEADERS SHOULDN’T MAKE SO MANY DECISIONS BY THEMSELVES

This article will propose with evidence that leaders need to abstain from taking the greatest number of decisions as they could. They don’t have to bounce into all basic leadership opportunities. The lesser decisions they make, the better it is for an organization. The recommendation has not risen up out of the impulses and fancies of the authors’ perception; rather it is based on scientific findings. A recent article appeared in Psychological Science by Baror and Bar (2016) suggests that the overload of information to the brain may make your decision making process slow and less innovative. On the other hand, a clear brain can find innovative solutions to the problems at disposal.

Keen observers of ‘management’ profession will agree that leadership is important in an organization; yet unfortunately, economics experts hardly depend on it. In economists’ normal models, managers simply fill the crevice in power. An economic model regularly predicts essential bits of knowledge, yet it precludes pivotal role of leadership skills. When they do, they tend to concentrate on how the leader leads. Specifically, Hermalin (1998) and subsequent researchers questions how a leader with private data about the return to effort can persuade her kindred individuals that she is not deceiving them. There is an earlier question: why ought to there be a leader who has exclusive access to data? Why not sidestep the leader and essentially make data accessible to everybody in an organization? A significant part of the late MBA/PGDM course curriculum in top B-Schools, indeed, contends against the leader’s advantaged access to information and for amplifying straightforwardness.

So, why is it hard to make decisions? Maybe, it is on account of the variables and the results are frequently uncertain. As an individual (leader or no-leader with MBA/PGDM degree) we don’t like uncertainty. Uncertainty makes us stressed and analysis paralysis. The key is to know when and what you don’t know is imperative, and provided that this is true, how to gather the necessary data to determine uncertainty. We, as a whole realize that gathering and processing information is expensive, as are its configuration and ideal contracts. On the off chance that we consider each conceivable option, we will have better choices and settle on the best choice. We do this comprehensive inquiry as an approach to eliminate uncertainty.

A study by Shim and Steers (2012) found that Toyota contends both deliberately and authoritatively by underscoring arranging and work frameworks to moderate the effect of any turbulence in the outside environment (stability is key), while Hyundai contends by tolerating ecological instability and danger as a piece of ordinary day by day operations (adaptability is key). As an after effect of these distinctions, Hyundai can change course more rapidly than its bigger rival as new open doors and advances develops. This shows that the quickly changing universe of business requests exceptional aptitudes of basic leadership. The leaders need to settle on choices in light of the present as well as required to be creative and advanced in their basic leadership approach subsequent to considering all contemplations.

Subsequently, it is suitable for a leader to appoint less huge matters of basic leadership to his companions in a hierarchical set up. This will help the leader in decongesting his psyche of the repetitive components or unimportant information and will help him to concentrate on basic leadership and critical thinking issues. This will likewise urge them to make out-of-box thinking, considering the entire picture and taking progressive choices for change of business in this uncertain economic environment. Up-to-date course curriculum at PGDM degree level at Asia-Pacific Institute of Management is a unique way to augment the leadership skills among the aspiring managers.

 

Written ability test: An important admission criteria for B-school

students-picsWritten ability test is gaining importance in the admission criteria of B-schools. It is a pen and paper test where a candidate is asked to write a short essay on either a current affairs topic or on any other issue where people usually have diverse points of view. While writing an essay for admission to a top B-school, the focus should be on the time. Here, the key will be to write as fast as possible in order to finish the essay. Don’t waste much time on thinking and planning the structure of the essay. Also it is important to develop the ability to think and articulate quickly. For B-school panelists, essays are tools to see how you structure your thoughts and produce them in the least amount of time. It gives the panel a valuable insight of your mind. Management schools use essay writing as a pre-interview yardstick to assess you on clarity, logic, focus, structure and argument. Few tips to crack written ability test successfully are:

(1) Expand knowledge base: The first and foremost step in preparing for any entrance exam or an interview is to expand your knowledge base. Know your subject well and keep yourself updated with the current affairs. This will give you substantial information to write on the topic given.

(2)Write frequently: In order to communicate the knowledge you have, you should improve your writing abilities. Writing frequently on some of the current affairs topic will not only boost your confidence, but will also help in improving your vocabulary and language.

(3)Structure your essay: Whether or not you have sufficient knowledge of the given topic, always remember to structure your essay to give it a logical flow. You are not expected to know everything, but by structuring your essay you will show the examiner that you are meticulous in your approach. Structuring the essay will reflect on the clarity of your thoughts, which is one of the important factors you will be assessed on.

(4)Make your writing interesting: By this we do not mean you should use exhaustive vocabulary or language that is difficult to understand. To make your essay interesting, give it a fresh perspective. Be specific and avoid predictable, generic and clichéd writing. Develop your main idea with a few facts, events, interesting observations and reasons.

(5)Manage your time: Remember, you are given very limited time to put down your thoughts. Spend the first few minutes on understanding the given topic and then structure your essay. Make sure you leave a couple of minutes at least at the end to review what you have written. Check for grammatical errors, punctuation’s, syntax, flow of thoughts and expressions used. Having said that, do not change too many things in the last minute. Make sure you present your essay in a legible and a good way.

In addition to written ability test, a person seeking admission for B-school also needs to prepare himself/herself for personal interview and group discussion, where he/she will be asked questions on current affairs along with knowledge of self.

Moolmantras to crack Interview for any top MBA college in India

new_1Some of you may have the interview call letter or some of you might be expecting an interview call for the top b school for the PGDM program as admission season is around the corner. Interview is the first formal interaction point between an aspirant and the management schools. That is the time you convey your talent, drive and personality and you don’t want to take chances at that moment.

Having a feel of the question questions can certainly reduce the level of nervousness during any interview and preparing accordingly will smoothen your professional skills and strength. But always remember one thing the interviewer is always looking to know you as a person. Whether or not you would be fit for the college’s culture, how are you going to contribute to the college as a student, would be you be able to cope up with the academic assignments, projects etc.

img_6980Before applying to any top colleges in Delhi, the most important thing you need to work on is on your resume. Know your resume in and out. Don’t mention anything that you are not aware of. What I have observed is that the candidates, in order to differentiate their resume, add up unnecessary things which are not required. Remember one thing you have to differentiate yourself not your resume to impress the interviewer or to get selected. After crystallizing your resume, ask yourself these key questions:

  • Can I clearly articulate my career plan and future goals? (talk about your specialization and the industry that you are targeting at to join, in future)
  • What is my motivation to obtain an MBA? (talk about opportunities in the field of Management with reference to the current market)
  • How do I plan to use my MBA in my career? (skills and competencies)
  • What do I really want from my MBA experience? (talk about what you have read and heard about the course, and your expectation from the course and the college)
  • Why is X business school the right place for me? (do a research about the college X, visit their Website)
  • What can I bring to this MBA community? (talk about your contribution to the college)
  • Where do I see myself in 5, 10 or 15 years?

If your are clear about these questions and can convince the interviewer, consider your admission done so far as the interview round is concerned,  for any top b schools in India.