Smart People And Stupid Manager, Does That Makes Any Sense?

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“It does not make sense to hire smart people and then have them follow stupid rules”. – Oleg Vishnepolsky

We all make mistakes. Mistakes are what makes us Humans. We all do it, admit it.

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit it”.  – Bruce Lee

But there are very few people who learn from their mistakes. Learning from mistakes can lead to higher productivity as a individual and as a team.

Mistakes can be healthy as they can be good indicators of hidden problems, hence leads to applying a solution and that results in higher productivity.

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”. – Albert Einstein

You will always find the GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY managers in your career. I have suffered the bad and the ugly; and because of the good I am adjusting with the bad and the ugly.

The bad and the ugly can result in lot of emotional pain and decrease self-esteem, this can also result in leaving the company. I too decided the same but because of the good I am still here, never know when I will quit. I hope I can be assertive enough to hold-on.

The Bad

  • Always mocking
  • I am the boss kind of attitude
  • Always abusing subordinates
  • Very reluctant and a hostile
  • Could do anything to satisfy his/her ego

And this leads to very poor results on his career as well as his team.

  • No mistakes lead to no experience and no experience leads to no wisdom.
  • The world require flexibility, adaptability and rapid change for the company’s future, but this manager is an liability to the company.
  • Most of the experienced, highly skilled employees will leave the company hence resulting in low productivity.

The Ugly

  • He/she has an exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • Always want to show-off
  • Take credit for self and manipulates for his gain
  • Lacks empathy: he/she is unwilling to recognize or identify the feelings and needs of others
  • They are very aggressive and arrogant and have rude and abusive behaviors
  • Often punishes the person who makes the mistake

The way the punishment is executed defines how ugly the manager is. These examples might remind of something similar happened to you or happening to you now

  • To fix the mistake the person who made the mistake is humiliated in team meeting or WhatsApp/WeChat group
  • Giving false examples for himself/herself on how he dealt with his mistakes. Just being pretentious.
  • Infront of person ‘A’ praises person ‘B’ saying he does better job than you and vice-versa

The results of this on his/her team

  • The person who made the mistake will never ever take new initiatives
  • The other team members will also be motivated not to take new initiatives
  • Productivity of that division suffer
  • Ultimately subordinates will leave at the first opportunity they have
  • Legal implication can come into play

The Good

  • Assertive
  • Security
  • Intelligent
  • Empathetic
  • Does not see the growth of his subordinates as a threat to his job
  • Always gives credit to his team and praise them for their efforts
  • Motivate his team to bring out their full potential and to take new initiatives
  • Even if his team members may not know their true potential he uses his managing skills as a way to bring it out.
  • He takes full accountability for the mistake
  • Does not micro-manage when the mistakes are done

My mentor, my manager who supported me in every aspect is Nikhil Shingadia

I would like to end this post by quoting “Forget the mistake, remember the lesson”. – Oleg Vishnepolsky

I have also written a similar article on The FATE Of Your Company Depends Upon How You TREAT Your EMPLOYEES

Core Elements Of Sales

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Every author or experienced sales person has his/her way of explaining, elaborating sales. I am a Business Graduate, not that an excellent writer. But I will try my level best at explaining “Core Elements Of Sales”.

Let us start by understanding the word ELEMENT
ELEMENT can be defined as an essential part or characteristics or component or ingredients of something.

Don’t get confused with “Principles Of Sales” those are completely different. I have already written an article on it [LINK] you can click and read about it.

Basically there are 4 Elements of sales

  1. Know your buyer
  2. Understand the deal
  3. Effective presentation
  4. Closing the deal

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The Five Principles Of Sales

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Sales has many differences. Whether it’s selling different products to different industries that have different types of customers and different types of processes. There are often a lot of variables that change in each sales role out there. It can be hard comparing someone selling used cars for example to someone selling property, or comparing someone selling insurance to someone selling corporate software.
That being said, there are principles of sales that don’t change.Principles that remain the same as the process of selling something to someone. Understanding those basic principles can then help you master to core of selling and develop skills that can be used to sell anything to anyone.
Here I’m going to break down the 5 basic principles of selling:

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The FATE Of Your Company Depends Upon How You TREAT Your EMPLOYEES

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There are many reason which can result in the fall of a company. I work for a mobile company and the best example I can give is of Nokia; the fall of Nokia was “APP STORE”. Coming back to the topic, let’s begin.

Two in five CEOs fail within their first 18 months of leading an organisation, according to a study published in Harvard Business Review. One-third of chief executives from Fortune 500 companies don’t make it past three years.

Achieving goals requires your teams’ support and commitment. If your team is not on board, this means you don’t have the leadership quality.

Here are four of the most important points that can cast you in a negative light and turn off your employees:

1. The MARIONETTE Trap Marionette

The challenge for any leader is working within the pre-defined parameters, yet being able to apply his own talents to achieve the results. Many leaders in hope of securing their position and privileges get themselves trapped into this. They just follow the orders and never stand up for their team not question the policies. The sad part is your employees are listening and seeing everything and are murmuring behind your back. If you need to be continuously directed, you are indeed a puppet.

I know of many boards who only hire managers that they can control. If your only concern is to impress the top management you’ll be surely losing your employees. There must be a balance. In the end no one will take you seriously, neither the board nor the employees you have ignored.

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson

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My Journey From Nokia To vivo

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Hello readers, I am Muhammad Shahid Deshnoor. I am a techy geek, I love technology, hence I thought of starting my career in technical field.

I started my career with Nokia, I worked as a technician in Nokia Priority Dealers in Belgaum, my home town. I am not a good writer, hence you must ignore my grammatical errors.

In Nokia, I learned lot of stuff

  • How to attend customer?
  • How to satisfy their needs?
  • How to clarify their doubt, and educate them on the products & services?
  • How to build relationship and so on…?

I resigned my job, as I wanted to complete my graduation. I was gone for a long period of time. Enjoyed my college life, became good photographer, a top online gamer and a technical advisor for family and friends. Anybody wants to by any electronic device be it TV, music system, computer, laptop, mobile, etc. I was the one whom they would ask first.

Later I joined Samsung Service Center in Belgaum after a very long time, there I was the software engineer. I use to fix any software related stuff, be it bootloop, soft-bricked, etc. The easiest part was just upgrading the firmware because the phone was hanging a lot, had hanging issues. The hardest part was, pissed customers; no matter what you do, some devices were not meant to be fixed. They had issues until they were replaced by their successor. I hope you guys be knowing which models I am talking about. I wasn’t satisfied here, so ultimately I resigned. And I started freelancing, I use to fix phones, edit photos and videos, use to design business cards, etc.

The year 2015 was tough, I lost my father; who was the whole and sole earner for the family. Whereas me, I use to work for my own expenses, to buy new gadgets, games, etc. After my father’s death, the whole responsibility came unto my shoulders. Then I started hunting for jobs, as the income I use to earn from freelancing was not fixed. Sometimes I use to earn in 5 digits and some time to 3-4 digits and sometime none. I use to adjust as it was for my own expenses. I cannot risk that with my family. A family needs constant finance for basic needs.

While I was hunting for jobs, I started recollecting my memories, on whom I did favors. I contacted them and asked them about job availabilities. Finally the day arrives, I joined in Samsung as a promoter and distributor’s payroll. I core job was to sale Samsung phones, be it Galaxy smartphones or featured phones and tablets also included.

When I worked in Nokia, I was in a showroom. and it was long time ago. There we hardly had any competition. That time Nokia was a synonym for mobiles. When I started working in Samsung, what I noticed was huge competition between brands. That time it was Samsung Vs Sony, HTC, LG, Micromax, Lava, Xolo, Intex, Panasonic, Lenovo, Nokia and the list goes on… Then I saw one guy who came to store to introduce vivo. We all laughed, one more chinese brand. I worked for about 15 days in a store, and the retailer said: “This guy is not suitable for the job”. And I was shuffled to another shop which was opened just yesterday. There I worked for a week and same thing repeated and they removed me, saying “You don’t fit”.

I was really upset, didn’t knew what to do, whom to contact. After so much of discussion with friends, they gave me a number of a person, I met him and he gave me another person’s number who gave me appointed in LG as a Sales Promoter. Ultimately, new job, new company and new shop.

There I started my career, I already had experience of almost 20+ days (15 days in one shop and about a week in another) I utilized those and started my job as a twenty years experienced guy. The first thing I did was building relationship with the retailer and store staff. Made friendly relationship, and I was in. I worked in LG for about 3 months and LG was gone forever from my region and once again I was jobless. Then I heard vivo was hiring. For me it was like vivo???? Then I thought something is always better than nothing. I met the ASM of vivo, who happened to be my colleague from Nokia and a good friend. He hired me on the spot. And I joined vivo in the same shop, where I was working with LG.

I had been a vivo brand advisor (VBA) for about 6 month, and because for my technical knowledge I was selected as a Trainer for VBA’s. I went to Bangalore and took the promotion. When I came back to Belgaum, I visited the shop where I worked for 15 days in Samsung and the retailer said “I am not suitable”. When I met him once again as a Trainer he was shocked. Whatever happens, happens for good. If I was in that shop, I would have not got this recognition and this position where I am today. And this is the same brand; me and my colleagues laughed when it was introduced, while I was working there in Samsung.

I continued working for vivo for a long-time as a Route Trainer. As human we are bound to do mistakes. Doing mistakes what makes as humans. One day I got offer from Huawei, and the salary they were offering were doubled what I was earning in vivo. So I resigned, and joined Huawei. I regret every time, why I left vivo. In vivo there is a saying “WE ARE FAMILY” “We are vivo family”. That family feeling was not there in Huawei. So I resigned Huawei.

The person who did lot of favor on me when I was in vivo, I met him in Belgaum luck by chance. And he was my training manager. When I resigned he was really very pissed on me. You know there’s a saying “Time heels everything”. Over the period of time we became good friends once again. And I asked him, can I come back….. He said “need to talk to lot of people, once gone from vivo, no coming back”. Just because of him, they made an exception in my case and I am back in vivo again.

When vivo says “We are family” believe me, they meant it.

And this is my journey from Nokia to vivo….

Love India, Love vivo!

Various Smartphone Sensors and What Do They Do

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#ACCELEROMETER

Move it in any direction and data from this sensor will spike, but leave it still and it will go flat.Apps use this data to tell if a phone is in portrait or landscape orientation, if its screen is facing up- or downward.

 
#GYROSCOPE

The gyroscope is a sensor that can provide orientation information as well,  It is also used by Google’s Sky Map for telling what constellation you’re pointing a phone at.

 
#MAGNETOMETER

The magnetometer. Yup, it is able to detect magnetic fields. The magnetometer is one of the sensors that compass applications use to point at the planet’s north pole. Apps made to detect metal use this sensor as well.

 
#PROXIMITY

The proximity sensor, which is comprised of an infrared LED and an IR light detector. It is placed near the earpiece of a phone, and for a good reason – when you place the handset up to your ear, the sensor lets the system know that you’re most probably in a call and that the screen has to be turned off. The sensor works by shining a beam of invisible to humans infrared light which is reflected from a nearby object and picked up by the IR detector.

 
#AMBIENTLIGHTSENSOR

When ambient light is plentiful, the screen’s brightness is pumped up, and when it is dark, the display is dimmed down.n fact, the Adapt Display feature uses this data to fine tune image representation.

 
#BAROMETER

Is a sensor that can measure atmospheric pressure. Data measured by it is used to determine how high the device is above sea level, which in turn results in improved GPS accuracy.

 
#THERMOMETER

The mometer for measuring ambient temperaturethey’re used to monitor the temperature inside the device and its battery. If a component is detected to be overheating, the system shuts itself down to prevent damage.

 
#HUMIDITYSENSOR

Data provided by it was used in the S Health application to tell whether or not the user was in their “Comfort Zone” – one with optimal air temperature and humidity.

 
#PEDOMETER

It is a sensor used for counting the number of steps that the user has taken. Such data is usually obtained by the device’s Accelerometer.

 
#HEARTRATEMONITOR

It is made to measure one’s pulse, and it does that by detecting the minute pulsations of the blood vessels inside one’s finger.

 
#FINGERPRINT SENSOR

Fingerprint scanners are most often used as an extra layer of security – as a substitute for a lock screen password.

 
#DETEXTEDHARMFULEDITION

The Sharp Pantone 5. Released only in Japan, it features a dedicated button which launches an app used to measure the current radiation level in the area.