Leaders

Nitin Khanna and How Results Come To Be

In business, as Nitin Khanna knows, results are the only thing that matters. Of course, results, Nitin Khanna would see, come from a variety of actions that are tied to the company and to the employees.

Results, Nitin Khanna would realize doesn’t just come out of thin air, results would have to come out of clean and correct processes, they would have to come from the right steps taken each day, they would have to come from the right type of culture and they would also come from promoting the right type of behaviors within a company as well.

See, Nitin Khanna would know that results do not exist within a vacuum, they exist within a specific context. That context is what needs to be paid attention toward if one were to succeed.

Results

This aspect is perhaps the most important one of the assessment segments. What’s the most important thing to your organization? Or any organization for that matter?

It’s productivity, of course. The more work you get done, the more beneficial it is for your firm. The less that you get completed, the more you are driven towards losses by each day.

In this aspect, make sure that you are looking for employees who are the most productive for your organization. They could be the best at customer service, they could be highly prolific in sales, or they could be amazingly fast at accounting.

Either way, they prove to be some of the most results oriented names in your organization. And they need to be rewarded for that.

This group could prove to be the team leaders in your organization due to their time-efficiency, production-friendly and self-management skills. Make sure to assess these employees accordingly to show them their true value.

On the other hand, employees who have poor productivity levels should once again be gently reminded of why they had been hired and how their lack of efforts could be affecting the organization. Depending upon the severity of their non-productivity, you could also schedule sessions with HR or training to determine what could be done for them.

Read about Khanna’s success story here https://yourstory.com/mystory/48e163e5d2-nitin-khanna-an-nri-who-made-it-big-in-portland-oregon

James Larkin Protest Rally

James Larkin was a powerful leader in labor economics. He fought for fair wages in a time where fair wages were not to modern standards.

The idea of a minimum wage that is prevalent today was not exactly how it was in Ireland a few years before World War One. Most workers had to endure long hours and less than stellar wages. James appeared on the scene by grouping with a labor union to unionize workers and demand a higher compensation for both skilled and unskilled workers.

He began with a traditional labor union and achieved incredible success. He left this union however and founded his own. James Larkin is best known for a strike he led in 1913. This strike lasted for almost a year. Irish workers stopped coming to work and were able to get by through British donations. There was a tense stand-off because 2 of the Irish companies refused the demands of the workers on strike.

William Martin Murphy was the head of one of these companies. He was the Chairman for the Dublin United Tramline Company. He refused the demands of the workers on strike and published his own newspaper that was against James Larkin. When the strike was beginning to form, he initially fired 40 workers suspected of being friendly towards the strike. In the next week, he fired 300. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and James Larkin | Wikipedia

This was not enough for Murphy. He led over 400 companies in Ireland to make their employees sign contracts that they will not participate in the strike. In order to keep his company operating, he began to import workers from Britain. It was a battle for labor rights for the future of Ireland. Learn more about Jim Larkin: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/big-jim-larkin-hero-or-wrecker-review-when-big-jim-looked-small-1.2524094

In August of 1913, James Larkin called for a massive rally. He was snuck into a hotel where he made his speech. The police where required to intervene and a catastrophic incident occurred where up to 600 people were injured. The police tried to disperse the crowd and chaos ensued.

In the end, James Larkin lost financial funding to keep the strike going and it failed. Yet, he made Irish history by bringing to light the need for workers to be paid a fair wage.