You saw the movie, now learn from the movie SHOLAY. Highest blockbuster movie of Bollywood, now learn management lessons from Gabbar Singh and Thakur.

Now is are some from Thakur

  1. Always cover your limitations, don’t expose them to the competition (He always wore long-sleeved garments, though he had no arms)
  2. Never hide the truth from your barber or tailor.( Hair was replaced with chic wig and sleeves were always the right length – importance of Power Dressing)
  3. When you are young in the business use heavy artillery, when you grow older use your head (Initially he used firearms)
  4. When negotiating never reveal all your cards (One recent clip showed hands tucked away carefully)
  5. In business keep your nose and hands clean. This keeps IT and other govt. agencies at bay. (He never has to clean his nose or dirtied his hands)
  6. In business never waste time haggling the ‘right price’, make the first proposition one that can’t be refused. (He hires Jay and Viru with a single non-negotiable offer)
  7. When recruiting always keep perks within easy view and customize them (Jaya and Hema are kept in view and as different as chalk and cheese)
  8. Don’t dirty your hand-especially the sly one.(Kept a trusted lieutenant ‘Kaka’ for the really dirty work)
  9. Develop your foot soldiers to become the first bulwark against the enemy while your main weapons are kept on hold (Always fought with his feet)
  10. Take care to arm your foot soldiers well, remember they hold up and sol(e)d up your company.( His shoes were studded with brand new nails)
  11. One 11th lesson always flouted by managers: “Don’t waste time in dialoguebaazi – they only get you taalis from frontbenchers.( He was action -oriented. Hence he ended up in the winning frame).

Here Gabbar is delivering MANAGEMENT lessons

  1. Jo darr gaya samjho mar gaya – Courage and enterprise are important factors for laying the successful foundation of a growth oriented business
  2. Kitne admi the – Its important to know the competition and its size ..he understood that even a small team can make a difference
  3. Arey o sambha kitna inam rakhe hai sarkar hum par – Promoting one’s own brand is very important and to be reiterated always
  4. goli, aur aadmi
  5. Create an illusion where his insubordinate had a chance of survival but kills them in the next scene …
  6. moral – perform or perish - Le ab goli kha – Sometimes in the interest of the organisation  u have to take hard and unpopular decisions …. So sometimes  a leader has to ‘fire’ some employees
  7. Jab tak tere pair chalenge uski saans chalegi – Classic carrot and stick approach …tere pair ruke toh yeh bandook chalegi !!
  8. Yeh ramgadh waale apni betiyon ko kaunsi chakki ka aata khilate hai re – Market research is important to understand value propositions !!
  9. Yeh hath mujhey dedey thakur – Identify elements of threats in the market and take measures to minimise them
  10. Holi kab hai, kab hai Holi – Conduct advance mapping of key events within the industry and devise penetration strategy to have a competitive edge over your rivals
  11. “Suwer ke bacheyyyy !” – Verbal warning for non performance !

I hope MBA can learn more from Bollywood than real industry.

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