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Towards Personal Excellence
Psychometric Tests and Self-Improvement Techniques for Managers

Second Edition
  • Seema Sanghi - Managing Director, Styrax Consultants Pvt. Ltd

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Business & Management

284 pages | SAGE India

"It is a must for all-practicing managers, young professionals getting into managerial openings, HR specialists, and behavioral science trainers alike.... It is truly an encyclopedia on psychometric tests and self improvement techniques for one and all."
-Hindu Business Line

-Hindu Business Line

 

"Even though the need for self-development and increasing the level of excellence and effectiveness is high, people do not have enough time for self-study, nor for attending courses being offered. Moreover, people may like to go at their own pace, select the time they can find to devote to self-development, and choose the areas more relevant to them at that time.

 

The present volume seems to fulfill these needs-to help the readers to pick up the areas they are more concerned with....Seema Sanghi has simplified the various concepts and theories in the form of practical hints for increasing excellence of various personal and interpersonal skills. Howsoever busy an individual may be, he or she can use the book to review his/her level of effectiveness, and use the tips to enhance it."

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-From the Foreword by Udai Pareek

From the Foreword by Udai Pareek, ‘Even though the need for self-development and increasing the level of excellence and effectiveness is high, people do not have enough time for self-study, nor for attending courses being offered. Moreover, people may like to go at their own pace, select the time they can find to devote to self-development, and choose the areas more relevant to them at that time.

The present volume seems to fulfil these needs—to help the readers to pick up the areas they are more concerned with…. Seema Sanghi has simplified the various concepts and theories in the form of practical hints for increasing excellence of various personal and interpersonal skills. Howsoever busy an individual may be, he or she can use the book to review his/her level of effectiveness, and use the tips to enhance it.’

The second edition of this enormously successful book is packed with more ways to maximize your potential with added sections on self-evaluation. This edition contains more ‘mirror image’ questionnaires covering a wider scope of multiple managerial competencies, including creativity and innovation. The book contains six pilot-tested modules each with a cluster of skills and a self-assessment questionnaire (with response sheets), which enables the reader/user to record individual strengths and weaknesses to keep track of the process of learning. The author covers the following areas:

– Managerial Skills
– Communication Skills
– Group Dynamics Skills
– Environment Management Skills
– Self-enhancement Powers
– Career Planning

 
Foreword Professor Udai Pareek
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Section A - Managerial Skills
 
Section B - Communication Skills
 
Section C - Group Dynamics Skills
 
Section D - Environment Management Skills
 
Section D - Environment Management Skills
 
Section F - Career Planning

The book is generally easy on the eye and quick to read, although the odd circumlocution has slipped through the sub-editing process. There is, for my liking, too much space devoted to the various questionnaires and assessments and too little to imaparting ways of improvement.

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Seema Sanghi

Seema Sanghi is Managing Director at Styrax Consultants, a firm set up by her in the human resource solution space, which is focused on developing processes and people. It offers consul-tancy in competency mapping, assessment centre, psychometric testing and development, assessment tool development, training and development, mentoring and coaching and HR processes and interventions. She was formerly Director at FORE School of Management She received the Mother Teresa Award in 2003 and the Excellence in Education Award in 2004. She has been a recipient of three gold medals and national scholarships for academic excel¬lence. Books authored... More About Author