Roselinde Torres on what it takes to be a great leader

Roselinde Torres is a Leadership expert. She has watched many leaders from up close, and she should be an expert.

In this clear, yet candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years of observing amazing leaders at work. Torres shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

In this powerful video (TED talk), Roselinde Torres discusses all that you want to know about being a great leader. An exciting and inspiring watch for leaders of the future and leaders of the present.

Difference between winning and succeeding? John Wooden explains

John Wooden, affectionately known as Coach, led UCLA to record wins which are yet to be matched in the world of basketball. Over the years he has shared with players and non-players his values and life lessons. All the while emphasizing that success is much more important than winning.

In this inspiring talk John Wooden shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom. He is simple, and easy to understand and at the end of the video we get to understand what he means by success. We are all set to pursue the best in ourselves once we watch this video of the TED talk by John Wooden on the difference between winning and succeeding.

Ric Elias: Three things I learnt while my plane crashed

Ric Elias was on Flight 1549 – in the front row – the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in the month of January 2009. In this TED talk Ric Elias tells what went through his mind as the plane went down in the water.

Ric Elias is the CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures, a firm that helps large service companies acquire new customers online. Watch the best of him come out in this video.

Steve Jobs’ life changing speech at Stanford in 2005

Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios talks to Stanford graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities everywhere. In fact, he even talks of seeing opportunities in life’s setbacks. Here’s the video of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (or speech) at the university’s 114th Commencement that happened on June 12, 2005. During the Stanford Commencement Address / speech, Steve Jobs shares three most important stories from his life. The first one is about connecting the dots, the second about love and loss and the third one, about death. Watch the Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement speech – one of the finest to come out of this legend.

10 Top IT services and software companies in India

Most of the IT services and software companies in India focus on software development, software outsourcing, offshore IT services outsourcing, web application development, website development and management services to clients spread across India and abroad. They also focus on technology consulting and training apart from offering multitude of other services to cater to the IT sector. Here’s a list of the top ten IT services/software companies in India based on various parameters including turnover.

1) Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Has over 200 branch offices spreading all over the world and is a part of Tata group, headquartered in Mumbai, India.
Turnover – 11.66 Billion Dollar

2) Wipro Limited
Bangalore based Information technology and outsourcing giant headed by Azim Premji. Presence available in more than 60 countries.
Turnover – 6.88 Billion Dollar

3) Infosys Limited
Operating in more than 35 countries with over 80 offices and 100 research and development centers. Clientele is situated mostly in US and Europe.
Turnover – 7.4 Billion Dollar

4) Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
Focusing mostly on outsourcing and consulting business. Initially organization was setup in year 1994 by Kumar Mahadeva in Chennai, Tamil Nadu now HQ has been moved to US of A.
Turnover – 7.35 Billion Dollar

5) HCL Technologies Limited
Has over 84000 employees in 26 countries. HQ-ed in Noida in the National Capital Region.
Turnover – 4.54 Billion Dollar

6) Tech Mahindra Limited
Turnover – 1.15 Billion Dollar

7) Mphasis
Turnover – 1.0 Billion Dollar

8) iGate Patni
Turnover – 400 Million Dollar

9) Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Turnover – 650 Million Dollar

10) Oracle Financial Services Software Limited
Turnover – 650 Million Dolla

‘Torpedo Your Dream’ by Victor Antonio for salesmen

A perfect video for sales guys by motivational speaker Victor Antonio. This video specially targets sales people who are forever looking for potential buyers for their product or service. The need of a sales person to identify a buyer from a time-waster and learn from the experience so that next time they don’t have to repeat the same mistake in a sales call also gets addressed in this motivational video. All of 6 minutes, but worth watching over 60 times!

Tips on how to make great corporate videos

Corporate videos are undoubtedly great marketing tools. However, all of us get stuck when we have to make a great, amazing and awesome corporate video. We don’t know where to start and where to end. To top it, these requirements to create a corporate video for the organization generally come with a short deadline. What do you do? Where do you go to get tips to make an inspiring corporate video?

Look no further than this video which provides tips on how to make those amazing corporate videos and gain internal credits 😉

10 Best LinkedIn Company Pages of 2013

Here is a list of companies which really exploit the goodness of Linkedin to the hilt. In a good way. These businesses and organizations connect with people in a truly meaningful way using LinkedIn Company Pages. The Company Pages help raise brand awareness, promote career opportunities, and ultimately connect with the target audience using LinkedIn as a platform. Here are the top ten best company pages on linkedin, from last year.

Top ten global companies with best Corporate Social Responsibility

By employing the best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices, a company embraces responsibility for its actions and creates a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and general public.

Before deciding the top companies for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, the company is looked at from three angles:

Citizenship: Is the ‘Company’ a good corporate citizen? Does it support good causes and protects the environment?

Governance: Is the ‘Company’ responsibly-run? Does it behave ethically and is open and transparent in its business dealings?

Workplace: Is the ‘Company’ an appealing place to work? Does it treat its employees well?

After taking a look at all of these parameters, we have come up with a list of top companies globally, rated in decending order according to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings.

1. Microsoft
2. Google
3. The Walt Disney Company
4. BMW
5. Apple
6. Daimler
7. Volkswagen
8. Sony
9. Colgate-Palmolive
10. Lego Group

Top ten companies to work for in United States

There are multiple factors that make work places interesting for employees. Companies that operate by strong values and ethics, and offer a proper work-life balance are most preferred by employees across the world. At the same time, you wouldn’t think twice about working in a place that offers free massages, sushi lunches and car washes by experts.

Here’s a list of the top ten companies to work for in US. Note that this is a US specific top ten companies list and doesn’t cover the best companies to work for in rest of the World.

Top ten companies to work for