Ram Koner

Kolkata, India

Prof. Ram Koner is a high impact and down-to-earth Human Resources Generalist with over 36 years of progressive domestic and international experience from three different continents in human resource management in senior leadership positions across various industries besides 11 years of teaching, training and placements at a reputed B-School in Kolkata.
Prof. Koner, an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur (PM & IR) besides having studied Law from Panjab University, Chandigarh, has thus far personally delivered around 52000 man-hours of human resources development training in India and overseas. He was the Corporate HR Head of a large FMCG conglomerate headquartered in Bangalore.
Prof. Koner is a qualified MBTI® Trainer from Association for Psychological Type (APT), Glenview, IL 60025, USA as well as a Certified Program Leader from Louis Allen Associates, California USA, to offer the Allen Management System training to practicing managers.
Prof. Koner has a penchant for successfully tackling apparently unsolvable and difficult challenges in the ordinary eye.
When you hire Smart Management Advisory, you are hiring me. Below is my personal management philosophy which describes how I manage myself and the relationships I have with others. Throughout my career I have shared this outline with people I have worked with and for including bosses, staffs, colleagues, alliance partners, vendors, volunteers and clients. This is a “living document” and guides my behavior and the actions I take in my personal and professional life. By sharing it, I hope to give clients and potential clients and understanding of what they can expect from me.

1. Focus communications on process and behaviors:
 Say what you mean
 Take responsibility for what you say and how you say it
 Learn to listen
 Balance IQ and EQ
 Talk directly to a person about an issue
 Discuss a topic in the meeting room, not the hallway
 Be direct and truthful but not hurtful, sarcastic or rude
2. Take pride in the work you do and be accountable for it:
 Strive to always make your work the best
 Seek your supervisor’s help, but do not delegate upward
 Understand approval processes, time demands and constraints
 Keep your team and team leader informed
 Demonstrate loyalty to others
3. Evaluate your own Performance:
 Do what you say you will do
 Say you are not ready rather than winging it
 Execute with timeliness on assigned work
 Provide detailed answers and commitment to completion
 Assess your own competencies and process capabilities
 Act professionally in conduct, behavior and interaction with others
4. Achieve Your goals:
 Perform consistently and reliably
 Seek regular reviews of your performance
 Add value—just don’t do the minimum
 Work hard; play hard
5. Empower People:
 Value initiative
 Act openly with no hidden agendas
 Encourage and practice self-reflection
 Conduct open, honest, adult-level dialogue with peers and supervisors
 Reward honesty and keep open communications a priority
 Value all people in the organization
6. Continuously Improve:
 Recognize continuous improvement is a characteristic of world class organizations
 Recognize achievements and set clear, action-oriented goals
 Give and seek feedback continuously
7. Manage Your Job:
 Sensitize yourself to pressures around your team members and supervisors
 Put yourself in someone else’s situation every so often
 Get out of your chair and manage by walking around
 Take action, provide information—don’t always wait to be asked
 Admit when you are feeling a loss or lack of focus
8. Take responsibility for managing your career:
 Seek opportunities for personal development and training
 Understand that learning is a continuous exercise
 Conduct regular self-evaluation and personal assessment
 Celebrate your strengths and improve your weaknesses
9. Take Care of Yourself:
 Never take your health for granted
 Pay attention to sleep, diet, exercise and overall wellness
 Protect and preserve your emotional health
 Make time for those you love
 Nourish your body, soul, spirit and mind
 Create balance in your life
10. Give Back:
 Remember: “We make a living of what we get; we make a life of what we give.” —Winston Churchill
 Get involved in things you care about
 Focus your energies and time
 Contribute your time, talent and treasure
 Never overcommit and under deliver – people are counting on you