You are in a important meeting debriefing the team about how to win the next big contract and here you have a team member who is asking stupid questions or reducing the depth of thought by cracking jokes, what do you do? Throw him out, or continue as it is? And sacking the employee is […]
As the Indian economy moves northwards, the job market looks very bright. In a survey conducted by Michael Page, an international executive search firm, 76 % of the employers said that they plan to increase their headcount in 2016. Now it is up to you to ride this wave by getting a handsome pay raise and promotion with your current employer or by jumping ship to a place where you are valued rightly for your contribution, remember to tell the company if they give peanuts, they will get monkeys only. Don’t settle for less, jostle for more for you deserve a better lifestyle, avoid getting swarmed and fooled by the company loyalty and emotional drama.
Change management is an amalgamation of art and science and requires a combination of both people and system-focused skills. Depending on the kind of change being undertaken, different skills will come into play. The key skills needed you will need to be a change master are
An integral component of being a successful leader is learning how to communicate with your team. And the good news is that storytelling is not an innate talent of a few leaders, but is a skill that can be learned by all leaders in couple of days.
Although commitment to diversity must begin with the senior leadership, it must also be disseminated throughout the organization because senior management’s buy in is not sufficient to create the day-to-day atmosphere necessary to promote the retention of diverse employees on an ongoing basis.
Shabbily crafted and delivered messages can trigger feelings of self-doubt, anger, shock, or resistance. Secondly, do give space to your employees to vent out their feelings or reaction; don’t choke them with your managerial power.
Having a corner seat in the office has been one of the most cherished achievements in an employee’s life, a desk, which has a good, view and can comfortably seat the incumbent for eight to ten hours daily. Did you know that, having a permanent seat in the office might be doing more harm to your health than what you have envisaged. The peril of being fixated to the office seat came into limelight after James Levine, a Scientist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, reported in 2006 that sitting down for too long isn't just bad for you, it can also kill you
Below are the sleep habits of 21 highly successful people throughout history. Not everyone keeps “normal” hours, as is shown, but it’s important to do what feels right for you, tweaking your pattern as needed.
Immediate joining should ring an alarm bell, it a sign that some one just walked out of the job without serving the notice period. In normal circumstances this is rare, people do not like walking away unless the place is making them go mad.
Creating an organization that is free of toxic political behavior is likely an unattainable goal; it is within your reach to mitigate the conditions that allow such activity to thrive. As a manager you need to be aware of the factors that are the primary drivers in creating a consistently effective environment that mitigates political behaviors.
According to the Greek mythological legend, Mentor, a friend and counselor to Odysseus was entrusted with the education of Odysseus’ s son, Telemachus. As a trusted senior adviser, Mentor was responsible for raising Telemachus and instructing him in the ways of the world. Today the term Mentor has come to mean a person who takes […]
One of the biggest hurdles in career planning is the fact that careers are lifelong events. Short-term plans are needed to be on track however one must be able to improvise and plan for future as well.
Most of us underestimate change and when it engulfs our careers, we repent and blame the environment or our managers. Run for your life and be prepared to be nuked, if the following symptoms are common in your in your working style.
Creating goals is not incredibly difficult; in fact anyone can do it, although unfortunately, not enough people do it. The real game starts after you have set your goals and it tests your energy, enthusiasm and your resolve to make it happen.
After you have set your goals, following this three-step process can help you in […]
Individuals and groups write action plans as a record of how they intend to use the training imparted to them in future. It is often helpful to use a series of headings or prompt questions to assist in formulations of action plans, as these can help in focusing attention on particular areas of action appropriate to the circumstances.
During the review, a managerial candidate is introduced by his/ her reporting manager and other senior members of the management team are invited to share their views on the candidate’s competencies and leadership potential. These discussions can exert a major influence on the manager’s future career progression. It’s at this point that having support and sponsorship of your senior management team can have a crucial and positive effect on your career trajectory.
Part of being an able presenter is marketing your self as someone others should listen to. These are some of the pointers that can make you a very able presenter.
“…A good leader does not become so based on what he says. He becomes so based on what he does. Followers or peers will watch you and make impression about your leadership ability based on your actions and not on your speeches. Any ‘saying-doing gap’ and the leader will lose credibility. Gandhi will remain as one of the best leaders in world’s history as there was no saying-doing gap.
In order to synthesize ideas, creative people have to apportion a part of their time to study issues in depth, bounce off their thoughts with others, and look for parallels in other ecosystems. Naturally creative people are wired to think in contrasts when they are confronted with a problem
Widespread changes in the organizational environment have led to fundamental changes in how work gets done. Team members are highly interdependent on each other to get the work done. Thus, a managers task has become even more difficult with these changes and he/ she gets pushed from both the sides.
To simplify your work life,these are […]
Traditionally team members get selected by matching individual demographic characteristics (training, rank, experience) to generically functional roles and known project requirements. Team composition should reflect the full range of performance requirements mandated by both the team task itself and the collaborative quality of teamwork needed by the project.
It is a well-known fact that establishing effective collaboration in remote teams requires considerable patience, learning, and experience. Members of the team also have responsibilities and contributions to make in regard to establishing effective virtual collaboration in a remote team. In order to develop deeper relationships with other members in a remote team, consider the following.
The Human Resource (HR) function’s tryst with data is very old. Ever since the organized way of doing business started, managers have been concerned with this cliché question – “How do we find the right person for the right job at the right time and cost?” The answer to this is still evading managers
The attractiveness of pre work process is that the burden of reading, comprehending and developing initial reaction to the material is shifted to each individual outside of the session; this, in turn frees precious meeting time for the group to do what it needs to do the most – process the information together. Additionally pre work is an effective way to rev up up energy for the training session too.
A team leader who engages in micromanagement treats highly experienced and skilled professionals as if they were novices, the team leader double or triple checks works, or places rigid and excessive restraints on decision-making authority of team members.
Its easy to get cynical and believe that successful people are political or sell out, suck up, stab people in the back, use their contacts and so on. The facts are dramatically different from this;
Leading is sophisticated and sometimes difficult task; leading from a distance appears to be even more so because of the extra complexity introduced by the remote context. This is both a good news/ bad news situation.
Increasingly tasks are being automated and newer applications are running complex tasks, one of the biggest hurdles, is to train the existing staff on the new application. Most of the companies these days are implementing Customer Relationship Management software, a new and better way to engage holistically with the customers.
Most of the times, a manager […]
Teams that suffer from lack of foresight are more likely to be jolted by unpleasant surprises. Without an efficient early warning system, such teams are frequently blinded by problems. In addition, they employ a reactive approach that allows problems to mushroom out of control before they are eventually addressed.
Known weaknesses won’t get you into as much trouble as your blind spot would, for you can loop around and compensate for your known weakness. In case of a blind spot, you are completely unprepared and at your wits to tackle the blizzard as and when it hits you in the face.