The career growth plan creates a spirit of accountability by documenting your responsibility in making the future happen. You can take these steps to develop your career growth plan
By focusing on three skills only, you can turbo charge your career. While there are numerous competencies and behaviors that one needs to be a high flier in the corporate race, mastering these behaviors will give you an edge over the others. Active Listening Active listening is the building block of leadership skills; the other [...]
Off late, the corporate world has started noticing the benefits of introducing mindfulness in the workplace. Here are some reasons why practising mindfulness may be good for your career.
If you want to be perceived as someone with a strategic mindset, be tolerant of long brainstorming sessions and debate before things start simplifying.
In any negotiation, the goal should be to avoid an outcome where the final response is a “no.” What-if responses help you in driving the conversation further by suggesting pointed actions that you can take to implement the suggestions or roadblocks brought to the table by your manager.
Sages and researchers from HR define it in the following way “ Potential is not only the skill but also the will to develop or perform at a higher level in future.” As we see it, potential refers to the capability of an individual to perform at a particular level and, as such, it is a prerequisite for performance. It sets the upper limit of the achievable performance level.
It simply makes good business sense to empower employees to elect the people they will be following every workday for at least the next year. True democracy in the workplace – based on trust, transparency, and partnership – demonstrates at the most fundamental level that we’re all in this together
We as adults are interested in learning that will lead to a better quality of life and higher self-esteem, not just in higher pay or promotion. You can help your team members understand that learning new skills may allow them to exhibit their expertise and creativity to influence more people and different projects, leading to a more satisfied career.
Brainstorming is not a random activity. It needs to be structured and follows key rules. In brainstorming, a problem or challenge is defined in neutral terms. Participants then spontaneously share ideas for solving the problem, these ideas are offered under specific conditions. Osborn, father of the Brainstorming sessions, set forth these guidelines for a session:
Restraining forces act to restrain or decrease the driving forces. For any idea to be successfuly implemented, the driving forces must exceed the restraining forces. Equilibrium or balance gets achieved when the sum of the driving forces once again equals the sum of the restraining forces.
Mind maps have a variety of applications in business, educational, and personal situations as aids in problem solving, decision making, and learning. You can use them for these purposes:
Knowing that you are weak at something is half battle won because you will work towards supplementing the deficiency by either learning new skills or getting help from others to fill up. The best way to handle development areas is by scripting a development plan, which involves three key milestones
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.
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.