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.
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.
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;
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.
Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company, Theranos. To fund Theranos, she dipped into the pot her parents had saved for the tuition, for she believed that her tuition money could be better used in transforming healthcare. Holmes has developed a method to draw and [...]
Perseverance is easier said than done, standing up like the Great Wall of China in the face of adversity requires stamina and conviction. Lets look at some of the ways to develop perseverance. As Thomas Alva Edison said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Impatient people interrupt, finish other people's sentences when they hesitate, ask people to hurry, urge people to finish and get to the point. All these behaviors of impatient people intimidate, irritate and demotivate others.
Change is the only constant in life; failure to keep pace with the change will make you extinct. Tuning your life to “The Change” and adapting to it is the only way to survival. If you want to get ahead life, embrace change instead to cribbing about it. Oprah says, “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
If you have an idea, act on it fast. Think it through, work with friends to grow it, and the rest will follow. Invest in people – help them grow – as professionals and individuals - and they will be your biggest equity. During an entrepreneurial journey, you shouldn’t be afraid of making a wrong choice or taking a risk. Once you have taken a decision, don’t regret it, but learn from it and grow. Trust your instincts, if you don't no one else will.
Ma started his career as an English teacher and failed in numerous ventures, including being rejected for a job in KFC, before he founded Alibaba in 1999. Today, he is China’s richest man with a net worth of over $21 billion.Whilst the world and the Chinese diaspora dance in festivities after the listing of Alibaba.com and coming very close to legendary Wal-Mart’s market cap on day one, […]
In your career, one thing is for sure that you will make quite a few decisions. Good decisions will bear fruit for some time and the bad ones will haunt you for a longer time, a really bad decision can even cut short your career. Nothing tests your leadership skills more than your ability to make [...]
Entrepreneurs may be independent in comparison to those in service, but they may face tough times. How do you thrive in business even in hard times? Do you want to turn entrepreneur to become your own boss or because you do not relish working under others? Entrepreneurship can be very fulfilling and exciting, but there [...]
True success is not just keeping your job, but being famous by excelling in the workplace. Being famous in your company for the right reasons is an uphill task especially if the company is composed of highly competitive people. The hard work and toil needed to become famous should not deter you from trying it [...]
Riley Pat said - "You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again." The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing. No one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is [...]
"Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder," writes Sheryl Sandberg in her new book, "Lean In" which prompts women to take up leadership roles in corporate organizations. It is an acknowledged fact that women have to face unique challenges and struggles while developing a style of leadership at the workplace. For women who aspire [...]