Thursday, January 26, 2023

Practicing Mindfulness Can Boost Your Career

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.

Four Actions That Prove You Don’t Have Strategic Ability

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If you want to be perceived as someone with a strategic mindset, be tolerant of long brainstorming sessions and debate before things start simplifying.

If You Don?t Ask, You Won’t Get It

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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.

How Electing a CEO Benefits the Company

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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

How To Up-skill The Team

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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.

The Art of Brainstorming

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:

Is Your Idea Worth Pursuing ?

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.

Become A Leader By Learning Continuously

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

In 2016 These Four Sectors Will Need One Million New Hires

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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.

Taking Charge Of Your Career Or Else You Will Be Redundant

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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.

5 Working Style Blunders That Will Make You A Sitting Duck

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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.

Using Senior Level Sponsorship To Propel Your Goals.

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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.

Worlds Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire – Elizabeth Holmes

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...

Patience Pays In Corporate Life

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.

5 Lessons from Oprah Winfrey’s Life

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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.

Tips to Become Famous in Your Company

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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...

Five Leadership Tips for Women in Organizations

"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...

How To Fast Track Your Career

It is the goal of every young professional starting his or her career to climb the corporate ladder as quickly as possible.However, only a few of them manage to make advancements...

Three Things Bill Gates Has Learned From Warren Buffett

Last month, I went to Omaha for the annual?Berkshire Hathaway?shareholders meeting. It?s always a lot of fun, and not just because of the ping-pong matches and the newspaper-throwing contest I have...

Story Of Dani Johnson From Broke & Homeless to Millionaire In 2 Years

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We are limited by the beliefs we set in our mind, history shows that successful people are able to break these shackles and unleash their potential. The difference is the?? T...

5 Tips From Richard Branson On Starting A Successful Business

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As LinkedIn is a business that started in a living room, much like Virgin began in a basement, I thought my first blog on the site should be about how to...

Are You Effective at Work

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Once a quarter?or so, I find it valuable to step back and ask:?How am I doing? Otherwise, you can end up consumed by work for years at a time and not be...
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5 Reasons People Fail & What Can You Do To Be Successful

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Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? I believe it's because successful people manage to overcome five barriers that, in many cases, guarantee failure. Here are those barriers...

How To Be Successful Like Richard Branson

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Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20, and he hasn?t looked back. He?s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries ?...

10 Business Cliche’s That Prove You’re Lazy

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Recognize any of the platitudes on this list? Here's why you should stop using them--now. Whipping out a platitude isn't just annoying. Using some platitudes also shows you're lazy--and not just...

Got A New Boss Again: What To Do?

It is a well-known fact that established teams experience ?transition pains? under the leadership of newly appointed managers. The stress levels go up, and both the parties use moves and countermoves...

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People

From the top rungs of the management to the first line worker, everyone across sectors is looking for ways to be more productive at work. There are no magic pills to...

Want to stay on track with your New Year resolutions?

Last week I met up with a former client who I had not seen for some time. He was disappointed with himself because, although he had set himself some career goals...

How To Delegate Effectively?

The biggest limiting factor which hinders growth of successful young managers to middle management is their inability to delegate effectively. There are only so many working hours in a day and...

Myth of Work-Life Balance

Work- Life Balance is one of the most debated topic in today?s world. Some believe that this is?not being looked at holistically?and may not be doable. Jack Welch, former GE CEO...

Managing e-mail Overload ? 10 Tips for Success

One of the common challenge employees face is how to manage?e-mails, not be managed by it. Time is a zero sum game. You can spend your precious time on an e-mail...

Redefine Your Limits – Live to your Full Potential

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We are limited by the beliefs we set in our mind, history shows that successful people are able to break these shackles and unleash their potential. The difference is the ?...

Tips to Make Your Career Development Plan Work

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"Relax? It will all work out, my company loves me" simply isn't true for a career. We have to make things work for ourselves, trying to adopt a positive outlook towards...

How To Set Your Goals This Year

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George Harrison said it all when he sang If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. Goal setting is about fine-tuning the direction in which you want...

The Principles Of Personal Success

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Knowing what the ingredients of a successful life are is important in terms of our social, professional and personal lives. Taking these principles to heart will also ensure that we reach...