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.
To get ahead in career, you need to be one step ahead , having a decent enough performance or meeting the targets is only a qualifying criterion. To successfully move ahead in your career, you need to take on additional responsibilities, especially the ones that cut through different departments.
Leadership remains an enigma for most of the employees, prescriptions abound ranging from how to dress up, to using Freud’s psychoanalytic tools. Now all these look good on the paper, but falter while being implemented by the employee on the ground. So what can you do in day-to-day work and still be on the leadership [...]
Gender Equality seems to be media’s darling these days and every week one or another company gets highlighted for its women friendly practices. The reality on the ground is strikingly different. Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of IQ, education, and passion as men. Though in the end few [...]
Our brain is an expert at making logical connections when it encounters an issue; now this may work if you have previously encountered and tackled a similar situation. When you hit a roadblock with a new issue, a good starting point is to ask “Why” five times and see how many causes you can come up with. This increases the odds of a better solution because you can see more connections
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.”
Usage of 360 degree will push you to confront the issues and negative feedback head on, rather than dismissing it as one of the events, additionally it gives you more courage to deal with developmental and critical feedback.
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.
The benefits of moving to a reduced workweek are multifold, starting with healthcare, reduced stress, Increased happiness and productivity coupled with the chance of being employable in the next decade.
It’s important to put wings behind real business needs and use the training dollars judiciously, this will not happen unless you use a filtering mechanism to identify the hitherto hidden training needs. A popular and effective means of identifying the training needs is the usage of “interview”, Interviews can provide you with an in-depth view of the specific skills that need to be honed or learned. These are some of the candidates whose input would be worth its weight in gold.
Humans have the ability to think more than twice as fast as they talk, leaving the mind to wander whilst it is listening to someone. At the workplace, more and more multitasking is happening and interruptions abound, this too has impacted our listening skills quotient.
At times life may be wrenching and testing your will power to the limits, everything may be off track and each passing day piles on more of it. Even in the darkest of the days, there would be moments of joy, however small and inconsequential it may seem. Pick any three tiny golden straws that made you smile
Going by the popular sentiment and all the reports, it seems certain that more jobs will be created in 2015 and newer opportunities will come to the table for all of us. New year is also the time for making new resolutions, more often than not, only few of us will make a pointed effort to sharpen their career and take benefit of the impending opportunity.