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Career Lessons from Steve Jobs

January 4th, 2015|

Steve could look at things differently and question why was it that way, he always believed in simplifying things and getting the past the usual no, which comes first. While developing I pod, he designed most of the applications to start working in three clicks, rather than making his customers go through the maze.

Career Lessons From Warren Buffet

January 4th, 2015|

Buffet says, “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. I won the ovarian lottery the day I was born and so did all of you. We’re all successful, intelligent, educated. To focus on what you don’t have is a terrible mistake. With the gifts all of us have, if you are unhappy, it’s your own fault.”

How to Find An Awesome Mentor

January 4th, 2015|

Whether you are a newbie or a pro in your profession, having a mentor will definitely help you to propel your career trajectory. A mentor is someone who “shows you the ropes ” and helps you in navigating the corporate maze without getting bruised or disheartened. Oprah Winfrey says, “ A mentor is someone who allows you to see the light inside yourself.”

Career Mistakes you need to avoid

January 4th, 2015|

Careers are fragile and small mistakes done repeatedly can chip away any edge that you have built painstakingly. Building a career is like running a marathon , where you need to be in the race for the longer haul and each step counts.

India Job Market in 2014 & What’s Next in 2015

January 4th, 2015|

Wait and watch policy kept the hiring market subdued in the first quarter of 2014, thereby limiting the increments and bonuses, which were rolled out in April 2014. The only exception was the Startups market, which saw hordes of dollars flowing in, the sector continued offering larger than usual pay raises and kept the job market warm.

How To Find A New Job Secretively

December 2nd, 2014|

The challenges encountered by a job seeker are numerous, not to mention that applying for a leave raises the manager’s eyebrow, especially when the job market is seemingly moving up. If that was not enough, some of outdated and narrow minded HR professionals go to any extent to track job hunters, I know of one [...]

Emerging HR trends for 2015

November 29th, 2014|

The HR Trend Institute distinguishes eight trends influencing the domain of organisations and people in organisations. The table below gives an overview of the eight trend areas. Looking at the trends and following developments in the market, I tried to capture some of the emerging HR trends for 2015. No more performance reviews Finally organisations [...]

Being More Creative At Work

November 26th, 2014|

Creativity is a very valued skill as it is one of the biggest building blocks of innovation and organization’s that lack innovation are not able to match pace with the market realities and challenges. In the modern age, a premium is placed on people who are able to exhibit creativity, however many of us are [...]

How To Reduce The Sting of Appraisals

November 26th, 2014|

We are about to enter the month of December and are getting ready for the year-end rituals. One of the biggest annual rituals performed by most of the organizations is the “Annual Appraisal Ceremony”; more often than not this leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of the appraisee with the appraisers leaving no stone [...]

Building A Winning Sales Culture

November 20th, 2014|

Sales is the lifeline of any organization and having a fully engaged sales team driven by a great sales culture is the most important pillar of sucesss. A positive, nurturing sales culture makes a world of difference within the sales organizations.

What is making you miss all the deadlines?

October 22nd, 2014|

Generating results and timely delivery of assignments are one of the two biggest factors that shape the career of an individual, the room for error is minimal and any shortfall is detrimental to the modern day career. As a member of the corporate clan you don’t work in a vacuum, your assignment is mostly a [...]

A Career Blooper Is Not “The End”

October 22nd, 2014|

Career bloopers can come in many colors, may be you have been passed over for a promotion, you have been moved out of the most prestigious project the company is working on, or you have been disciplined and it has been put on your personal file by HR. If you are facing a hard time [...]

From a KFC-reject to $21 Billion in net worth – Jack Ma’s life

September 20th, 2014|

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, […]

How To Manage A Virtual Team

August 28th, 2014|

Similar to a conventional team, a virtual team consists of a group of people who interact to complete interdependent tasks and work towards a common goal, however instead of meeting in the same office, the team members work in different places, often at home, and in different time zones, They may never meet their coworkers [...]

How to Build A Dream Team At Work

June 27th, 2014|

A super achievers team is a highly cohesive, diverse and aligned group of performers each skilled in their own domains. These teams speed- up the learning and growth of its members and It’s fun being on it, as everyone achieves more. So how do you go about building a super achiever team at work? At the new- age [...]

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