For long the task of developing leaders has been outsourced to the Human Resources department, save a few most of them have spent millions of dollars without any fruitful results. Leadership is an experience and it would be naïve to assume that by attending classroom lectures one can master it, as many researchers say, leadership […]
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 […]
Future orientation is the degree to which individuals engage in future-oriented behaviors such as investment and development to prepare the workforce to meet future organizational needs. Now lets look at the three key elements of performance review and how to incorporate future orientation in them.
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.