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BUILD YOUR CAREER, ONE STEP AT A TIME, LIKE IN A TREASURE HUNT

Career Lessons from a Popular Game We are all familiar with the game Treasure Hunt; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_hunt_(game). There is one treasure and a number of contestants chasing it. The game itself is simple. A series of clues are to be followed, in sequence, to reach the treasure; on cracking the first clue, you are rewarded with…

GET KNOWN THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN

Are You Communicating What You Don’t Intend To?  E-mail and Text Messaging are without a doubt the most popular media for communication. Thanks to smartphones and data networks we can mail and text, wherever and whenever while this is wonderful, a word of caution! In these media, we could be unintentionally signalling what we don’t…

ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK FOR YOUR PROMOTION?

Speak Up for Your Career Asking for a promotion can be awkward. What if your boss thinks you are over ambitious? Worse still, what if he were to laugh as if your ask was a joke? Here are three simple steps, to ask for a promotion, with a high probability of getting one! Step 1…

HOW TO WIN OVER UNHELPFUL COLLEAGUES

The Art of WINNING others over You are a high performer. You are on the way up. You are your colleague’s envy. And, some of them may choose to be unhelpful. What should you do? How can you turn get them around? Here are three typical situations and practical tips. Try them out! Typical Situation…

MOTIVATING OLD GENERATION TEAM MEMBERS

Are subordinates older than you, a challenge to handle? In knowledge and technology-driven world of today, young managers are often promoted to a lead team of older managers. Commanding Respect and support from them is often challenging. Here are 9 tips to help: Think about how their experiences add value to your team. It could be their perspective on customers, suppliers’…

HOW YOU TOO CAN BE ASSERTIVE!

Stand Up for Yourself A popular and widespread myth is, whether it is city traffic or the corporate world, you need to be aggressive if you want to get ahead. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is, aggressive people at best get to their destination stressed out and at worst, have an…

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