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GROW BY LEARNING NEW SKILLS – JUST LIKE YOU LEARNT TO RIDE A CYCLE

How We Acquire New Skills Remember how you learned to ride a bicycle? Wasn’t that fun? You had spent months admiring and envying older kids for the balancing skills and the freedom! Remember, how it felt, when you balanced a bicycle, for the first time! The experience of learning to ride a bicycle taught us…

REMAIN POSITIVE WHEN CRITICIZED

Smiling and learning from negative feedback Just like in negative cricket comments come at us as bouncers. We run the risk of getting hurt if not handled well. Here are a few points to help you handle: Duck: Learn to duck the bouncer emotionally. Avoid being hit (being upset). Treat the comment as a viewpoint…

HOW TO ‘WIN – WIN” IN CONFLICTS

Constructive engagement for a win-win We are often faced with conflicting opinions with the boss or colleagues. It usually ends in one or both sides feeling like losers. Here are a few tips that can help: Welcome conflicts. “There are many ways to skin a cat” as the saying goes. Your idea may be only…

FIND HARMONY BETWEEN WORK AND LIFE

Learning from Amit Agarwal of Amazon India The headline in Financial Express of 18 Aug 2018 says, “The boss you always wanted! Amazon India chief asks the team to turn off work e-mail at night, get a life”. The lead-in goes on to explain, “In an email to his team earlier this month, Amit Agarwal…

PRESENT WITH CONFIDENCE AND GROW YOUR CAREER

Project Confidence & Expertise Authentically It is your turn to present a proposal, to the senior team. You are on the podium. All eyes are on you. You want to project confidence but are feeling nervous. How do you deal with this? To be nervous, when it is one’s turn, is normal. Even the best,…

SHOW YOU ARE READY TO BE PROMOTED

Give yourself a leg up You know you are ready for promotion. Do the decision Makers know? Have you shown them you are ready? Here are four simple actions, to do just that. Connect to big priorities: What are your organization’s big priorities? How do you connect and contribute to that? What are your outputs…

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