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Scaling The Ladder

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    Building a 100-day plan for management success

    Why 100 days, you ask? Completion of 100 days is a significant landmark in most jobs. The US President gets 100 days to prove himself. Most CEOs set out their vision and agenda within a span of 100 days.

    Tuesday, November 04, 2014

    10 traits found in excellent managers

    People tend to gravitate towards these leaders, feel empowered, and achieve more than they thought possible. But why? What is so special about these individuals?

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Are you ready to be a manager?

    Who wouldn’t want a suave office, a fatter pay check, and more decision-making power? While the big bump up the rungs of a steep career ladder might promise you all the above, the job of managing people and being key decision-maker is no walk in the park.

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Treat yourself right: Teach others how they should treat you

    Success in the workplace depends on our ability to set boundaries that encourage mutual respect, clear limits, define expectations and keep the focus on productivity.

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    The power of saying 'No'

    Once upon a time, as brutally honest kids, we had no problem saying no. However, if you were like me, you would have probably had that disobedience fiercely driven out of you through various means.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Your company owes you nothing

    Many of us work with the idea that we have been doing a good job and soon have expectations that our work should be rewarded. When we aren’t rewarded according to our standards, however, our ‘dark side’ slowly begins to kick in.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    3 key ingredients of winners at work

    We all have different definitions, goals, standards and expectations of success, and we may not all want to succeed at the same endeavor. However, there is one thing we all have in common in the space of work - all of us want to succeed and all of us want to succeed big.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Stepping up to supervision

    Discover the three critical hallmarks every first-time manager needs.

    Monday, July 09, 2012

    Achieving peak performance

    Challenging situations can motivate people to do amazing things.

    Friday, July 06, 2012

    How to prepare for your successor

    Leaving a current position is more than just moving on, you also need to prepare for someone to assume your previous responsibilities seamlessly.

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    The power of persuasion

    Influence people by making impactful presentations, and see your career flourish!

    Monday, June 04, 2012

    Get your message across

    Effective communication skills pave the way for inspirational leadership!

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    Long-term sustainability depends on your brand's ethics

    Effective branding may have a short-term effect of getting customers excited about a product and wanting more. However, if there is no ethical dimension to a branding strategy, the long-term consequences can be dire and counter-productive.

    Energise your brand culture and accelerate its growth.

    Highly motivated employees ensure that your brand culture strengthens naturally and achieves greater heights.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    The changing style of management: A journey from ‘I’ to ‘We’

    A veteran in management reflects on the changes in organisational life.

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    Business success is not a by-product of circumstances

    Don't depend on luck; you need to take matters into your own hands and work towards your vision.

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    Engage in lifelong learning for continued relevancy and employability

    Lifelong learning will increase your chances of staying relevant to your job! Not sure what your learning style is? K.V. Deepthi S helps you figure it out.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Moving up the talent value chain – taking leadership by the horns

    Top three things you should look at if you're planning to climb from "single contributor" to "team leader"!

    Helping your kids to relocate

    Your foreign posting may be a good career move, but your children may need convincing.

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Is your employee lying to you?

    One aspect of effective leadership is the ability to read people. Don't have it? No worries, pick up some tips here!

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Good negotiation skills can give your career a boost

    The career ladder isn't necessarily difficult to scale: Honing your negotiation skills can do wonders for your career!

    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    The mark of a good leader

    A person who heads a team or project at school or elsewhere, must have direction and be able to motivate others with enthusiasm and compassion.

    Monday, January 09, 2012

    The Leadership Philosophy

    Grow your employees! As a new work year begins, company leaders should reflect on a simple but insightful philosophy.

    Wednesday, January 04, 2012

    Grab Those Opportunities!

    Stay ahead in the competitive high-tech job market with smart strategies.

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Career planning: What is it?

    The best way to climb that ladder is with a plan in hand!

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    Change your leadership style

    Effective leadership depends on developing good followership

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    'Followership' over 'following': Pick wisely and step up to leadership

    Be a team member on a mission! Your stepping stone to becoming a leader is choosing “followership” over “following".

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Showcase your skills with a career portfolio

    A career portfolio is a great way to highlight your abilities and work achievements: Learn how to write an effective one here!

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    A team is as good as its leader

    A successful leader nurtures, motivates and inspires his team members to achieve all their goals.

    Saturday, November 05, 2011

    Follow my lead

    Supervising a team requires a lot more than just telling people what to do.

    Tuesday, November 01, 2011

    Think like a champion

    Learn the secrets of personal effectiveness from superstar athletes.

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Moving from good to great

    Top-performing young executives need the right support and guidance to move effectively to new leadership roles.

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Moving away to move up

    Before you pack your bags to head overseas, consider whether it is the right step for your career

    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Don’t lose your way

    Job success requires planning and focus — create a career map to keep yourself on track

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Do motivational talks really work?

    After the initial buzz, the effort to make a difference must begin.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    You’ve been promoted … what next?

    Guide to moving on to the next level of work.