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Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

Unknowingly, we have an inherent need to say “yes”. Now many of you may argue with this statement but the reality of it is that you tend to say “yes” more often than you probably should. Whether it’s the enormous pressure you feel to fit into a culture or the weight of an authoritative figure that coerces the response. Sometimes it’s out of guilt. Other times it’s because you don’t want to let the requester down. There are several reasons for it and all of them result in the same response from you. You say yes and then have to deal with the repercussions of that response. Saying yes in most situations can be a problem. Saying yes isn’t always that bad – at times it’s the logical and right response. So you could get away with a “no”. Though that itself can lead to problems. So now you’re stuck between saying yes or saying no. Either one of them has its set of consequences and benefits. The question...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Personal Growth | 0 comments

How To Silence Those Who Doubt Your Leadership

How To Silence Those Who Doubt Your Leadership

Like most situations in life there are usually two ways to look at things. A coin offers two outcomes. A roadblock you face usually has two paths to choose from. There are several turning points in our lives where we’re faced with choices, and usually it comes down to two options. Most decisions we make on a daily basis, personal or professional, revolve around a similar model of two choices. And that’s usually the case when it comes to people around you. There’s a good chance you’ll have two groups of people – those who support you and those who oppose you. What it comes down to is you’ll either interact with people who agree or doubt your leadership. So how do you deal with such situations? One way would be to listen to skeptics but that could lead you to lose confidence in yourself. Or you may just choose to ignore them. Both of these options won’t allow you to silence those who doubt your leadership. It’s just...

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Personal Growth |

How To Tell Your Boss They Are Wrong

How To Tell Your Boss They Are Wrong

The usual rule to any negotiation or argument is either to convince the other or simply agree to disagree. That’s probably what ends up happening in most cases so that no one’s left disgruntled. I’m sure you’ve experienced the same. But sometimes the situation isn’t that easy and you’re not content with the outcome. It bugs you for a while and you’re left thinking about it over and over again. After a while of going over it in your head you find yourself unable to put it to rest and so you need to discuss it further. However, when it’s your boss who you can’t seem to agree with the argument or debate can be difficult. Particularly when it’s to tell your boss they are wrong. How do you tell your boss they are wrong? Do you even do it? Or do you play along and just agree to their way of things. After all, it’s not you who’s calling the shots. Neither is your neck on the line....

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Personal Growth |

5 Skills You Need To Stay Relevant in 2017

5 Skills You Need To Stay Relevant in 2017

With 2017 here you can expect companies eagerly on the lookout for talent to utilize their budgets for the year. That gives you plenty of opportunity to showcase yourself as a talented individual who’s keen on pursuing a new, challenging career move. But what exactly will set you apart from other candidates? Are you equipped with the necessary experience and skills that’ll highlight you to recruiting managers? There’s a good chance you’re already highly skilled and can comfortably woo any recruiting manager. But with rapidly changing dynamics, company needs are constantly changing as well. What they’ll be seeking in candidates in 2017 won’t be the same as what it was in past years. To be relevant and attractive in 2017 here are 5 skills I recommend for everyone to develop. 1. Data and Analytics Irrespective of the field you’ve chosen to build your career, data and analytics are something you simply cannot avoid. Companies heavily rely on data for operations, forecasts and strategies and this trend isn’t dying anytime...

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Personal Growth |

4 Powerful Reasons You Should Work For A Tough Boss

4 Powerful Reasons You Should Work For A Tough Boss

There’s a high probability that you’ll be out in the market looking to switch your job if you’re not content with the leadership of your organization. Particularly, employees have stated that after disappointing prospects of career advancements, the second most likely reason to switch is their boss. And that’s because we all want to work for a supportive and understanding boss. Someone who helps us progress and encourages our growth. A tough boss is not what we all look for. Interestingly enough, working for a tough boss doesn’t necessarily mean that your career is headed towards a pitfall. In fact, it could be a great opportunity for you. Here’s why: 1. Be The Best Of Yourself Working for a tough boss can mean being pushed and stretched to your limits. You’ll constantly be tested and challenged, thrown at the deep end with not much guidance or support. Sure, on the face of it it appears as if you’re being treated unfairly, but in reality, you’re being encouraged to bring...

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Personal Growth |

Are You Being Held Back By A Selfish Boss?

Are You Being Held Back By A Selfish Boss?

We all know how challenging it can be working for a tough boss. Some may even go as far as saying they’re horrible bosses (check out the movie for a few laughs)! But aren’t bosses really looking out for your best interests? Don’t they want to help you grow and guide your career to new heights? Of course they do! Bosses provide you the necessary exposure and challenges that help you tap into your true potential. And that’s why you get rewarded for your awesome performance, right? In theory it may be true, but sometimes, you may end up working for a selfish boss. At some point in your career you may have worked for a selfish boss. Someone who’s just looking out for their own interests and “using” the team for their benefit. While you’re trying to do the right thing, it becomes hard when your boss has an agenda of their own. While their agenda’s vary, what remains common is that a selfish boss simply isn’t looking...

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