All of us want to appear knowledgable when we speak in front of colleagues so we try and prepare just enough. Here’s a thought for y’all to help you just do that:
In order to appear well informed , we have to be over informed
What do you think?
Should you read it: probably.
Will you learn a lot from it: definitely not (at least in my opinion!).
When my friends asked me how it was , the only word that kept coming in my mind was “uninspiring”.
Some of the lessons they talk about, actually got me thinking – If applied in today’s world would do more harm than good. For example –
Happy New Year peeps! Hope you had an amazing holiday.
All the crazy parties during the holiday season got me thinking – Do all of us realize the importance of office parties? Or do we just let them slide by if our group of friends is not going?
I believe the biggest myth of modern age – your professional connections should remain professional. But the key thing to realize is that “Promotions are never given to strangers”
So how do you ace the office parties?
Every time somebody asks me how are you doing in your job , I am tempted to run out of the room or totally ignore the person. It’s not that I am doing terribly (God I hope not!). Its just that you can never tell can you? Plus, the work is so much about who your people are? You know, the ones who have your back when your promotions and bonuses and job cuts are being decided.
I guess, a better question is ARE YOU WORKING TOWARDS ENSURING A GOOD PERFORMANCE??
My first thought – offer Starbucks’ Chai Tea Latte and they would become your friends. I have been told it doesn’t work that way, it’s a lot harder, but does it have to be torture?
If you think about it, there are two simple ways you can start building your army of people at work.
(1) You could be adopted by a family or (2) You could build a sound base and lay the bricks one at a time
Don’t run away yet! I promise it makes sense. Continue reading
So I came back from office today, completely exhausted wondering how I didn’t manage to finish my work and yet I am so tired. Where did all my time go?
In a true corporate style, if I created a pie chart of where our time goes and why we feel like above on most days, it would look something like this:
During most meetings, I bet you have the following thought.
Don’t you hate being a part of such meetings? Worst, leading such meetings?
With a simple theory you can actually become a meeting wizard.
The theory of KISS
Simplify the enigma of meetings by:
From personal experience, I can tell you this will make your meetings productive and actually increase the participation.
From “Oh his meetings are boring and not worth attending” you will easily move to “The meetings are productive, lets go make a decision, it will be fast”
How do you make your meetings productive? What are your tips and tricks…?
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