This is the final post in the series about Organization Politics. In the first post Organization Politics – Truth or Myth, we presented some examples of situations which might be termed 'political' and proceeded to analyze these situations in more detail in the next post Organization Politics – Anatomy of Office Politics. In the last … Continue reading Organization Politics – Tactics and other takeaways
This is a post in the series about Organization Politics. In the first post Organization Politics – Truth or Myth, we presented some examples of situations which might be termed 'political' and proceeded to analyze these situations in more detail in the next post Organization Politics – Anatomy of Office Politics. In this post, we … Continue reading Organization Politics – Dealing with Politics
In the previous post Organization Politics – Truth or Myth, I presented a few examples of situations that can be described as 'political' in nature. I also talked to a few more managers and individual contributors since then to understand a few more examples of such situations in various types of organizations. In this post, … Continue reading Organization Politics – Anatomy of Office Politics
I recently conducted a 2-week course on Being Effective as a New Leader which was offered as part of an initiative from Sunstone Business School. A theme that I heard from many participants was 'politics is creating too many problems for me'. It was brought up by people with deep experience in leading teams, as … Continue reading Organization Politics – Truth or Myth?
As I talked about in Giving Feedback Effectively, feedback giving requires skill and practice, and it is worth the effort. Ability to receive feedback well (and then act on it appropriately) is also a key skill to learn. Lots have been written about giving feedback, less on receiving. You want to be good at receiving … Continue reading Receiving Feedback Effectively
Giving feedback is one of the most important tools for career growth. It may be easy to do, but hard to do well. Here we are talking about feedback that is delivered face to face. A feedback can be of two types: Solicited - You are asked by the receiver to give them feedback. Unsolicited … Continue reading Giving Feedback Effectively
Consider these data points: According to a HT-Shine.com-AbolutData survey, talent acquisition and employee engagement are top 2 challenges for the HR managers. A recent Tower Watson Study suggested that "Only just over 35% of global workforce is highly engaged. " According to Assocham, "Attrition rate has fallen sharply in IT, ITeS and the BPO sector … Continue reading How engaged are you at workplace?
Being able to do effective 1-1s with their reports is one of the biggest strengths a manager can possess. 1-1 is the forum to guide, coach and inspire the report with maximum effect. It is also the place where difficult discussions can be done (performance review, coaching and mentoring, critical feedback, etc.) which helps in … Continue reading 3 Tenets of an effective one-on-one
Given that so much of personal and professional brand-building happen online, it is important to actively manage your personal brand as projected online. Here are 4 steps you can take to build your personal brand, in a sustainable way: Manage LinkedIn actively LinkedIn profile is the single most important branding tool online. With 175 million … Continue reading 4 Steps to a Sustainable Personal Brand
As Indians, traditionally we have taken very algorithmic approach to careers: our marks determine the college we are supposed to pick, family and friends determine the current hot areas of careers that should be pursued and externally controlled parameters (like performance reviews, what does my manager think, etc.) tend to shape our view of our … Continue reading Be the CEO of your career