Career Path for engineers – Management Track vs. Individual Contributor Track

I read the article "Indian IT firms redefine career path for engineers" on http://www.livemint.com with interest: "Indian information technology (IT) service providers such as Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd are following multinational firms such as International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) in building a technical career path for senior engineers opting …

Performance Review – Weaving personal goals into organizational ones

Often times, setting goals for next year's performance review takes into account only organizational goals set by the manager for the employee. This misses an opportunity to set the goals in a way that could benefit the employee's career growth plan in the most direct way. As an employee, you should look at goals set …

Managing Careers

Here is the background on this series, and here is the previous post on this series (Managing Expectations). This is the final post in the series, and this tackles perhaps the most important question of all: Ravi needs to help people in his team build and grow their career as they work under his guidance. …

Managing Expectations

Here is the background on this series, and here is the previous post on this series (Managing Work). In this post, we are going to try answering the question: How does a manager as important as him (and holding as many resources) manage expectations from other senior managers and executives without over-committing his team or …

Managing Work

Here is the background on this series, and here is the previous post on this series (Managing 1-1s). In this post, we are going to try answering the question: While Ravi is the smartest guy and the leader in the team, he is also the bottleneck. How can he manage his work (delegation or empowerment …