Change Initiatives – Managing self-fulfilling prophecy

In a previous post on taking initiatives to advance your career, I had discussed about handling peers when you take initiatives because they may cause your initiatives to fail. Here I want to talk about another phenomenon that one needs to be aware of. Here is the term I use to describe it: self-fulfilling prophecy. … Continue reading Change Initiatives – Managing self-fulfilling prophecy

Personality Style or Weakness – you are the judge

One of the persons reporting to me mentioned he has bad memory and so he cannot quickly respond to out-of-context questions. He further inferred from this that this weakness will stop him from doing his job effectively. After more discussion, it was clear to me (though I leave this decision to the person himself) that … Continue reading Personality Style or Weakness – you are the judge

Developing career by taking initiatives – Handling peer pressure

Taking initiatives and proposing ideas are some of the best ways of boosting your career. However, be careful when taking initiatives, your peers may not like it. Here are some of the reasons why: They may lose the limelight they are used to It may put them in bad light It may mean more work … Continue reading Developing career by taking initiatives – Handling peer pressure

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 … Continue reading Performance Review – Weaving personal goals into organizational ones