Tuesday, August 24, 2010

“Career Stagnation Syndrome”

Did you ever realize how challenging it is to continue upward on your career ladder?

Are you aware that we as common working individuals spend approximately a third of our lives working at our jobs and most of us get stuck at certain level, and breaking that level to move further seems impossible.

Some people get recognition as good team players, doers, flexible, yet no progress in career. If this continues, they become stale! Without realizing, they actually drag towards their workplace, feel unchallenged and depressed.

If you fall in such a situation, you may be suffering! Its “Career Stagnation Syndrome”. Please diagnose it with the following tool:

No promotion in last five years. [Yes] [No]
Income not doubled in the last five years. [Yes] [No]
No direction or defined career path. [Yes] [No]
Job becomes daily pain rather than eternal passion. [Yes] [No]
Excitement is taken over by anxiety. [Yes] [No]
Look forward to weekends from Monday. [Yes] [No]

If the answers to the above are YES, then you should read my next blog which will describe the remedy for CSS………

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is 3 Idiots an inspiration from Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Millions watched 3 Idiots, an Indian film by Amir Khan (http://bit.ly/2PotAU).

The topic of this film is inspiring. Story talks about three young lads joining an engineering university, two of them purely because their parents wanted them to become engineers whereas one of these three was really interested in learning what engineering was!

In one scene, dialogues were (Translation): “Since I did not have to attend any specific class, I used to go to school and sit in the class I liked the most”!

That dialogue took my thoughts to Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address when he said:
“After six months, I could not see any value in attending the college, I decide to dropout, it was quite scary in the beginning, but the moment I dropped out, things started becoming clearer. I did not have to take classes didn’t interest me and beginning dropping in the one that I liked.”
http://bit.ly/sInuU (Listen to Steve Jobs’ speech)

Did you find similarity here? I did….

That made me think that the film is an inspiration from Steve Jobs……Any comments?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Creativity, a key Factor in Leadership Competency

The acceptable definition of creativity is “Production of something original and useful”.

If we look back, in the past 10 years, some interesting innovations were introduced in the marketplace. Itouch, Segway, iPod, Clone dog, Cindy smart doll, Sonic Toothbrush, Dolly the sheep, iPhone, Wi-Fi, Gameboy, eBay, IPod etc are few commonly known products.

A recent research tells us that the creativity is going down the hill! How surprising to know that at this age of innovation, global creativity crisis has started emerging!

Moreover, in an IBM poll conducted recently, creativity has been identified as the key factor in “Leadership Competency”. If that is a true outcome of IBM Survey, I am afraid, the leadership around the globe is also showing the same impact, “LACK OF CREATIVITY”.

I believe that the creativity needs to be harnessed right from the childhood. How unfortunate it is that in most schooling systems the “arts” is referred as the tool to enhance creativity! What about music, science, nature, these are creative inspirations too!

Read an interesting article on http://bit.ly/avK5Oi