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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Self-esteem.

Self-esteem is the measure of one’s self-worth. High self-worth not only makes us more confident, but also builds in higher resilience. However, it must not lead to narcissism. To be able to bring in positive self-assurance in the face of fears and anxiety is not easy, but practically possible. One important factor is understanding your […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Resourcefulness.

Using and applying knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, decision making, and problem solving are the building blocks of resourcefulness. Academic scores are no indicator of high resourcefulness. The ability to process information and use both emotional and cognitive patterns to find solutions is key in being highly resourceful. This requires being objective to the […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Openness.

Openness as a behaviour trait is connected with our willingness to experience or seek out new, unconventional and unfamiliar experiences to help adapt and imbibe both mental and physical capabilities that hitherto never existed in their full prime. Openness has been positively correlated with intelligence as it helps open up new boundaries and experiences that […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Negotiation.

Negotiation is the art of having your words spoken by the other party. In contrast to handling conflict, the differences are as follows: i) Negotiation does not mean there is a conflict. It is the means to reach a win-win outcome for both parties. ii) In a conflict where you are the adjudicator, whereas in […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Morality.

Morality is the self-judgment between right and wrong. This also leads us to the understanding that morality would have different perspectives in different cultures and societies. What is moral might be considered highly immoral in a different geography. One of the examples for this is our attitude towards clothing. Morality however in a general sense […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Learning Quotient.

Learnability is the desire and ability to grow and improvise one’s learning to remain employable throughout their working life. This attribute measures the aptitude to learning to push us to progress in life and the human race. Continuous learning not only enhances our capability to grow and expand our skills, it also ensures higher attractiveness […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Innovation.

In order to innovate, you have to beat the gravity of success. This is what innovation is; it is a cycle of continuous motivation, improvements and creativity that innovative behaviour is all about. Innovation is today’s buzzword across all spheres of human existence, be it the ecology, business, economy or behavioural sciences. Innovation in behaviour […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Compromising.

When to use: The potential disruption involved with asserting your goals is not worth the effort. The opposing members of the conflict are of equal power standing. You realize the situation is complicated and needs more time to solve than is available. A temporary solution is needed. There is immense time pressure. When not to […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Collaborating.

When to use: Your objective is to learn from the conflict. Collaborating is a good way to explore other people’s views. There are hard feelings between members of the conflict that need to be resolved to improve the organization. The concerns of both parties are too important to be compromised. When not to use: A […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Avoiding.

When to use: Emotions are high, and people need to cool down. The issue at hand is actually just a result of a much simpler issue that can be solved more easily. Your team is fully capable of solving the conflict without your involvement. More information should be gathered before facing the conflict, in order […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Accommodating.

When to use: Preserving harmony is the most important aspect of the conflict situation. The issue at hand is much more important to the other person. You realize you are wrong. Accommodating in this situation shows that you are reasonable. You want to build social credits for future use. You are outmatched; it would only […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Competing.

When to use: There is an emergency that requires quick and decisive action. When unpopular steps are necessary, such as enforcing rules, disciplining team members or cutting costs. The company is on the line and you know what it will take to get it back on track. Some people will take advantage of those who […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Handling conflict.

The role of conflict management is to reduce negative outcomes while increasing learning and goal achievements. Conflicts can happen between two strangers and also between two friends or groups well known to each other. Every conflict can result into either a lose-lose, lose-win or win-win, the last being the best way to handle conflicts. Handling […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Emotional Stability.

The ability to handle stress and remain calm and balanced is emotional stability. This attribute tests your reaction to negative events and thoughts and how it affects you in your role as a team player or manager. Everyone is affected by fears and challenges, but the reaction and capability to balance it out is key […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Decision Making.

The concept of a decision-making process is a cognitive process that leads to effective management of available alternatives to arrive at effective judgments. Decisions should be the result of rational and deliberate reasoning. Plato argued that human knowledge can be derived on the basis of reason alone using deduction and self-evident propositions. Aristotle formalized logic […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Creativity.

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in finding solutions to problems, communicating, entertaining and viewing things from a different perspective. While every human being has this quality, some of the traits of creative personalities are as follows; Creative individuals have a great deal […]

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‘Better you’ with CareerGraph – How to excel at Aggression Quotient

Aggression has a clear connect with emotional stability and intelligence. Aggression as a behaviour is ingrained in human beings as a defence mechanism. However, the use of aggression can be classified into job roles and into measurable scales. Too much aggression is never an option, while being too meek and not determined in not in […]

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Business Health Scan – Luxury or necessity?

Just concluded a Business Healthscan of a 2 decade plus slow growth company with the MD, COO and 5 cross functional leaders across 7 core business areas. While areas like Innovation, Marketing & Branding and Competition awareness scored reasonably others like Business Strategies for 2X growth, Sales Operations, Business Planning, HR were a sea of […]

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Grooming for middle management leadership: 10 focus areas

Organisations that do not invest adequately in training, skilling and competency development of middle management for leadership roles pay the price later. As companies strengthen their middle management, the need to prepare mid managers for leadership roles has become more important than ever for the organisation to perform well. Here I am  listing key takeaways […]

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Is HR devalued in Entrepreneur driven firms? What cost?

Is HR being grossly devalued in small and medium sized Entrepreneur and family driven firms ? Having worked now closely over the last 6 years as a Mentor and Coach with over 30 such organisations at different stages of evolution and from a variety of industries, one has seen from close quarters, the huge price these […]

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