Scaling The Ladder

Monday, November 24, 2014

Building a 100-day plan for management success

Why 100 days, you ask? Completion of 100 days is a significant landmark in most jobs. The US President gets 100 days to prove himself. Most CEOs set out their vision and agenda within a span of 100 days.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

10 traits found in excellent managers

People tend to gravitate towards these leaders, feel empowered, and achieve more than they thought possible. But why? What is so special about these individuals?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Are you ready to be a manager?

Who wouldn’t want a suave office, a fatter pay check, and more decision-making power? While the big bump up the rungs of a steep career ladder might promise you all the above, the job of managing people and being key decision-maker is no walk in the park.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Treat yourself right: Teach others how they should treat you

Success in the workplace depends on our ability to set boundaries that encourage mutual respect, clear limits, define expectations and keep the focus on productivity.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The power of saying 'No'

Once upon a time, as brutally honest kids, we had no problem saying no. However, if you were like me, you would have probably had that disobedience fiercely driven out of you through various means.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Your company owes you nothing

Many of us work with the idea that we have been doing a good job and soon have expectations that our work should be rewarded. When we aren’t rewarded according to our standards, however, our ‘dark side’ slowly begins to kick in.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3 key ingredients of winners at work

We all have different definitions, goals, standards and expectations of success, and we may not all want to succeed at the same endeavor. However, there is one thing we all have in common in the space of work - all of us want to succeed and all of us want to succeed big.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stepping up to supervision

Discover the three critical hallmarks every first-time manager needs.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Achieving peak performance

Challenging situations can motivate people to do amazing things.

Friday, July 06, 2012

How to prepare for your successor

Leaving a current position is more than just moving on, you also need to prepare for someone to assume your previous responsibilities seamlessly.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The power of persuasion

Influence people by making impactful presentations, and see your career flourish!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Get your message across

Effective communication skills pave the way for inspirational leadership!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Long-term sustainability depends on your brand's ethics

Effective branding may have a short-term effect of getting customers excited about a product and wanting more. However, if there is no ethical dimension to a branding strategy, the long-term consequences can be dire and counter-productive.

Energise your brand culture and accelerate its growth.

Highly motivated employees ensure that your brand culture strengthens naturally and achieves greater heights.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The changing style of management: A journey from ‘I’ to ‘We’

A veteran in management reflects on the changes in organisational life.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Business success is not a by-product of circumstances

Don't depend on luck; you need to take matters into your own hands and work towards your vision.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Engage in lifelong learning for continued relevancy and employability

Lifelong learning will increase your chances of staying relevant to your job! Not sure what your learning style is? K.V. Deepthi S helps you figure it out.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Moving up the talent value chain – taking leadership by the horns

Top three things you should look at if you're planning to climb from "single contributor" to "team leader"!

Helping your kids to relocate

Your foreign posting may be a good career move, but your children may need convincing.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Is your employee lying to you?

One aspect of effective leadership is the ability to read people. Don't have it? No worries, pick up some tips here!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Good negotiation skills can give your career a boost

The career ladder isn't necessarily difficult to scale: Honing your negotiation skills can do wonders for your career!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The mark of a good leader

A person who heads a team or project at school or elsewhere, must have direction and be able to motivate others with enthusiasm and compassion.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Leadership Philosophy

Grow your employees! As a new work year begins, company leaders should reflect on a simple but insightful philosophy.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Grab Those Opportunities!

Stay ahead in the competitive high-tech job market with smart strategies.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Career planning: What is it?

The best way to climb that ladder is with a plan in hand!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Change your leadership style

Effective leadership depends on developing good followership

Monday, December 19, 2011

'Followership' over 'following': Pick wisely and step up to leadership

Be a team member on a mission! Your stepping stone to becoming a leader is choosing “followership” over “following".

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Showcase your skills with a career portfolio

A career portfolio is a great way to highlight your abilities and work achievements: Learn how to write an effective one here!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A team is as good as its leader

A successful leader nurtures, motivates and inspires his team members to achieve all their goals.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Follow my lead

Supervising a team requires a lot more than just telling people what to do.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Think like a champion

Learn the secrets of personal effectiveness from superstar athletes.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Moving from good to great

Top-performing young executives need the right support and guidance to move effectively to new leadership roles.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Moving away to move up

Before you pack your bags to head overseas, consider whether it is the right step for your career

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Don’t lose your way

Job success requires planning and focus — create a career map to keep yourself on track

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Do motivational talks really work?

After the initial buzz, the effort to make a difference must begin.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

You’ve been promoted … what next?

Guide to moving on to the next level of work.