PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release January 2012

Utilize Internet For Gaining Wealth & Career Success!
The World Wide Web is a vast information storeroom, making all the tools available that you always needed, in order to succeed in your career as well as in your job search. Looking at the number of career and job search resources that are available on the Internet, anyone would become astonished.[...]

How To Be A Leader At Work?
Do you eagerly want to be a leader at work? Do you actually feel like holding a position where you’ll need to be responsible enough to lead people and manage them to bring out the desired work output? If yes, then first and foremost, you should know that the power a leader wields comes from his/her personality[...]

More Responsibilities Elevates To Promotion!
The addition of the term ‘more’ before already existing plentiful ‘responsibilities’, might have the effect of a bad singer singing at his peak voice standing next to you. And after stabling down, the question which pops out of the mind is that why would anyone even want to have added responsibilities at work?[...]

You Must Know Your Career Goal
Since childhood, most of the people aspire to become a professional in a specific area. Most of the kids say that they want to become a doctor, an engineer, a policeman, an architect or an expert in any other field. However, as people grow up they become lesser specific about their job objectives.[...]

Procrastination – Causes And Solution
Firstly the question that pops into any mind is – What Is ‘Procrastination’? Procrastination is a process to postpone or delay anything needlessly. It is basically a thief of time. Sometimes procrastination is all due to poor time management skills. If you do have a time management problem then it is quite simple to suggest[...]

Switching Jobs With Caution
There are times when shifting from one job to another becomes the utmost priority of a professional. This switch over is not an easy step to undertake. It requires determination, courage and motivation on the part of the professional. With a person’s job, his or her dear ones are emotionally attached and financially dependent.[...]

Three Most Effective Ways To Get The Job You Want
In the world where the advent of Internet has made job search easier than ever, many talented job seekers are still not able get employment. Some of the major reasons are: unawareness of what you need, a fragile resume and not utilizing Job Boards and Employment Agencies in the most favorable manner.[...]

Start Getting Those Interview Calls
Do you have the required skills for a job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and still don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? Where Does The Problem Lie? There is definitely something missing in your CV that fails[...]

How To Be A Leader At Work?

Do you eagerly want to be a leader at work? Do you actually feel like holding a position where you’ll need to be responsible enough to lead people and manage them to bring out the desired work output? If yes, then first and foremost, you should know that the power a leader wields comes from his/her personality and for that you need to brush up your personality a little bit.

There are many ways that you can opt, to position yourself as a leader at workplace. Some of them are listed below:

Widen Your Arms For Feedback:
If you are open to feedback, you can get useful tips on how to improve and how to be better from those who are smarter than you. In this way your personality takes a U-turn and you end up grooming yourself in a far better way.

Scribble Down Your Ideas:
If any strategy is simmering in your mind, then pen it down right away. It need not necessarily be a blueprint of a plan. Even if it is just an idea or a thought, just note down the same on a piece of paper and keep it into consideration during your day to day official activities. You want to be a leader at work, Right? So it’s better if you start practicing to write down everything.

Grab All Opportunities:
The opportunities to lead are present everywhere. You just need to have a presence of mind to first notice them and grab them instantly. For instance, there might be any opportunity to take on the project which no one else wants. Grab it and develop a win-win situation for yourself.

The key mantra for positioning yourself as a leader is to never be hesitant of keeping a frank approach at workplace. Open up with your colleagues and do not be indecisive to put forth your ideas, suggestions, and viewpoint. When you really become a dynamic person, then you have much more to gain than to lose.

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Leadership Qualities Needed For Start Ups

Leadership in a well-established company as compared to a start up is very different. While the former gives a comfortable environment to work in, the latter comes with a set of challenges that can be handled with a sense of freedom. Although much vagueness and indecision prevail, the satisfaction of working from scratch towards successfully driving an enterprise, gives an experience unlike any other. But there are some essential qualities that a leader handling a start-up must have, in order to manage as well as lead with the minimum resources available at disposal. In this write up, we will discuss these qualities and the significant impact that the right leadership will have on the success of an enterprise.

  1. Ability to foster an environment with mutual trust and respect between team members
  2. Ability To Take Initiatives And Multi-Task: During the establishment of a new company when everything is new and the resources are limited, the leader should be able to Multi-task in the face of lesser manpower and the existing pressure to meet targets.
  3. Ability To Lead People: Operations in a start-up have a limited number of people, but the key is to have them working in close synchronization. Individual views always differ, but may escalate into problems in case of a hectic work environment.
  4. Excel At Guidance And Communication: At such a critical stage, the employees need guidance at every step while having complete information about the effect of their efforts and other information that must be properly conveyed to them. Uncertainty should be avoided at all costs.
  5. Mediating And Negotiation Skills: Making people from different backgrounds work on a same strategy towards a common goal is critical. A good leader in such a scenario should have a non-antagonistic mindset to sort out any differences.

While a start-up requires much nurturing to become a full-fledged company, the efforts of the employees, driven by a competent leader can reduce the time required for the same while maintaining work-place harmony. Although there are many other qualities that are required for such type of leadership, the above mentioned points are the major qualities that can make the leader turn the fortune of any company.

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General Tips To Become A Leader At Work

Entering into a corporate world of competition is something that everybody has to face someday or the other. But, there are only a few who have competency and skills to become the leader, where others just stay as the followers. How would you define leadership? Is it an art of dominating someone to get things out of him or is it an ability to influence others just because you have a much bigger position? If this is what you have been thinking about leadership then you definitely need a reality check. Leadership is actually an ability of motivating others to do something that needs to be done, besides being considerate of the whole group or team that is involved in the task. A leader is seen as a person who leads a group without prejudice and directs it in order to increase productivity.

Tips For Becoming A Leader At Work

A leader is seen as a mentor to the employees and more like a role model. He/ She, is the one who takes out the best from the employees and makes them go an extra mile. A leader makes the employees feel good about themselves and their work. So, to become an effective leader, it is very important to possess the following qualities:

  • Good Listener
    Being a good listener to your co-workers is one quality that every leader must possess. When you will listen to the employees, you will obviously find out some good ideas that are useful. It will also establish a strong bond between you and your employees, besides giving them assurance of you being a leader not dictator.
  • Be Human
    Just because you are a leader, you cannot insult any of the employees purposely or without any purpose. You should be un-biased and must confer respect to employees. You should never come across as an unprofessional and should try to create harmony amongst all the employees. Also, you should be willing to render a helping hand to your co-workers.
  • Be A Role Model
    You must set an example for all. Besides, you should also inspire everyone to become like you someday.
  • Keep A Positive Attitude Towards Work
    Even if any clashes persist between you and the team members or other co-workers, try to finish them up. It is better if you simply talk to the employee having any kind of negative feelings for you. Remember that negativism never helps.

So, be proactive, take initiatives & plan ahead. In this way, you can surely excel as a leader and work fruitfully in coordination with other team mates, to reap productive benefits for the organization.

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