Author Archives: SIJO JOSEPH
SELF CONFIDENCE AND CAREER GROWTH
Self confidence is an essential ingredient to lead a best life especially to have better career growth and to cope up with changing competitive environment. If you want to have better and faster career growth, your talents should be noticed. Most of us are having similar awareness of the importance of getting noticed by our talents but are clueless about achieving it. Find out the talents and polish it! If you are confident in your talents, your performance will be remarkable. So start building self-confidence which is the secret of the success.
Give value to your life and life will love to value back. People will respect you and world will give what you deserve; the best. Self confidence will aid you to have control over your fate. Believe in yourself and then expect others to believe you. So do not lose your confidence at any cost. Self confidence can boost you to perform your tasks, cope up with changes and mange difficult circumstances. Self confident individuals will not fight against people when they face problems. They will just understand the problem and manage it tactically. Confidence brings everything. How far will you utilize yours?
Be optimistic and teach your mind on the taste of success. Fear not, to take risk. Set targets to achieve in your life and in career. Even if your target is simple, exploit all the resources and talents you have to achieve it. Every successful events must be celebrated and let your senses must feel the taste of success. Find your areas of interest and mold yourself for achievements in your area, which you may call it as passion.
Learn new skills and master new developments to build competency and confidence. Surely, Crystal clear career path will give motivation and need of urgency which ultimately leads to self-confidence. Purpose always motivates the individual. I have been always noticed that, ‘giving challenging tasks’ motivates the individual and its accomplishment provides a new sense of confidence and vigor. Don’t give up even if the wind is unfavorable.
Never be disappointed with your failures. Learn from the failures and move ahead to have best progress. Success does not mean winning all the events, success means creating improvements and maintaining self-confidence.
Self confidence can be polished by understanding and accepting as you are. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Count your strengths and over ride your weakness. Remember nobody is perfect in this world. Perfection is the act of god. Success comes with your faith in yourself. Have confidence in your capabilities and reap the success.
COMMUNICATION BARRIERS AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS
Communication has great relevance in this modern business environment, especially when it comes to multicultural aspects. Ask any manager, the reason why his decision went wrong, he would instantly say ‘communication gap’. Many misunderstandings and differences come between the people when they do not communicate each other in an appropriate manner in the organization. Sometimes it can affect the personal relations and personal life. The wrong interpretations and understandings in communication should not be carried out of the work place.
Unintentional factors can cause communication gap. Even in oral or written communication the message can take a twist from the intended if the sender is unable to use the right language. If possible the sender should ensure the effectiveness of the interaction before ending the communication. We can’t avoid communication, but we can avoid constraints. Understand the constraints which occur in our day-to-day interaction and try to avoid it.
The first constraint occurs due to the way message has been tailored. The best way to avoid this problem is to use simple language. The response desired should be pointed out clearly and conveys the message.
UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS
The audience requirement and the levels of knowledge possessed by the audience have to be carefully analyzed before delivering the message. The language used by various managements (top-level management, middle level management and bottom level management) in the organization should be different when they have cross-sectional interaction. The language formulation should be associated with the objectives of the organization.
LIMIT THE WORDS
It is the habit of the people, mostly in Indian contest; I can say, people in the organization used to dump with words in the interaction and confuse with information overload. It is felt that the more one explains in the message, clarity becomes visible. At the same time too much words and actions can cause confusion and misunderstanding in the receiver’s mind. Better use limited and clear words and actions in the language to avoid such problems.
VALUE THE TIME
Priorities the content of the interaction is a simple way to value time. I often write that time is the most precious and valuable thing on earth. Remember, the pressure on employees should be avoided when the activities are coordinated in a prioritized manner.
Don’t misunderstand, here emotions equal to nonverbal communication. It can actually cause difference in the way it has been send and received. Especially, not to offend anyone, let me tell you there is huge difference in the nonverbal aspects of the people of east and west. It is quiet common among the linguistic barriers. The best way to solve this barrier is to understand other people and accept them as they are. Help each other to know better.
Avoid all kinds of pre-determination and prejudice in our interaction. These pre-determination becomes more dangerous when the receiver completely avoid the message and its reliability. Constant interaction and learning the other person is the only way to avoid this dangerous constraint from the communication.
As a conclusion I would like to write, the barriers of communication can occur at any time. The awareness, analysis and acceptance can avoid problems. When barriers removed, there is a smooth way paved for effective communication and best, let me repeat “best” relation.
TIPS TO LIVE LONG
- Sleeping more than eight hours is unhealthy. So, avoid over sleeping.
- Obesity is linked to diabetes and heart diseases. So avoid overweight.
- Be optimistic in thoughts and action. It can reduce the risk of early death of 50%
- Try to engage in activities (legally) which yields higher income. It makes easy to engage in health promoting behaviors.
- Smoking should be avoided.
- Have pets at home. Pets reduce stress hormone, cortisol.
- Marrying into a family having legacy of longevity also helps to live long.
- Antioxidants can be taken to ward off cell damage and delay ageing.
- Don’t get angry. The anger prone people are more likely to get heart attacks.
- Have scheduled exercise, provides energy and reduce stress.
We are living in a busy atmosphere and most of us are having a busy schedule. Due to this busy schedule we miss many things and tend to blame, that we do not have enough time. This approach becomes more critical when we leave our basic responsibilities and requirements. We have solution for all these troubles if we spend some time carefully.
- Create a list of activities that has to be accomplished. If your circumstances does not permit just have a calculation of the activities in your mind.
- Divide your actions into different categories namely emergency or critical, need, leisure and unimportant or minor. It depends upon who you are and what you want to do.
- Find out the stumbling blocks which prevent you to accomplish your task at the specific time and find an appropriate way to solve the issue.
Find time to do everything and find happiness in whatever we do. But let it be a fruitful one. Fight against procrastination and tactically manage the people who try to grab our vital hours. Have a plan for our whole day and spend the time carefully. Time once lost is lost forever and it is not possible to get back even a minute. Remember one thing; everybody on earth shares an equal amount of time, i.e. 24 hours. Jests take a day to analyze the way we spend our time and have a calculation to find out how much time we spend effectively and efficiently. Draw an approximate figure for our whole year based on the calculation. We will astonish to see the result! Have a plan for your whole day and go ahead. Wish you success.
Shape your fate and decide your destiny by your thoughts and think high to rise. Life is a battle and people will not see how fast you won; the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. The art of success starts with our thoughts which become our action. Have better control on our thoughts and certainly our mind starts to obey our commands. Our mind is nothing more than a bundle of thoughts. Believe we have the power to mold our thoughts, we automatically also have the power to control our destiny. Thus our thoughts are the most prime and powerful source of our success.
Believe that you will succeed and believe it firmly. Focus on your aim and search for opportunity. You will then do whatever is suitable to accomplish your goal. Your goal should also be definite, specific and time bounded. Preserve strong mental attitude of risk taking, frankness, and sincerity. Be sincere to your life and respect the life. Think best result in your work and focus on that and our mind unconsciously and automatically direct to the end, i.e. ‘success.’ If your desire is weak and efforts are erratic, your achievements will be slight and fleeting. Follow your dream whole heartedly and reap the best result. No one in this earth can stop you from reaping success. Remember every useful thing on earth came out after a long struggle and none on earth ask you how many times you failed or how much time you took to chase your dream. End is more relevant.
Stating expectations, or what someone wants accomplished, is an essential ingredient for success in any human life. They can focus on the relevant matters and tactics that will lead them in the direction of success. It must be outlined through effective communication. Everyone in this world has an expectation and that works as a catalyst for growth.
Understanding expectation in the organizational contest has great relevance in this modern cut throat business environment. In organizational contest it is clearly linked with responsibility and accountability. It also describes what they will be evaluated on at set points during the work process.
Let us think about expectation from two aspects, i.e. management and employees. Whoever in the organization, communicating the expectation should be open and have crystal clear focuses on what they expect. Management should not have a blind assumption that without proper communication the staff will “just get” the expectation and work to achieve that. Focus in task can be accomplished if the expectation of the company is clearly stated to the staff. Best way to tackle this issue is to draw end result and list down the actions to accomplish it. Then freely communicate with the staff.
In this similar way the employees in the organization has expectation about the organization and it can be linked with their personal goals. It will be directed by their social, economical, cultural and educational outlooks. If the manager doesn’t know what are the expectations of the employees working under him, just initiate the discussion and have better understanding of the expectations of the employees. Help them to manage and coordinate their expectation.
It will be extremely useful when working with staff, teams and colleagues. Doing so provides structure and a basis on which to work effectively together, in the same direction and towards the same goal: success.
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