Dec 312010

CareerWell, they say, “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work” and i am sure all of us will agree on it. Almost all successful men and women loved what they did and were extremely passionate about it. But is pure passion and love alone sufficient to build a successful career?

From my personal experience though, there are a few more ingredients required to make a career flavoursome!
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Sync or Swim!There used to be a program on television called “sync or swim” where the host Jamie Aditya travels to various countries with strong cultural roots and tries to learn and perform their traditional dance and music, all in a week’s time. As the name suggests he is left with two options – either sync and learn the local culture or swim, meaning lose the competition!
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Working with various cultures

The world is a small place nowadays and we invariably tend to meet people from many cultures and various nationalities in day to day life. Although we would accept that it would be refreshing to meet a person with a completely different cultural background, it would be equally daunting due to the cultural differences.

I have personally faced these problems when i had to communicate with people from various countries for work. I have had times where i desperately wanted to express what i felt but due to nuances in culture it turned out to be difficult or even impossible at times!
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Performance matters!It is always a challenge to successfully manage people, though the perception amongst the working population is mostly contrary. The challenge gets even better when a team of high performers have to be managed. And this is exactly where almost all managers fail.

High performers come in a variety of forms – from the most arrogant of types to the most humble and this variety makes it even more difficult to generalise their existence. But this doesn’t mean they lack any common traits. Almost all high performers have very well defined traits that put them under the spotlight. And it is this┬ácommonality that helps spot them in the first place.
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System FailureThere isn’t a single person in this world who doesn’t hate failure. Failure is so painful that only mental strength and time┬ácan heal it. But as with all painful things, there is quite a bit of goodness associated with failure too. It is unfortunate that most of us don’t look into this goodness that failure provides.
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AuthorityEver thought about how people are managed around the world? Enter a Japanese office on a busy morning and you would see people dictating orders and many more taking them. The rule of managing people in japan is different from elsewhere.

The Japanese tend to follow a very strict hierarchy and have clear distinction on job profiles for everyone. Every office has a very clear organizational chart and there are strict protocols to follow. For example, to use someone’s help you first need to talk to his/her superior and get their approval.

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SuccessSuccess sounds interesting and tastes wonderful. Everyone of us genuinely want to succeed in whatever we do. But the reality is we always don’t. Not many think further than the fact that they failed. Fortunately, I always thought why i have failed in something that i took up and what can be learnt from that failure.
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