Monday, October 26, 2009

9 Secrets of Self Confident People

  1. Take an honest inventory of your insecurities: Sit down and really listen to that inner voice. What does it say about you? From regrets, weight, poor relationships and feeling unworthy, take an inventory by writing these thoughts down. Recognize that they are just insecurities.
  2. Do not allow yourself to feel inferior: Fight against the urge to believe that the others around you are simply better than you. They are not. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Nobody is perfect: No matter how confident a person seems, nobody is perfect. In fact, it is our imperfections that make us unique. Stop focusing on perfection and instead learn to love yourself for your flaws.
  4. Celebrate your successes: No matter who you are, there is something that you are good at. Take the time to find the things that you enjoy and are good at doing and then do them. If you have a green thumb, grow a garden and allow yourself to enjoy it. If you have a way with words, write poems or cards for the people you love and don't be afraid to give them out. This is a great opportunity to explore new interests and activities.
  5. Always be grateful: Never forget to be thankful for what you have. Taking a moment during the day to consciously think of the things in your life you are thankful for is important.
  6. Don't be negative: Self pity just makes things worse. When you are feeling negative, make an effort to think positively. Hating yourself or your life is self defeating. If you find yourself thinking negative thoughts about your job, take a few minutes to think of three positive things about it. Do this every time you have a negative thought. You may be surprised at how quickly you become a positive person and thinker.
  7. Be gracious when you're complimented: Recognize that when people give you a compliment, they mean it, so be gracious and accept the compliment. Don't just shrug compliments off.
  8. Smile: The physical act of smiling can actually make you feel better, so smile, a lot. Smile at yourself, smile at others and smile at nothing in particular. It is a great way to feel better.
  9. Until you feel it, fake it: Just like the act of smiling can make you feel better, acting confident and happy will help you be happy and confident. Make an effort to be the happy and confident person you have always wanted to be. In no time at all, you will notice there is less pretending to be confident and more just being confident.

Contributed By:
Prof. D. P. Chattopadhyay
(Globsyn Business School)

Source: Trans4mind:an e-magazine

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Demographic Shifts in the Workforce - So what has changed?

1. A different generation at work

This generation is aggressive, energetic and ambitious – they have high expectations of themselves and their organizations.

  • Open and Direct Culture.
  • Sense of community and a fun workplace -Need to engage not just professionally but also socially with people at work .
  • Work-Life Balance – but not the traditional concept.
  • Career Growth – not bound by notions of ‘loyalty to organization’.
  • Commitment to CSR.
  • A culture of high performance and high degree of professionalism.

2. More Women in the workforce

  • An Environment that is
  • Equitable – with respect to growth opportunities, rewards, remuneration, meritocratic
  • Intolerant of discrimination/harassment
  • Sensitive to women’s needs and safety
  • Work Life Balance through
    o Flexible work options
    o Benefits like child care, extended time off, etc

3. Globalized workforce: culture, nationality, norms. Large multinationals with workforce spanning across geos and cultures need to create

  • Cultural Sensitivity – Understanding of cultural differences and nuances.
  • A Unifying Corporate Culture – That enables different people to work together based on common values.
  • Fine Balance of Global and Regional Programs/Processes – to address local needs while keeping intact the organization’s core.

4. Fatigue & monotony setting in faster; people looking to move on to new roles faster.

5. Ability to take risks - with careers; opportunities have has willingness.

6. Demographics impacting the dynamics at work- age issues; gender issues.

Contributed By:
Ranjan Sarkar
(Vice President - HR & Corporate Communication)
Acclaris Limited

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The DNA of Right Mental Attitude

  • Decide to be positive, no matter whatever is the adverse situation.
  • Surround yourself with GOOD people and material.
  • Avoid the negative triggers.
  • Use realistic and positive affirmations.
  • Take care of your health.
  • Rejoice and celebrate every day for good things that happen.
  • Stay focused and concentrate on your goals.
Once you start complying with the above, you will discover, your attitude has improved and you become acceptable by others.

Contributed By:
Prof. D. P. Chattopadhyay
(Globsyn Business School)