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10 Characteristics You Must Have To Advance In Your Career

Friday, December 18, 2009, 1:16 AM | Leave Comment

How would you go ahead and advance in your career? Some say you have to be a hard worker, others say you have to be a smart worker. Peter Drucker popularized the phrase knowledge worker. No matter how you slice it and what terminology you use, it comes down to some essential characteristics to advance […]



Smile, don’t bark, in tough times – Harvard Business Review

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 2:06 PM | 5 Comments

I read an article online on Harvard Business Review website under the heading “Smile, Don’t Bark, in Tough Times.” It talks about how to behave with and treat your employees in tough times as we are all going through them now. Whether on the individual and family level or the institutional level, the crust of […]



7 Qualities You Must Have to Become a Successful Consultant

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 5:59 AM | Leave Comment

Becoming a consultant is easy. Becoming a successful consultant is not that easy. It needs hard work, dedication and consistency. Initially, it needs a lot of planning. A good business plan can do the trick. But the most important question you can ask yourself is “Do you have what it takes to be a successful […]



Find out how well you are paid

Friday, August 7, 2009, 7:05 AM | Leave Comment

With the jobless rate near 10 percent, employers enjoy all the leverage. It used to be that applicants were advised to not talk about their financial compensation. They were advised to make sure that the job was offered to them first. And then they can discuss pay. But now in this lousy job market, when […]