Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

“You get an orange, and you get an orange – Everybody gets an orange!” photo credit: MediaPunch Loyalty to one manager can be a profitable strategy, but only if you choose the right manager. If your career goal is becoming a head coach of a college football program, you could do worse than aligning yourself with Nick Saban. Owner of a record six national championships and 237 career wins, Saban has the most accomplished resume in the field. His coaching tree is incredible. In total, 23 of Saban’s former assistantshave gone on…

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Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Summer is the perfect time to focus some attention on your career success. Why? Because work inevitably slows down a little then; people take vacations and leave early on Fridays. In most industries, it’s a time for relieving some of the pressure. You too need to use your vacation time to recharge and get some perspective, so don’t miss the beach and backyard barbecues. But while you’re at it, make time for some career-focused action that will give your personal brand a boost when the workplace is back to its bustling buzz in the fall. Here are four things that will help you and your brand blast into September. 1. Prepare For Your Annual Review…

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How to start your own ecommerce business in India

How to start your own ecommerce business in India

Bill Gates once said: “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.” The ecommerce industry is ushering in the next wave of change for the Indian economy and if you’ve been thinking about venturing a foot into its world of infinite profits, then the clock is ticking…the time is ripe to start your own ecommerce business in India. Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal all showed us that ecommerce truly is the future. And the only way they became as big as they did was because…

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Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with teammate Stephen Curry. photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS For five weeks, the noise grew louder while superstar Kevin Durant rehabilitated his injured leg. His team was battling through the playoffs short-handed, down three games to one in the NBA Finals. Popular opinion slowly turned against Durant. “He needs to find a way to play.” “He only cares about signing a contract after the season.” “What if they prove they can win without him?” Rumors were leaking from the Warriors organization about the frustration that Durant…

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Five Reasons To Avoid Taking Shortcuts In Your Career

Five Reasons To Avoid Taking Shortcuts In Your Career

Sure, many of us want to be first in various aspects of life, especially as it relates to our careers. Your aspirations and goals may be to climb the ladder fast, be recognized in the industry or start a thriving and fast-growing company all under the age of, let’s say, 35. I can relate to these goals, but with time, I’ve learned that experience is important, and there are benefits to slow growth. Here’s why: 1. Nothing beats real experience.  Allow time to learn and develop in a role and within…

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This Mother’s Day, gift your mom a health insurance policy

This Mother’s Day, gift your mom a health insurance policy

Covering your mother under a health insurance is important as most Indian mothers lack adequate health insurance during the critical stages of their lives. As per a recent survey, women in India just account for 30% of health insurance policies. This becomes all the more critical when access to good health care can mean the difference between life and death. Most women in urban cities juggle between work and home and this is further bundled with unhealthy lifestyle habits including lack of sleep, no exercise and unhealthy food habits leading…

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Childhood obesity and depression: How are they linked? Tips to help your child maintain a healthy weight

Childhood obesity and depression: How are they linked? Tips to help your child maintain a healthy weight

A recent study says that obese kids are at greater risk of suffering from emotional problems, suggesting a close link between obesity and mental health. Childhood obesity and depression: How are they linked? Tips to help your child maintain a healthy weight  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Childhood overweight or obesity is a serious health problem that has reached epidemic levels in many parts of the world, including India. It can have both immediate and long-term health consequences. According to a recent study, obese kids are at greater risk of suffering…

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Your Career Will Stagnate If You Neglect This Skill

Your Career Will Stagnate If You Neglect This Skill

A lot of us think we’re great communicators but in truth, just because we’ve been communicating our whole lives doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a skill that we’ve invested much attention or time in. GETTY The title of this article makes a bold claim but the skill we’ll be looking at really and truly is the cornerstone of career growth and good leadership. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of successful outcomes in many areas of life. What is the skill? Good communication – how we listen, how we talk, how…

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Webinar: Future-Proofing Your Career

Webinar: Future-Proofing Your Career

About this webinar: This interactive web session will address how the global workplace, organizations and employees will change in the next 10-15 years. Author and futurist Alexandra Levit will explore what the future of work has to offer – from technology advances to the human advantage. By discussing the implications of these developments, individuals will be in an excellent position to be both productive and competitive in the workforce of tomorrow. By the end of this session, you should be able to: Discuss how 21st century demographics will impact who is available…

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Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Could it be that our basic beliefs about how to achieve lasting happiness are wrong? That’s what Dr. Alex Lickerman, a primary care physician, and Dr. Ash ElDifrawi, a clinical psychologist and marketing professional, claim in their book The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness. The two doctors argue that we have erroneous beliefs deeply embedded in our thinking that produce a fragile and temporary sort of happiness, which we often mistake for happiness that will last. Based on two decades of research into the latest science and real-life patient…

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