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Leadership in a crisis- Responding to the coronavirus outbreak:

#leadershipdevelopment Excerpts from the highly acclaimed white paper from Mckinsey and Company titled: Leadership in a crisis- Responding to the coronavirus outbreak: 5 behaviors and accompanying mindsets that can help leaders navigate the pandemic.

 

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Building Trust @ Work -Here is a simple model to become more Trustworthy.

#leadershipdevelopment On this rainy rainy day, let’s explore ways to become more trustworthy at work. Here is a simple model to develop Trust. To know more about improving the Trust quotient in your organization, contact me on +971503423552/sangeethibrahim@yahoo.com

 

 

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Create a High-Performance culture- by RESPECT ing your people more!

#leadershipdevelopment Dear Leaders, here is how you can create a High-Performance culture- by RESPECTing your people more. To know more about enabling these rituals in your organization, contact me on +971503423552/sangeethibrahim@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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Work Habits 27 to 31

Work Habit/Strategy 27: Though I strive to agree with my Bosses, I exercise critical thinking and express my views.

Web References

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-disagree-with-your-boss-without-getting-fired

https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-thoughts-that-go-through-your-boss-head-when-you-disagree-with-her

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-disagree-with-your-boss-and-thrive-1917873

https://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2017/06/16/4-thoughts-that-go-through-your-boss-head-when-you-disagree-with-her/#27dd5024e2ef

Work Habit/Strategy 28: I actively search for achievement gaps in the organization, even if it’s outside my scope of work and try to add value.

Web References

https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-ways-to-go-above-and-beyond-at-your-job

https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/5-powerful-ways-to-build-a-successful-career-by-the-big-3-0.html

Work Habit/Strategy 29: I am well aware of organizational politics and I manage it appropriately.

Web References

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bonniemarcus/2017/04/04/what-i-learned-about-office-politics-that-changed-my-career/#4fef1c86168e

https://www.inc.com/martin-zwilling/7-steps-for-navigating-office-politics-even-if-yo.html

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/may/30/how-to-deal-with-office-politics

Work Habit/Strategy 30: I use psychometric assessments to understand my strengths and ineffective behaviors.

Web References

https://www.psychometric-success.com/

https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/top-5-psychometric-tests-your-career-success/

Work Habit/Strategy 31: I have a Career Growth plan in my mind and I am actively working for it.

Web References

https://www.workitdaily.com/career-plan-importance/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-reasons-why-you-need-career-plan-now-joya-martin/

https://www.chimebank.com/2018/05/02/why-career-planning-is-important-and-how-to-do-it/

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Work Habits 22 to 26

Work Habit/Strategy 22: I keep delegating work to ensure that I work at a strategic level.

Web References

https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-1940026471/the-role-of-effective-delegation-in-professional-and

https://www.potential.com/articles/7-top-reasons-delegate/

https://www.managementstudyguide.com/importance_of_delegation.htm

Work Habit/Strategy 23: I try hard to be a very helpful person.

Web References

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/naturally-selected/201308/being-helpful-work-paysquite-literally

https://www.inc.com/john-hall/7-simple-habits-for-becoming-a-more-helpful-person.html

https://www.careeraddict.com/the-benefits-of-being-nice-at-work

Work Habit/Strategy 24: I try hard to exude high amounts of energy and enthusiasm.

Web References

https://www.livecareer.com/interview/questions/the-importance-of-enthusiasm

https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/why-employers-are-seeking-passionate-candidates

https://www.wow4u.com/enthusiasmkey/

Work Habit/Strategy 25: I strive to be assertive, especially in saying No and in Negotiations when I want to.

Web References

https://www.lcca.org.uk/blog/careers/assertiveness-and-career-success/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joefolkman/2013/10/10/the-6-secrets-of-successfully-assertive-leaders/#62ab34856668

Work Habit/Strategy 26: I attempt to prove myself repeatedly by winning.

Web References

https://gothinkbig.co.uk/features/without-ambition-no-one-can-be-successful

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/careers-blog/improve-confidence-ambition-at-workhttps://www.16pf.com/en_US/ambition-personality-important-career-success/

 

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Work Habits 15 to 21

Work Habit/Strategy 15: I strive hard to become good at making presentations and speeches.

Web References

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2014/09/25/new-survey-70-percent-say-presentation-skills-critical-for-career-success/#640dc0388890

http://careerbright.com/career-self-help/better-presentation-skills-can-get-you-ahead-in-your-career

https://businessblueprint.com.au/presentation-skills-for-career-success/

Work Habit/Strategy 16: I actively seek feedback from people who I work with including my boss, peers and subordinates.

Web References

https://www.workitdaily.com/feedback-help-professional-development/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-naumann/5-reasons-why-feedback-is_b_8728332.html

http://www.degarmo.com/feedback-seeking-and-job-performance

https://www.talkdesk.com/blog/how-effective-feedback-impacts-job-performance/

Work Habit/Strategy 17: I spend considerable time reflecting on my work and coming up with ways to improve my productivity.

Web References

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-were-22-self-awareness-most-important-skill-career-success-guber/

https://www.uis.edu/career/students/career-planning/self-reflection/

http://www.pocklingtonschool.com/Why-self-reflection-is-an-important-part-of-the-careers-journey?returnUrl=/The-HM-Blog

https://www.bridgewateruk.com/2016/03/power-self-reflection/

Work Habit/Strategy 18: I make sure that my dressing and grooming is very impressive.

Web References

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-your-clothing-impacts-your-success-2014-8

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/channels/partners/national-association-of-professional-women/2015/12/5-tips-on-how-to-dress-for-career-success.html

Work Habit/Strategy 19: I am always aware of the top priority areas that I must work on

Web References

https://bitesizebio.com/33189/prioritize-success-4-steps/

https://liveyourlegend.net/warren-buffetts-5-step-process-for-prioritizing-true-success-and-why-most-people-never-do-it/

https://www.fastcompany.com/1842583/3-ways-successful-people-prioritize-their-do-lists

Work Habit/Strategy 20: I actively keep myself away from distractions- be it Social Media, unwanted visitors & low impact work.

Web References

https://www.fastcompany.com/3033416/5-ways-to-stay-focused-in-a-world-full-of-distractions

https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/work-interrupted-6-ways-to-avoid-distractions-hot-jobs

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/06/20/how-to-avoid-distractions-in-the-workplace/#20ab8791b0d4

Work Habit/Strategy 21: I know what my boss wants to know and I keep him/her informed about that.

Web References

https://www.themuse.com/advice/7-ways-to-become-your-boss-dream-employee

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2017/07/24/6-actions-you-should-always-take-with-your-boss-when-you-work-remotely/#23dc89a4525c

 

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Work Habits 8 to 14

Work Habit/Strategy 8: I take time to meet and interact with key stakeholders of other areas in my organization.

Web References

https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-rules-for-communicating-with-executives

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/growth-strategies/2016/05/4-dos-and-donts-of-speaking-to-senior-executives.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2017/04/16/how-to-get-a-senior-executive-you-dont-regularly-work-with-to-notice-you/#6706fd5558d6

https://www.fastcompany.com/3049998/your-guide-to-communicating-with-upper-management

Work Habit/Strategy 9: I always take time to participate in key activities initiated by departments other than my own.

Web References

https://www.fastcompany.com/3037092/9-ways-to-take-more-initiative-at-work

Work Habit/Strategy 10: I have a good network of experts who I can contact and learn from.

Web References

https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/network-like-an-expert-networking-tips-from-the-industrys-finest

https://study.com/academy/lesson/networking-for-career-success-how-to-make-professional-contacts.html

https://www.eatyourcareer.com/2013/08/why-networking-is-essential-for-career-success-and-everyone-should-do-it-now/

Work Habit/Strategy 11: I have identified mentors in my organization who help and promote me.

Web References

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/advantages-mentoring-workplace-18437.html

https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/benefits-of-having-a-mentor

https://www.michaelpage.at/en/advice/career-advice/career-development/top-5-benefits-having-mentor

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141124121303-47571147-10-concrete-reasons-why-everyone-needs-a-mentor-at-work/

Work Habit/Strategy 12: I learn a lot about my work from books, online articles etc.

Web References

https://www.monster.ca/career-advice/article/what-can-reading-more-do-for-your-career

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-sciencebacked-reasons-why-readers-do-better-in-their-careers

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292874

https://leaderonomics.com/personal/power-of-reading-and-success

Work Habit/Strategy 13: I have invested in trainings and certifications from my own personal savings.

Web References

https://content.wisestep.com/certification-helps-career-value-business/

https://www.careerquest.edu/blog/2015/05/getting-certified-%E2%80%93-4-reasons-why-it%E2%80%99s-important

Work Habit/Strategy 14: I strive hard to get better at writing memos and official emails.

Web References

https://www.businessworld.ie/news/10-Reasons-Why-Business-Writing-Skills-Are-So-Important-569924.html

https://www.business2community.com/blogging/10-important-business-writing-skills-will-need-2020-01270903

https://medium.com/@micheleweldon/write-on-increase-your-career-success-with-these-6-business-writing-tips-175723eca141

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