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3 Secrets to Build a Winning Team for Your Startup

December 8, 2016 in Services

7. Three secrets to build a winning team for your venture

Here are 3 secrets that’ll help you build a winning team for your startup:

1. Focus on your talent pool

It is important that a team should be hardworking, talented, sincere, punctual so on and so forth. But a smart recruiter will realize that the organization requires an individual with more than just a strong moral character. You want people who bring a wide array of skills to the table, i.e., ‘Jack of all trades, master of his(or her) own.’

2. Be transparent and mutually aligned

Throw open all information about the hierarchy, the motive for hiring, the scope of career growth or progress, etc., to potential candidates and existing employees. It will help them decide whether they fit in or not. Additionally, transparency will help you maintain healthy relations with your team and retain them. Furthermore, ask potential hires about their prospects and expectations from the organization. Select candidates whose goals are (or can be) aligned with those of the organization to secure an environment of mutual growth and satisfaction.

3. Empower and reward

You’ll rarely find smart and talented individuals working as slaves. Once you’ve formed your team, give them room to expand and grow so that they can perform with maximum productivity. Give them the liberty to decide and involve them in critical operations, to build a strong bond and mutual respect and faith. It will boost their self-worth and motivate them to work to the best of their abilities. Make sure to reward this effort to increase loyalty and confidence.

Simple Ways To Improve Your Management Skills

December 6, 2016 in Services

3. Simple ways to improve your management skills

These are simple ways in which you can improve your management skills:

1. Optimism

A responsible person must be optimistic. A manager’s attitude defines the attitude of his team and its working.

Focusing on the positive attributes of team members and ignoring their shortcomings will help you make the best use of your resources. A person with a positive outlook is approachable, trustworthy and can be held accountable, thereby promoting your integrity.

2. Character

You should be able to lead yourself before you lead others. People like to follow someone they can look up to, as their lead.

You should have strong beliefs and be able to stand by them always.

The best way to lead is to lead by example. Displaying qualities you wish to see in others earns you their respect.

3. Patience

A good leader is patient and calm even in adverse situations. When doubts and uncertainty surround you, you should be able to maintain your posture and make the smart move.

4. Listen

A leader is one who can listen to what others are saying.

Listening to your colleagues carefully secures you relation with them. It shows that you are open to opinions, suggestions and feedback. It indicates that you respect them. By doing so, you’re not just their boss, who wants things done their way.

Attentive listening will also give you a fair idea of the abilities, the strengths, and weaknesses of the speaker.

5. Understand

When you know what drives your employees, it’s easier to manage them and their work. Try to find out their background, interests, expectations, etc., to understand them better.

4 Habits of Resilient People

December 1, 2016 in Services

14. Four habits of resilient people

It’s impossible to love without getting hurt, difficult to run without falling and unlikely to succeed without challenges and failures. We all wish to succeed in life and thus we all are bound to meet trials and setbacks.

The key is to learn from these failures and not be subdued by them. You can do this by being ‘resilient’- the mental strength to keep yourself going even during times of adversity.

Presenting 4 habits which make people resilient:

#1 PERSISTENCE

A river cuts through a rock not because of its strength but because of its persistence. Resilient people keep on trying and emerge on top of every challenge, every obstacle that comes their way. This is the strongest and defining trait of resilient people- they never give up. They will persist through the difficulties and reach their goal. They have the ability to keep their eyes on the target and stay motivated, no matter what the present circumstances are.

#2 REBOUNDING

When resilient people fall, they know they have to get up, and they know how to get up. Upon facing failures, resilient people come back even stronger rather than falling apart. All of us commit mistakes but the thing that sets resilient people apart is their ability to rebound their missed shots and get back on the right path. In fact, the word resilience has roots in the Latin word ‘resilire’ which translates to ‘jumping back.’

#3 EMOTIONAL BALANCE

Most people learn to ignore their emotions after facing disappointments. By doing so, they experience a peaceful mind. However, it is temporary. On n the inside, it builds up stress and frustration that is prone to eruption.

Resilient people always stay in contact with their emotions and use them to fuel their drive. Staying composed regardless of emotional state helps them see things as they are and plan their next move. This state of mind lets them turn their anger, anxiety, and sadness into productive activities.

#4 OPTIMISM

All of us have experienced difficulties at some point in our lives, and it is okay to have a decent amount of negative thoughts during those times. Resilient people know how to ignore these negative thoughts and maintain an optimistic outlook. They see the light at the end of the tunnel which solidifies their determination. They realize they cannot control everything and tend not to regret over things that were outside their sphere of influence.

It is evident that these habits are fruits of long-term learning, practice, and perseverance. But only pressure can turn the darkness of coal into the brilliance of a diamond.

How To Win An Argument?

November 30, 2016 in Services

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Nobody is same. Therefore, the difference in attitude, mindset, and thinking often lead to arguments which may cause irritation, emotional exertion, anxiety, and discomfort. Now, to every argument, there are two aspects. The professional aspect which is result oriented and the personal aspect which focusses more on resolving the crisis. An argument over how much to invest in a company is more on the professional side whereas, the one over things you said to your spouse has more of the personal aspect to it. To turn the tide in your favor and gain the upper hand in an argument, you should use these hacks:

1. Understand what the argument is about

It always helps to know what is the argument all about. If it is a professional argument, it is more important to reach a result, to arrive at a mutual decision rather than arguing fruitlessly. Staying result oriented can help you avoid distractions and thus, be more relevant. On the other hand, in personal arguments, solving the crisis is more important. This can sometimes mean you have to lose the argument to end it which actually will be a win for you because the aim was the end of the argument.

2. Know what’s right and what’s not

The most important thing about arguing over a case is to know whether it is right or not. In our minds, we always seem to think that we are the smart ones and our opinion is correct. Weighing our idea on practical scales is always beneficial. There is no point arguing over a lost cause as it will only lead to losing.

3. Stay calm

Staying in posture and control can be one of your primary weapons. Nobody likes a frustrated, angry person shouting how their opinion is the right one. You lose the argument when you lose your temper.

4. Avoid being a bigot

Bigotry is the root of most arguments. Be ready to see things from the other person’s perspective. It’ll only help you win the case by helping you realize why they are providing or supporting a particular opinion.

5. Win the opponent

Most arguments end with one person having their way and others still mumbling how their opinion is better. This leads to resentment. To avoid this, win the opponent along with the argument. Respect them, empathize with them and help them see how your point is better than theirs.

6. Use facts and logic

It’s hard to argue with solid facts and logical reasoning. Back up your opinion with facts and pertinent data. This will lead to the establishment of your point over that of the others.

7. Listen to them and then raise your question/point

Pay attention to your opponents and listen to their case. Find chinks in their armor- weakness and flaws in their position. Then put up questions they find hard to answer.

8. Accept when you are wrong

One cannot be right all the time. Accepting your mistakes only signifies your humility and how you are open to ideas from everyone.

9. Open your mind

One should realize there is always room for improvement. Thus, accepting these improvements, no matter if they come from your opponent can help you get to a win-win situation.

10. Confidence

If you know you are right; it should reflect in your speech. Lack of confidence is the reason why a lot of brighter ideas remain unconveyed.

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