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I recently had dinner with a friend and colleague who was looking at taking on a new job role. She asked me what I thought about her salary request as part of this new opportunity. I asked, “Is that what you think you are worth?” She looked very confused by my response, and I realized that many of us do not often step back and determine our business value.
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I was recently meeting with one of the individuals I am lucky enough to call a mentor and friend. During our dinner, we talked about various topics from general life items to questions about work. One of the questions she asked that inspired me to write this article was, “If leaders are people with experience and wisdom, how can I be seen as a leader when I am just starting my career?”
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In a world dominated by social media and online profiles, the art of getting to know someone has been transformed. So, in this age, when you can connect with someone by “swiping right” on a dating app, how do you build a professional network? Face-to-face interactions remain a great starting point. Therefore, whenever I attend a conference or other professional event, I make sure that I am...
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From the time when we were young, we have been taught to avoid failure. You are told to get the best grades in school, which will lead to getting into college. And when you graduate, you’ll get a good job, work hard, and the promotions will come. At no point did anyone ever tell us to fail! But failure is part of life and we all have personal and professional failures despite our best...
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I have always held myself to a high standard and kept high expectations for myself. I always thought that setting this high bar for myself would push me harder, make me better, and ultimately help me succeed. However, when I didn’t meet the expectations that I had set, I was so hard on myself. I would lie awake at night replaying where I went wrong over and over in my head, and all this did...
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Across industries, the trend is toward speed to market. - Whether it’s meeting consumer expectations for instant service or being the first to bring an innovation to shelves, companies have plenty of incentives to make products and services available faster.
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Richi Sethi, a Design Engineer for Biocon, India’s largest biopharma company, knows that process engineering involves constant adaptation. “We have to be very dynamic,” she explained. “People want to try new things, and we have to be on the forefront.”