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Listening: The Underutilized Human Gift

I am guessing most readers of this blog have encountered at least one person (if not many) in the recent years who has pulled out their mobile device and started typing away in the middle of a dinner or a meeting.  In fact, we are all becoming guilty of this – so much so that it … Continue reading

5 Simple Steps to Measuring Your Path to Success

An Anonymous Reader Asks… Personal KPIs. Selecting them, monitoring them, etc. I would be curious to hear your ideas on this as this is something that I’m actively working on for myself. The MBA Responds… Thanks for the great question, anonymous reader!  This topic is quite timely and is an extension of my previous post … Continue reading

How to Set Yourself Up for Success (and not ambitious failure!)

I have recently gotten involved in quite a bit not only at work but also outside of work.  In all of these commitments, there is quite a bit that has to get done in order to achieve some pretty ambitious goals.  Jim Collins and Jerry Porras (featured in the Harvard Business Review) call these Big, … Continue reading

How to Say ‘No’ At Work!

@awkwarsh Asks… How do you say no to more work when you have too much? The MBA Responds… Thanks for the great question, @awkwarsh!  This one actually took me quite some time to structure and frame some practical advice.  Saying “Yes!” when you should really being saying “No!” is a practice that occurs more often … Continue reading

Do you ‘CYA’? Well, C U L8R!

An Anonymous Reader Asks… I recently joined a company where the term ‘CYA’ is thrown around quite a bit. I am used to the small company environment where using this term was career-limiting.  What are your thoughts on the matter and what should I do? The MBA Responds… Thanks for the great question! To those readers … Continue reading

Do you have what it takes to be an Effective Leader?

An Anonymous Reader Asks… I’ve been recently promoted and am working on the skills needed to lead a team.  What skills or characteristics do I need to work on for my future success? The MBA responds… Thanks for the question, aspiring leader!  Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside and network with … Continue reading