Only Management Advice You Ever Need

Best employee, career advice, middle management

This was a viral cartoon in LinkedIn last year. It is self explanatory. Isn’t it? The only problem is that when you have employees, they look like this. There is diversity, yet they are similar. There are sides of people which you do not know about. If you know who is the best employee, it … Read moreOnly Management Advice You Ever Need

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English Bullying : Before Anything, Learn Better English?

Improve English

I recently got the following comment for one of my articles in midmanager.com – This was not the first time. I keep seeing many arguments online.  Arguments on variety of subjects start with the substance. Later they end with ‘Good English’ suggestion. Some are worse – No discussion on content. No new learning or viewpoints … Read moreEnglish Bullying : Before Anything, Learn Better English?

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Tech Outsourcing: Few Considerations Before You Proceed

One Engineering VP from North America wanted to outsource lot of work to India. And why not? He heard enough success stories. He had urgent need. He gave some details about the need and asked for proposal. Within few weeks, he got impressive proposal which explained the problem understanding, solution approach, execution phases and of … Read moreTech Outsourcing: Few Considerations Before You Proceed

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Job Interviews: Why Interviewer Asks About Salary History

Job interview salary question

Of late, I see many LinkedIn discussions on asking for salary details during interviews. “Why do not you evaluate me on my skills and decide the appropriate salary? Why do you need my history? Isn’t it to offer the least salary?” The words differed, but the main sentiment was the same. Employer uses the present … Read moreJob Interviews: Why Interviewer Asks About Salary History

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Robotics: Relating It to Your Career

Robotics Technical Block Diagram Architecture

Hype around Robotics A lot is going on with robotics and robots. For sure, there is lot of hype too. The most important question you have not asked yourself is – what does this mean to you? As Gartner releases hype cycle, you will keep hearing new buzzwords. Managers, consultants and many others keep bombarding … Read moreRobotics: Relating It to Your Career

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This Situation with Performance Appraisal Is the Most Widespread

Performance Gap, Performance appraisal rating expectation mismatch

Performance appraisals.. Have you ever heard about this phrase called ‘inappropriate performance’ ? I did, only recently. I found it in a book. After I read, it made lot of sense. I realized that this is one of the most common scenarios, yet we do not give enough thought. I have been on both sides … Read moreThis Situation with Performance Appraisal Is the Most Widespread

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