|Posted by Dev on June 8, 2014 at 3:20 AM||comments (0)|
What you say matters. Whether you're voicing an idea during a meeting or making an offhand comment at lunch, everything you say adds to your overall character.
Speaking eloquently not only improves our daily communications, it builds up our overall persona and executive presence. "Every verbal encounter is a vital opportunity to create and nurture a positive impression,"....This is what I've learnt in my professional career of 16 years.
Some phrases instantly undermine your authority and professionalism, and should be banned from the office. Here are 11 things we should never say at work:
1. "Does that make sense?"
Instead of making sure you're understood, asking this tells the listener that you don't fully understand the idea yourself.
2. "It's not fair."
Simply complaining about an injustice isn't going to change the situation. "Whether it's a troubling issue at work or a serious problem for the planet, the point in avoiding this phrase is to be proactive about the issues versus complaining, or worse, passively whining".
3. "I haven't had time."
"More often than not, this is simply not true," My Top Boss at Indus Towers Ltd, "Mr. Shankar Iyer" a 100 billion Dollar strong company representative suggests giving a time when it will be done instead of explaining why it's late.
Adding "just" as a filler word in sentences, such as saying "I just want to check if..." or "I just think that..." may seem harmless, but it can detract from what you're saying. "We insert justs because we're worried about coming on too strong," says Mohr, "but they make the speaker sound defensive, a little whiny, and tentative." Leave them out, and you'll speak with more authority.
5. "But I sent it in an email a week ago."
If someone doesn't get back to you, it's your job to follow up, again taught to me by Mr. Shankar Iyer. Be proactive when communicating instead of letting the other person take the blame.
6. "I hate..." or "It's so annoying when..."
Insults have no place in the office, especially when directed at a specific person or company practice. "Not only does it reveal juvenile school-yard immaturity, it's language that is liable and fire-able," was said to us during my days in Tata Teleservices.
7. "That's not my responsibility."
Even if it's not your specific duty, stepping up to help shows that you're a team player and willing to go the extra mile. "At the end of the day, we're all responsible," ....Remembered from my leadership role in Aditya Birla Group.
8. "You should have..."
"Chances are, these fault-finding words inflict feelings of blame and finger-pointing," I feel.... Using a positive approach instead, such as saying, "In the future, I recommend..."
9. "I may be wrong, but..."
During the course of time I feel this kind of language "discounting," meaning that it immediately reduces the impact of whatever I'm about to say. "Eliminate any prefacing phrase that demeans the importance of who you are or lessens the significance of what you contribute,".
10. "Sorry, but..."
This implies that I'm automatically being annoying. "Don't apologize for taking up space, or for having something to say," .
Prefacing sentences with this word, as in, "Actually, it's right over there," or "Actually, you can do it this way," puts distance between you and the listener by hinting that they were somehow wrong. Rephrase to create a more positive sentiment.
Hope this helps
|Posted by Vinay Dwivedi on July 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Dev on June 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
Three Words That Will Transform Your Career
Every time you encounter another person, think: help this person.
It's not altruistic. Nothing else can so quickly supercharge your career and improve the quality of your life.
When you walk into Starbucks for a coffee, think help this person about the barista who serves you. Instead of being frustrated that he isn't moving fast enough, see if you can make him smile. Better yet, tell him to keep the change.
When the phone rings on a busy day, don't get frustrated by the interruption. Think help this person while you answer the phone. Doing so will change your demeanor, your thought process, and the entire interaction.
If you have a subordinate who isn't pulling her weight, instead of criticizing her, every time you see her think help this person. This doesn't mean let her slide, or ignore her shortcomings. It means help her either improve her skills or find a position better suited to her strengths. But don't just brush her aside; really help her.
But wait a minute – I know what some of you are thinking. What about the people who take credit for other people's work? What about the rich and powerful who have gotten that way by crushing others? Doesn't their success prove me wrong?
Not at all. Sure, there are some people who take the exact opposite strategy. But it takes real skill and focus to succeed by being evil, and most of us just don't have the fortitude to pull it off. For those of us with a soul and a heart, the only real choice is to succeed by helping others.
By first thinking help this person, you will change the ways that others perceive you. There is no faster or more effective way to change your interactions and relationships. You will be viewed as a positive, constructive, helpful and dependable person. People will think you are more perceptive, attentive and understanding.
That's why this way of thinking is not altruistic; it is selfish, in the best sense of the word. The single best way to help yourself is to always be looking for ways to help other people. Sure, you'll be making the world a better place, and in the course of your life you will help many thousands of people. But don't do it because you ought to, or because it's the "right" thing to do.
Think help this person because you're selfish, and proud of it.
Copied from Bruce Kasanoff:::::: Linkedin.
|Posted by Debotosh Batacharrya on April 11, 2013 at 8:35 AM||comments (1)|
Thailand is the center of the Southeast Asian car industry and the fifth biggest vehicle producer in Asia. The country manufactured 2.48 million cars in 2012, up from 100,000 in 1997, for the brands Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda, Isuzu, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
The car sector in the Kingdom is growing at a rapid rate, and due to cost and quality advantages will very likely continue to do so for the next decade. In fact, by 2025 Thailand may well be one of the largest auto manufacturers in the world, and that will see Thailand post strong economic numbers for many years to come. In Thailand, the automotive industry has become a crucial part of the economy and its importance extends far beyond the production of motor vehicles.
Among other things, it has a big impact on employment and tax income and will also drive innovation and investment in the future as more of the auto sector fringe businesses move to Thailand to access the growing sector. Major car companies have a base in Bangkok, and the Ford Motor Company has even established its ASEAN regional headquarters in the city in 2003, from where it manages the production, distribution, sales and servicing for the entire region.
The annual Bangkok International Motor Show is a major draw for people and media from across ASEAN and beyond. The 2013 fair, being held from March 27 to April 7, expects to break the 2 million visitor record after 1.95 million came in 2012. Car premieres include the new Toyota Vios, the new Nissan Pulsar, the Mazda CX-5, the Ford EcoSport and the new Honda Accord.
Added below are few impressions:
|Posted by Debotosh Batacharrya on April 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM||comments (1)|
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