I was asked an interesting question recently to define what is thought leadership.
“Thought leadership means one would be able to think 5-10 years ahead in terms of what one would want to be known for and contribute significantly as a super-specialist. This could only be achieved from achieving knowledge based excellence in this domain so as to be globally recognise among his / her selective target stakeholders. This should be equally demonstrated by recognitions of high quality in teaching, research and advocacy. For achieving the long term goals, one needs to lay out the different incremental steps of these paths through which he/she will be able to meet the long term targets without compromising the short term goals. These steps frequently need updation depending on contextual changes but the end objective doesn’t shift. However there must be a continued demonstration from his/her own side of striving to move towards that goal.”
“Thought leadership is also about balancing the ability to dream and comprehending the scope of dreams in light of the practical constraints to achieve the dream. Dreams and action, without complementing one another, both lead to failure in realising thought leadership.”
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You are nice, you are decisive, and you have always had an excellent reputation as an employee — until you took your first step into management. Middle managers have tough jobs, trying to balance the directions of higher-level management with the complaints of staff. Few can truly flourish in this employment wasteland, where there is little training and fewer rewards for those who demonstrate hard work and dedication to their jobs. Continue reading “Why You Aren’t a Good at Middle Management (and What to Do Instead)”
An engineering bachelor’s degree seems like the perfect credential. After just four to five years of study, you are equipped to obtain some of the highest-paying and most rewarding entry-level positions on the job market. Engineering careers tend to be long and satisfying, and that’s without the addition of an advanced degree. Continue reading “What Are You Supposed to Do with Advanced Degrees in Engineering?”
Recently I had a very interesting chat with a close friend. Why do some of the best Indian Institutes never rank among the top universities in global rankings. What stops us to work harder and achieve global rankings. Why do Indian institutions fare badly in research? I was kind of perplexed in responding how can I explain it to someone outside the ecosystem. The challenge is that I should explain this in less than 500 words, since readers inside the domain of academics, know already about our shortcomings, but readers outside our system may get lost if we explain it in too much of details. But more importantly, I also suffer from a lack of time to pen down my thoughts in a more detailed manner.
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All students have to compose a great variety of research papers. All of them are quite different. Of course, they have some things in common. In the meanwhile, they have different purposes and certain peculiarities. This may potentially mess you up. It’s important to learn and memorize all the differences. However, there are some great activities, which will help you to avoid lots of probable obstacles.
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The aerospace industry is probably one of the most regulated and complex industries out there, for both industry workers and those interested in starting a career. The salaries on offer are excellent for an aerospace engineer and everyone knows employees in the industry work with aircraft and the like, but what do their tasks involve on a day to day basis? Continue reading “What Does an Aerospace Engineer Do?”
Indian engineers are in great demand across the world, but can they make India a technologically advanced country? Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam said ‘We have to transform India in five areas where India has core competence’. He had a great vision for India and he wanted India to become a superpower by 2020. The name of this project is ‘Vision 2020’. The aim of Vision 2020 is to transform India with a focused manifesto for change. He always insisted that the present day students should be nurtured to make India self-sufficient many ways. Let us explore how Indian engineers can make India a super Tech country. Continue reading “How Indian Engineers Can Make India A Super Tech. Country?”
Law as a profession is gaining importance these days, because legal knowledge is very important. It gives an understanding about legal system of the country. With the changing times, there has been great rise in legal graduates in every field. The reason being, every kind of business requires certain legal formalities to be completed. Continue reading “Top Five NLUs in India”
Whenever any new certification or course is talked about, the first question that pops is the future career opportunities it would offer. This is a valid concern as the main reason for learning new technology and processes is to grow in the current organization or to find better opportunities outside. The training experts know this fact well, hence they come up with career oriented diplomas and certifications in various streams of information technology, management, planning and finance. Amongst many such career oriented courses getting popularity globally, the certification and diploma in cyber security is trending quite fast. Continue reading “Career Opportunities for Cyber Security Professionals and Ways to Grab Them!”
In a sharp turn of events, the Government of India has decided to give a higher pay as compared to what was recommended by the seventh pay commission. Indeed the recommendation of the seventh pay commission was not considered really attractive by most government employees, considering the inflation and salary hikes given in the private sector. This will lower the gap of pay and benefits. Continue reading “GoI to give higher remuneration than what 7th Pay Commission prescribed”
Faculty members often crib that their pay is not sufficiently great as compared to the effort they put in. Others outside the teaching fraternity seldom agree. A recent test / analysis done across different economies highlight the time spent by faculty members versus the pay received by them, after adjustments of purchasing power parity. Continue reading “Academic Jobs: Pay vs Effort in terms of Hours”
Ever wondered why MBA is a natural choice for most engineering graduates in India?
Well, each of them might have their individual rationale to pursue management education as their post graduate qualification but the overarching truth is awfully simple. In India it is believed that on an average, a MBA degree double your value in the job market. How and why is neither known nor desired to be known. Coaching institutes don’t talk about it, parents often don’t get into it and b-schools don’t speak about it. Yet the magic wand is supposed to work and double your likely CTC soon after you graduate. Continue reading “Before Racing From Engineering to Management”
Job description: Urban Ladder is a tight-knit start-up at the forefront of driving furniture e-commerce in India. We’re looking for lazy and unmotivated individuals to join our team. If you’re someone who hates getting out of bed to get to work, this is the perfect job for you. As a mattress tester, you’ll get to stay in bed pretty much the entire day and actually get paid for it. We’re not kidding. Continue reading “Sr. Mattress Tester at Urban Ladder”
The realm of Digital Marketing is a vastly evolving one for brands in India. Its biggest strength is in its potential to reach out to customers to engage with a brand whenever and wherever they choose. For this, marketers need to define a strategy that drives them towards achieving what they want from their audience and that which links to their traditional marketing. Businesses have a lot to lose if they do not embrace the Digital Marketing realm at a time when more Indians are moving to ‘click the mouse’. Continue reading “Understanding the Career of a Digital Marketeer”
The QS Rankings are out again. Three Indian B-Schools feature in the top 100-150 list, namely IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and DMS, IIT Delhi. No other Indian B-School feature in the top 500 list created in this segment by the premium university ranking agency. Continue reading “Top 3 Indian B-Schools in World QS Rankings”
Business analytics refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for the exploration and investigation of existing data assets to gain insight and drive business planning. It focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data, predictive analytical models, data mining models, intelligent tools and statistical methods. Business Analytics is used for strategic, operational and tactical decision making across industry verticals such as banking, financial services, telecom, manufacturing and retail. Continue reading “What is Business Analytics and why the hype”
Most people are not excited by the prospect of a stagnant career. In fact, most of us enter the work force wide-eyed and excited about all the great things ahead we have yet to accomplish, but with little idea on how to get there. Getting a promotion is an important part of professional growth. It requires hard work, positive attitude, ambition and the right corporate ties. There are some steps you can take to forge relationships, show a desire for success and make promotion more likely. Continue reading “Get That Promotion At Work With These Simple Steps”
It’s Off to Work We Go
These days, it seems that more and more people have become interested in ensuring that they live in a healthy workplace. By learning more about ways that the workplace can be made healthier, people can begin living in more productive, positive environments. Continue reading “Five Tips for a Healthy Workplace”
There are all sorts of reasons why home-working is on the rise: there are more self-employed people than ever, it’s generally better for the environment and connectivity is now very sophisticated and effective. Sometimes working from home might simply be the best solution for your business, perhaps you simply can’t afford to hire out dedicated office space. Whilst working from home is now a very mainstream mode of working it can still be challenging making the change from commuting to work every-day to simply walking to your home office. Continue reading “Working from Home – Career tips”