Entries by braincraft

How to Manage Upward (3)

Remember: Pride goes before a fall. You must learn to swallow a certain amount of pride for your boss to be an ally to you. How, you may ask? It really is simple. Gone are the days where being talented is all it took. There is the need to be aware that the difference between […]

5 Tips for the New Supervisor.

Remember: Becoming a supervisor is about developing your team. When entering your new role as a supervisor, it is helpful to keep in mind the experiences you have encountered from past supervisors, whether good or bad, and use those experiences to guide your decisions as a supervisor. Also, when you are trying to learn the ropes […]

How to Manage Upward (2)

Remember: There are some tiny, unconscious mistakes we make that affects how fast we climb up our career ladder. This is often as a result of us being the actually problem of ourselves. We should always be mindful of intellectual arrogance because unconsciously, most of us allow intellectual arrogance make the most out of us. […]

Making a Positive First Impression

Remember: You can control that first impression by observing the Rule of Twelve, which suggests that we first notice and remember three things about people we meet. The first twelve inches from shoulders up. The first twelve steps a person takes. The first twelve words a person speaks. The first rule tells you that people […]

How to Manage Upward

Remember: There is no one that you cannot manage! Emotional intelligence calls out the fact that you first have to manage your personal responses and reactions before extending it to people you come in contact with. In moving up the career ladder, you must accept that your superior is a prominent gateway to your career […]

The Power of Positive Thinking

Remember: You never know what you can achieve until you try. Many of your possible great achievements are still hidden in a dark corner of your mind, gathering dust in a little box called DOUBT. Ask yourself; how many achievements did you slash down ruthlessly, even as they tried to bloom, with that massive mental […]

Recovering From Mistakes

Remember: Mistakes are inevitable; they are proof of our imperfect nature. We say, do, and make certain decisions that we wish we could take back. There is no shame in making mistakes, but there is failure in not accepting, bracing up or recovering from that mistake to ensure it’s a one-time occurrence. Here are six […]

Choosing a Winning Attitude

Remember: The most important aspect of attitude is that it is a choice! What exactly is attitude? Attitude is the physical manifestation of the way in which we have chosen to manage our emotions. We cannot run away from emotions, rather, we can take the time to put the right interpretation on the emotion to […]

3 Words That Never Fails

3 Words That Never Fails Remember: You need not only be mindful of your appearance as an aspiring professional, but you also need to be mindful of your choice of words and attitude towards people. Excellence is not a standard, it’s a habit, therefore, always strive for excellence. In today’s competitive corporate world, you need […]

Would You Hire You?

Remember: if you can cause others to strive to achieve high standards, then you are fit to tag yourself an effective manager. The manager’s role is to inspire, support, cajole, exhort, critique, nag, encourage, confront and comfort. The case with some managers in today’s corporate world is such that they only focus on the mistakes […]