“How to define your purpose?” It is one of the questions I often asked in my consulting sessions by many people and entrepreneurs. It is odd to listen something like that by people counting many years of work in a specific field, but, it seems, that there is a general problem because many people have caught in the trap of “making ends meet” and have lost their life purpose!
Many a times it so happens that we feel we have been pursuing the wrong career and need a change from the mundane. And sometimes it may be due to reasons like finding our true calling or a new passion that we would like to shift our careers for. Regardless of what the reason for you wanting to change your career might be, you need to initiate the change effectively and take the move positively.
As 2015 comes to an end it’s time to look forward to a successful and prosperous 2016. However, to thrive next year businesses need to invest in certain things. The companies that look forward and adapt to change are the strongest organizations. To make your business an even stronger organization, these are 5 things your business needs to invest in in 2016.
Being quoted by the media as being an expert in your industry is a better kind of branding than even the most expensive of advertising and marketing campaigns. Journalists and bloggers are constantly on the hunt for resources for their stories. They’re always searching for people who can speak intelligently about specific topics. If you’re well-versed in your field and have a lot to say, it’s time for you to connect the dots. Follow these strategies to put yourself in front of the right people in order to maximise your exposure in both print and online articles.
Effective and strong social media tips drive successful businesses. According to a recent study based in the US region, a survey of over 400 websites for the period of 4 months suggested that social media referrals and successful campaigns drive more than 40% of website traffic in the modern day world of Digital Media. Hence, not just your branding, but also your website traffic is more reliant on the successful executions of your social media strategy.
As a project manager in numerous projects, I had to face a lot “odd” situations! There were times I had to “improvise” a lot, in order to find suitable solutions and win-win strategies, even though I was not the direct responsible for the solutions of the problems occurred in the projects! I had to direct the consortium to one solution versus the other, to find more ways to do a thing, to organize supportive actions to enhance an activity, and many other things to help the accomplishment of the tasks at hand! I was not leading, per se, but most of the times, I was proactive towards the goals of the project I was working in!
These days, managers should expect to face the reality of remote teamwork at one point or another. Many companies are today built on exclusively or partially remote environments – as you can imagine, managing workers who are scattered all over the country or world is quite a challenge. It’s very likely that at some point in your career, you’ll be managing remote professionals and you better be prepared for that.