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Two Types of Leaders at Work

Two Types of Leaders at Work

Unlike previous posts in which I used to start with an introduction, I will go directly into the heart of this topic and say that there are two types of leaders at work. I will explain both types by describing their behavior at work.

The first type of leaders is (more…)

Why Using Bell Curve in Performance Evaluation is Bad for Your Organization

Why Using Bell Curve in Performance Evaluation is Bad for Your Organization

It is end of February 2016 and almost all organizations have finished the whole process of performance evaluation of their employees for 2015. This process is usually done at the last quarter of the year. In addition and in the case of organizations that use bell curve model for evaluation, (more…)

4 Things that Affect Your Professional Image

4 Things that Affect Your Professional Image

Professionals always strive to improve in their field of work. They believe that this is what makes them ‘professionals’ and keeps their professional image. For example, a tester will spend a lot of efforts to improve in testing. Unfortunately, this is not 100% true. (more…)

Mind Your Expectations at Work

Mind Your Expectations at Work

It is the right of everyone at work to put hopes and goals to get promoted and to be a leader or manager. With time, these hopes and goals turn into expectations. Therefore, employees will expect to be promoted to a leadership or management position based on their work and efforts. The question is: What might happen if things do not go according to employee’s expectations? (more…)

Would 25 Hours a Day Solve No Time Problem?

Would 25 Hours a Day Solve No Time Problem?

Most of the time and whenever I have a discussion with different people especially colleagues about their daily life and personal activities such as going out with friends or self-development, I hear a common answer which is “we really have no time for all of that!”. For me, this answer is very weird. Therefore, the next question I ask is “what keeps you busy so you really have no time?!” and after asking few more questions, I really get shocked when I find out that the answer is “Nothing!”. Therefore, what if we give an extra hour per day to those people so their day becomes 25 hours? Would that solve their ‘no time’ problem? Would it allow them to do some activities such as going out with friends and self-development? (more…)