Climbing the corporate ladder used to be a good metaphor for success, but promotions no longer come rung by rung. That’s because the business world has fundamentally shifted in gradual but profound ways, and the path to career advancement takes new skills, says Richard Jolly, adjunct professor at London Business School. advertisement advertisement “The way you once became successful was by becoming a specialist–a great engineer, marketer, or auditor, for example,” he says. “Next, you supervise people who don’t know that stuff. You got into management through human capital, by knowing more stuff than others.” But today what got you here won’t get you there, and if you don’t make the shift, you’re headed for a career plateau, says Jolly. Instead of getting derailed, do these three things: Be Willing To Adapt People assume they’ve been promoted because they did a good job, and they should continue along that … [Read more...] about Three Things You Need To Do To Avoid Hitting A Career Plateau
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India ranked among the top five countries worst affected by climate change-induced extreme weather events in 2018.According to the Global Climate Risk Index by Germanwatch, an international environmental think tank, India ranks fifth in the list of countries worst affected by climate disasters in 2018, The Indian Express has reported. The list is topped by Japan, the Philippines and Germany.The index ranks the most vulnerable countries based on the number of casualties as well as economic losses caused by disasters. Last year, India was ranked 14th on the list of most-affected countries in 2017.Close In 2018, as many as 2,081 human lives were lost in India – the maximum for any country that year. While Japan lost 1,282 lives, Germany had 1,246 fatalities in climate-related incidents that year. related news What is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and why is it in the news? Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi, Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman India’s economic … [Read more...] about Climate change is real: India fifth most vulnerable to extreme weather disasters, shows study
When I started my software company, we received more job offers than what I could realistically handle. At the time, I thought that the best thing for me to do would be to say yes to them all and reframe the situation as a challenge to conquer. It worked for a while—but eventually, I got to the point where the only growth that I could pursue was scaling the business for more clients and more employees. advertisement advertisement That vision wasn’t particularly inspiring for me. I wanted my name associated with things that people used every day. I wanted to build things that created utility. But I couldn’t see any growth opportunities for myself in the future of this company. In other words, I’d hit a plateau. So I decided to take a step back and reinvent myself. During this time, I learned that when I always have my nose to the grindstone, I have no time to reflect and strategize long-term. Hitting a plateau allowed me to refresh my viewpoint, … [Read more...] about You’ve hit a plateau in your business or career. Now what?
Every year, the UX Collective publishes a report on the state of the UX industry, covering everything from the tools we use to the career challenges we face. The report is based links we’ve curated and shared (more than 2,411 this year), written by brilliant designers and thought leaders in the industry. advertisement advertisement The 2018 report focused on how the experiences we create can impact the world—from enabling tech addiction to influencing democratic elections. But this year’s report carries a more positive outlook: 2020 is the year of pragmatic optimism, focused on tangible action, and an understanding of how to turn frustration into motivation to create better things in the world. As designers, we know that the key to solving any problem is optimism. If we didn’t believe we could fix things, we wouldn’t have become designers in the first place. You can read our full report here, but below you’ll find three takeaways on … [Read more...] about We study the UX industry. Here’s what will change in 2020
advertisement advertisement The leak late last week of an angry email from rapper Nas to the folks running the label that may or may not be putting out his new record this winter, Def Jam (subject: “Put my shit out!” — text below), is shocking mostly because it was leaked at all. You hear plenty of rumblings in the press these days about artists battling their labels (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter-fueled protest outside of his label, Atlantic, for example), but you rarely get to see the explosion up close. Then again, it’s a volatile time. Labels aren’t making as much money, the musicians aren’t making as much money, and they scream at one another as they flame out. Or until the artist breaks free, a la OK Go or Nine Inch Nails—and still, with rare exceptions, doesn’t make the money they would have made under the old system. There’s a third way to go, the compromise route, which is what Somali rapper K’naan is trying … [Read more...] about K’Naan and Nas: Two Ways to “Manage” a Music Career