EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS = UPHOLDING DHARm.......
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on September 28, 2006

 

SUCCESS AT WORK: IS NOT SIMPLY WORKING HARD OR BEING BRILLIANT

BUT ALSO MAKING YOUR BOSS
NOTICE YOU
BY MAKING HIM FEEL
YOU CARE ABOUT
HIM AND HIS WORK & COMPANY

aARth-shaasTR of vED =  knowledge of sciences of earning wealth based on DHARm as part of overall SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE called vED......Here are som very important facts about how you will succeed at work as per  aARth-shaasTR of vED:

  • Perform your duties at work to conform with the rules and regulations of DHARm.... means you never do anything at work which will cause harm, pain, suffering to anybody including your employer....and never doing anything is through thoughts, words or actions...
     
  • Have proper knowledge and training to do your work to start with...
     
  • And then keep yourself upgraded with additional knowledge and training to meet the continual changing conditions in life and job market....
     
  • Both of the above requirements are explained in vED as giving you aDHikaar to perform work that you are employed to perform....without securing aDHikaar not only you will surely fail but also commit paap (sin) for which you will have to repay as kARm-fl (desert of kARm which one must receive in this or other lives to come)...(aDHikaar means given or earned qualification and from thereof right, authority, privilege, claim, title to perfrom any kARm in life and/or determination of qualifications and invested rights and privileges thereof to perform any kARm)...
     
  • AND THE MOST IMPORTANT...is NEVER TO ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR THE WORK YOU HAVE NOT DONE....The example is given by ym-raaj who is the deity in charge of nrk (hell): ym-raaj told his employer  pRjaapti bRH`maa once that he must relinquish his employment as noted above as there was nobody being sent to hell due to some king who was making everybody live perfectly as per the rules and regulations of DHARm and also observing all the vRt (vED prescribed rites and rituals) that are prescribed for humans for worship of viSH`ANu-DEv....bRH`maa had to break this king's reign and make it have some aDHARmik (non-compliance to DHARM) activities so that some humans will go to hell.... 



 

AND NOW IN THE PRESENT vEDik TIME ERA WE LIVE IN CALLED  kli-yug...

SOME TIPS BY CURRENT
WESTERN CAREER COACHES ON 
MOVES TO MAKE YOUR BOSS LOOK GOOD
 TO BOOST YOURSELF AT YOUR JOB

(from Canadian Career Section of
Globe and Mail:)

Want to boost your boss to boost yourself? Here are tips from career coaches:

Fill in the gaps. Identify the boss's weaknesses, match them to your strengths and offer to take on tasks the boss considers a burden.

Provide what's needed. Learn what is expected by management for your boss to succeed, and make sure you offer ideas to help him or her meet those goals.

Don't be a yes man or woman. Be someone with original ideas and alternatives to offer, rather than someone who continually agrees and doesn't provide input.

Be sympathetic. It can be lonely at the top and you will be valued if you lend an informal ear to a boss's concerns.

Become an expert. Individuals who become indispensable to the boss in carrying out a certain aspect of the company's function will usually be promoted, even if a new title has to be created.

Stay visible. Remain on the boss's radar screen by reporting in regularly.

Identify potential storms. You are closer to the daily concerns of the team than the boss. If you see issues of concern, you can become seen as an adviser on how to address problems.

Leave gripes unspoken. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything. Never bash the boss in public. Don't join others in doing so.

Offer praise. Compliment your boss to your co-workers and other supervisors when justified. Be honest, however. A phony attempt can be detected immediately.

Don't jump the queue. If you have an idea for improving the operation, present it to your boss and avoid the temptation to take it to the top. If the boss chooses to take the credit, remind him or her of your role at salary review time.

Be a team player. Highlight the contributions of the team. This builds trust, eliminates jealousy and indicates your ability to facilitate good work.

Be effective. It may seem obvious, but handle your work efficiently and thoroughly. If your boss is fair, he or she will give you credit for the work, increasing your chances of promotion.

To read more detailed tips on how... You can help your own success by becoming the employee who the boss considers crucial to his or her success please click on the line outside this box...and may you succeed with the knowledge from this knowledge sharing PVAF website which empowers knowledge sharing between and among humanity on this little planet earth....
 

 


 

 

Want to look good?
Make the boss look good

You can help your own success by
becoming the employee who
the boss considers crucial
to his or her success.

But it's not about turning into
a boot-polishing lackey

Canadian Globe and Mail: September 20, 2006: WALLACE IMMEN

Want to climb faster up the corporate ladder? Try giving the person on the rung ahead of you a boost, career pros suggest.

Sure, you want to make yourself look good in your career. And one of the winning ways to make yourself look good is to make your boss look good, the pros say.

"It all comes down to the reality that teams don't get promoted, individuals do," says Elizabeth Murphy, president of Toronto-based leadership coaching firm Rutters/E.R. Murphy & Associates Ltd.

And you can identify yourself as that worthy individual by demonstrating you have unique strengths that are useful to the leader, Ms. Murphy says.

"Being the employee the boss considers essential to his or her success makes you the one most likely to get carried along to the next level when the manager takes the next step up," she says.

But this is not about becoming a boot-polishing lackey, she emphasizes. In fact, always saying yes can actually be a formula for failure.

"Many people assume that, to be in favour, you've got to agree with the boss and do what you're told," Ms. Murphy says. "It's easy to become a clone, and a lot of leaders think they want clones around them."

But the clone is not the person the boss and senior management will decide to promote. "Someone who always agrees is not going to be seen as the person who can provide original ideas and momentum they need when the chips are down," she explains.

Instead, what you should aim to be is a complement -- someone who can fill in the gaps that are in the way of the boss and success, she says.

For example, in seminars she runs for junior executives, one of the most common complaints she hears is that their boss is so involved in long-range planning and achieving performance numbers that project details and people issues are left to slide.

By being the person who moves in and offers to help on untended issues in those areas, you become the leader's support system, she says.

So how do you identify the gaps you can fill?

Study whether your boss's leadership style is personal or impersonal, and what things they are good at and things they prefer to delegate, suggests career coach Colleen Clarke, president of Colleen Clarke and Associates in Toronto.

Your initial offers of assistance should start informally until you gain your boss's confidence, Ms. Clarke suggests. Rather than asking for a meeting with a manager, who can be under enormous time pressure, look for opportunities to talk when between tasks, such as when the boss is headed down the hall for a coffee or in the elevator on the way to work.

"It can be lonely at the top and if you make an effort to reach the boss informally, it opens a dialogue," Ms. Clarke says.

The boss will want to spend some time listening if you offer insights. "The ideal is something you've read lately that would help the boss succeed, or a suggestion about what a competitor is doing. But something intelligent about anything that is happening in the office will show you are observant and aware."




 

One thing every manager needs is a source of information about how changes are playing out in the trenches, Ms. Clarke suggests. This is not to say become a mole or a gossip, but an adviser and go-between. "You can suggest what works and what doesn't, with practical examples and not just theory."

But you want to be a source of support rather than a bearer of bad tidings. If something needs improvement, be prepared with a couple of suggestions if the boss asks for them, Ms. Clarke says.

Be supportive, but be willing to offer a constructive alternative to something you don't agree with or you know will meet resistance from the team, Ms. Clarke recommends.

For example, acknowledge you've understood a concept as presented by the boss and perhaps say: "That's interesting." Then present your thoughts by using a bridge word, such as "however" or "and."

Avoid using the word "but" because it implies you've rejected the idea, she says.

If, despite your input, you think the plan remains flawed, it's best not to publicly air your objections. "It's a done deal, so you might as well do the best you can to make it work."

It's a matter of always acknowledging the boss's authority and experience at all times, Ms. Murphy advises.

Even if you conclude that you have a better idea than your boss, you should avoid the temptation to try to do an end-run and take it to a higher-level manager, she says. That will be seen as an attempt to undermine your boss's authority.

If the boss is skeptical of your approach, you can press your point and still remain supportive by saying something like: "I know this is not something you would normally do, but I believe, in this situation, it will get results," she suggests.

And what if your idea works, but the leader takes all the credit for it and leaves you out of the spotlight?

By all means, you deserve credit, and you should make a point of reminding the boss of your role, Ms. Murphy says.

"Remember that your goal shouldn't be just to sound off that you are upset about not getting credit, but to point out that you've been putting in an effort that supports the boss and is worthy of recognition."

If you don't receive any recognition, it can be ego-numbing, but being the unsung hero can still play to your advantage, she says.

"The person knows you have been doing more than your share, and he or she will not be able to take on a new position without your help," so it is likely that you will be promoted when your boss is promoted.

Of course, there's a risk that getting close to the boss can raise the jealousy of co-workers. "This is a real balancing act, because if you take playing up to the boss too far, you will get a reputation among your colleagues for being a suck-up," Ms. Murphy says.

So it's best if you are upfront about having the ear of the boss, she suggests. Point out you've worked hard to be in this position. "Don't put it down to some kind of political thing that you're lucky about," Ms. Murphy says.

It's important you always show great support for the team and give thanks for contributions of all members, she cautions.

It all comes down to corporate survival. "Any organization is like a tribe on a desert island," Ms. Murphy says. "Everyone has to work together to survive."

"You have to be aware of what is important to the boss and provide it, but you also have to be seen as essential to the survival of the whole group. That's how you rise in authority."


The Globe and Mail.

 



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