3 Strategies You Should Follow To Achieve Your Goals

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  –  Jane Goodall

We are in the second month of the year and a lot of you might have decided to work hard this year in order to achieve their goals. Many of you must have set new goals as well. Setting goals that help you to prosper, succeed and become a better you, and then working towards achieving that goals is something that can be done all year long. However, the complication here is  that it is easy to set new goals but working towards achieving them are difficult.

In our PG Diploma Courses, we teach students to develop a habit of goal setting and how to achieve those goals. So if you are thinking of doing PGDM in Hyderabad, these 3 strategies would come in handy in order to achieve your goals:

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  1. Be Thorough With Your Goals

Everyone knows that we need to be utterly specific when it comes to setting organisation goals. However, while setting personal goals, many of us tend to forget this important point. We come across a lot of students who are very clear about what they want to achieve in life, but very few work on how to achieve that goal. It is very important to learn that be it professionally or personally, you need to have how and why in addition to what.

Always remember, if you actually want to achieve your goal, you need to have a clear understanding of all the prospects related to it and doing an how and why analysis would give you a fair idea as to whether you have set a right goal for yourself or not.

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  1. Solicit Feedback From Others

When we set our goals, we share them with our near and dear ones. One of the most common benefit of this is that they keep us accountable for our goals and keep pushing us to work hard in order to achieve them. But apart from this, you can also gain valuable feedback from them in order to understand if what you want to achieve is feasible or not. The course of action you have decided on is the best one or not. Is there any other way you could achieve your goal and so on. Taking feedback time and again helps you constantly improve your effort towards achieving your goal.

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  1. Shift How You Evaluate Your Progress With Time

One of the key to sustainable motivation is not just how much progress you have made towards achieving your goal but also the measure of the progress towards it. For instance, once you start working towards your goal, in the beginning, you can focus on how much you have completed it. The more you complete, the more motivation you will get. However, half-way through, you can shift your focus towards how much of it is left. As you work towards it, the lesser it would remain and hence such perception would keep you motivated to finish it as soon as you can.

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How To Be Friends With The Subordinates Who Work For You

A guide to Healthy Work Environment by one of the Top 10 MBA colleges in Hyderabad

Studying in an one of the MBA Colleges in Hyderabad would take you to a career path where you would have to lead a team of people. Working as a leader can be a lonely job and you might have to deliver difficult messages, take tough decisions and keep them confidential till the time is right.

Even under such boundaries, being a social animal he is, it is totally possible to develop a friendship with someone in your organisation. It is to note that peer to peer friendship at work is something totally different than having a power imbalance with your friend. Can a leader be friends with his subordinate and if yes how would it work given that he has to keep secrets from his friend from time to time.

If your subordinate friend understands of your roles and responsibilities in the organization, he might have the tendency to withstand such challenges. But not everyone is equipped with such muscle and in that case, here are five tips on how to manage a friendship with your subordinate:

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Choose Your Friends Carefully – Remember the first day at school, your mother told you to choose your friends wisely before kissing you goodbye. This advice is especially relevant when you start to work. Having a friend who is also your subordinate needs a great level of judgement as well as understanding. Both parties need to be mature and should have enough self-esteem in order to build the trust over time.

Set Right Expectations From The Start – This will make sure that your friendship lasts no matter what. In future, you will have information and responsibilities that would be beyond the scope of your friend, and you should be upfront about it right from the start. Be very frank and transparent what can you share and what you can’t. This would help create an expectation level and hence lesser misunderstandings in future.

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Be Transparent About Your Friendship With Others – Being friends with someone in the team can be tricky business as others in the team might feel that you are partial towards your friend. However, acting as if it does not exist would raise even more suspicion as if you friends with someone, people will notice no matter what. In such scenarios, be upfront about your friendship and assure your other team members in terms of words as well as actions that your friend won’t be favoured in any wrong way.

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Do Your Job – You are hired to do a job. It would be challenging at times. But, keeping your personal and professional life separate would come in handy here when there is some difficult communication you need to carry out with your friends. This could be regarding the bonus, or laying off or that long due promotion. Be direct and prompt in your communications. Do your job and assure them that you still want to be friends at the same time giving them a little space to assimilate the news.

Mutual trust and transparency are the basis of a friendship. Having a friendship with your employee can be tricky but handling it in a mature and transparent way can make this possible and would go a long way in keeping your friendship healthy.

5 Main Keys to Being a Successful Leader

A guide by one of the Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad

 

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”  – Jim Rohn

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Gone are the days, when there was a notion of a born leader. Leadership is an art and it can be learnt with time. Although, anyone can learn how to be a leader, in order to be good and effective as a leader, you need to learn some key rules that will help you from the very start and will always remain with you as you grow. These rules can be considered as the foundational pillars over which you can build a successful leadership career.

As one of the Best MBA Colleges in Hyderabad, we teach this art to our students and also these 6 key rules.

6 Major Keys To Effective Leadership:

  1. Recognize – This means a willingness to learn at every step of your career path. Recognize that one true role model who inspires you the most. You can then benefit from all the strengths of your role model as well as learn from their mistakes so you do not have to make any of your own. Having a role model inspires you to be an effective leader and thus helps in your overall growth and development as a leader.

  1. Realize – Our history has mads leadership such a big deal that you need to realise that it is no rocket science and you do not need to be a born leader. Being a class monitor or head boy/girl in your school time would in no way ensure that you will be a great leader in future in the same way being part of the crowd as a kid does not undermine your ability to be a leader as you grow up. So Stop underestimating yourself and be faith in yourself.

  1. Remember – There is one Golden Rule that you should always remember for becoming a great leader: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you!” Your ability to being empathetic towards other people is what makes you a good leader. Always try to keep yourself in other’s shoes before you deal with anyone and you would never disappoint yourself as a leader. The one thing you need to remember in order to become a successful leader is that “Relationships Matter!”

  1. Replicate – Replicate the good practices and what works for you and your team. Do not try to force things on others as no one can work under resistance. You may have a value system that you read in books and that works for you but there might be a case it won’t work for your team. In that case, do not be stubborn. Experiment and try to find out what works best and then replicate effectively and efficiently.

  1. Reinvent- Change is the only constant thing in the world. As a leader, one thing you need to learn is challenging the status quo and always trying to learn the new ways to an effective leadership. People change over time. Having one good method of leadership might doom you in the long run. The Leadership practices which were effective for one team might be completely useless for the other. Hence to be an effective leader, keep learning, keep reinventing and keep growing.

How to be self motivated are you in order to fulfill your Goals in Life

A career boost guide by PGDM college in Hyderabad

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

-St. Jerome

 How motivated you are to fulfill all your goals in life? Meaning to do something in big life and motivating yourself to work hard to actually do are two completely opposite things. There are many people who set a lot of goals for themselves but never able to achieve. So what exactly is lacking in them. Yes, you guessed it right, the self motivation. The motivation to complete that work assignment in time or the motivation to enter into a best pgdm college.

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 Below is the list of some factors that we teach our students of pgdm in Hyderabad that could help you build strongest levels of self motivation in yourself:

 

Positive Attitude towards Future

 “Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.”

 Being self motivated means that you stay positive when things are not going as planned. Having a positive outlook towards future helps you to handle difficult situations and keep you motivated to keep working without giving up.

If you will assume that you won’t succeed in future, your motivation level would keep going down no matter how hard you try so always have a positive attitude towards everything that is happening around you.

 

Motivating Surroundings

 “When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.”

 This is all about the external factors that impact your way of thinking, the way you work and ultimately decides how motivated are you. Always surround yourself with people and resources who remind you of your goals and how close you are to them. This is effective especially in case of a failure or a temporary setback. A motivating environment helps you to stay motivated from outside and makes sure that you stay focussed on your goal.

Set Strong Goals and Stay Focussed

 “Don’t Limit your Challenges,

Challenge your limits.”

 This is one of the key factor of building self motivation. Always set strong goals. This helps you to stay focussed and gives you a clear direction to achieve that goal. Once your path is laid out and you have promised yourself that you want this in your life, the self motivation would flow automatically.

 

Have Self-confidence

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller

 This is the most determining factor in being self-motivated. If you do not have confidence in you that you can achieve what you have decided for yourself, you would never ever be self motivated to work towards it. In order to gain confidence in yourself, you can do a simple exercise. Stand in front of a mirror everyday in the morning and tell yourself that “I will be confident.”

 

 

 

5 Reasons Why you should do PG Diploma Courses

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” – Steve Jobs

 Once out of graduation, we have a lot of dreams and aspirations that we want to fulfill. There are lot of career plans hanging on the ceiling and each day we come up with a whole new plan. Confusion is all around you and you are tempted to do what everyone is doing without measuring its suitability to yourself.

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One of such trends is going for a postgraduate degree after graduation. And for those who are looking to walk on this path, there are many different options which  you forget to explore altogether as no one else is not taking those options into account and that is where you do the mistake. Therefore to take the right decision, you need to write down the requirements and based on these requirements you should choose a course to take up.

One option worth exploring is PG Diploma Courses which takes up 6 months to one year of duration and are considered to be an equivalent of MA qualification. We have been providing PG courses in India for a long time and in this duration, we come across many students who want to know why they should go for such courses and what benefits would they reap out of it.

Below is the list of 5 reasons why you should take up these courses:

  1. Employability

Nowadays, everyone is running after degrees which are much more time consuming and are becoming ever more commonplace.  Therefore it is important to make your CV stand out from the rest. Going for a Postgraduate Diploma would not only help you acquire new skills but would also help you have that competitive edge because the time you will save in getting a degree would be reflected in terms of more work experience which would given priority any day.

  1. Time Consuming

As mentioned above as well, acquiring a degree is more time consuming as compared to a diploma. There is not much difference between the two though. So if you are not prepared to invest more time into your postgraduate studies, going for a diploma is a much smarter choice.

  1. Learning new skill for career change

Many a times, students go for postgraduate study in order to take up a different path in their career and learning a new skill is always the best option to do that. Taking up diploma courses allows the potential candidates to learn all the new skill without getting it much heavy on their minds.

  1. Finance

This is an extremely important factor because you get everything you can reap from a degree but at a much lesser cost. The average cost of a diploma is much lesser than its equivalent degree.

  1. Networking Opportunities

Going for these courses is a great way to create a great network as most of the subjects will be taught by industry experts. They would take up seminars as well as talks which serves a great opportunity to network and make connections.

7 Ingredients for Clear Communication

A career guide by top MBA college in Hyderabad

 “Communication must be HOT. That’s Honest, Open and Two-way.” -Dan Oswald

 

Being at a workplace and moving up the career ladder is all about effective communication these days. You communicate through emails, conference calls, meetings, reports, presentations etc. You spend almost your whole day communication with others in way or the other. Learning to devise a clear communication not only increase your productivity but also facilitate you to forge long lasting relationships with your co-workers.

As one of top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad, we teach out students 7 C’s of Clear Communication:

 

  1. Correct – The first ingredient of an effective communication is the it should be correct to the best of your knowledge. Try to use the technical terms that fits your audience. Do not deviate from the topic. Also the correct communication means error-free grammatically sound communication.
  2. Clear – Whenever you are writing or talking to someone, laying out a clear purpose in advance is the most prudent way to carry out any communication. Mentioning the purpose of the communication helps in better understanding the meaning of your communication.
  3. Concise – Regarding this, keep only one thing in mind. “Be brief and stick to the point” that is come in, say your thing and get out. Avoid unnecessary sentences. Do not add any filler words such as “basically” “for instance” etc.
  4. Concrete – Being concise does not mean that you leave on important points as well. Your message should also be concrete backed by all the necessary facts and explanation. This gives your audience a fair picture of what you want to tell them.
  5. Coherent – This means that while carrying out your communication, always stick to one main topic and do not deviate from that including other information which might need a separate body of communication altogether. When you send a coherent communication, it sounds logical and easy to understand and comprehend. The tone and flow of your communication should always remain consistent.
  6. Complete – An effective communication is the one that acts as a complete guide to the audience. A complete communication means that you have included everything that needs to be informed as well as the necessary actions if need be. In order to make sure that you have not left out on anything, ask yourself two simple questions – “Does the message have a “call to action”? And “Have I included all the information that would be needed that is dates, relevant documents, contacts etc.?”
  7. Courteous – This is important in a sense that nobody likes to read a rude and aggressive mail let alone act upon it. Your communication should open, friendly and honest so that it does not generate any bad feelings in the workplace. For this keep the viewpoint of your reader in mind while writing your message. Be very cautious that you are empathetic to their needs.

 

From studying in an MBA college in hyderabad to becoming a great leader, communication would help you at great lengths and help you excel at every step of your career as a leader. As James Humes said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.”

 

 

5 Business notions that are no more taught in Post Graduate Diploma Courses

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t,

So that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t”

 

Students do Post graduate diploma in Management to become something in life. You get a learn a lot. Time is changing, Industry is changing and the style of doing business is changing with it.

 

Earlier when student used to go for Post Graduate Diploma Courses, they used to taught a lot of values which would help them become successful in whatever  industry they go. With changing time, below 5 teachings are becoming obsolete and are no more taught in the schools however still found in workplaces:

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  1. Failure is not an option

 

This notion that taught students that you absolutely always have to succeed made them unable to take risk. Bill Gates once said, “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” It is scientifically proven that putting pressure on people to always succeed decreases their effectiveness and hence they become less productive. This would not only hamper the daily work but would also kills the innovation drive in the employees which would be bad for the organisation.

 

The new notion – Failure  happens. Take calculated  risk and if still you fail, deal with it.

 

  1. Customer is always right

 

This is the old saying which could never go old – The customer is king. As much as I agree with this, I disagree on a single factor that you should never make your employees unhappy in order to make a single customer happy. Remember your employees are the ones who are your face to the customers. Making them unhappy can make your larger customer base unhappy which you would definitely can’t afford.

 

The new notion – Happy Employees make Happy Customers

 

 

 

  1. Do not get satisfied ever

 

A good business model is the one that always want more. We beg to differ here. Having this notion is a bad mistake which lies on a misconception that being satisfied would mean you will stop making effort. But this is a wrong notion. A constant sense of dissatisfaction also breeds a negative environment in the organisation and therefore affects productivity of the employees.

 

The new notion – Be appreciative but never complacent

 

  1. Nice guys do not last long

 

It is often believed that being nice hinder your career growth but that is so not true. You should be nice at work. Only a delightful person would create a positive energy for others to work as well.

 

The new notion – Nice guys know how to get the job done.

 

  1. Grow or Die

 

This is a common notion that a business either grows or die that is a business is only successful when it is growing. But this is a wrong notion. Growth although creates a positive environment and increases future opportunities but sometimes all you need is take some time to consolidate your existing business and then seek for growth. Growing at a very fast pace can also lead to consequences which are not good for company’s existence.

 

The new notion – Grow when you get to grow.

5 Areas where you should practice Discipline

A success guide by Top PGDM College in Hyderabad

 

“The distance between dreams and reality is called discipline.”

 

Everyone dreams of a thin body, but no one wants to put some effort and diet. Everybody wants to be rich and have a lot of money, but not all of you wants to work hard and put their whole heart and soul to reach there.

We dream of so many things but sometimes fail miserably to achieve due to absence of one important thing and that is discipline. The most important key to success is discipline that is developing the habit of doing things which people hesitate to do. There is nothing called accidental achievement or fame. Behind every success there is a lot of effort involved. Behind every overnight sensation there is a lot of hard work involved.

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There is no denying the fact that discipline is very important to become a great leader once you have completed your post graduate diploma courses in India. Although the Top PGDM Colleges in India can help you develop discipline in many areas but there are certain areas where you need to bring discipline on your own.

 

1) Thinking

This is very important. You need to discipline yourself to follow your priorities and values while thinking towards your day to day decisions as well. A strong and well defined value system helps you with direction and gives you guidance in every step of decision making process. At the same time the priorities help you stay focussed and direct you to spend your time in a productive manner.

Thinking is the basis of becoming a successful leader. A leader who is not firm on his values and priorities sets a negative example to those who follow him. Great leaders are those who creates a value system for themselves and do not hesitate to take tough decisions in difficult situations.

 

2) Relationships

 The ultimate ingredient to become a great leader is building relationships with people. As a leader, you will be required to get work done from people. In order to do this, you need to be people’s person and this is something you cannot develop overnight. You need the discipline as well as continued effort to create this habit in you.

 

3) Talent

No person can be turned into a great leader overnight. Talent is something that can be developed with one step at a time. Everyday choose one natural ability you have that you want to strengthen and sharpen. These abilities can open unexplored avenues for you to unique areas of influence. People do not give importance to what’s average, but they do give respect and rewards to those with exceptional skills.

 

4) Finances

Discipline in this area needs you to make a lot of sacrifices. In order to become a great leader in future and make money for your company and yourself, you need to develop a habit of managing your finances in the day to day basis. This habit once developed would help you create a strong leader as you will have that sense to utilise the money in the best possible way.

 

5) Health

A healthy person is a wealthy person. Discipline in keeping your health in check would help you be more active in work as well as personal life. A healthy person oozes out positive energy everywhere and becomes a role model not only for his immediate peers but for those who do not know him through work.

7 Tips to learn the art of listening

A guide by Pg Diploma in Business Management

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”

-Bernard M. Baruch

 

When someone asks you what qualities you think a good leader should have. What are your answers? Is it a good speaker or a decision maker or a risk taker or a charismatic person? In all these options, we deliberately left out one of the most important quality and that is Listening. A successful leader is the one who can carry out a good conversation and brings out that energy at the workplace which could help people to work to their best of potential.

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Many people think a good conversationalist is the one who is a good talker but in reality it is the one who is a good listener. There is an interesting statistics around this which says that, “English speakers can say 125 to 150 words in one minute but are capable of listening to 400 to 550 words in the same duration.” There is an old saying as well, “He who speaks first loses.”

So whilst you do your pg diploma in business management, learn the art of listening. This would not only help you excel in your diploma in financial management but would also help you develop a crucial skill to become a better person overall.

 

Below are the 7 tips to learn this great art:

 

Intention of being Involved

 There are a lot of benefits of listening. It helps you to learn new things. It helps you formulate a better reply. You always get into a conversation for some reason, so do not deviate from your goal. Stay involved and come out having your purpose solved.

 

Conducive Environment

There has to be an ideal environment to listen to a person talk. Always choose a quiet place that is conducive to listening.  This would help you recollect your thoughts as well whilst you listen.

 

 Go with the Flow

 A good conversationalist is the one who knows how to act in the moment. Deciding in advance what you are going to say before entering into a discussion can make it one sided. So allow your conversation to go with the flow. Listen to all the sides, weigh everything and only then speak your mind.

 

Stay in the Moment

 In order to listen, you need to rid yourself off all the distractions such as social media, phone calls, sms etc. Put your phone on silent or pilot mode whilst you are in the conversation.

Learn to Pay Attention

 Many a times this happens that you are 100 percent in the room without any distractions but your mind starts to wander. For this you need to learn how to pay attention no matter how boring the conversation is turning out to be. One best way to develop this is Yoga.
Be Empathetic

 We listen only when we have certain agreement with what the person says. To ensure this, put yourself in the other person’s shoes. This would help you empathise with the person and hence would help have a fruitful discussion.
Wait for your turn to talk

 This is one of the hardest thing to do. In a conversation you will get a chance to talk. Wait for your turn before you talk and do not interrupt when someone else is talking. In order to truly listen, you need to resonate so that the person feels that you are listening and for this you need to wait for your turn to talk.

Why the PG Diploma Courses are considered as the need of the hour?

The competition in the professional world is growing with every passing day. One weakness and you can miss an opportunity to add a feather in your career. The PG diploma courses prepare you for some of the most challenging professional positions and academic courses. It’s a chance to pursue an education under the academic direction of great schools and universities and earn a qualification. The good colleges and institutes cover the complete gamut of experiences and exposure needed for establishing and running a business successfully in India as well as in abroad.

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Post Graduate Diploma in management

This course offers specializations in human resources, marketing, operation and finance. You get to discover your true potential after practising rigour and aimed hard work having chosen the specialization of your choice. This program is designed to train the students to become amazing high-level-decision makers and general managers with wide strategic vision. It views management as an integrated process and aids you in developing a global view and responds efficiently to the modifications in the cultural, economic, political and technological environments. Particular skills in areas like finance, accounting, operations, marketing, and management lie in the heart of this course.

With PG courses, you can gain employment in TV channels, newspapers and media houses along with public relations agencies and advertising after completion of the courses. You can land up getting a great job through campus selection as well as otherwise.

PGDM course for executives

The PGDM executive course is specially designed for the ones seeking larger, more important roles in their businesses and organizations. This program makes a distinction in focusing on the experiential learning with the help of real business cases, role plays; experience sharing etc. The content of the program is designed keeping the industry insights on needs of working executives. They require programs which provide the required flexibility to enable them in pursuing their education and career side by side and at the same time, it should also ensure a good quality learning experience.

The executives in the organizations handle functions in many different domains. To make sure the competency building in particular domains, this course is designed in such a manner that in addition to the core management foundation, it lets the executives build up their skills and specialize in any of the key functions- operations, business analytics, finance, and marketing. It is specifically designed for the working executives who have at least an experience of 3 years.

Leadership development

With ever so changing business requirements and speedily evolving business environment, the leaders need to be innovative, curious and creative. An important combination of people and organizational skills is imperative for the leaders of today. With PG courses, you get prepared to meet these unique challenges. Your skills are developed and character is built which helps you in thriving in the complex business organizations. You get to learn your own strengths by self-assessments and psychometric assessments. You are constantly mentored and guided throughout the time of your course.

You are an ideal candidate for this course if you are seeking real-life applications of theoretical knowledge and an integrative approach to understanding the contemporary business issues.