Where deceptive advertising and marketing gimmicks are rampant nowadays, referrals or word-of-mouth (WOM) are turning into a more powerful and trusted communication medium in business. Referrals is when someone in your network recommends your business to a new prospect. …


Have you ever regretted after you have spoken something off-topic in a meeting?

In my previous article, “Know when to speak in meetings?”, I wrote about how you should voice your thoughts and opinions during meetings. However, practicing silence can be key as well, especially when you are uncertain of…


Do you have a crowded to-do list that gets you overwhelmed? Do you try to get everything accomplished, only to burn out at the end of the day?

One can never accomplish an endless number of things in a single day. The key to managing time well is by using…


Have there been times when you should have spoken up in a meeting, but you did not, only to regret it later?

Speaking in a meeting puts you in a ‘spotlight’. This can get stressful at times as you need to present your ideas and add value to the on-going…


If you find yourself bogged down by your daily tasks or overwhelmed by the complexity of projects, it is likely because you have not mastered the art of time management. Though we all have the same amount of time that is 24 hours a day, the value we extract from…


Nature strives towards productivity. A fruit as common as a coconut has a high efficiency quotient because every part of the coconut has a use either as a tree, a fruit or a shell. And perhaps nature is the genesis of the pursuit of efficiency. It is believed that earth…


I have always been an active advocate of wellness and a healthy lifestyle to maintain our overall wellbeing. The line between work life and personal life continues to blur in a tech-embedded world and many employees report being stressed out. Small doses of stress can elevate our growth, on the…


We’ve all heard the phrase — it’s not what you know, it’s who you know and how well you know them. Ironically, most of us dedicate our time towards building knowledge and very few of us work towards building social relationships. …


In my span of leadership, I have noticed employees willingly consent to be managed by a genuine human being who is honest and lives by one’s values. …


An effective manager gets the best out of his people and steers his team towards attainment of organizational goals. Managing is no more lashing out at people for doing wrong things, rather it is redirecting, catching people doing a good job and sharing in their success.

Chirantan Joshi

Chirantan Joshi is the co-founder of the E-Movers group based in Dubai and is an avid proponent of business networking. Corporate Connections UAE is his act.

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