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CalistaHerdhart
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CalistaHerdhart,
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5/15/2015 | 10:45:06 AM
Re: Are You Serious ?
Age is not a valid indicator for either learning or innovation. I have worked with teenagers, 20 yr olds, 25 yr olds unwilling to learn or adapt or acquire or enhance skills. Similarly, age does not correlate to innovative capacity or thought leadership. Quite the contrary, thought leadership very often requires years or decades of hands-on experience and dedication to know the industry, the history, and the potential areas of improvement. Youth is vastly overrated and older staff frequently have to resolve problems, clean up the messes made by younger people improperly empowered. Narrow minded people with limited creativity exist in all age groups in my opinion. Only the arrogance of youth, itself an accurate indicator of high risk of failure, causes people to say otherwise in my opinion. Citing Zuckerberg doesn't move me because I haven't seen him create anything really truly new or innovative - just adopt / elaborate / develop and market what others created. Another fascinating aspect of youthful people. They feel entitled to take work others create and claim ownership and authorship although they cannot move it forward or take any of next steps that true visionaries already have in mind but have not yet expressed and which cannot be taken if left unspoken.
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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4/30/2015 | 8:50:04 AM
Re: Brush up on soft skills.
shamika, that's true. Soft skills are essential to move up, especially the ability to manage up. Not necessarily puckering up and kissing the behinds of your boss and all his/her bosses. But being able to manage their expectations, underpromise and overdeliver. Then again, some hard-nosed politicking also helps...
shamika
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shamika,
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4/29/2015 | 1:12:32 PM
Brush up on soft skills.
Soft skills will add extra value. Team work, problem solving and communication skills are some good examples. These will help an employee to work with people.

 
shamika
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shamika,
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4/29/2015 | 1:05:52 PM
Re: Continuous learning
Learning is an important aspect. It can be job related learning or soft skills. End of the day it will add more value and formulate you in to the next level.
shamika
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shamika,
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4/29/2015 | 1:02:49 PM
Re: How Flexible Are You ?
I agree with you for some extent. However if you need to move up in the corporate ladder it is important to understand when you will need to set limits. Otherwise you will miss the opportunity and have to bear the cost.
shamika
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shamika,
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4/29/2015 | 12:58:08 PM
Be flexible
I think this is one of the important aspects in any field. As an employee it is always better to be flexible with work as well as with your boss and colleagues. 
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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4/25/2015 | 10:30:39 PM
Re: How Flexible Are You ?
Flexibility does have its limits. You prove yourself too flexible, and most organizations will take advantage of you. I once worked with a fellow who claimed you have to be flexible but set your limits early on. Want to be sure to take an hour lunch every day? Make that very clear and take that lunch every day. Of course, at a good organization, the flexible person may be the one rewarded quicker...
yalanand
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yalanand,
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4/22/2015 | 2:25:41 PM
Re: How Flexible Are You ?
Flexibility is good enough if you have a humane floor management that tends to your needs and understands what you can do and cannot do. For example most freshers even after aquiring a position in the company are called at odd hours, which really shouldn't be the case. Being flexible is productive for the company maybe, but it is counterproductive for you.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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4/22/2015 | 1:51:08 PM
Re: Are You Serious ?
Every organisation has a bit of a learning curve. Having secured a good position doesn't always mean your life would be smooth because technical jobs require updated knowledge. Mark Zuckerberg once said that he prefers coders less than 30 years of age than coders above that, because young people are more likely to learn something than older people. Age and will to learn are directly related as well.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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4/22/2015 | 1:47:05 PM
Re: Soft Skills Has It's Place.....
@Technocrati: I agree with you. Some organisations heavily highlight the importance of soft skills inside the organisation premises. I think having the right floor management plays a role in developing soft skills, also what kind of interactions an employee is allowed to have. I have also seen people gathering knowledge and soft skills of bosses by attending meetings. 
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