5 mistakes that could derail your career

workAchieving greater heights in career is one of the most important goals to many of us. We work hard and try to do what ever it takes to be ahead of our peers and move to the next level in career ladder.

But knowingly of unknowingly few of us might be doing few mistakes that may be really sabotaging our career progression. According to Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, in an article for Psychology Today, here are five behaviours that could derail you on your career path

1. Over-Controlling and Inability to Delegate: If you are micro managing and not empowering your team to be independent in decision making and task execution then your career is at risk. We have only limited amount of time, energy and he cant do everything on our own. We should learn to delegate tasks to the team members and help them to complete the tasks successfully.

2.Inability to Adapt: If at all a well established organization falling on its knees, it’s mostly because of it’s inability to adapt to the changing dynamics in the world. Change is the only constant thing that keeps organisations going ahead. This applies to every individual too. Either it may be technical skills, management skills or any other skills required for the career, we should be able to adapt to the rapid changes happening in the field.

3. Poor Interpersonal Style: However we may be good at technical skills, we can not go the higher levels in career if we have poor interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills include not only how we communicate with others, but also our confidence, and our ability to listen and understand. Problem solving, decision making and personal stress management are also considered interpersonal skills. People with strong interpersonal skills are usually more successful in their professional and personal lives.

Continue reading Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 5 Behaviors You Need to Avoid for the rest.

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