2pure , Leadership __ Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:46 PM - Samer Zaarour
Let us take the example “they will fire me if they don’t like me”.

Think about it; is it really a personal matter? The answer is no. You already have been hired because you have qualifications that differentiate you from the other candidates that applied to the job. So if you are maintaining those qualifications or improving them, there is no reason for you are fired. Furthermore, what are the weak points in your personality that make you assume that you will be fired?

Are those points real, or you are just imagining things?
Did you skip those point but you are not realizing that till now?

In all cases, the only solution is you face those weak points in you. Let us assume you have communication problem with your colleagues, do an effort to ameliorate you communication style, look for directions in blogs, books, person you trust…
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2pure , Leadership __ Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:25 AM - Samer Zaarour
Your job as a manager is to lead your organization. In order to lead effectively, the first thing you have to know is the goal.

Many companies have set goal for their companies. You need to find out if your company has one and, if so, what it is. You need to find out how your part of the organization is supposed to help accomplish that goal.

Let's say your company's goal includes a corporate goal of increasing the sales 40%. You are responsible for product development. What does your group have to do to implement that overall goal? Will you train you team on new development techniques? Would it be better to hire new employee? You are the expert. Your company depends on you to analyze all the options and make (or recommend) the correct decisions.

Challenge all your assumed constraints. Forget about company culture, previous failed attempts at expansion, what your last company did, etc. Instead, look at what is best for your company. Look at all the options. Then, when all the options are on the table, you can consider issues such as culture, finances, competition, etc.
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