Diksesh Patel » Failure http://www.dikseshpatel.com Leadership and Motivation Expert Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:40:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 The Peril of Indecision http://www.dikseshpatel.com/peril-of-indecision/ http://www.dikseshpatel.com/peril-of-indecision/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:37:09 +0000 Diksesh Patel http://www.dikseshpatel.com/?p=1002 Having worked in the corporate world for most of my career, and come across all walks of life and personalities, its clear that the indecisive nature of leaders has a huge part to play in the levels of success they might have had otherwise. How many times have you come across indecisive leadership?

Troubled Waters Ahead

There have been many times, where I have stopped myself from making key decisions that may have helped accelerate parts of my career. Having also been first party witness to many rudderless ship’s, and seen managers given new responsibilities only for that power to be rescinded later. Why might you ask, is this important to you as a leader? Unless you take appropriate measures to take control of the teams you manage and lead, more often than not someone else will take control on your behalf.

The Journey Has To Start Now

More often than not, it is the fear factor that stops us from┬ámaking positive decisions, for fear of retribution or failure. You will be happy to know, this is far from the truth – by taking decisive steps to drive your leadership forward, you will soon be in the path of being noticed as a successful and strong leader. Realise that mistakes will be made – but know that you will learn more from those mistakes than you can ever imagine.

Having seen the steps that decisive leaders take, one can see why its easy to stand out from the crowd. Go forth and conquer.



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Five Mistakes People Make In Mid-Year Reviews http://www.dikseshpatel.com/mistakes-people-mid-year-reviews/ http://www.dikseshpatel.com/mistakes-people-mid-year-reviews/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Diksesh Patel http://www.dikseshpatel.com/?p=998 Throughout our careers, as leaders we have all had to deliver performance reviews. How often have you felt that staff have valued the performance review process?

5 common mistakes that managers make in Mid-Year reviews:

  1. Your only as good as the last piece of work or task you completed
  2. Focus on staff weakness, never mind the fact that a constructive process to training will yield more positive results
  3. Promising the earth, and delivering smoke. This invariably leads to a lack of trust within the workforce
  4. Realising that your role is not simply that of a manager, and not realising that it is part of your role to train, coach, mentor and nurture the staff that work for you
  5. Highlighting any areas of improvement at the last minute. Better to nip performance in the bud early in the year, and realise that performance management is an ongoing task, not just a one hour meeting twice a year.
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Career Motivation: Failure Needs To Be Welcomed – So Long As People Learn http://www.dikseshpatel.com/career-motivation-failure-welcomed/ http://www.dikseshpatel.com/career-motivation-failure-welcomed/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:00:11 +0000 Diksesh Patel http://www.dikseshpatel.com/?p=857 One of the most amazing things in the world is the sight of a child growing up. Seeing them take their first steps, to the first time they can freely swim, to their first sports match. Clearly along life’s journey these children will have fallen over on many occasions, only to get up and try again.

The Backlash

How many times in the corporate world we live have you seen people fail? What was the reaction of their managers and peer groups? Did those people ever see success in their careers? Typically what happens is a culture of blame ensues, which in turn exacerbates the culture of cover ones own back. Clearly this model can cost organisation huge amounts of lost productivity.

Take The First Steps and Learn

The next time you see someone flounder or even fail, much like a child we all learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. In corporate world we live in today, we must learn the art of failure and ensure that we find new ways to learn. Otherwise how would a child have ever learnt to walk.


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