I was just participating in transition work of Shared service. During this, I have seen insecurities while giving resources to other groups. Even if , need of resource is not there. Manager treats subordinates as assets. Subordinates are assets for boss security. Moving them means power centre movement. Insecurity is core theme in management power struggle. In this war, talent matters.
A few months after I started Contests2win.com — my first startup(in 1998), I got an offer to sell it. I called up my lawyer for advice. He sounded excited and said, "Alok, sell your business and buy yourself a new car." Thankfully, I did not follow his advice and have the honour of writing this column for you.
Modified version for management purpose..
Age of the boss is decreasing now comparatively to subordinates. It is difficult to report to less competent and less experince boss. Main disadvantage is you dont get anything to learn. First teach him and then follow his directions. Corporates have pressure to show young and vibrant leadership at the top who should look smarter and have great communication skill.
I have taken many degrees in search on career enhancement. Is it really required?
1. Add skills
2. Give wide prospectives
3. Helps in job search
1. Waste of time , if not used properly
2. Add additional fat/ ego
3. Sometimes add rigidity