Prof Adam Grant: a fourth ingredient to success

giver, taker, matcher Have you ever seen a successful person at work? how does he interact with others? this time we will discuss the thoughts of Prof. Adam Grant about “Giver, Matcher, and Taker” “According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. If we want to succeed, we need a combination of hard work, talent, and luck. [But there is] a fourth ingredient, one that’s critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?” Sad but true. Sometimes we have friends who often claim our work or never acknowledge our contribution. At the same time, we have friends[…]

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SPIDER WEB theory for entry level Mechanical Engineer

what is SPIDER WEB theory? In College, we learned a lot of technical expertise to be an excellent mechanical engineer.  With this technical knowledge and set of technical skill, we should be able to design, develop, manufacture the product and test it. However, that is not enough to boost our career in the industry.  We need to learn and practise some soft skills. More you learn and practice, probability of success increase. When  we were hired by a company as an entry level mechanical engineer, we need to learn soft skill named spider web theory. This soft skill explains about strategic steps to grow up our connections. We need to assess all related team or people that influence our work achievement. Then we need to make smooth and fruitful interaction with this people. Let say, I was hired as a junior maintenance engineer in a petrochemical company. My role and[…]

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Young, smart and diligent… fresh graduate engineer

fresh graduate engineer As long as I became an engineer, I was a mentor for 5 apprentices. 2 persons are already employed as engineers at an Oil and Gas Operating Company and 1 person working in an oil and gas Service Company. They got the job very easily, in a matter of months since graduating from college. They have the same characteristics. Young, smart and diligent. They have almost perfect academic score as fresh graduate engineer. The world of work is full of competition. Only people who are ready to face the competition will succeed. Wise man say “if you fail to prepare a job, you are preparing for the job’s failure“. And sad but true, your rival is waiting for you to fail. There are several criteria that need to be considered by students of mechanical engineering or other engineering in order to have an acceptable job opportunity when[…]

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