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CIA … Your definition to Career Success

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Article by: Mubariz Shahbazli

Edited by: Salma Hanno

Life has always been a highly demanding curiosity, but ever wondered how can CIA make you a successful person in your career?! Believe it or not, I can make you be sure that CIA will turn your dreams, most likely  to  a reality; encouraging many dreamers to be their own bosses and get their dream job without even knowing it !!! Let us get further into understanding how this can happen.

Dreams, hopes and purposes to help us going on our lives. We fall into desperation, from time to time, where we no longer achieve what we have purposed from the very beginning. Nevertheless, hold on tightly because the CIA model is ready to help you get there.

Initially, CIA stands for Confidence, Interest and Aptitude. That is the truth. These three components will be the most sufficient success keys if you get them right and chase them carefully throughout your life.

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 From Left to right: So far, you may have encountered some kinds of people who believe in themselves. Additionally, this faith leads them to take part in new adventures. They acquire new interests in these adventures. Most of us regard them as confident and interesting individuals. What matters is that they are not instructed aptly before they show interest in something.

This gap results in disappointment or undesired outcomes. Why does this happen? Because, before everything else, it is a strongly held notion that each person is born with innate capabilities. What is important is to help people to uncover their innate aptitude and capacity. Regardless of how much interest and confidence you demonstrate, if you work on something which is neither relevant to your interests nor characteristics, you will definitely move some steps forward. However, let us accept that if you are able to put three steps together instead of one, you should not regard this one step as reasonable progress. Therefore, first you need to find out what you are talented at, and then show interest in your skills that are relevant to this talent. Finally, you should make it a reality. You have to be confident in your position in order to be persistent and dedicated to your purpose since confidence will prompt you to start and move gradually towards your ultimate target.

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From Right to left: Some people are quite aware about their own talent. They have discovered this talent long before starting something in their lives; thanks to their helpful parents, teachers and many others who have been interested in something because of their innate human nature. However, people do not have enough confidence to trigger their curiosity and interest. This shortage of confidence holds them back from initiating what they are willing to do. In other words, in order to achieve a career success, people should unify all of these features. They need to fill in the gaps. They should put all the required pieces together to get what we have targeted. In order to attain the fully desired progress – no matter what your age is or what your job is and if you are a passionate chaser of success or not – you have to consider those three features. I am not going to go into details about how to discover your talent, where to show interest and how to grow your self-confidence. You may find helpful information about these topics in articles and books or in the internet. Nevertheless, this article is not finished yet. Please observe the following paragraph:

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Next phases: To make it clear, it is not enough to be knowledgeable about the aforementioned terms. Even if you have discovered your innate talent, in turn, find something to get interested in. Let us say, with initial confidence you turned this interest into a skill.

Get closer… I have a secret to tell you: “That is not enough for success”. Believe it or not, you have to take it to the next level. Just like the above. Take a deep look at them. You have to be self-confident which means you are no more in need for someone or something to light or pump your confidence each time. Self-confident people always shine with confidence. To be passionate, it means that you are internally connected to your interest. As previously mentioned, doing something that is relevant to your nature is not enough. You have to be talented at what you do. Talent is your credit, which demonstrates your capacity of doing things and the potential by which you will do it more efficiently in the future.

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Mubariz Shahbazli

HR Researcher, Startup mentor, Career counselor

Live in Azerbaijan, Baku. 25 years old.

Edited by: Salma Hanno

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Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021 – where balance, resilience and authenticity break the Mental Health Stigma

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Written by: Cinzia Nitti

Globally, 2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus pandemic caused a massive business disruption; transformation has been key in supporting employees and catalyzing workplace changes. There was a rush to adapt and reinvent Business Models. Organizations had to rethink and reconsider how they deliver services and strengthen their Organizations through a forward-thinking Digital strategy. To be more agile and responsive in such uncertain times, we need to respond to challenges and adapt quickly to new scenarios by moving from rigid hierarchies to leaner and more flexible structures.

But what about Mental Health at Work, and why is it essential?

What’s the Office of the Future?

Within the Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021, HR Leaders tried to normalize the conversation about Mental Health by putting the topic first, enabling self-care and professional support, raising awareness, and building knowledge around its related issues. Nowadays, personal and work life are more intertwined than ever, so it becomes vital to create balance: the more employees feel free to talk about Mental Health, the more they can prevent struggle and breakout at the Workplace. HR leaders play a crucial role in making an IMPACT by pushing new solutions, promoting work-life balance, redesign workloads, and supporting their Teams.

In this general frame, Irada Aghamaliyeva (MENA Diversity, Inclusiveness & Wellbeing Leader at EY) affirmed: “Workplaces that are inclusive foster enhanced employee wellbeing; employees with high levels of wellbeing are more inclusive”. How can Organizations increase employees’ resilience and embed sustainable Leadership behaviors in the post-covid reality?

Dr. Irada Aghamaliyeva introduced the Mindfulness practice in the Workplace and highlighted its benefits on a large scale: improved wellbeing and resilience on a physical level; positive emotions, self-regulation, empathy and awareness of social dynamics; learning and innovation thanks to the implementation of flexible thinking, intuition and problem-solving processes. So breaking the stigma is possible, starting from personal wellbeing to sustain positive energy and fuel resilience.

About the Power of Empathetic and Authentic Leadership, Dr. Rima Ghose Chowdhury (EVP & Chief Human Resources Officers at Datamatics Global Services) stresses the importance of Leadership roles today. The virtual environment employees are working in, makes them more vulnerable due to a lack of balance between emotional and authenticity traits. Authenticity is the primary factor in effective leadership, regardless of the leadership style. Putting employees first as a strategic priority and hearing their voices to guide strategy; embracing agility to work more effectively in tumultuous time; including a multigenerational work-force: these are the key concepts within Dr. Rima’s motto “Empowering is to enable”. Through motivation and filling emotional support needs, the Empowering Teams Process leads to employees’ safety, esteem, and self-actualization. 

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. To know more about the FOW Future of Work Insights platform around the world, click here: https://fowinsights.com/

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The Wellbeing @ Work virtual Summit Middle East returns for its 5th annual event on 22-24 February 2021

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The summit provides an innovative and experiential virtual learning opportunity for our audience of CEOs, benefit and reward business leaders and senior HR professionals. The information and knowledge gained from attending this event allow the opportunity to make strategic wellbeing and mental health decisions within an organization, supporting our mission to create more flourishing and thriving workplaces. Never before has the mental health and wellbeing of your employees been so important. The Wellbeing @ Work Summit includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and fireside chats alongside unrivaled networking with leaders across the Middle East using our AI-enabled matchmaking platform. This is far more than a webinar! An engaging 3-day event providing you invaluable insight and tools to create thriving workplaces.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • An engaging AI-enabled matchmaking platform to make invaluable connections & host virtual meetings up to 2 weeks before the three-day festival
  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces where employees thrive in the new world
  • Campfire panel discussions informing workplace change & mental health solutions
  • Middle East-based employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bringing best-practice from across the globe
  • Invaluable networking with business leaders from across the Middle East

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. The design and implementation of a holistic wellbeing and mental health programme that delivers healthy outcomes and a more productive organization is paramount right now. 

In addition, the results of the extensive Middle East region-wide survey on wellbeing and mental fitness in organizations across the region made in partnership with Cognomie will be presented during the event.

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s trends and opportunities

Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

www.decodinghrevent.com

The world in 2020 has changed to a ‘new normality’ but what’s that ‘new normality’ everybody talks about? Is it here to stay? How is it affecting us in our daily lives in the different versions of ourselves? As a customer, an entrepreneur, a parent, a friend…a worker…

Our job is a key part of our lives and we are indeed living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organisational, talent and other HR challenges. It has become clear that few organisations are likely to revert to pre-pandemic practices even after a vaccine is found.

Decoding Future HR 2021 is bringing you the ideology of how today’s challenges are becoming tomorrow’s trends and opportunities resulting in HR excellence.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about the trends and best practices shaping future HR
  • Get valuable insights from expert speakers
  • Share ideas and research to help your organisation reach its goals
  • Understand what do employees want in ‘New Normal’
  • Develop new vision for HRBP and Centre of Expertise
  • Identify, integrate and understand stakeholders to create an intentional employee experience
  • Approaches and elements to leadership development.

Some of our confirmed speakers:

  • Tshepo Yvonne Mosadi , Human Resources Director, The HEINEKEN Company
  • Sarah Tabet, Global HR Director/ D&I Leader | Author for “Inclusion Starts with U”, Schneider Electric
  • Wadah Al Turki, Country Talent Manager KSA and Bahrain, IKEA
  • Lesha Chakraborti, Head of HR – EMEA, Travelex
  • Shaban Butt, Director HR & Administration, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sajjad Parmar, Head of Rewards – APAC, eBay
  • Katey Howard, VP, Talent Management AMESA, Pepsico
  • Chen Fong Tuan, HR & General Affairs Director, Samsung Electronics
  • Prerna Ajmera, Senior Director, HR Experiences and Solutions, Microsoft
  • Václav Koranda, Vice President Human Resources / Member of the Board of Directors, T-System
  • Amy MacGregor, VP Employee Experience, Global HR, Manulife
  • Adwait Kashalkar, People Analytics and Programme Management Leader, APAC, Mastercard

Click here to view all speakers: www.decodinghrevent.com/speakers

At Wisdom we remain positive that ‘normality’ will soon return and that we will be able to physically meet together once again as speakers, delegates and sponsors at our beautiful venues around the world. But meanwhile, life continues and we need to keep in touch and learn from each other. This 24-hour virtual event will be of great benefit and value to your businesses and its continued development during these challenging times. While this virtual event comes at a lesser cost, it provides for now a wider reach into an international audience, with flexibility of access to content as well as allowing you to have the same opportunity as at a face-to-face session for one-to-one business meetings. We look forward to welcoming you in January.

Date and time: 19-20 January 2021Where: Virtual engaging platform
  Further information and bookings: www.decodinghrevent.com        Contact:
marketing@wisdom.events   #WSDM_BI
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