10 Ways To Get Ahead

VINITA SING­HA­NIA, MAN­AG­ING DI­REC­TOR OF J. K. LAK­SHMI CE­MENT LTD, OF­FERS SOME SOUND AD­VICE

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1 BE BRAVE IN THE FACE OF AD­VER­SITY

Chal­lenges pro­vide you the op­por­tu­nity to grow as a hu­man be­ing, gain a fresh per­spec­tive or they can mo­ti­vate you to achieve set tar­gets. Sim­ply put, chal­lenges are a part and par­cel of life. What mat­ters is how you de­cide to act.

2 STRIVE FOR EX­CEL­LENCE

It is a con­stant quest for ex­cel­lence that drives me to think and move ahead. Be­sides this, I have al­ways had a strong need to keep im­prov­ing. This need to bet­ter my­self has al­ways been a con­stant source of mo­ti­va­tion.

3 LEARN TO TAKE CRIT­I­CISM WITH A PINCH OF SALT

Don’t take your­self so se­ri­ously. As an in­di­vid­ual one should al­ways be open to crit­i­cism. It’s not some­thing to fear. In fact the right words could per­haps prove to be a chal­lenge and mo­ti­va­tion.

4 STAY A PER­PET­UAL STU­DENT

Never stop learn­ing. There is never a wrong time to learn new things. You must con­stantly strive to ex­pand your hori­zons. Even some­thing sim­ple such as learn­ing a new skill set and lan­guage or vis­it­ing a new coun­try can change the way you view the world.

5 THE HERO LIES IN YOU

In other words, de­velop self- con­fi­dence. Suc­cess comes easy to those who are hard- work­ing, knowl­edge­able and pos­sess a healthy dose of self be­lief.

6 IT’S NOT A MAN’S WORLD

Be­sides the ob­vi­ous chal­lenges of strik­ing a com­fort­able work- life bal­ance there were a few ini­tial hic­cups when I be­gan work­ing in a busi­ness like ce­ment. Other than that my jour­ney as a fe­male busi­ness leader in the cor­po­rate work­place has been pretty smooth.

7 THINK DIF­FER­ENT

Change your busi­ness ap­proach. I firmly be­lieve that our com­pany is a ser­vices and so­lu­tions provider rather than just a man­u­fac­turer of prod­ucts.

8 FAM­ILY COMES FIRST

The con­stant sup­port from my fam­ily has helped me sail through many a tough time. My fam­ily is my rock and has al­ways had faith in me.

9 ED­U­CA­TION BE­GINS AT HOME

I come from a large fam­ily and have been learn­ing about this busi­ness since childhood. For a long time I was not di­rectly in­volved in the fam­ily busi­ness but when I started work­ing, all I had seen and heard at home over the years came back to me. Home grown wis­dom taught me a lot and helped me un­der­stand the tricks of the trade and equipped me with the right skill sets.

10 WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY

Un­der my lead­er­ship, the com­pany has seen a rise in its pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity from 5 to 15 lakh tonnes in a short span of time. My aim has been to work in the best in­ter­ests of the com­pany and its em­ploy­ees. I hope to stay the course.

CON­CRETE RE­SULTS Af­ter Sing­ha­nia took over, J. K. Lak­shmi Ce­ment Ltd has seen a rise in its lev­els of pro­duc­tion

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