Excelling at a job and career requires thinking in terms business and organization in addition to functional competencies like engineering skills. Following is advice focused on organizational aspects for people early in their careers trained in their respective functional areas.
High competition has made education focus more on securing employment, has reduced interests to choosing professions, constrained learning to predefined syllabuses, and turned careers into ‘jobs’. How should young students looking forward to their lives discover the true nature of the choices ahead, and establish themselves in the society and economy? How should they even retain their true selves amidst the waves of rising expectations, the realities of life surfacing, while potentially also facing unforeseen challenges behind the scenes?
I recently delivered a session on Patents and Inventions that generated a lot of excitement in the audience. (Am hoping to scale the session to a larger audience.) People asked a lot of questions.
Depending on the specifics, questions can indicate both, the audience is unable to understand the concepts, or that they are understanding it really well! The latter questions anticipate what is coming ahead in the slides or hit something that no one in the world knows the answers to.