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"In the business world, decisions need to be made in a certain time with a certain budget. Remember your work is not about being perfect, but providing the best insight yo...
"Find what is the smallest and most important thing to work on, get feedback, and keep iterating. Focus on who is impacted by your work and engaged them often. It's a journey." - Alan T...
"Reflect and visualize what success looks like. What are you trying to solve for? Jot it down on paper and compare your work objectively to this success criteria. Work with a ...
"It's easy to get bogged down with a strive for perfection in one's work. One solution I have is to accept a 'best for now' version. Given time constraints for many projects, it allows m...
"I'm a recovering perfectionist, so I ask what is the goal and what does 'good enough' look like for each task on my list. Then, I rate the importance of the task on a scale from 0 t...
"When you are clear about your desired outcome, you then get to choose to enjoy the journey to your success destination. The best way to do this is to celebrate the small and larg...
"... mentorship provides perspective, a point of view that may help you not beat yourself up and give you a better understanding of where you are so you are not caught in a mental ov...
"(...)Take time to assess the outcome or results of your work, not just the actions you've taken... When you see you've had a positive effect and can label your accomplishment, you may be...
"It’s always critical to carefully analyze important decisions, but over-analyzing is a big risk too. In many cases, inaction is the worst possible action. Set an action deadline at the begin...
"(...) The truth is you are probably your own worst critic. Take a step back and get some feedback from a senior leader in your organization. If they think your work is good, push th...
"To minimize over-analysis, understand what the expectations are. What exactly is the information you need to provide or deliverables that you need to meet? Are you overproducing? We are of...
"The recover mindset happens after you complete your work and you review it for errors and realistic value. Once corrections are made, move into the release stage, where you let it go and are...
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Even if you have a clear goal of what perfection means, obsessively pursuing it is a sign of insecurity.
And insecurity, when not addressed directly, doesn’t go away because a concrete objective has been achieved, it manifests itself into self-criticism or a new overvalued goal.
Instead of forgiving and viewing mistakes as a learning opportunity, you criticize and put pressure on yourself for not predicting a less than perfect outcome. You feel inadequate, and these feelings preoccupy your mind, often to the point of losing productivity.
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It is a communication model used to improve understanding between individuals within a team or group setting.
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The model consists of a foursquare grid. Each person is represented by their own four-quadrants. Each of these contains and represents personal information, like feelings and motivation, and shows if the information is known or not known.
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Honesty is the most important ingredient. You don’t have to be or have gone through something to write about it but you must have a heartfelt feeling about it so you can expose that emotion thro...
You need to have a beginning that builds to a middle and an ending, or at least an idea of where you’re going, as it is key to explore your themes and foreshadow things properly.
Another important thing is to revise your writings. Your first draft is likely to contain multiple errors, poorly phrased sections, and inconsistencies.
To do it, you must know what your audience expects from the type of writing you’re doing and then defy it.
Without the surprise, without the twist, if you don’t pull the wool over the audience’s eyes, then it’s unlikely you’re going to be memorable. It’s precisely the fact that things are not what they seem that makes a story interesting.
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We tend to assume that confident people have more potential for leadership.
However, there is little overlap between how good people think they are at something, and how good the...
We seem to want leaders who are charming and entertaining, but a stand-up comedian is not the same as an effective leader.
The best leaders are humble rather than charismatic, to the point of being boring.
We've always admired famous people, but our admiration for people who admire themselves is on the rise. But true leaders keep their narcissism in check.
Popular advice focuses on loving yourself above all else. And this creates leaders who are unaware of their limitations. They see leadership as an entitlement.
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The general condition of your living environment affects your personal productivity.
A well organized work space makes you feel in control, and clearly focus and define areas that may ...
You have no control over things like the place you were born, your biological sex, the situation of your family or your skin color. These things will obviously impact your life in major ways.
"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Every great idea I’ve ever had grew out of work itself.”
Most people's approach to work motivation goes like this: they wait to be inspired, then they get to work.
But successful people don’t sit around and wait for inspiration. They just show up and get to work.
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Multitasking and directing your energy to unimportant tasks and activities will overwhelm and prevent you from being productive.
Focus on your 3 to 5 ...
To assist you with measuring results instead of time, keep done lists to feel more motivated and focused.
We are more effective at work when we have a positive attitude.
A good attitude at work will help you set standards for your work and ensure that you're taking responsibility for yourself.
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Agreeable, organized individuals seem to have a suppressed, dark side in their personality.
Model citizens, and people with high self-control, and those who are resistant to impulsive behav...
People with high levels of self-control are generally seen to be healthy, well-rounded individuals who are ideally less likely to act violently or aggressively.
New research shows that this behaviour pattern may be to gain acceptance and tread the social norms as a means to one’s end, being selfish and self-centred in private.
People with high self-control have a surprising behavioural trait of being shrewd and cruel according to various studies:
But more research needs to be done before we slot someone’s moral values and behavioural traits into predictable patterns.
Uncertainty is always there. The degree of uncertainty can rise and fall.
Leaders, being human, also have difficulty coping with uncertainty. When they receive confusing information, they te...
During periods of heightened uncertainty, leaders reflexively reduce investment, stop hiring, slash marketing, refrain from entering new markets, or stop making decisions.
Although understandable, acting in a pro-cyclical manner can be counterproductive. It can leave companies poorly positioned to benefit from the next stage of the cycle.
Organizations should be inclined toward action. As a baseline, companies must strive to be fit for growth. This can be done by aligning costs with priorities and strategy, investing in varied capabilities, and using traditional and digital levers to execute.
They must regularly engage in scenario planning with an array of options. They must build the capacity to be agile. They must learn to become more resilient to withstand strong external forces and quickly recover from setbacks.
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