Balance - Deepstash





None Of Us Know What We Want



The ideal solution is to find balance between thinking and doing:

  • Extreme thinkers can think about enhancing themselves to become the best at what they already do.
  • Extreme doers are advised to do random activities, learning new skills, exposing oneself to unpredictable situations and pushing oneself out of the comfort zone.

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    72% of employers

    ...feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success.

    But only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

    Traits employers seek in critical thinkers
    • They read between the lines: they cross-examine evidence and logical argument;
    • They dig deeper;
    • They're skeptical: they don't jump on the first good idea they find;
    • They come prepared: they know that real problems occur and are agile enough to find ways to solve them creatively.
    Hire Originals at Startups
    • To develop a resilient culture. An environment with people who think differently will put you into much better position to continuous innovation.
    • To anticipate market movemen...
    Originals and Where to Find Them
    • Unsung Heroes. For each major innovation or movement, there are catalysts that fade into the background of what they create.
    • Insubordinates. It's important to triage troublemakers, but in doing so, don't miss an original in your midst.
    • Those who have been fired. The ones who do not worry about pleasing others or fitting in.
    • Inward-facing innovators. People that even though work privately, create extreme impact.
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    Adam Grant

    “Values over rules are key for encouraging originality.”

    Situational leadership
    Is the idea that one needs to constantly adapt their leadership style to the ever changing environment in which they operate.

    If a specific style works in one situation with one particular in...

    4 types of leadership
    • Directing is for employees requiring a lot of specific guidance to complete the task. 
    • Coaching is for employees who need more than average guidance to complete the task, but with above-average amounts of two-way dialogue. 
    • Supporting is for employees with the skills to complete the task but who may lack the confidence to do it on their own. 
    • Delegating is for employees who score high on motivation, ability, and confidence.