How about if we replace mission statements with invitation statements instead? Invitations are much more agreeable. Invite people to participate in your vision to create a better future, but don’t push your vision on the whole world because people will fight you on that. If you force your mission onto people without consent, so much of your otherwise creative energy will be wasted on defending yourselves eventually, and you’ll deserve that kind of response.
What a great idea to make businesses more humane.
This is so sad.
Why are intelligent people stuck in short-term thinking about their own wellbeing?
In the realm of leadership there’s a big difference between being accessible and available and the example of the leader who has an open-door policy but is never around to answer it explains the difference.
Modern educational institutions care a lot about content: what theories we teach, what ideas students are exposed to, what skills they come away knowing. But we rarely address the more general question of how one transforms their mind into a tool well-honed for elite-level cognitive work.
This is brilliantly done: Game: Can You Defeat the Privacy Chicken?
Of course, I was too chicken to win this game…
When it comes to personal effectiveness, the tools are never the issue.
I say all this to suggest that, perhaps, email is not “broken” but the way we are using it is. Perhaps there is a solution that could make things better for you that doesn’t involve a new app or service. Perhaps, if you hate it, in changing the way you approach it you’ll find a way to love it again.
This is insane.
you don’t. There are too many variables to control for.
Meetings need objectives × Nicholas Bate
ZeFrank does it again 🤣:
From a distance the mating dance of the male ostrich can look unusual the bit like a millennial at an outdoor music festival that just ate a brownie he bought from a man that calls himself Magic Joe.
However if we travel inside of the mind of the male ostrich it goes something like this, ‘oh my god, oh my god…’
Whenever I stumble upon an interesting Instagram account (such as Dog with Sign) I always wonder why they don’t publish those pictures on their own site. #IndieWeb
We live in a world that values action and where back to back meetings are a badge of productivity. Quarterly targets mean that we tend to be focused on the next thing on our to-do-list rather than looking back to evaluate how the last thing we’ve just completed could be improved. Few of us routinely take time out to reflect on past events. However, by missing out on opportunities for reflection you may be making yourself less effective than you could be. Reflection brings three distinctive advantages.
Why do we always wish that the New Year will be different from the old year? Why do we believe that we have the power to change future events? Let’s stop thinking about how to change the new year, and concentrate on what we can control: today.
The old internet died and we watched and did nothing…
…but this old blog is still up and running smoothly.
Solid advice from Tim Casasola: Don’t adopt frameworks. Test practices.
This is not only applicable to team collaboration, but also to personal effectiveness.
This is a treasure trove of useful information: Surveillance
Self-defense: Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications
How to obtain perspective and a sense of what is important × Michael Wade