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Whether you enjoy relaxing by the beach, skiing down the slopes or testing your golf game, it’s important to make time occasionally to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Easier said than done, right?
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post asking you to share with me what you feel you need in a job or career to make you happy. This was inspired by an image that represents a simple formula for career
The batter has already hit two home runs. When he gets up to bat for the third time, his confidence is running high... It's easy to feel confident when we're on a roll, when the cards are going our way,...
Creativity requires that you keep coming back for more To be a writer you have to write, of course. But you can’t simply write a paragraph and call yourself a writer. Arguably, to truly be a writer...
"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are." The commencement address is a special kind of modern communic
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
When most people think of leaders, they think of famous people like Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or (when talking about toxic leaders), Adolf Hitler. But why not think about ourselves in term of a leader?
We probably do not think of this concept, but leading one's self is important in living. I think this is critical to classroom teachers who often do not have much contact with other adults for the necessary leadership. It is more the way schooling is than by choice.
"Your ability to lead yourself will determine how well you lead and inspire others." K. Richardson
The founding father of self-leadership, Charles Manz, defines self-leadership as “leading oneself toward performance of naturally motivating tasks as well as managing oneself to do work that must be done but is not naturally motivating”
A guide to being honest with yourself and ridding yourself of bad habits.
A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias
The science of why tit-for-tat isn't the best strategy for cooperation and why you should hear out your hunches. "When you trust people t
"A leader’s real “authority” is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation
Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, so when you're feeling off it can be hard to know if it's time to see a professional about the problem. And apparently, those who would benefit from some therapeutic intervention ar...
“You are what you settle for.” On September 30, 1970, four days before her death, Janis Joplin gave her final interview, a profound c
She was an upfront girl.
I like that in people.
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions
Mike Cohn provides certified scrummaster training & agile training in order to build extremely high performance development organizations.
According to the most recent APA "Stress in America" survey, more than 4 out of 10 American adults (42 percent) report that their stress levels have increased over the past 5 years. Nearly 4 out of
'There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it." - Bertrand Russell Life is not a race. Speed is good for things you want to get past, not...
When I heard about speed reading I gave it a try.
I felt ridiculous. Because I am an avid reader and I like to savour it as much as possible.
The thing was, I had (and still have) a pile of professional topic related books I want to read and I thought that if speed reading may help me go through them and capture what I need at a faster pace, maybe it is worth a try.
Well, it is not. Because even though these books are related with my work, they are still about something I like very much and therefore it actually gets me sad (not to say depressed) and VERY stressed, to run like hell just to stuff information in my mind.
I quit speed reading.
Instead, I set a goal of just prioritizing what do I want to read first (work wise) and to not read more than 1 book at a time. Right now I am reading something that is entertainment related, just for pure fun, but when I finish I will take one from the professional stack. Plus, I want to write blog posts about the stuff I read. So the plan also goes through taking sketchnotes about the reading I do. Which in the end means a lot more time spent going through useful data.
But I am sure I will have more fun, learn more and still be able to cover all the topics I need.
In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum. (This is a joint post with Michael Sahota) Build the Right thing. Build it Right. Build it Fast. ? Henrik Kniberg produced a kick-ass intro video on Agile and Scrum that we use a lot …
Why ranting and venting are terrible ways of handling anger
Think before you rant!
It is not an Internet only thing. I personally have experienced constant ranting from people surrounding me at the workplace and reading this article only confirms what I found about how it affects me in a VERY negative way.
Ok that everyone needs to vent sometimes. Do it and let it go, do not make it a habit. Once you vent, start being constructive afterwards.
Unloading mental debt to make room for creative ideas I remember working with a fellow some months ago, we were brainstorming possible creative ideas for a project when he started talking about...
"Uncertainty is where things happen. It is where the opportunities -- for success, for happiness, for really living -- are waiting." “T
"...ask how big the loss would be if you failed. So long as it would be tolerable, that’s all you need to know. Take that next step, and see what happens."
You may feel bound to your timid demeanor, your stifling job, or your rancorous relationship, but there is one realm over which you unquestionably have control: your own head. Herein, five principles of change to turn you into a self-starter.
In 1914, Thomas Edison's lab burned down, and years' worth of his work was destroyed. This could easily be described as the worst thing to happen to Edison, but the inventor instead chose to see it as an energizing opportunity that forced him to rebu...
"Say what you see" is the latest tagline of this blog. What I see every day is people creating pieces of paper to take into a room for people to look at and decide if they like that piece of paper,...
And so the story goes...
This is a fun satire :)