Jan 29, 2012

Biz-buzz-words aside

Seize the moment, be agile, be resilient, face the fear, strengthen your strengths, fail fast-and move on....

It is pretty surprising to see all those buzz words from biz-school which I used to make fun of seems IN PLACE when it comes from Shelly Lazarus. Biz-buzz-words aside, there are some pearls in this FORBS post: I love the definition "de-risk your decisions" I have been doing it for all my life, and never had a name for it. She also talks about authentnicity and passion which are two things that I really feel can change the world. it's worth reading:


Jan 24, 2012

Appreciation at the workplace (and anywhere else...)

Tony Schwartz writes at the HBR blog about appreciation at the work place and on how hold your value. He proposes practical steps on how to achieve this:
1. Influence others to become better (instead of thinking of how to change others).
2. Practice appreciation on yourself.
3. Make it a priority to notice what others are doing right.
4. Notice what you value, and focus on that.

This is a good reminder to focus on what's positive in ourselves and in others. Link to the HBR blog: http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/01/why-appreciation-matters-so-mu.html

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