Monthly Archives: December 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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A New Year is like a blank book and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.

Make your life choices based on your own wants, beliefs, and values. Don’t live your life based on the expectations of those around you and the prescriptions you acquired in your past.

When you live a life that you cherish, everything around you holds more meaning. You are likely to be kinder, more considerate, and more understanding of others and their paths in life.

Believe in yourself, follow your passions and live your dreams! With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire.

Wishing you good health, happiness and success in the coming year and always.

Happy New Year!

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Having a manager but still unmanaged

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By: Angie Falls

In my view, managers are facilitators of their team members’ success. They ensure that their team members have everything they need to be productive and successful; that they’re well trained, happy and have minimal roadblocks in their path; that they’re being groomed for the next level; that they are recognized for great performance and coached through their challenges.

It has been now 6 years that I am at an organization where I have performed in a team with 2 different managers.

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Lindsay’s In Business: PART 36: Understanding things

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What happens when you realise your path is entrepreneurship rather than employment? Lindsay takes up the challenge and shares an account of her journey as it unfolds…

It’s December. We can’t help ourselves look back and review the year past.

Here are a few things I’ve noticed:

  • If you can identify the question, no matter how obvious it seems, write it down. Have faith, an answer will come up.
    • I wanted to firm up my ‘target’ market – find the people who would be most susceptible to the Mirror Mirror offer. Once I knew that was what I was looking for, ‘agile’ came up: companies transiting to agile would need help to align its people.

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You are not your mistakes

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By: Anja Uitdehaag 

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity – William Arthur Ward

Making no mistakes is, of course, impossible.

There are some very interesting gender differences in how men and women view mistakes. In “How Men Think”, Adrienne Mendell notes the different reactions of men and women regarding their mistakes. Women, in general, have a more difficult time when they make mistakes. She says this is because women are socialized to feel differently about mistakes. Boys are raised to be respected by their team if they learn from what they did wrong. Mistakes provide an opportunity to do better the next time.

But for girls, it is different. When girls make mistakes, they are consoled. This reinforces the idea that they should feel badly about the mistakes.

Mendell compared two partners in an architectural firm who made a mistake on a contract. The woman was devastated and wanted to give up for the rest of the day. The male partner was not ready to give in. He believed that even though the problem was severe, it could be solved. He worked through the night, resolved the issue and they got the contract.

The bottom line, according to Mendell, is that women not only focus on mistakes, but often draw greater attention to them than is necessary. Men are more inclined to forget them and move on or fix them.

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happiness is a choice.

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By: Angie Falls

Just last week I went to an event which was focused on happiness. What is happiness and how can we achieve that state in life? It made me think about my own situation. My personal life and my work life. Do I have the good work-life balance? Am I not too much busy with work and neglecting my personal relationships? In the end, it is all about relationships. How to get new relationships and most of all how to maintain the relationships. I love meeting new people. Get to know them through their stories.

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