Saturday, February 16, 2019

How to do what you don’t want to do

As much as we prefer doing things we like, our work and life aren’t utopian. We need to do tasks which sometimes...

It doesn’t have to be a bonus

It is that time of the year – the holidays. The general tone of the workplace shifts during the last month. Vacation plans emerge,...

Thinking of rescheduling? Think again.

When was the last time you said you would do something, and then didn’t do it? Be it returning someone’s call by the end...

Kanban – a factory-floor hack for your personal productivity

Most business schools talk about kanban, a card-based scheduling system developed by Taiichi Ohno to achieve manufacturing efficiency in Toyota’s famous lean manufacturing system....

Meet your creative assistant – the mind map

In this age of information overload, wouldn’t it be great to have an assistant who could take notes, come up with creative ideas, help...

Amp up your productivity with the Bullet Journal

Keeping a work diary can improve focus and patience, while strengthening your ability to set goals and plan ahead. However, for those who get...

Encourage continuous improvement with this one practice

We’ve shared a lot about feedback in the past. Right from how feedback is both a verbal and non-verbal process, to receiving constructive feedback,...

What does it mean to be a strategic thinker?

“You need to think more strategically.” How would that statement make you feel? Probably a little confused. If you ask around for guidance, you might...

Four simple ways to find ikigai– or purpose– in the workplace

The Japanese workplace is notoriously formal and hierarchical, and the work hours can be punishing. Long hours and workplace stress are the reality in...

Learning without reflection? Let’s rethink that.

“I led the pigeons to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for Richard Stands. One nation under guard,...

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Tackling employee burnout – three lessons from successful companies

Eric Garton, coauthor of Time, Talent, Energy makes a bold statement when he says, “Employee burnout is a problem with the company, not the person”....

Founding day movie – Behind the scenes

What happens when we take our employees from their comfort zones to create a movie in the wilderness? Catch all the behind...

Introducing the new to-do: a visual one.

To-do: a to-do list.  It would be fair to say that a couple of times a week you think...