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Weekend curated links #29 – video edition

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Curated links #28

Ivy Lee’s Secret: The Best To-Do List Method You Never Knew Existed

14 Things My Highly Productive Friends Have Given Up

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Happy New Year 2023

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, it’s a time for reflection and focusing on the future.

The start of a new year is a chance for a fresh beginning, a time to set new goals and make new plans.

Here are five goals / resolutions you should consider :

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Weekend curated links #27

In 1911, a genius revealed a forgotten science of how to be 50x more productive without working more hours

How To Survive The Dark Side Of Corporate Life

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Weekend curated links #26

How to Parent Like a Minimalist

Making our decisions – Great post by Seth Godin.

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Weekend curated links #25

4 Things Really Successful People Say ‘No’ To

20 Realistic Micro-Habits To Live Better Every Day

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Scrisoare deschisă șoferului român

Impărtășesc câteva gânduri referitoare la șofat, conduita in trafic, șofat defensiv si așteptări de la autorități.

Gânduri despre romani in general la volan

  • Nu semnalizează schimbarea direcției de mers
  • Nu se încadrează corespunzător pe banda de mers
  • Nu acorda prioritate la trecerea de pietoni
  • Nu se asigura la efectuarea manevrei de depășire (asigurare in fata, nici in spate)
  • Nu folosesc luminile de drum
  • Nu au o conduita preventivă si nici nu sunt atenți : in trafic suntem foarte imprudenți si agresivi
  • Nu prea se concentrează pe sofat(vorbesc la telefon fără handsfree, stau pe social media, orice mai puțin sa fie activi implicați mental in activitatea de a șofa)
  • Nu folosesc corespunzător banda a 2 a de pe autostrada (romanul s-a născut pe banda a 2 a)
  • Sunt relaxați in privința consumului de alcool la volan
  • Nu avem cultura mersului pe autostrada deși paradoxal ne dorim autoastrazi si “civilizație ca afara”

Evident nu ma refer la toți romanii, însă marea majoritate din păcate se încadrează la observațiile de mai sus, observații ce vin in urma a 19 ani de supraviețuit in trafic.

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Two of my favorite quotes regarding leadership and management:

”Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.” – John D. MacDonald

Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, and treating people with respect.” – Stephen Covey

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Weekend curated links #24

How to Do Hybrid Right – a great article for managers but not limited regarding ways to adapt to hybrid model of business

An Argument Against Returning To The Office

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Using Video to Be Virtually Present for Your Team While Working Remotely

A guide to staying connected, safe, engaged, productive and empathic during critical situations with the help of video.

The article was first published here on the 18th of March 2020.

During these exceptional times of a global crisis, companies are changing the way they work, shifting to working remotely, or working from home scenarios across the IT ecosystem.

Companies everywhere are currently shifting operations for safety reasons to temporary remote operations-creating a couple of challenges in staying connected, engaged and productive.

In response to those challenges, the opportunity now is to lead with calm and inspire confidence in these times of crisis,  providing the context for team members to feel safe and contributing to initiatives while facing the challenges of remote work and global safety issues.