“Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success” by Adam Grant “Takers have a distinctive signature: they like to get more than they give. They tilt reciprocity in their own favor, putting their own interests ahead of others’ needs.” “In the work-place, givers are a relatively rare breed. They tilt reciprocity in the other direction, […]Read more "Book: “Give and Take”"
Over the weekend, I heard the following rules on how to give a feedback: Ask for permission Give examples No preamble (i.e. Say something generally positive, immediately follow by a “but” and a negative feedback.) No postamble (i.e. Opposite of preamble. One should just give direct feedback without the fuzzy generalized positive feedback. The key […]Read more "Notes on Feedback Rules"
Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter wrote a book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful!” This book focus on 20 workplace bad habits and some key good habits. I enjoyed the reading enough to give a short speech on a few points in the book and won […]Read more "Notes from “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”"
In case you haven’t noticed, I am a big HOWTO fan. While browsing the net, I stumble upon instructables.com, a web site with member contributed step-by-step DIY instructions that show how to build/create something interesting. Now, you got more ways to impress your friends with.Read more "instructables.com – a DIY howto site"
In a recent conversation with a parent about his kids, I mentioned a few advices Bob Ladouceur gave about parenting, coaching, and working with kids. I realized that this could be useful to more people, so here is the list that I noted down: 1. It’s okay if you don’t know everything. 2. A trustworthy […]Read more "9 Advices From a Legendary High School Football Coach"
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval wrote a nice little book “The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness“. Although I question some of the root-cause justifications or arguments presented in the book, I certainly like the overall theme and most of the ideas presented in the book. I am including […]Read more "Quotes from The Power of Nice"
Special thanks to Mimi H. for recommended this book to me. This certainly was a pleasure to read. John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber took on a similar story telling style that Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard used to write “Who Moved My Cheese?“. It read like a children’s story with big fonts (easy on the […]Read more "“Our Iceberg Is Melting”"
Here are The Four Agreements that may change your life if you apply them whole heartily to your life: “Be Impeccable With Your Words Don’t Take Anything Personally Don’t Make Assumptions Always Do Your Best” The first one is probably all you really need if you live to its fullest definition. It is very close […]Read more "Change your life, If you live this way"