25 Excuses You Must Drop to Be Happy Email by Sumitha “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” ―George Washington Ever feel like something is holding you back from happiness? You aren’t sure why, but every so often you find yourself saying “no” when you really want to say “yes.” Over the years, perhaps without your conscious knowledge, you have adopted some serious self-limiting beliefs that have secretly sabotaged your best efforts of personal growth. Here are 25 ideas to get you started: 1. As you grow up, you see people achieve things like getting a degree, building a career, making money, getting married, having kids and so on. Alternative: “Now is a perfect time to start.” – Get over the baseless, default beliefs that certain things have to be done by a certain age. 2. Everyone gets the same 24 hours a day as you. Alternative: “I need to properly manage my time.” – Become conscious of the way you use your time. 3. Boring vs. interesting is a matter of choice and opinion. 4. There are two versions of this. 5. 6.
What is Ethical Leadership and Six Steps to Ethical Decision Making @ Nick Burnett Ethical Leadership – What is it? This is a follow on from my previous blog post in relation to Ethical Leadership and Physical Restraint and explores the concept of Ethical Leadership in more detail. I believe that leaders have a particular responsibility in the creation of an ethical culture within their organisations and displaying Ethical Leadership through walking the walk as well as talking the talk is vital. I would recommend Dr Simon Longstaff as someone to read and listen to for a very grounded and articulate view of the issues around ethics and leadership. ‘Ethical leadership involves both acting and leading ethically over time all the time’. (University of Kansas, 2012) What is Ethics? Justin Baeder via Compfight Ethics refers to two things: – to well based standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness or specific virtues – to the study and development of one’s ethical standards Like this:
10 New Skills You Can Learn in 6 Months If you're entering the job market or a new industry, you may find your resume lacking in skills and experience — especially if you just graduated college. It's tempting to lie, but if a new employer ever asked you to use any of those fake skills, like producing a video or speaking Danish, you're suddenly in very hot water. There's a much easier way to fill up your resume: Actually learn some skills. No matter what your chosen vocation may be, here are 10 resume-worthy skills you can learn in half a year, with links to tutorials to get you started. 1. More and more jobs are looking for basic photo and video editing skills, so it's useful to spend your free time — whether it's weekends or a summer — mastering at least one editing program. For image editing, the easiest and most widely used program to learn is Photoshop, but if you know that professionals in your field use other programs such as Corel Paintshop Pro X6, learn that instead. 2. Image: Flickr, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan 3.
» Best Procrastination Tip Ever Post written by Leo Babauta. Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes. I’ve written the book on ending procrastination, but I’ve since come up with a very simple technique for beating everyone’s favorite nemesis. Try it now: Identify the most important thing you have to do today. Clear away distractions. Sit there, and focus on getting started. Pay attention to your mind, as it starts to have urges to switch to another task. But don’t move. Notice also your mind trying to justify not doing the task. Now just take one small action to get started. Get started, and the rest will flow.
Toxic Leadership What is it? Toxic leadership is brought about by lack of self-awareness, lack of self-control and confidence, all of which are seeded by self-interest. As a result, a toxic leader’s subordinates don’t like him or her. Such leaders act aggressively and treat others terribly. Characteristics Of A Toxic Leader: Self-destructive He only thinks that his own ideas are right. Irritable A toxic leader is always irritable. Arrogant Toxic leaders are arrogant. Incompetent Toxic leaders are incompetent, even though they always put in their mind that they are the best. Maladjusted They are maladjusted and afraid of change. Lack of confidence Toxic leaders are not confident with themselves. Tools of a toxic leadership Organizational Structures Toxic leaders have the ability to destroy organizational structures. Workload Workloads pile up. Corporate power structures A toxic leader controls his or her team members. These are the characteristics and tools of a toxic leadership. Are you being a toxic leader?
Hire by Auditions, Not Resumes - Matt Mullenweg by Matt Mullenweg | 2:00 PM January 7, 2014 Automattic employs 225 people. We’re located all over the world, in 190 different cities. We have a headquarters in San Francisco and it operates similar to a co-working space. For those who live in the Bay Area, they can work from the office, if they’d like. But in general, the majority of our employees work somewhere other than our home base. To us, this arrangement makes sense — we work in open source software, which is a decentralized product. It all starts with the way we think about work. In a lot of businesses, if someone shows up in the morning and he isn’t drunk, he doesn’t sleep at his desk, and he’s dressed nicely, it’s assumed that he’s working. This arrangement isn’t for everyone. Before we hire anyone, they go through a trial process first, on contract. During the trials, we give the applicants actual work. There’s nothing like being in the trenches with someone, working with them day by day.
Finding Focus By Leo Babauta Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to find focus? When you fritter away your time on nothingnesses, distractions, wandering without really doing something important? Or one of those weeks? I have those days regularly. So how do we find focus? Take a step back. What do you really want to do right now? Maybe you have 5 things you want to do. Once you’re clear, you need to clear everything. Now sit there with your task. You’ll have the urge to go check something. Do it for 10 minutes, however long you feel is pushing the boundaries of what’s comfortable for a little bit. Then give yourself a nice reward: a short walk, some stretches, checking the thing you had the urge to check (but only for 5 minutes), meditation, read a book, or have some tea. Repeat.
The Leadership Dangers of Confusing Introversion with Shyness The July 8, 2012 edition of the New York Times included an article entitled, “The Spotlight Dims and Shyness Sets In” which states: The terms “shy” and “introvert” are used almost interchangeably and without distinction in the common parlance. “Psychologists debate about the overlap,” said Susan Cain, author of the recent book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” which extols the power of those who prefer listening to speaking, or reading to socializing. “Shyness is fear of social judgment, a consuming worry about how people view you. Introversion is more about a preference for environments that are less stimulating: someone who’d rather have a glass of wine with a close friend than go to a cocktail party.” I was unhappy to see this paragraph because I believe it leads readers to believe it’s OK to use the terms “shy” and “introvert” interchangeably. Why the danger? So why am I worried about the subtlety here? Click here to DOWNLOAD in PDF format.
8 façons de customiser le bureau de son PC S'il y a bien un sport que j'ai pratiqué à grande échelle autrefois, c'est la customisation de bureau de PC. Un vrai petit jacky du tuning informatique. J'étais super fier d'avoir sous la main un bureau Windows qui ne ressemblait à aucun autre, et de voir la réaction des curieux qui ne manquaient pas de me demander sur quel système d'exploitation il tournait. J'avoue que depuis que Linux occupe la plupart de mes machines personnelles, je me suis un peu calmé. Si Windows 8 avec sa nouvelle interface offre quelques possibilités de personnalisation spécifiques, il reste toujours quelques fondamentaux modifiables sur le bureau "classique", et qui sont du coup possible de réaliser sur la plupart des versions de l'OS de Microsoft... mais aussi sur les autres systèmes. De la simple personnalisation graphique au vrai ajout de fonctionnalités utiles, tu vas voir qu'il est possible de changer pas mal de choses. Un fond d'écran de qualité Autant commencer par la base. Installe un dock Change tes icônes
8 Effective Ways to Let Go and Move On Email “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ―Ann Landers You are changing. It happens to you slowly as you grow. The lifestyle you’ve been living no longer fits. If you’re currently dealing with this process you may feel a bit awkward, and that’s OK. Reasons to Let Go and Move On Someone’s negativity is rubbing off on you. – You are the average of the people you spend the most time with. One Small Example of Letting Go We had been friends since grade school when I finally told one of my childhood friends, “Enough is enough!” Although I did get my degree and a job after college, in our free time Angel and I started writing articles on the blog you’re reading now. When Angel quit her job to work on the blog full-time, my friend basically told me we’d fail. That was the beginning of the end of our story as friends. Ways to Let Go and Move On