Are you a Giver or a Taker in life?

Give-and-Take-by-Adam-Grant

We all run into situations in our lives where we meet people with different motivations and behaviors. For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate…

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Are you a victim of a productivity trap and feel burned?

Cal Newport - Slow Productivity

Our work has changed dramatically over the years. I represent the generation that was one of the first to get a corporate email (80s), and even then, it was limited to a group of technologists I also represented. Looking at my life now, especially with a mostly virtual job, many things have changed since I…

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Are you on the right career path?

Each of us has choices to make during our careers. We might regret some of the choices we make, and we might “torture” ourselves into making those choices. After reading the book “Just Listen” by Mark Goulston (see my write-up) I found another interesting book source. Goulston referred Dr. Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter to…

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Do you know how to listen and communicate?

I have a confession to make. I am a “bookaholic.” I inherited my interest in books from my father, mother, and grandfather, who was an editor-in-chief for newspapers during his retirement and translated many books into Finnish from other languages. I have also written a couple of business books for a Finnish publisher on how…

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