Månedsarkiv: maj 2013

The accountable leader

I once had a boss. And when I say boss, I mean bosshole. He was no leader. I’m pretty sure Robert Sutton would’ve called him “a gigantuous asshole“. Well, Mr. Sutton’s not writing this, I am. So you should hold me accountable to those words. In any case, we were to have a meeting once. It was supposed to be about one thing. It turned out, that meeting took an entirely other direction. He basically drew a scale on a…
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Using Evernote to keep track of workarounds and solutions

I just thought I would share a new way I’ve started using Evernote, which could benefit you as well, in your daily work. Very often, I get workorders where I have to dig for a while, to find a solution. Over time, it can get pretty hard to keep track of what you’ve tried. That introduces a lot of potential rework, rereading, and retrying. Waste of time and effort. So what I’ve started doing is: I create a notebook in…
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Get on the bus, or get off…

I recently read an article on LinkedIN, titled When it’s time to go: A look at the psychological contract. The article in itself was a good read, and I can definitely relate to what Dr. Marla Gottschalk points out. But what caught my attention was one of the comments (which appear to be removed). It said something along the lines of: Get on the bus, or get off. But don’t stand at the busstop complaining. While I completely agree with…
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