Here’s my not-so-weekly roundup of interesting posts, tidbits and news.
Phil Cooke shares the following points about how to avoid having your voice ignored in your office/work environment. Many of them apply directly to any social group you’re in. I’d encourage you to read the linked post in its entirety for his thoughts about each:
- You become an office doormat when your desire to be liked is stronger than your desire to accomplish great work.
- Being “nice” doesn’t mean going along with everyone.
- Start thinking more about other’s perception of you.
- Far too many people stay in a bad situation.
- It’s your job to stop enabling your coworkers’ bad behaviors.
- Find a mentor.
- Learn to say “NO.”
- No matter how good you are at your job, nothing is more important than people skills.
Teams and Decision Making
Another great entry from Phil can be summarized this simply:
Teams are for brainstorming and execution.
Leaders make decisions.
Did you hear the one about the Dalai Lama?
Thanks to Michael Kelley for bringing my attention to this. I feel like it’s something I would attempt.
Here’s the first linked image:
Is it over for global warming alarmism?
Short answer: I doubt it. However, recent research suggests that…
“This could be the last nail in the coffin of the global warming alarmists: NASA data show that the amount of heat that the Earth has been losing into space, from 2000 to the present, is far greater than the alarmist models predicted.” (Source)