domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2016

Never Hire People Without These 3 Characteristics

via @huffingtonpost Never Hire People Without These 3 Characteristics | The Huffington Post
Exceptional Communication Skills •Proactive •Flexible •Team-first Ability to Problem Solve •Break the problem down and analyze it •Determine what information or resources are necessary •Ask for help to obtain those resources when needed Heart for Leadership, which often includes: •Taking ownership •Using resources well •Humble confidence

10 Lessons Learned Studying A High-Performing Team

@officevibe 10 Lessons Learned Studying A High-Performing Team Trust Is The Key There Was No Boss There Was No Fakeness There Was Tons Of Respect Everyone Was Empowered Fun Is Important There Was No Fear We Communicated Politely Praise publicly, criticize privately. Celebrate Small Wins We Vs Me ……… To my beautifully talented teammates, I ask that you read this blog post carefully. This will make us an unstoppable team. Many of our competitors have teams that are twice or three times the size of ours. We need to work smarter, not harder. Recently, I’ve been getting the feeling that we’re not as strong of a team as we could be. After my research, I think I understand why. Don’t get me wrong, we’re an incredible team. Some people have legitimately asked me if we’re a 60-70 person team when in reality we’re 7 (for a long time we were 5). There have been times where I’ve been unbelievably impressed with our team and it seems like we’re flowing so well, but lately, I haven’t been getting that feeling. We recently set ambitious goals for ourselves. I believe this led to an unusual (and unnecessary) amount of stress, fear, and nervousness on the team. I completely understand why this happens, and it’s normal, but we’ll never hit our goals this way. If I can ask one thing of our team, it would be for us all to trust and respect each other. Trust that we all individually know what we need to do. Trust that we all have the skills required to do our jobs properly, without interference. Trust that we all want the best for the team and each other. I say this because I want the best for us. I know this is easier said than done, but just relax. Seriously, we’re an amazing team, and when we work well together, we pull off an impressive amount of high quality work. There’s no need to be so nervous. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Quality over quantity, always. We need to get our focus back, but if I can ask just one thing, it would be for us all to trust and respect each other.

Usando el diseño disruptivo para destacar

via @sastreasociados Usando el diseño disruptivo para destacar - Sastre & Asociados - Innovación Art is about making questions, design is about making solutions. ~John Maeda

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2016

How to Master the Art of Listening

via @zapier "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk", as columnist and editor Doug Larson said. How to Master the Art of Listening Listening is also difficult because when we’re in a conversation, our tendency is to do one of four things, according to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen Covey: Evaluate: You judge what someone is saying and agree or disagree. Probe: You ask questions from your own frame of reference. Advise: You give counsel, advice, and solutions to problems. Interpret: You analyze others' motives and behaviors based on your own experiences. Great listeners share a few important qualities: They ask great questions They pay attention to more than what’s being said They don’t take word-for-word notes They listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to respond They make people feel heard They follow up on what matters Good listening skills can be learned and improved, and there are plenty of opportunities every day to practice. Here are a few things you can do to improve: Practice mindfulness Treat it like a test Mind the gap Try just one day Keep Learning