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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #107
This week is all about time, busyness, rants, and frauds. Quite an issue, don't miss it!
This week we learn about time demands, busyness, and rants. As well as the benefits of remote work for families and a new way to interpret the calendar.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
Time Demands on Leaders
Many tech leaders complain that they can't find time for deep thinking. Deep thinking means dedicating time to tasks. These tasks could be creating a strategic vision for multiple years or considering a big architectural change.
This article is all about time. And Leaders. Don't miss it. Don’t.
Check out this essay:
Are We Too Busy to Enjoy Life?
Some people don't have the choice to be anything but busy. Not everyone can control their schedule as they wish. However, many people do have this freedom. Yet, they hurry from task to task. They rarely pause to question: Do I enjoy what I'm doing? Or am I so occupied that I can't relish life?
We fear doing nothing. It forces us to think about our life's desires and present situations. Sometimes, the difference seems so vast. So, we prefer to keep running in circles like a hamster in a wheel.
Don't miss this great article.
This essay might be of interest:
A Three Stages View on Managing Workplace Rants
A good manager can learn to handle complaints and outbursts after establishing a secure environment. The first rule is: don't stop it. Instead, give them room to voice their feelings.
You might enjoy this essay on a similar topic:
2 Grains of Technology
Remote Work Is the Best Thing to Happen to Families in Decades
The main advantage of remote work for many people is that it simplifies balancing their jobs with family life.
Kyugo is a modern way to reinvent the calendar. It's worth a try!
1 Atom of Reflection
I've been following Dan Arieli's career for a long time. I bought his books, listened to every podcast he attended as a guest, and watched hundreds of videos about his studies.
This long article in The New Yorker explores the rise and fall of Dan Arieli's reputation amidst allegations of p-hacking the data behind his studies and his overall credibility as a scientist. It's a great read, don't miss it!