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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #51
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn about management, senior leadership, and improved decision-making. As well as how to explore the world and play phrases.
Let’s get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
Your View of Management is Upside-Down
To understand management, we must ask an obvious question: in the absence of coercion, why would a person choose to be managed?
Despite the prevalence of complaints about bosses and jobs, very few people decide to do away with them. Even fewer force themselves to explicitly acknowledge why that's the case.
Great post on management; don't miss it!
How to Be a Senior Leader
Many people want to advance in their careers.
It’s natural to seek career progression and the increased compensation and autonomy that typically come with it (although of course it’s also more than fine to remain in a role that you enjoy for the long term).
But what are companies actually looking for in senior leaders? What skills should you work on, what should you avoid?
Some mentors and managers will help to set you up to become a senior leader at your company, but in many situations the question of how to advance is opaque.
Better Decisions Making With a Journal
We all make decisions.
And yet few of us think about what we can learn from our past decisions to make smarter decisions in the future.
A decision journal helps you learn from past decisions, think through current decisions, and avoid problems before they happen.
Don't miss this great article.
2 Grains of Technology
Explore the world
You can explore the world with this fun game.
Play a Phrase
Drop a phrase on this website, and it will find movies with that sentence in them.
Check it out!
1 Atom of Reflection
"Progress doesn’t come from early risers—progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things"” - Robert Anson Heinlein