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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #80
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This week we learn about time management for growth, why leadership development programs fail, and the real deal about managing up. As well as computers that play Go and a cool Ikea hack.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
How to Leverage Your Time to Scale Your Business
Time management is a crucial skill for business success. Once you've mastered it, it can completely transform how you operate and pave the way for growth in your company. However, it's important to recognize that becoming proficient in time management takes time and patience, and many people need help to learn how to do it effectively. One key aspect often overlooked is the need for proper guidance to develop this skill.
Check out this article on inc.com.
Speaking of time management, I recently published an essay on delegation, AKA how to get your time back by having other people take care of some of your tasks. Check it out!
Why Your Leadership Development Programs Don’t Create Lasting Change and What to Do About It
Corporations spend billions in leadership development programs to discover that the teachings don't last. There are several reasons behind this phenomenon, but the most prominent is the lack of supporting structure behind managers. Too much time is spent teaching, and not enough time is invested in building a supportive network of peers.
Check out this article on Forbes.
On this very topic, you might not know that I have recently kicked off a leadership development program that puts building a supportive network at the top of the list. It's called "The Leadership Dojo," and it's great.
The first two cohorts are sold out, and I'm accepting applications for the 2023-Q3 cohort starting in July. If you want to be in control of the trajectory of your career, you should consider applying now!
Is Managing Up a Bad Thing?
Managing up is a crucial aspect of any professional relationship where a person has more power than you do. It's all about constantly improving your relationship with your manager by asking for help, giving feedback, and setting shared expectations. Although we cannot control how our managers use their power, we can influence it by managing up. This is a common practice not just in management relationships but in our daily lives as well. It's important to remember that our managers have a limited amount of information, just like us. Therefore, it's essential to keep iterating and improving our relationship with them to achieve our goals.
Check out this article by Lara Hogan.
2 Grains of Technology
Computers playing Chess and Go
There are fundamental differences between computers playing chess and computers playing go. This article explores the peculiarities of AlphaGo, the go-playing program that captures elements of human intuition. Don't miss it!
Ikea Clock Gets Wanderlust
This Ikea hack turns a Bondis Clock into a mechanical piece of wonder on your wall. You need a 3d printer, a few pieces of hardware, and the time to assemble it. Check it out!
1 Atom of Reflection
Our nervous system's definition of safety is very different from our legal or cultural standards.