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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #87
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn how to be a good mentee, how places shape our work life, and how the action bias works. As well as the 50 greatest moments in Internet history and how to organize a great party.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
How to Be a Good Mentee
For modern entrepreneurs, self-improvement is an ongoing journey. Staying abreast of the most up-to-date trends and technologies in the rapidly-evolving digital age can be challenging.
Working with a knowledgeable mentor in your industry can help develop a strong relationship and increase your understanding of the field. Developing the skills to be a good mentee is essential for acquiring mentors' knowledge and guidance.
Speaking of mentorship programs, I recently launched my very own Executive Stewardship Program. It’s the ultimate solution for first-time managers and leaders facing difficult challenges and needing direct support over time.
I’m almost fully booked, as I only have availability for four clients at a time. I still have one vacant spot, and if you are looking for support, schedule your discovery call with me.
If it clicks between us, I’ll be happy to help you!
If it does not click, no hard feelings, and I’ll be happy to refer you to other great coaches in my network. No risk guarantee!
How Your Physical Surroundings Shape Your Work Life
Workplaces are more than just a backdrop for our work activities; they are essential to our professional identities. Our identities become intertwined as we accumulate milestones, memories, and life-shaping experiences in our workplaces. Our workplaces reflect and shape who we are, who we are, and who we aspire to be as workers.
Places shape us, and we shape them in return, as they can meet our needs for a "home", belonging, learning, and growth and provide us with a sense of continuity and coherence about our identity. Through this process, our sense of self becomes intertwined with our working contexts, and our workplaces become a part of our identity.
Don't miss this great article on HBR.
The action bias is a phenomenon whereby we often prefer to take action instead of remaining inactive, even when there is no evidence that it will lead to a more favorable outcome. Despite a lack of rationale, this tendency to automatically react with action has been called “action bias”.
Check out this article about “action bias”.
I also recently posted a video on TikTok about this very topic. Check it out!
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2 Grains of Technology
The 50 Greatest Moments in Internet History
Since the dawn of the Internet, there have been many remarkable moments, such as the world's first live stream, the infamous llamas on the loose incident, and the disagreement over the colors of a dress. Check it out!
If you are organizing a party? Check out this app!
1 Atom of Reflection::
An explicit disagreement is better than an implicit misunderstanding.