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I'm getting deep into "A world without email", the new book by Cal Newport. Excellent read and in terms of insight eye-opening. If you want science supported insights into what works and does not in the workplace, this should be among the books you read next. I want to connect what I have read this … Continue reading Why better leadership will not save us (yet)
There's a lot going on around you ... what will you do about it? All around you, every single moment, "stuff" exists and "stuff" happens. I refer to it as "stuff" because it is undefined. And it is undefined because you haven't looked at it, because you have not connected with it. Most of that … Continue reading Let’s talk about learning
Preface This post is inspired by an exchange with Nick Milo, who runs Linking Your Thinking. If you want to learn more about personal knowledge management (PKM) and more about PKM's within Obsidian, pay him a visit on his YouTube channel. Worth the time you'll invest. The inspiration was Nick's Loom walkthrough video here (as … Continue reading Why personal knowledge management matters for business development
Look at that computer I came from a time when internal auditors still worked with their hands ... writing cursive internal audit working papers, on paper, binding them all together with binding clips and being subject to a thorough or sometimes not so thorough manager working paper review. It was on one of these internal … Continue reading Writing internal audit working papers and reports with Obsidian
I am convinced there is something in an area of your life currently blocking you from moving forward in an intended direction. You may be aware of it or you may not, but I am almost certain it is there. This problem, this issue likely manifests itself as a sense of discomfort without being clear … Continue reading What haunts you into no longer moving forward?
I am the proud father of two teenagers. And I see them suffering through the challenges of studying in the year(s) of COVID-19. In Flanders, we have defaulted to 50% in class and 50% at home learning. And it is during the at home learning that both my son and my daughter suffer. I know … Continue reading Studying in the age of COVID-19 – a guide for high school kids
I'm an avid podcast listener. One of these podcasts is Focused, hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz. In the most recent episode they invited Ernie Svenson, a former lawyer turned entrepreneur. The entire episode was full of wisdom and I enjoyed listening to it. In one of the exchanges talking about why he left … Continue reading Operating in the Genius Zone
There are posts on this blog I’ve written in 20 minutes or even less. They are based on a straightforward idea that has formed in my mind. I merely have to copy those thoughts into coherent sentences to be able to publish. Those posts are few, but they exist. There are elaborate posts that are … Continue reading Theme your year
Here's a pattern I've seen different people using, and I've used it myself: establishing multiple buckets for each of one's areas of responsibility and prioritising tasks within each of these buckets. At the face of it, it does make sense: we have responsibilities at home, at work, towards ourselves, our health for example ... lots … Continue reading You cannot carry more than one bucket at a time