There was a time I was so proud of working endless hours and being on a constant run. I thought it was a prerequisite to success. Well, after a few fails (some epic ones) I realised that being always busy doesn’t necessarily make you more productive. It doesn’t make you better and it definitely doesn’t make you more successful. It makes you more tired.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean that success comes without hard work and dedication. But before overloading your schedule think what really matters in this life.
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Training people is absolutely necessary, regardless of the size, sector, industry or the age of a company. Especially in the ICT world were 6 months seem like a lifetime we realise that without training we are just working with out producing or without reaching our full potential.
I don’t believe anyone disagrees on the above. The hard part is to built a program in a small company that will be sustainable, productive and create more than knowledge, a culture of learning and collaborating.
This is an excellent piece by@MaxNisen originally posted on Quartz.
Έβλεπα πρόσφατα στο διαδίκτυο μια συνέντευξη του Κωνσταντίνου Δασκαλάκη. Ένα από τα υπέροχα μυαλά που κάνει καριέρα στο εξωτερικό και, που και που, θυμούνται τα ειδησεογραφικά μέσα. Πόσες φορές έχουμε διαβάσει άρθρα για όλους αυτούς τους Έλληνες, που διαπρέπουν εκτός Ελλάδας και πόσο εύκολα τους οικιοποιούμαστε και τους χρησιμοποιούμε ,για να ανεβάσουμε τη συλλογική μας εθνική υπερηφάνια;
When you are running, especially long distances, you have enough time to think. And more importantly, you can think more clearly than ever. In the beginning, when your runs are shorter, you think meetings, tasks, projects, obligations…As your running becomes almost an everyday habit, you learn to think only what matters. You learn to distinguish important things, you learn to ask. You learn.