Does what you’re doing have a purpose?

So much of our days is regimented by our calendars or ad hoc demands by a boss or client. We do things the way they’ve always been done because that’s what keeps us out of trouble and takes the least amount of energy and time. Most of us, me included, really don’t stop enough to ask, “wait, what is this for?”

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Former Nasa flight director shares leadership lessons – Director

What makes a great team?

A high trust environment in which everyone is free to engage in every discussion and second-guess every decision.

What traits do you look for when building one?

Competence first: do they know their stuff? Then: do they know the difference between what they actually know and what they only think?

Are they willing to accept new ideas and information? Can I rely on them to share their thoughts fully with me and the rest of the team?

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Paul Sean Hill at NASA

 

 

Source: Former Nasa flight director shares leadership lessons – Director

Career Journal: When Office Gossip is Good – India Real Time – WSJ

Do you gossip at work? You’re not alone.

Employees’ gossip over meal times and coffee breaks, and on chat over the Internet or via text messages.

But is gossip always bad, as is generally perceived? Not necessarily. Some psychology professors in the U.S. say that gossiping can be good as it helps people feel connected.

 

Source: Career Journal: When Office Gossip is Good – India Real Time – WSJ