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Keep your network alive

I never thought I would write a post about networking. Although I might not have said it, in my mind networking meant shallow small talk and I often saw it as a self-promoting activity to boost the ego. I do not have much time over for that and I am not comfortable calling attention to myself.

But over the last year especially, I have had to change my mind about networking. Since I started standing on my own feet as self-employed I have had re-evaluate much about myself, including the need for a strong and wide network. Thanks to this, I have looked back through my career and noticed people that has been good at networking in a way that does not feel shallow or self-promoting.

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Why I do not make New Year’s resolutions

Year 2016 is here. We leave 2015’s successes and disappointments behind and look forward to what is laying ahead of us. It is now we give our New Year’s resolutions and promise ourself what we shall change in our lives. Some people do it with public proclamations and others quietly to themselves.

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Appreciative Inquiry

Sometimes we stumble on things that will change the way we see and do things. This is certainly true for me when I ran across Appreciative Inquiry. It was really the wording, Appreciative Inquiry, which caught my eye. It tickled my brain’s language centre and although only two words, it communicates affirmation, curiosity, exploration, thoughtfulness and positive energy.

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[Book Review] Type Talk at Work by Otto Kroeger

In the earlier post Early reflections from typewatching, I said that “I have spent many train journeys to and from work and numerous evenings trying to learn more about the ins and outs of the 16 different personality types.” There is no other source that has been as useful to me as Otto Kroeger’s book Type Talk at Work.

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Early reflections from typewatching

Several weeks have passed between my first introduction to myers briggs and now. During this time, I have spent many train journeys to and from work and numerous evenings trying to learn more about the ins and outs of the 16 different personality types. I have had plenty of opportunity to discuss and reflect with my colleagues around these differences. Rarely does a conversation happen without me secretly trying to figure out what type this person is, given what they are saying and how they are behaving.

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