A couple of years ago, when I was at the beginning of my career path, I faced a common dilemma: what kind of workplace should I choose for my first job? I was considering different companies, but one question bothered me: should I choose a small company or look for a corporate job? I thought […]
Leadership: is it possible to do it in humane way?
Recently, I watched the movie Whiplash starring JK Simmons, the winner of this year Academy Award for best supporting actor. I was absolutely shocked by the way that the fiercely demanding conservatory music teacher motivated his students. His goal was absolutely clear: to get more and more from them. I have begun to wonder: is […]
How to save ourselves from unproductive meetings
Recently, I was sitting with my friends in a restaurant and we were having a short discussion about our work. My friends complained a lot about their calendars being crammed with meetings. Their participation in these meetings consumed a vast amount of their time, and consequently they had to take care of important work-related issues […]
How to Actually Stick to Your Goals This Time
New Years Resolutions, or in other words, a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year, is not a new custom. The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects […]
4 steps to aligning your actions with your goals
In our previous article we offered you some advice that can help us to keep our motivation on a high level, which is, in a nutshell: Prioritization of our goals and deciding which objectives will bring us the greatest value, Keeping our tasks small and constantly tracking our progress, Small but persistent changes will bring us, significant, long-term results, Always ask ourselves why […]
What are the best tools that you can use to keep yourself motivated?
We all have a list of tasks (personal or work related) that we need to finish, but we often postpone them to give us a little more time and avoid the work that we really should be doing. For example, I remember when I was a student, and the final exam date was approaching quickly, and there was no […]
How to engage employees in their work.
Survey after survey has reached the same conclusion: About 70% of employees are not engaged in their work. Why is that? Is it a matter of a low level of motivation? What does the term motivation even mean? We looked for help in different sources and finally came across a definition: Motivation is literally the […]