Learning every week – 17-Jan-2020

I’m now at a point where I don’t remember how many posts of this kind I have written so far, and that’s a good thing. It means I am sticking to my habit and I intend to keep doing that. This week was slower than the last week but I felt I was going into depth of a few things and focus rather than dealing with a breadth of issues. There is still a lot for me to take away from this week.

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Learning every week – 10-Jan-2020

I am also very happy to keep sticking to my habit of being able to write this every Friday, or latest by Saturday. I write this for myself but over the last couple of weeks, many people have told me that they read this every week. I am deeply gratified and flattered that you find value in this. Thank you! Let’s jump in this week’s learnings.

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Learning every week – 3-Jan-2020

It’s 2020, and I am doing this with a fairly predictable schedule. In other words, this is becoming a habit of mine and I couldn’t be happier. But let me be careful and not invoke the curse of speaking-too-soon and knock some wood.

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Learning every week – 27-Dec-2019

Another week has gone and I am happy to continue to write here. My calendar-based organisation system is going well. At least, it’s better than I hoped. I am able to achieve closure on tasks and even gain some closure at the end of the day. Even if I don’t stick to my calendar schedule entirely, I still find I am able to balance my responsibilities and call it a day at the end of the day.

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Learning every week – 20-Dec-2019

I have started organising my activities more strictly around the calendar, which means that my life just got a little boring, but a lot more organised. I can actually find that I can keep my sanity while doing the two dozen things that always seem to be on my mind. Occasionally, I slip up and find myself writing the post I meant to write the day before. But I am happy I got to writing this post this week.

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Learning every week – 13-Dec-2019

Today, I am talking about gratitude, respect, empathy, compassion, marketing, recognition, matrix organisation, Manhattan, and how I passed the Ontario Driving License knowledge test.

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Learning every week – 7-Dec-2019

I believe we keep learning all the time. It’s just that we forget what we have learnt. I learnt a while back that we forget 95% of things we learn but I am forgetting where. Which is why I started a while back writing down everything I learnt on a weekly basis. I did that in a spreadsheet and now I think it is time I wrote more regularly and in a more elaborate manner.

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Leadership Styles

Primal Leadership Book Cover

I am reading a book called “Primal Leadership” and just completed the chapter on Leadership Repertoire. This chapter talks about four broad styles of leadership which are resonant in nature (and two more which are not resonant). Resonance here means that the people are in sync with the leader. Reading about these six styles, some examples, and what these styles look like made me think of managers and leaders in my own life.

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10 Years of Professional Life

This year, on 25th June, I completed 10 years of my professional career. It has been quite a ride and I have written about it at least twice before. In my last post about this which was five years back, I wrote about a turn of events towards something entirely different. Today, I’m going to tell you about another turn of my career, one that I thought I’d never make.

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SodaBottleOpenerWala – Quaint name, standard food

SodaBottleOpenerWala

I had been hearing about SodaBottleOpenerWala since quite some time before I made it there. It is located on Lavelle Road which didn’t make it easy for me to plan a trip there soon. I finally made it here last month for lunch with a friend. We didn’t need reservations. I just called in to confirm if walk in is possible and off we went.

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