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Lessons from a Silicon Valley maverick – new ways of working and collaborating

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Lessons from a Silicon Valley maverick – new ways of working and collaborating by Patty McCord

Patty, shares an unorthodox view on working and collaborating in tech industries.

Some of her views:

  • If you join a firm and you’re paid 20% below what you’re worth in the open market for talent, you will never catch up the math of a six and a half percent merit increase. Budget simply doesn’t work in your favor – leave your company to get paid what you are worth! It’s your career.
  • Annual performance review – everybody hates it. The givers, the getters, the administrators don’t measure whether or not it improves anybody’s performance or the performance of the businesses. We all do it pretty much the same way. Can’t we do better than that?

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How to speak so that people want to listen

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How to speak so that people want to listen by Julian Treasure

Julian, trains his audience as to how to speak so that people would listen to the conversation. He lists seven deadly sins of speaking which we need to move away from.

  1. Gossip
  2. Judging
  3. Negativity
  4. Complaining
  5. Blame thrower
  6. Embroidery, Exaggeration
  7. Dogmatism (bombarding others with your opinions as if they are true)

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How books can open your mind

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How books can open your mind by Lisa Bu

Lisa Bu, who wanted to become Chinese Opera Singer, lacked support from adults. She took books as her companion. According to her, from the books she read, she satisfied her hunger, found her role model, learned to be efficient and even traveled abroad to read some books which was banned in China.

There, Holy Bible gave her an epiphany to Honor mother and father from the fifth commandment. She started her habit of comparative reading, reading books in two languages.

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How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

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How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings by David Grady

Meetings are important, collaboration is key to the success of any enterprise, well-run meeting can yield really positive, actionable results. But global epidemic is MAS Mindless Accept Syndrome – accepting bad meeting invitations – invites without agenda or information about why you were invited to the meeting.

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What it takes to be a great leader

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What it takes to be a great leader by Roselinde Torres

What makes a great leader today?

Problem: The leadership development programs that are based on success models for a world that was, not a world that is or that is coming.
Question: Why are the leadership gaps widening when there’s so much more investment in leadership development?

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