[Original Post in English, if you prefer] [תורגם מאנגלית - אם נוח לכם באנגלית - אז בבקשה...] עוברים את התהום - בקפיצה גדולה. צריך ״פשוט לקפוץ למים״. הדרך מורכבת - מהרבה צעדים קטנים. את הדרך עוברים ״עקב בצד אגודל״. [בעקבות משוב מאחת המבקרות הנאמנות, יש דוגמה מעשית בסוף...] לא מזמן, נקלעתי לדיון על איך לחולל שינוי, לתמיד. הנושא היה איך מתחילים שינוי (מרזים, מתחילים לעשות כושר, לומדים שפה) - ומתמידים בו. שתי העמדות שהוצגו בדיון היו האם ״צריך פשוט לקפוץ למים״ - או ״עקב בצד אגודל״
(* For an English version, click here) פורסם לראשונה באנגלית, בשנת 2016. פורסם מחדש - ובעברית - בעקבות השראה שקיבלתי מבת של חברים. בהצלחה! כל כך הרבה מחקר, כל כך הרבה כסף וכל כך הרבה תיאוריות. האנושות כולה הייתה (ועודנה) מסוקרנת לגבי מה מייחד אנשים מצליחים? מהי אותה תכונה, מרכיב סודי - ״טריק״ - שמבדיל אנשים שמצליחים מאלו שנכשלים. לא מאמינים? פשוט תגגלו ״למה אנשים מצליחים״ (או שילוב אחר של מילים נרדפות), ותקבלו עשרות או מאות אלפי תוצאות אפשריות (ובאנגלית, עוד הרבה יותר תוצאות)
Managers doing nothing? Employees working too hard? Warren Buffet??? This post manages to irritate me every time I read it. Took me a while to decide if to post it. Decided it's provoked me enough. So now maybe it'll provoke you? Would love to hear your thoughts... Note to Reader: This is written in a somewhat-provocative manner. The style is intend to provoke thought - not to frustrate or anger. If it impacts you in any way other than the intended way, I pre-apologize. It ma
Early on in life, I learned two basic lessons from my father: Better be 30 minutes early than 1 minute late (numbers may vary, but you understand the principle) Be nice to people. Say hello and smile - even if you don't know them. He probably had his reasons for developing that method of operation, and overall, as many children do, I guess I accepted this as "If dad says so..." I mentioned the reasoning to "tuning" your behaviour in a previous post, so I won't elaborate on #2
Some of us are Smart. Some of us are Smarter. Some of us are Beautiful. Some of us are even more Beautiful. Some of us have Talent. Some of us have more Talent. Either way, that's nothing to be proud of. And it's nothing to be ashamed of. Because we were born that way. We did nothing to be proud of. We actually did less-than-nothing to get. It came with our genes. And yet, there are two hacks we all can-and-should apply. I'll start with the trivial one. 1. You are given a set
You can not cross the gap without taking a leap of faith. You can not keep going unless you take one step at a time. [Following feedback from one of my best critics, I've added a concrete example at the end.] The other day, we had a discussion about making change. The topic was a how to make a change (lose wait, take up jogging, learn a language) - and make it stay. The two sides of the discussion were basically "take one small step at a time" or "take a leap of faith". After
Make an Impact! Be Replaceable... As holidays come-and-go, we tend to do some soul-searching, trying to realize what we're doing good - and what we could be doing better. We tend to think highly of ourselves. That's fine. To some extent, even natural. We believe we are doing a good job (as an employee, as a manager, as a parent, as a student, as a child, as a spouse - you got the point...) That's ok. We think nothing needs improving. That's wrong. In almost every domain, we c
TL;DR; If you're asked to do something you believe is wrong - speak up. (I'm talking about workplace, but I suspect it can be generalised.) Actively try to Right the Wrong. Either work harder - and learn why it's not Wrong - but actually - it is Right. Or work harder - to explain to your partners why it's Wrong. If both fail, escalate. (There are exceptions, but this is the rule.) Make a Difference. Be Involved. Longer Story (I'm writing about a specific case involving Produc
(Originally posted on Facebook, in Hebrew, on July 19th, 2017. Now, in English, and much more general. Original text at end...) They said it can't be done. That you can't have your cake and eat it too. Well, in the context of societies and/or organizations, I believe you can. Read more... There's a riddle I like. A very simple riddle. But a very insightful one. How do you split piece-of-cake fairly between two people? (Answer below the line, search for ***). Recently (June/Ju
The other day at work, I was on a meeting with a number of people. We were discussing some topic and at some phase of the discussion, Joslin turned to Greg and said: "I really appreciate your operational skills. The way you make a plan and execute it is inspiring". As background you should know, that over the years, Joslin and Greg had their differences, and while on a personal level got along fine, on a professional level they were always suspicious of each other, doubting t
So much research, so much money and so many theories. Humanity as whole has (is) always been intrigued about what differentiates people who succeed from those who fail. Just google why do people fail succeed and browse the over-6-million results to see how fascinated we are by this topic. So let me summarize it all for you, in one simple sentence: The only 100%-sure difference between people-who-succeed and people-who-fail is that those who succeed continued trying(*). Read i
The best-ever management and self improvement book - doesn't exist!? You see, in my opinion, most such book are based on a one-line idea (or 3 of them) and fluffed up into many (many, many, many) words, wrapped up in some anecdotes and stories, bound in hard-copy - and sold in millions. So why not create a short blogpost with the one-line and the justification for it? Think I'm cynical? Think I'm over simplifying? You may be right. But at least now I know I'm not alone in thi
(c) Christian Scheja - Trust After many many years of relationships, of the personal and professional kind, I'd like to summarize. All relationships are personal.
Any other kind of a relationship - is actually not a classification of the kind/type of the relationship - but actually a classification of where the relationship take place (workplace, home, service provider, restaurant, municipality - you got the drift...) It's all about chemistry.
Everything else (skill, exp
A PESSIMIST sees a dark tunnel
An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel
A REALIST sees a freight train
The TRAIN OPERATOR sees 3 idiots standing on the tracks...
- Unknown Yes, I know - this is less than 100 words in the post, but for QOTD post, I felt it's ok. Hope you enjoy it. Will fluff this up with useless trivia (too many credits to give them out, but I found this as past of a Quora answer): 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 "Dreamt" is the o
A blog post in Hebrew, about Hebrew, but the concept works just as well in English (see this link or simply consider the seven different meanings of the following sentence, based on different punctuations: I never said she stole my money). בסדרה האלמותית לילדים, נוער ומבוגרים, ״הפיג׳מות״, בעונה השלישית, פרק 46, רוני נעזרת באביה גרי בחזרות לטלנובלה, וגרי מסתבך באפשרויות הדגשה שונות של הטקסט: "הכל יהיה בסדר בסוף את תראי. רגע אפשר גם ככה.. הכל יהיה בסדר. בסוף את תראי. אפשר גם הכ