Do you ever put off making a decision? Postpone taking action? I do. I know a lot of great excuses to make me feel like it's the smart thing to do. The resistance to it is quite clever. But in the end, it's usually one of these 10 fears that are holding me back.
Satire of the ones in power is important. It can act as a conduit for clear though and action. But too often it merely replaces thought/action. "A snigger here, a snigger there – it all adds up". Also, it is often misunderstood! We often take from it what we want to hear. The Colbert Report and Loadsamoney were popular both on the left and right wing.
I was really impressed by Lucas de Man’s keynote at the MediaFutureWeek. He’s an inspiring fella. I especially liked his message that you can’t engage in conversation when you think you already know it. And that you don’t need to create a better world. But that you just need to create a world. Oh and it you watch till the end, you can see me asking a question.
Caring too much about certain specifics of a vision is how I would describe it. That only one outcome counts as good enough, no matter what the costs. Despite it being another Jobs story, the point is quite profound. When do you care so much about accomplishing something that we do it at the expense of others? Or vice versa, when do you try to please others and forget yourself.
This article tries to explain why we have so many more men in management than women. It goes about it differently than the usual they’re incapable, they’re uninterested or glass ceiling reasons often given. And that is most welcome! It looks at the way we choose leaders. Turns out, the criteria that make candidates look good are exactly the ones that make bad leaders. We just seem to like self-centeredness, overconfidence and narcissism. And these ‘qualities’ are not equally present in men and women.