All tagged career lions

Why We All Need Psychological Safety

Let me start by saying that I am still very much obsessed with audiobooks. This means that it has turned into a habit now and I am well on my way to exceed my goal of books to read/listen to this year. Something that has been on my mind was psychological safety in the workplace. What it means for me and for teams in general. Then I started listening to Dare to Lead  by Brene Brown this week and coincidently this topic was also discussed in detail. This week I will share with you what psychological safety in the workplace and why all #careerlions should strive to achieve this for themselves and their colleagues.

How to Make More #Careerlion Time?

As you probably read in my previous blog, I am now obsessed with audiobooks. One of the books that I recently finished is Make Time: How to Focus on What Matter Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. I think it was a great read with some thought breaking tips for all of us #careerlions trying to do as much as possible in all different areas of our lives. Today, I will share with you my thoughts on the book and some of the key lessons I learned from the book.

Process Mining for #Careerlions

Speaking for myself, I have heard a lot over the years about data mining (used for discovering patterns in large data sets). Being a business process manager in an operational environment, I am constantly looking at new and better methods to uncover potential areas of improvements and contribute to decision making. This still makes the use of data analysis crucial, but the current stage of the project is not really demanding analysis to discovering patterns in large data sets yet to study the behavior of the systems or its users. I would say that data mining is a bridge too far. However, this week I came across process mining while catching up on some reading. Process mining basically is that bridge between data mining and business process management. Today, I will share with you what I have learned so far and why this could be interesting for you too.

How You Can Solve All Your Problems

Not too long ago, I had attended a course for business analysis for work. During this course many useful methods and frameworks were covered. One that stood out for me was the reminder of the problem-solving model. All of us are constantly faced with problems, in both our personal and professional lives. When you are in a crisis, it can be very helpful to take a step back and use an approach to guide you through it. Well, I have just that for you today. I hope this is as helpful for you as it has been for me.

5 #Careerlion Reasons to Stop Being Perfectionistic or Embrace That You Are Not

Perfectionism is one of those personal traits that can be both positive and negative. Professionally, perfectionism is often seen as a positive trait. However, when you are too perfectionistic (like with anything that you have “too much” of) can block you from excelling in your job and life in general. This week we will talk about 5 reasons to stop being perfectionistic. If you are not at all a perfectionist, then consider this blog an anthem to you and ammunition for when someone decides to call you out on it.

The Art of the Good Life Review for #Careerlions

Last week, I read The Art of The Good Life by Rolf Dobelli. This book is another bestseller, from the same writer as The Art of Thinking Clearly. After hyping the book, I convinced my boyfriend to get a copy that I, of course, had to read myself as well. As he prefers to read in Dutch, so did I for a change. The Dutch book also contains a lot of artwork that makes flying through the book and checking the page numbers even more satisfying. Another fun note is that Rolf Dobelli is apparently one of the co-founders of getAbstract! I only realised this reading the book. The book is about the 52 shortcuts that increase your chances at a good life. I imagine every #careerlion is on a quest to lead a good life, so today a review of The Art of The Good Life.

Why You Should Stop Feeling Guilt and Shame With Respect to Your Never Ending To Do List

I am pretty sure that most #careerlions have a never-ending to-do list. We simply cannot clone ourselves and will have to manage somehow. Prioritizing and working efficiently and effectively is simply the best you can do. However, this doesn’t mean that important to-dos are always finished swiftly. It simply means that there were even more important ones. This is a recipe to start feeling guilty and ashamed. I sure feel slightly guilty when I reply to an email that I flagged in November. Yes, I stumbled upon one today that unfortunately still seemed relevant. This week I came across a very interesting article on the Harvard Business Review website. In the article Art Markman describes the impact of shame and guilt paired with a never-ending to-do list. I write this blog to make all of us #careerlions feel better about ourselves. This is for all of us that get 10 emails for each reply sent, while everyone is supposed to be on holiday. No traffic, but there is a definite traffic jam in my mailbox! Read on if you are in the mood for a confidence booster.

Chrome Extensions for #Careerlions

Personally, I love using Google Chrome. I can’t even remember the day that I willingly used another browser. The moment I got a new computer, I would install Chrome first things first. One of the things I love most about it are the Chrome extensions. These are small software programs that customize your browsing experience, tailoring the behavior and functionalities to your personal needs. This week I will blog about my favorite extensions and some new finds that I am very excited about.