Proceeding with my writing in more blog style on this page ...

24. May, 2019

Thanks to Management 3.0 for this nice summary  https://management30.com/align-constraints/metrics-okrs/ 

"If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it." – Peter Drucker

In order to properly focus your measurements and to avoid wasting time and resources, you should be selecting your metrices and KPIs in a smart way. Less is more and will help you to clearly understand the real drivers of your business. Keep the number equal or below to 5. Sounds a small number, but to be honest you will not be able to properly track more anyway Hehe.

I will be out tonight for a Thank You Barbeque, the helping hands of the VDI Nacht der Technik have been invited for a nice evening.

Less than 300 readers to go for the next milestone, keep an eye on the counter Thumbs up.

Download the Simon Sinek poster of 5 essential leadership lessons as a reminder to think about people more than you think about metrics  https://gumroad.com/l/leaders-eat-last-poster 

 

23. May, 2019

Thanks to Tanmay Vora again
http://qaspire.com/2016/04/18/critical-competencies-for-effective-coaching-and-a-book-by-lisa-haneberg/

Sometimes you are in situations like this:

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/albert_einstein_385842

And one possible answer can be asking systemic coaching questions like the following, give it a try!! https://clevermemo.com/blog/en/coaching-questions/

552 readers to go for reaching the next milestone, stay tuned :-)

21. May, 2019

Get a smile from https://pixabay.com/illustrations/laugh-smile-joy-face-cheerful-881109/ 

1,186 readers to go, get ready guys Smile.

Back from the 2 day offsite today. A really intensive and exhausting time. But good progress with respect to content, strategy and purpose. In a breakout session today I had the opportunity to work on our team purpose with two other colleagues. We used the model from Simon Sinek that I shared on Sunday. Coming back to the office tomorrow the biggest challenge will be to keep the momentum for a really long time.

Today I finally got the new book from Jurgen Appelo - Startup, Scaleup, Screwup - I did get a discount, as I participated in the Beta version reading and review. Will be interesting to read the whole book and to see which of my comments did make it into the final version, if any Wink. See https://jurgenappelo.com/about/ 

Listening is a master skill for personal and professional greatness. Robin S. Sharma https://www.robinsharma.com/ 

 

19. May, 2019

With a 2,000+ reader average per week, we might be reaching the next milestone at #133,333 next week already. Be prepared and invited to join the competition for a nice price Wink.

For the book summary video from 17-May-19 there is also a 1-page summary available at  https://convertkit.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/documents/4427/2151234/Start_with_Why_and_Find_Your_Why.pdf. Might be even a faster way to get the content? One way to Find Your Why according to Simon Sinek, is the formulation in one sentence with the following format - "My WHY is TO contribution, SO THAT impact." Below my first three ideas, still working on it:

  1. "My WHY is TO share my knowledge and expertise, SO THAT other people get suggestions and motivation for their life."
  2. "My WHY is TO properly listen and bring a different perspective to the table, SO THAT others get the opportunity to rethinkandfocus."
  3. "My WHY is TO be open minded and constantly learning, SO THAT I can trigger others to rethinkandfocus as well."

Fits a little bit to the Doug Neill annual review approach that I described in my 06-Jan-19 BLOG post. Besides that a very interesting and helpful summary of three templates from The Doug Neill Show  https://www.verbaltovisual.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/VisualTemplates_Sample.pdf   

Monday and Tuesday I wil be out for an offsite meeting. We will be discussing strategy and doing a team building event with the new team, after the latest IT reorganization. Sounds like a lot of work and fun, looking forward to it.  

Have a productive week:

Innovation is not born from the dream. Innovation is born from the struggle. -- Simon Sinek https://simonsinek.com/discover/the-origin-of-the-why/ 

 

18. May, 2019

Fair trade picture by https://pixabay.com/photos/thumbs-up-coffee-coffee-beans-4200437/ 

First update on my red Fairphone 2  https://shop.fairphone.com/en/. With the 5 inch Full HD screen it is not too large and the two SIM card slots are really beneficial, to get away from carrying two phones the whole day. Due to security reasons and compliancy, I cannot move to one single phone for the whole time, as some required features are not yet available on Ubuntu Touch.

The UBports Community https://ubports.com/ is depending on donations and mainly working for free, so it will take some more time to catch up or may never happen, due to different priorities. We will see.

In the moment we are watching the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2019 from Tel Aviv, Israel https://eurovision.tv/ with the whole family, even the kids are interested. Still time to join, 10 songs to go Wild in the moment. Madonna will do the halftime show ...

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale, American - Entertainer March 12, 1921 - March 25, 1989,  https://earlnightingale.com/