Links: 3-20-2016

Links: 3-7-2016

Links: 3-6-2016

  • How to Provide Great Feedback When You’re Not In Charge
    Quote: "There are at least three different kinds of feedback that may be appropriate in a given situation: APPRECIATION is expression of gratitude or approval of another’s effort. It is an expression of emotion, designed to meet an emotional need. ADVICE (or COACHING) consists of suggestions about particular behavior that should be repeated or changed. It focuses on the performance, rather than judging the person. EVALUATION is ranking the subject’s performance in relation to that of others or…
    (categories: feedback leadership management candor work )

Links: 2-3-2016

  • Fan-In | codahale.com
    So many good observations in here, one in particular that stood out is the fact that email gives you the ability to filter and pay attention to what you want to pay attention to while Twitter / Facebook / etc. give no such filtering ability and require you to consume every notification.
    (categories: culture attention life tech twitter )

  • The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership – William Deresiewicz
    Amazing, quote: "Your own reality—for yourself, not for others.” Thinking for yourself means finding yourself, finding your own reality. Here’s the other problem with Facebook and Twitter and even The New York Times. When you expose yourself to those things, especially in the constant way that people do now—older people as well as younger people—you are continuously bombarding yourself with a stream of other people’s thoughts. You are marinating yourself in the conventional wisdom. In other peop…
    (categories: concentration focus attention thinking culture twitter facebook leadership )

Stuff I read: January 2016

Behind my goals of 3 books per month already… here’s what I read in January:

All books are on the reading page.

Now with 50% less caffeine!