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Tim Ragan
performance engineer | helping individuals, teams & organizational leaders deliver greater success in our evolving Free Agent world
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Tim Ragan May 31
"Hit them with the trifecta of a sincere compliment, vulnerability, and a request for advice. This is a great combo for deepening a bond, humanizing yourself and taking the conversation to another level." Excellent advice -- more here:
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Tim Ragan May 12
One contributor to low engagement levels is that some portion of our regular tasks is bullshit, busy work or just plain unnecessary. Taking that to a whole new level are the types of jobs exposed in this article. Anything here sound like your job?
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Tim Ragan May 7
"Sometime life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund." How can you not want to read a blog post that opens with that line? More from one of my favorite bloggers, Eric Barker:
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Tim Ragan Apr 26
Want to be happy? Here's the summary -- connect with other people, connect with your values, connect with nature. Still worth reading because Eric Barker's stuff is so well researched. Kinda golden in this era of shallow opinion and fake-everything:
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Tim Ragan Apr 26
Results? Hurrah, I'm future proof! Of course I answered it hoping I would act those ways, but I know first-hand its hard to maintain objectivity & presence of mind when you're stuff in the middle of the madness. Still, a good quiz to get you thinking:
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Tim Ragan Apr 26
Kind of a fun quiz to take, and only takes a minute or so. How deeply you read the article probably depends on how you score in the quiz....me, not a workaholic so not going to sweat it too much:
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Tim Ragan Apr 4
I figured this was definitely worth sharing as becoming more "mentally strong" is pretty much required in almost every work situation these days, especially when it comes to successfully navigating career transitions. Plus, I love Eric Barker's stuff...!!!
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Tim Ragan Mar 24
Some concerning stats that should cause all managers to stop and ponder what they mean (in terms of impacted productivity) to their own organizations. Of course the key is to be able to take specific, meaningful actions to improve things:
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Tim Ragan Mar 24
Good article here, although I found the title misleading. Author talking about "the people", not "the company". Yes, we want to build around growth-oriented people. Yes, we want to build a high performance organization:
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Tim Ragan Mar 18
"Anyone buying a share of Amazon stock today is agreeing to pay upfront for the next 180 years of profit." A fascinating look at a platform company that is busy eating most things in its path. And no-one really knows where that path might go:
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Tim Ragan Mar 18
It's unfortunate we headline it as "failure" rather than "rapid experimentation & learning", but hey -- the message is bang on:
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Tim Ragan Mar 4
What makes great teams nicely summarized here by Eric Barker (sign up for his newsletter -- its great stuff!). Aligns well with latest research from Google on their high performing teams:
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Tim Ragan Feb 28
Much of academia sheltered from "real world" students are emerging into. Shocking to think that most professors believe university teaches "creativity, verbal communications, adaptability". Have they sat through one of their own courses recently?
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Tim Ragan Feb 28
I think of myself as in the "helping business"; this is one thing I continually struggle with. I am (slowly) learning how to say no and who to say no to.... ever so slowly, it seems to me. I like the Tim Ferriss "1-to-10-with-no-7" approach :
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Tim Ragan Feb 28
"nearly one in five CEOs said they never doubt themselves"..... oh my. "Hubris is not confined to CEOs." Too true. General strategies for inoculating the team and organization against hubris contained here -- easy to write about, tougher to implement:
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Tim Ragan Feb 28
Every high performing team I ever had the privilege of working with had leaders that naturally did these things with and for their teams. A 4 minute article definitely worth reading and sharing around your teams:
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Peter's New Jobs Feb 22
We're in the reality check part in today's . speaks to the broken hiring process. It's rigged against you.
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Peter's New Jobs Feb 22
We're always finish up the Reboot Your Career with a high energy session that brings the day's work all together.
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Peter's New Jobs Feb 22
Just getting into the profiling exercise after a busy morning of discussions. &I are fundamentally shifting how everyone approaches and choices.
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Tim Ragan Feb 12
I think Eric Barker's stuff is terrific, so if he recommends these books, then who am I to disagree? The surprising thing -- I read about 4 non-fiction books every month, and I've only read 1 book off this list... guess that means more great books to read:
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