This month’s must-reads for managers
What can leaders learn from Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance”?
With all sporting events cancelled, where do we get our sports fix? Thanks to ESPN and Netflix’s 10-part documentary “The Last Dance” – sports fans are a buzz. The documentary takes us to the 1998 NBA season when the Chicago Bulls won their last title in their dynasty. 6 episodes have aired so far and there are 4 more to go.
Arguably the best basketball player of all time, here are a few leadership lessons we’ve learned from Michael Jordan and his documentary so far:
Teammate Scottie Pippen was out during the beginning of a basketball season and it affected the team’s performance. Michael was exhausted carrying the extra load due to Scottie’s absence. The star admittedly became tougher on his teammates especially during practices. You get a glimpse of Michael’s fierce competitive nature. He had one goal in mind – to win the championship – and he was going to do everything in his power to get it. He accepted the setback, did not use it as an excuse, and prepared his team to step up.
Great leaders have a distinct vision and are relentless in the pursuit of their goals. As a leader, do not make excuses and…
What can we pick up from home offices of famous leaders?
Ever wondered what Bill Gates’ home office looked like?
Home offices are expected to be part of our new normal. Now that you’re spending all your time at home, one productivity tip is to make your home office a happy space. It is important to have a dedicated area in your home as your work space. It helps you reduce distractions, allows you to focus on work, and gives a clear distinction between your work and home life.
We searched for home offices of industry leaders and see how we can learn from their space.
The comedian and host is an avid traveler together with wife Portia de Rossi. Souvenirs form their trips can be seen as accessories in Ellen’s home office.
Design Tip: Your chair will be one of the most used items in your office. Choose a comfortable chair you can imagine spending hours in. Invest in a great chair and reap the benefits in the long run.
Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes co-designed his Sydney home with wife, fashion designer Annie. The couple actually share home office. Each person’s space is clearly defined giving…
5 businesses going strong during the pandemic
The last few weeks have served the world economy a beat down. This period has forced leaders to retool their business models and strategies. Some industries have been crippled and some have continued to survive. As the weeks progress, these businesses have shown their staying power.
1. Games and gaming
With majority of the planet staying at home more people are seeking things to do. Orders for physical game boards and downloads of online games for kids and adults have been on a spike since.
2. Basic Services
While a lot of stores decided to close or were asked to close by the government, only stores offering the essentials have stayed open. Markets, supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and cargo services continue…
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