A month or so ago, I completed the Learning How to Learn course on Coursera. It is taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski. I eventually ended up picking up one of Dr Oakley's books, and I'm really enjoying it. I will write a review of that later. I did LHTL because anything … Continue reading Learning How to Learn (Highly Recommended)
This is not original, my friend gave me this tagline from her Ozzie office. I was telling her about my dashboard (yawn!), the topic I never get tired of, and she asked me how I presented my insights. I usually add insights & action items on my slide decks, not on my dashboards. She then … Continue reading Insight, Ideas, Influence
During a conversation yesterday, I found someone repeatedly referring to my work as "creative". I blithely remarked "Creativity is easy. It's completing the work that's hard". Later it felt as though I had been a little too casual. I come up with creative solutions because I have to. Like most knowledge workers, my work is … Continue reading Is Creativity Easy?
Have you ever shared your work, only to later realize it wasn't being used like you intended it? This happened to me recently. I know many of my posts have been around my dashboards- I love having the ability to create something new, of value, with the existing data. Every one of the dashboards I … Continue reading A dashboard user guide story
I borrowed "Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence", by Daniel Goleman from my boss because I wanted to focus better at my work. To say it has been an eye-opener would be an understatement. I have read this book till the end, and then read some sections again to understand them better. Goleman is known … Continue reading Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Daniel Goleman)
There is only one thing that almost all companies, HR practitioners, and employees agree on - the world of work is changing, and fast. Technology has transformed entire industries, disrupted all major organizations, and the only constant is change. Between the pace of technological change, market demands, and geo-political pressures, companies are changing fast, and … Continue reading Skills for the future
I have been working on an Excel dashboard for turnover, and recently completed it. As with my other side projects, this one rose out of a need to have complete, accurate, and up-to-date turnover data at my fingertips. The rest of the team also needs the same data, so it will be useful for everyone. … Continue reading A new Excel dashboard