It’s Saturday again. Whether you went skydiving, bought a new car, or had a chance to relax, I hope you got what you wanted out this past week. And if you didn’t, there’s another week right around the corner. I think it’s gonna be a good one!
If you’re new here, this is where we share our best stuff from the past week. Stuff we wrote and stuff we found digging through the internet while we should have been working.
If you’re not new, you know the drill.
Stuff we wrote this past week:
On Tuesday, Tim started off another week of Ask MilEs Anything with a question about competition. More specifically how to encourage your team to collaborate instead of compete. His answer will help you find a happy medium between the two.
On Wednesday, while working from home has definite perks (like now for instance where I get to work and snuggle my dog at the same time), it has it’s own unique challenges as well. It can be hard to “shut down” and know how to behave around your family sometimes. Tim’s methods for balancing it all seem to working pretty well. Give them a shot!
On Thursday, being burnt out is not fun. It can also be challenging to watch someone on your team struggle with it. There are ways you can help them and as an added bonus it might also put a little extra bounce in your step as well.
On Friday, we were overachievers and now we are exhausted. First, our guest essayist Linda Finkle, talked about how to make sure your top talent actually sticks around in Get Personal To Retain Top Talent. Then, we had another week of Practically Social. Time for a nap.
Stuff we liked this week:
First, Nasa had 18,000 astronaut applicants, they picked 12. To quote Raja Chari, one of the 12, “We do things because they are hard, and then we crush it.” I can respect that.
Second, speaking of space. If you want to design furniture to be more comfortable on Earth, what do you do? According to Ikea, you send furniture designers to live in a Mars simulation. For real.
Third, there are some really scary looking fish that live in the ocean. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.
Fourth, a baby gorilla was born at the Philadelphia Zoo and I am having a hard time processing the cuteness. Congratulations, Kira!
Fifth, I’m not crying. You’re crying.
How can we help you?
Well, so that’s a start to our weekend and yours as well. We’ll grow this a little over time as we add content and think of other stuff. During the week, we’re primarily going to write about the five major levels of The First Order of Business, and we’ll share our best tips on management, marketing, and motivation.
In addition, we take requests. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s a topic you’d like us to tackle.
Thanks for your time! Enjoy your weekend!