Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Personality Tests & Assessments

One of the challenges a new leader finds going into an organization is that s/he has to assess the new environment quickly. Some leaders have an intuitive sense for other … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Common Problems in a Discipline, a Chekhov’s Gun, and “The Two Things”

I remember being so impressed when a conductor friend of mine (the musical, not the vehicular variety) could tell which parts of a concert I had issues with when he … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Contradictory Solutions

Here’s a Buddhist saying to remember at the beginning of an action-packed week (that makes you go, “huh?”): “The fastest way from point A to point B is to be … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Articulating Habits: techniques for meditation

“It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Innovation and Being Innovative: Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 Silicon Valley

When I moved to Silicon Valley, I attended many meetups and networking events for entrepreneurs. The experience quickly shattered the ideological impression I had of Silicon Valley. It came as … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Hiring: Reference Checks

Reference checks can be insightful when making a hiring decision but this step is sometimes overlooked. Here are my notes for when I trained first time managers on hiring. To … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Quick Performance Notes

Confrontation is hard. All too often, managers don’t take the time to provide quick feedback because of it. It may be easier to batch them up for an annual performance review, … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Intrigue of Process

If I could only go to one performance of the symphony, I tend to choose the rehearsal. The timing is not optimized for the general public and the schedule isn’t … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Calling Upon Your Best Self

Some days it is easy to feel like the world is purposely against us, where the slogan for resistentialism, “Les chose sont contre nous (things are against us)”  best describes … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Diversity Among Women

There are hundreds of “meetups”, events, conferences and workshops every week on a variety of topics in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I go to startup or tech meetups, the … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment
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