MBTI is a useful psychological tool for better understanding yourself and people around you. It describes people’s inner preferences and personal characteristics, which help one better appreciate other people’s behavior and actions. It is naturally a bit simplistic (as people’s personalities are much more complex to fit into a handy framework) and has its deficiencies, but I have found it a helpful starting point and you may too.
There are times in one’s career which require a step change, and call for a different skillset to be successful. The sooner you realize it, the faster you can advance.
Quick thoughts on work, success, risk, money, and the future from Sam Altman, the current head of Y Combinator, (one of) Silicon valley’s most successful incubator(s).
I wanted to write a blog on how important it is to do what you like (or love, if you are lucky) – because only in those jobs/ activities, you can really excel and be happy long-term.
Then, I came across this blog from Paul Graham (founder of Y Combinator, probably the most successful incubator in the silicon valley / the world?, and previously Viaweb, sold to Yahoo) and he captured it better than I ever could. So in the spirit of not reinventing the wheel, I re-paste his blog below and the original (plus many other great blogs) can be found at his website: http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html
I already wrote about mentorship in one of my previous blogs (‘Pay it forward’). I am a big believer of both having a mentor and serving as a mentor for both your professional and personal development.
I am big on feedback, a consequence of my McKinsey training and a strong desire to constantly improve and develop. I ask for feedback and give feedback regularly – and you should too. Continue reading “Feedback: How to Give & Receive”
As every year in December, it is time of the year when people set their goals for the next year…