Most people have heard about the 80/20 Rule. Though, how many of them truly understand what it is and, how to apply it in their life effectively?
Do People Prefer Autonomy? Dating back to 1985, the theory of self-determination, created by Deci and Ryan, posited autonomy as one of the three innate needs of human beings, as we always want to master our own work agenda and direction. It is supposed workers nowadays, with much more sophisticated hardware and software enabling independent
Turn Change Into Chance in Work and Life A local Cantonese song in Hong Kong used to sing “Don’t you know the world is ever-changing? Only when you identify the pattern of change will you be able to realize change lead to eternity!” Change comes uninvited in life. It happens inadvertently in different stages of
For a part-time lecturer with a self-image of a lone wolf, it is quite a tranquil and isolated life to me recently. The only minor issue: I have been thinking hard of how to reduce usage of toilet paper in a convenient way. Thus, when the university asked me to write an article on teamwork, I came up with
If we ask ten different managers what leadership is about, we might find ten different answers. However, we might also find a similar one, and that is “to achieve certain objectives”. This is, in fact, very logical. If achieving any objectives are not needed, then there is no need to talk about leadership. Thus, we need to set our
One of the main weaknesses for any language learner has to do with repetition. At times, repetition can be used for emphasis or style. However in most cases, it has nothing to do with those benefits. Instead, it has everything to do with a limited ability to function with a wide range of language. Depending on your audience, repetition can be a very dangerous
In life, there will be innumerable situations where getting the best deal is your goal. Most just wing it and try their best and many times, that just leads to falling flat on their faces. Instead, others seem to be able to win many more times than they lose. Is it because they are witty or pretty? Or perhaps because of some hidden secret?
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