Weekly Reads – September 24th

Welcome to the Weekly Reads, the weekly post where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round up as useful for the young, modern, working woman. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy this week’s reads!

 

This week has been pretty productive, I had a light workload week which allowed me to pour more of my energy into the blog. I prepared quite a bit of exciting new content for the blog and I also took some time to improve my photography skills after watching a few youtube videos on how to edit pictures. The result of that is the beautiful picture featured in this post, which is actually mine; this makes me quite happy as I know that taking good pictures and editing them well is definitely not my strong point. Picture is taken with iPhone 6s and edited with Snapseed and VSCO apps.

 

Weekly Reads Sep 24 2018

 

Liberated teams. This article from HBR on how teams that are allowed to manage themselves perform best is based on the principle is that when you let go of control over people they do best. Some companies like Michelin and Carrefour are already experimenting with this concept and replacing control structures among their teams; mangers are giving responsibility and freedom to their teams to take the decision of what’s best for the company’s vision. This liberates people to act out of their own initiative and not to just follow directions of a manager, while managers step into more of a coaching position in service of their teams.

Human beings have certain universal psychological needs: The need to be treated as intrinsically equal, the need for personal growth, and to exercise self-direction. Each of these needs is frequently and systematically denied by traditional command-and-control managerial hierarchies. Perhaps the most important benefit of liberating an organization—because it leads in turn to all the other benefits—is the creation of an environment that feeds these universal needs, rather than stifling them.

Being invisible at work. Being intentionally invisible from Girlboss or why women chose to do so at work. I am generally staying away from such articles as I feel like sometimes they don’t speak the full truth and are heavily infused by modern feminism. However, this article resonated a bit more with me, especially when mentioning the part where women tend to chose to keep a low profile at work because of perceiving a visible presence as attention-seeking, boastful behaviour – which I think it’s often the case – and it is something I can definitely relate to.

Get your promotion. For some, promotion rounds might be just around the corner so here are 5 tips on how to make sure you are getting yours. I have also talked about some of the points in one of my previous posts on business tips that I swear by, and even if you are not at a promotion time, it’s always good to take a step back, review the way you are currently doing things at work and see if you are still on a good track or you need some fresh perspective on how to do things and to position yourself.

Money regrets. Girlboss gathered the biggest money regrets from millennials, from Gucci loafers to art education, this is definitely an entertaining read. Know what to stay away of!

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