Reflect and recognize Before you can even think about what form your new portfolio piece might take, you first have to pause and consider what your new story is. Start by looking at what’s not on paper and identify the soft skills that have flourished during this unique year. Did you find ways to virtually volunteer? This shows compassion in times of crisis. Did you journal every day of quarantine? This shows your willingness and ability to make sense of the problems around you. Did you start and keep up with a garden? Then you can tell a story about your dedication to a project. … [Read more...] about Why we need to redesign résumés for the COVID era and the future of work
Restaurants have also upped their game with outdoor dining, more ways to order online, and new partnerships. Chipotle teamed up with Uber Eats and grew its digital sales 103% in March. Jack in the Box is going “all in” on the cloud to build new online services and adapt its menus based on social sentiment. Taco Bell launched a new mobile app and a “double drive-through” model to serve people faster. And sales from “ghost kitchens,” which provide a low-cost model for restaurants to prepare food for delivery, are projected to climb 25% each year for the next 5 years. These are long-term improvements. … [Read more...] about Retail is having a Darwin moment that will transform it forever
Maybe newspapers are too 20th century for the modern tech billionaire. But the world hasn’t gone fully digital yet. With the Silicon Valley elite facing more criticism than ever, the more armor you have, the better. There’s an old saying, attributed (like everything not attributed to Winston Churchill) to Mark Twain: “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” As Jeff Bezos proved, it’s a lot easier to write a check. … [Read more...] about Bezos, antitrust, and the power of media patronage
Our assignment At the end of our coaching sessions with Bill, he would give us an assignment for the next session, something to think about and work on. With this article, we give you our interpretation of how Bill would coach us today. But everyone’s situation is different, so your assignment from us is to think about Bill’s principles and decide how to best apply them for your situation. How are you going to take care of your people and teams, and lead them? What are you going to do differently? Now that you know what Bill would do, what will you do? … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
Mike Vardy, the founder of Productivityist, defines the opposite of these autopilot mental processes as “beginner’s mind.” He says you can do a lot of simple things to more easily attain a flow state during your everyday tasks. For example, “It’s imperative to write down the verb on a to-do list as explicitly as possible so you don’t have to fumble through the task with beginner’s mind.” Rather than writing, “Call Jim,” include details and write, “Call Jim at 555-5555 to respond to questions on the data set.” … [Read more...] about 3 ways to improve your time management skills