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Kick-starting this week’s retrospective, here are some inspirational sketch quotes, to help you to push past that Monday feeling.
'Behavioural Science Cognitive Biases: understanding human behaviour in life and business, based on an infographic from ancrath.com
Do you struggle with problem-solving in your business?
This could be because of cognitive bias.
Simply put, cognitive biases are mental shortcuts to help us humans solve problems, quickly, these are also known as ‘heuristics’.
Most of the time this is great...
However, sometimes, it can limit your scope of potential solutions.
These biases all rely on past experiences - the more they work for you, the more you use them.
It quickly becomes difficult to think any differently.
It’s important to acknowledge these when they show up to ensure that you’re solving the right problems, and not losing sight of important flaws in your solution, repeating this bad cycle in the future.
I hope these notes help you to spot a potential limiting mindset in your own work practices.
How can I squeeze the most value out of my nudenotes for you?
Lucky for me, @dncnmckn shared an idea to help me to squeeze every last drop of value from my nudenotes.
After a post I made on LinkedIn, he suggested creating duplicates with extra note taking space around the outside — such a great idea!
So, here are some quick mock-ups of what they could look like.
If I could sell these as downloadable products, it would allow me to spend more time creating nudenote content, keeping me fully stocked in pens, notebooks, and the inspiration to keep writing them.
Would anyone else be interested in something like this?
Let me know down in the comments below.
This week’s recap notes: 8 Portals of Influence, based on an article I read a while ago on Tanmay Vora blog.
How can you lead without being in an authority position?
The workplace is changing from the traditional structure of a single leader barking orders 'do what I tell you, just cause I say so'.
This hierarchical system can hide a multitude of sins, including power abuse, mediocrity and oppressive working environments.
Leading without authority is the way forward.
It builds stronger relationships within teams, empowers everyone to be more accountable, and creates a happier working environments.
It's a long, winding road to the develop these leadership skills, but in the long run it'll be worth it.
How to Give and Receive Design Critique Well by Andrew Wilshere on trydesignlabs.com
Do you hate getting your work critiqued?
I think we all do, right?
I was so pleased to have stumbled across a blog article a few months back.
I’ve been wanting to write my own blog article on the subject for ages, this week I finally did, collaborating with fellow NSC co-founder, Tassia Agatowski.
The main reason we loathe critique as creatives is because often, it’s done wrong!
It's not just the critics’ fault either.
As creatives, we are often guilty of being too attached to our work, which makes any critique seem personal.
As Chris Do from The Futur says, "Be passionate while creating and detached in the critique... Be passionately detached from your work".
Critiques should objective and constructive — in our blog article, 'The Power of Critique', we discuss some best practices, benefits of doing it right and how to embrace criticism.
You can read the full blog post here.
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Until next time… in case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good morning and good night.