Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 36, 2023

Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 36, 2023
Weekly Pulse is content curation and highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, ramblings, and other interesting things I discovered during the week.

So, let's go with some discoveries from the week!

#1 - How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body
#2 - How (Un)Ethical Are You?
#3 - How Leaders Create And Use Networks
#4 - Doer x Achiever - How to Improve Your LinkedIn Writing Style
#5 - Book Notes #87: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
#6 - Connecting for Success: How Networking Boosts Your Career
#7 - The Power of Personal Branding: Why It Matters More Than Ever

How the Personal Computer Broke the Human Body

Source: Voce
Author:  Laine Nooney
Year: 2021

The arrival of personal computers in the 1970s brought with it a world of pain previously unknown to humankind. 

The traditional overhead lighting, strong task lighting, or daylight cast would cause a glare over the display’s specular surface, causing eye strain. 

The combination of sitting and looking at a computer monitor caused unique pain and would become a more common complaint as desktop computers began to enter American homes over the course of the 1990s.

How (Un)Ethical Are You?

Source:  Harvard Business Review
Author:  Mahzarin R. Banaji, Max H. Bazerman, and Dolly Chugh
Year: 2004

Most of us believe we can objectively size up a job candidate or a venture deal and reach a fair and rational conclusion that’s in our, and our organization’s, best interests. 

But more than two decades of psychological research indicate that most of us harbour unconscious biases that are often at odds with our consciously held beliefs. 

The flawed judgments arising from these biases are ethically problematic and undermine managers’ fundamental work—to recruit and retain superior talent, boost individual and team performance, and collaborate effectively with partners.

How Leaders Create And Use Networks

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author:  Herminia Ibarra and Mark Lee Hunter
Year: 2007

Networking is an essential activity for ambitious managers, but it is also one of the most dreaded developmental challenges that aspiring leaders must address. 

In this article, the authors describe three distinct but interdependent forms of networking that played a vital role in the transitions of 30 managers they followed over the past two years. 

These forms include operational, personal, and strategic networking. The authors explain how a three-pronged networking strategy can become part and parcel of a new leader's development plan.

Career Acceleration: How Networking Shapes Your Career Destiny

Source:  Article of the Week

In today's hyper-connected world, networking has become a buzzword that often overshadows its true significance. 

Beyond the cocktail parties and business card exchanges, networking is the invisible force propelling careers to new heights. 

In this comprehensive blog post, we'll explore the tangible benefits of networking, supported by facts and data, to help you harness this vital skill for your professional journey.

Book Notes #88: Mindset by Carol Dweck

Source:  Book Notes of the Week

In Mindset, renowned psychologist Carol Dweck takes readers on a transformative journey into the psychology of success and achievement. 

This insightful book unveils the profound impact of our mindset—the belief system we hold about our abilities—on our personal and professional lives. 

Dweck introduces two core mindsets: the fixed mindset, which sees abilities as innate and unchangeable, and the growth mindset, which embraces challenges, learns from failures, and believes in the power of effort and perseverance.

Achieve More, Stress Less: The Personal Task Board Revolution

Source:  Video 1/2 of the Week

A task board is a crucial tool for anyone aiming to streamline their workflow and boost productivity. 

It provides visual clarity by presenting tasks and goals in an organized manner, allowing you to quickly grasp what needs to be done. 

This visual simplicity is especially valuable for individuals managing complex projects or juggling numerous responsibilities.

Reading Like a Pro: 6 Levels of Reading

Source:  Video 2/2 of the Week

In this video, we delved into the significance of reading through six distinct levels. We began with "Reading to Have Fun," highlighting the importance of enjoying novels, comics, and engaging content to unwind and kindle creativity.

We then explored other readings to keep you up to date, emphasizing the need to stay informed about global news and industry trends for informed conversations.

But we also delved into the technical reading, which offer diverse perspectives and data/facts, broadening our understanding of various subjects.

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