The Learning Cafe

The Learning Cafe | December 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 14, 2017

Boy with wings_croppedModern laziness 

The original definition of lazy was about a person who avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a garden, too lazy to organise a working bee or too lazy to clean the garage.
The modern lazy person also avoids emotional labour. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key questions, the laziness of not caring about those in need or the laziness of not caring about how you do your work.

Emotional laziness is also about having an argument instead of a thoughtful conversation. Laziness is about waiting until the last minute. And laziness is avoiding what we fear.
As you take a well earned break over the holiday season, take some time out to reflect on how modern laziness may be holding you back from performing better.

What are you avoiding because of your fears?
How does leaving things to the last minute impact on your performance?
How many arguments can you avoid if you took the time to have more thoughtful conversations?
What can you do to raise your hand and ask better questions?
How can you care about how you do your work?
How can you care for those in need?

As we can improve our physical strength by exercising and being less lazy, so too can we improve our emotional laziness by thinking and acting differently in 2018.
We wish you all the best for the holiday of the year – enjoy the fresh air and fun times with family and friends.

Leaders toolbox 

1. Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture  

The CEO is the curator of an organization’s culture. Anything is possible for a company when its culture is about listening, learning, and harnessing individual passions and talents to the company’s mission. Creating that kind of culture is my chief job as CEO.

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2. Diversity and inclusion: Rewriting the rules for marketing

When it comes to diversity in marketing, we’ve come a long way—but we still have a long way to go. Marketing has a unique role to play in rewriting the rules on diversity in business.

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3.  7 brilliant ways to start any presentation

When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.”

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Food for thought

1. Generation Z vs Millennials: The 8 differences you need to know

The next generation hungry to enter the workplace is Generation Z. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Generation Z (the post-Millennial generation) makes up 25 percent of the population.

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2. How To Respect Your Own Time

Busy is the mantra of this generation and it’s not a good thing. With time becoming an increasingly precious resource, it’s worthwhile thinking about how to protect your own time.

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Clip of the month

Did you know, in 2028…

Let’s take a look at how the world may look in ten years time…

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