1. Not really familiar with the topic? it’s 101% okay to say “I don’t know enough about this to have an opinion”
  2. Have a different opinion? Be curious about it and ask “That’s interesting, tell me more about it!

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  1. Radical Candor — Kim Scott
  2. Problem Solving 101 — Ken Watanabe
  3. Never Split The Difference — Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz
  4. Drive — Daniel Pink
  5. Atomic Habits — James Clear
  6. How to win friends and influence people — Dale Carnegie
  7. Option B — Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
  8. Trillion Dolar Coach — Alan Eagle, Eric Schmidt, & Jonathan Rosenberg
  9. When — Daniel Pink
  10. Leaders Eat Last — Simon Sinek
  11. What you do is who you are — Ben Horowitz
  12. Linchpin — Seth Godin
  13. The Icarus Deception — Seth Godin
  14. Daily Stoic — Ryan Holiday
  15. The 4-Hour Workweek — Tim Ferris
  16. Tribe of Mentors — Tim Ferris
  17. Insight — Tasha Eurich
  18. Think AgainAdam Grant

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#2 Books

#3 Podcast

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  • Block and set time for “listening”. To learn, observe, and process the information to coming up with new ideas
  • For producers (managers), understand each of your talents and create an environment or system that can help them to learn and grow
  • Song Demo: Don’t be afraid of sharing raw ideas with others and get feedback. Do this sooner and more often.
  • As a leader, create an environment where it’s okay to share unperfect ideas and not being judged, instead of getting constructive feedback and additional ideas to sharpen it.
  • TBC...

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#1 Explain the “Why” before the “What” (Context)

  • Why you need help from the other person?
  • What help you need from them?

#2 Explain what will be the benefits of helping you?

  • Narcissistic: “You will make my life easier!” (They don’t care~)
  • Better: “This will make our project run faster!

#3 Ask a question, not giving an order

  • Bad: “Can you bring this for me?”
  • Good: “Will this be…
  • “Whole-body yes/ No”. Listen to your head, chest, and gut. If one of these parts show some intense feeling, it might be a “No-Go”

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