I read heaps of blog posts, management articles and listen to a lot of podcasts. And for the most part I find them very inspiring and thought-provoking…. in the moment. I might mull over them for a few minutes, tweet a link to it and bookmark it on Pinboard. But more often than not that’s where my (at least conscious) engagement ends. However, I do have a collection of probably 15 or fewer pieces/talks that I recall often and talk about with other people and that really inform or affect what I do and how I do it. This is my measure of what makes a ‘good’ article/talk/post.
Sean Johnson wrote a post about his ‘eight life hacks’ on his blog over 5 years ago. I don’t know how I found it, but according to Pinboard I bookmarked it in December 2010. And it’s one of those ones that’s stuck with me. Or more specifically, one line from the post has stuck with me….
Whenever you think something great about someone, always say it.