The Musk 003 - Storm Arwen
Welcome to The Musk Newsletter - Issue 003.
Here I reflect upon the previous week and possibly share an article I read, a podcast I listened to, a video I watched, a photo I shot along with my thoughts and commentaries.
Let us start with the third issue.
Week 47 (22/11/2021 - 28/11/2021)
The week brought some good and bad news from the family. My sister was diagnosed with Dengue fever. She was tested straight away and it was at its initial stages so basic treatment was offered. She is now recovering steadily and gives me peace of mind. This is the kind of situation I feared the most after my father’s passing. I’m slowly learning to take the responsibilities of looking after a family but I do not know if I’m doing it correctly or not.
Apart from that, I went to Liverpool for a two-day work event. It was really good. A key takeaway from the event was leadership does not always happen at the top of the organisation. Top management may have authority over the strategy of a business. But, leadership is personal because leaders always start with a why?.
This Week I Learned
If you got a delivery from Amazon over the weekend and you are going to be out and about. Schedule the delivery during the weekdays or get it delivered to your nearest Amazon Locker. This way you can collect it at home or pick it up from the Locker at your convenience.
Favourites of the Week
To Listen: I just love this composition from Yuvan. His music touches your soul. Listen with your headphones to feel the music.
To Read: On slow blogging. I like that idea. I believe it is better to write daily but publish at least once a day to get into the practice of shipping your ideas.
To Watch: I remember watching Amin’s guitar video a few years back and was just in awe of this strumming skill. Watch it and enjoy the music.
Photo of the Week
Fallen tree in our backyard. Thankful no one was hurt. Storm Arwen has caused a lot of damage across the UK. Stay safe and stay home.
Quote of the Week
Good leaders provide enough management oversight to give a clear and coherent idea of vision and purpose, but not to the extent that they micromanage. They ensure employees have the information they need to make good decisions, and then step back to let the good decisions happen.
From Personal Kanban: Mapping Work & Navigating Life by Tonianne DeMaria Barry and Jim Benson
One More Thing
I have been toiling with the idea of cancelling my Write.as subscription. I have subscribed to Blot.im and the thought of maintaining two blogging platforms was tedious. However, I have decided to retain my Write.as subscription. This will be my main blog where I shall slowly build a personal knowledge journal of my thoughts, commentaries and reflections. Blot.im will be my backup where I will be consolidating all of my posts irrespective of content. Blot.im will be like a digital garden. I envisage it to be some sort of an online commonplace notebook. Hope you will check them out.
Thanks very much for reading The Musk Newsletter - Issue 003.