All posts tagged: teamwork

5 Skills You Should Consider Adding To Your Resume

As history demonstrates, the working force is constantly changing. Given the technology of our current age, there are a few skills you should strongly consider adding to your resume.

Things to Consider Pre-Marriage

I recently received some unsolicited, though much appreciated, advice from a few elders about relationships. Though I am quite a few years away from marriage, they had a few tips on things to do before considering marriage. I would be selfish if I didn’t share. 1. Talk about the life you desire If nothing else, discuss marriage and children. If your significant other doesn’t want either and you do, you can stop right here. 2. Take note to their behavior …especially the little things. Don’t overlook the big things (i.e. arguments) either. Just pay attention to everything. As the saying goes, when people show you who they are, believe them. 3. Travel together Travel can be stressful. Long car rides, enclosed spaces, and plans gone wrong can bring out the worst in people. Going on a trip is a great way to see how well your partner handles you in high stress situations. 4. Live together This one is debatable. Some studies show that couples that live together before marriage tend to have a higher divorce rate. I don’t know …

Make Your Intentions Known

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
Let us start this week with a story. Steve met Tanya at a bar. Tanya was with her girlfriends on a girls night out. Steve was with his colleagues after work. The two groups decided to hang out the rest of the night. During their conversation, they discovered that they both like the same author. Steve thought Tanya is cute and interesting. Before the end of the night, everyone exchanges their numbers and agreed to meet up for drinks again soon. A week later, Steve happened to chance upon a new book by their favorite author and he texted Tanya. Tanya was excited and met Steve at the bookstore to buy the book. Both of them agreed to read the book and meet up for coffee one week later. This became a routine, Steve will introduce her a new book and they will meet up to discuss. Soon they joined a neighborhood book readers club together and met regularly once or twice a week to talk about the books they read.…

Fear NOT! No Really. Being Afraid is Getting Old.

I recently began and wrapped a short film. During the pre-production phase there were a couple of fears that a few individuals possessed. 1. Fear that jobs were not being completed. 2. Fear that things would go wrong during production. These fears were not helpful in any way, shape or form. Having no trust in your teammates can diminish their confidence. Especially when they have the same concerns.  Solution: Trust your teammates and hold them accountable. Obviously you should use your common sense. If you realize someone isn’t getting the job done, talk to him/her. Consider assigning them a partner, but start with trust. You never know, they might surprise you. Or they might not. (Sorry, I like to remain realistic). Remember, work TOGETHER not with each other. There’s a difference. As far as dealing with fears of production mishaps, you just have to let that fear go. It’s that simple. Why? MISHAPS ARE BOUND TO HAPPEN, no matter how professional the project.  Solution: Plan ahead to prevent major problems. Do not pre-stress over the possibility …