Weekly Digest: January 6, 2017

Weekly Digest

Happy New Year! I hope you had the best start to a year ever. Here is your weekly dose of my best tips for how to travel the world while you grow your career and make a difference. View blog post.

Travel the world

If you are looking to learn and connect with digital nomads, there are dozens of events and conferences around the world for you. Here is a detailed list of them courtesy of Flystein: Best Events for Digital Nomads in 2017.

Grow your career

Five years ago, Google became hyper-focused on figuring out what makes the most effective team structure and environment. Under the code-name Project Aristotle, they spent millions of dollars and gathered some of the company’s best statisticians, organizational psychologists, sociologists, and engineers. They gathered tons of data and arranged it every which way, but found no correlations – until they encountered the concept of “psychological safety.” As the New York Times article concluded, “The paradox, of course, is that Google’s intense data collection and number crunching have led it to the same conclusions that good managers have always known. In the best teams, members listen to one another and show sensitivity to feelings and needs.” The researchers concluded, “As long as everyone got a chance to talk, the team did well. But if only one person or a small group spoke all the time, the collective intelligence declined.” Here is the full article: What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team.

Make a difference

Pope Francis launched an app and it’s awesome. It allows you to find and support projects that help real problems around the world. You’re able to give directly to the people on the ground making a difference. Check it out here: Missio.

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