Book review: The Art of Thinking Clearly

I've just finished a fascinating read: 'The Art of Thinking Clearly' written by Rolf Dobelli. It covers 99 thinking shortcuts (biases, fallacies and illusions) that pose a threat to your decision-making. In this post, I share the key points that stood out to me and explain why this is a must-read for all professionals who want to make more conscious decisions.

Professional online presence and social media toxicity

Last week I tweeted my last tweet explaining that I was ditching Twitter. I have written a lot about the importance of online professional presence for those who want to keep up to date on what’s happening in their industry. So why this sudden contradiction? In this post, I explain all.

Persevere with perseverance

Achieving your professional goals by determination and motivation isn’t the same as perseverance, nor can they be achieved without it. In this post, I explain the importance of perseverance, what to consider if you’re thinking of giving up, and share a recent personal example.

Realign your efforts or your goals?

When you come to realise you’ve steered off course from your career or development goals, you might want to consider if your efforts have gone askew, or if your goal has evolved into something else without you realising. In this post I talk about what you can do to determine this and what to do about it.

The job litmus paper test

Having figured out how to handle your multiple interests, the sort of work culture you want to work in, and what motivates you professionally, I talk about how to combine these to form a job litmus paper test to help you steer yourself towards job satisfaction.

Professional motivation

Knowing what motivates you in terms of your career and professional life helps you align your actions and behaviours to what you really want - even if you don't know what sort of job you want to do. Learn how to assess yourself in order to get closer to job satisfaction.