Under mitt lille eksperiment, om en kan kalle det det, sÃ¥ begynte jeg Ã¥ lure pÃ¥ hva som egentlig var reglene for fotgjengere i Norge. SÃ¥, jeg sendte like godt en epost til Statens Vegvesen og spurte. Her er svaret 🙂
I would say that integrity is a very important quality to have both in your professional life and in your personal life. What is integrity?
Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that it regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.
My own simplified definition could be something along the lines of
Doing what is right, not just when it’s convenient, but consistently and always, simply because it’s the right thing to do, and you know it. If in doubt, figure it out, and adjust accordingly.
Anyways, do you have it?
For those who know me, I don’t think it would be a big surprise if I told them I am a bit of an introvert. I stumbled over a very interesting book review today on a book called The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, and it looks very interesting. I’ve already added it to my Amazon wish list and will probably buy it pretty soon 😛
The flip side
It’s impossible to have a coin with only one side. You can’t have heads without tails.
Innovation is like that. Initiative is like that. Art is like that.
You can’t have success unless you’re prepared to have failure.
As soon as you say, “failure is not an option,” you’ve just said, “innovation is not an option.”
Good point and well said! Definitely something to think about. I’d say this applies both in software development and life in general. And probably in a lot of other areas you might think of 🙂
Stumbled over another interesting blog post called the Professionalism and the Four-Way Test. It consists of the following four questions:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Most definitely something to ask yourself and to reflect upon once in a while; both in your profession and in general life.
Just watched a good video with Dr. Neil Nedley. Thought I could share 🙂 Among other things, he is talking about stress and handling stress. Some very interesting stuff in there and I really recommend that you watch it.
Not sure where twenty-ten went, but twenty-eleven is up next. So, happy new year everyone! Take good care of yourself, your friends and your family. Remember to stop and think once in a while. About what you’re doing and where you’re heading. And remember to spend your time wisely, cause before you know it, it’ll be twenty-thirteen 😛