If you make every decision on the fly, you’re stuck at level-one thinking, requiring only passive observation. You’re too smart for that, Ninja! Elevate your levels of thinking by learning to incorporate analysis and interpretation into your decision-making processes. Even smart Ninjas can get stuck in level-one thinking, a state of mind, according to Thomas…Read more
Before we can beat distraction, we need to find its source. Sure, tech and coworkers can hijack our flow, but the real culprit? Our own brain … By making time for traction, hacking external triggers, noting internal ones, and using pacts, we can stop distractions at the source. If you’re “always on” (responding to every…Read more
When it comes to meetings, celebrations, and team-building activities, remote teams need to get a little creative. Impromptu coffee dates aren’t an option, but virtual tacos that can be redeemed for real-life rewards? Totally doable (with the right Slack app). Many Ninjas who support remote teams already rely on Slack for streamlining communication and organizing…Read more
Flappers, Prohibition, Speakeasies, the New Deal—all of these are synonymous with the Roaring ’20s and the subsequent Great Depression in the ’30s. But there’s one product from the period that doesn’t get nearly as much recognition—the emergence of teams. That’s right; the origins of the team can be traced back to the late ’20s with…Read more
If you’re thinking about going remote, or if you’ve just started working from home part-time, congratulations! You’re in for a heap more flexibility, a lot of time saved on commuting and the pleasures of working in an environment that you’re in control of. Nice work, Ninja! Some remote workers like to work from co-working spaces—it…Read more
For many of us, the option of working from home is a luxury we wish our bosses would grant. The lucky among us already get to work remotely, whether it’s as part of a distributed team, a flex arrangement or as a self-employed freelancer. While there are those who can attest to just how awesome…Read more
As you enter your third trimester, there are a flurry of thoughts and feelings running through you. You’re excited, nervous, anxious, and maybe even surprised that you aren’t going to be pregnant forever—a baby is coming.
If you checked out our recent article about professional development books, then I’m sure that your reading list has already grown significantly. Sure, business and personal development books are great for challenging your thoughts and helping you gain a new perspective. But, who’s to say that it’s the only genre capable of doing that? That’s…Read more
The “9 to 5 job”—is there any phrase that’s more laughable than that? With round-the-clock email accessibility and phones that only get switched off on airplanes, most of the employed population struggles to achieve work/life balance. And, perhaps we’re biased, but office ninjas face an even bigger challenge. Sure, we can basically do anything and…Read more
So, you’re in your second trimester and you may be starting to feel a lot better already. Reduced nausea and increased energy are a major perk along with getting closer to finding out your baby’s gender. (Unless you’re keeping it a surprise, of course!) Amidst all the fun, there’s a lot of prep you can do around your workplace to get ready for your leave and keep loving your pregnancy.