Tasmanian IT – “Take 5”

Tasmanian IT Blog   •   May 17, 2019

Each week, we post a “Take 5” article to our website with tips, tricks, thoughts and actions we’ve come across during the week that we feel you may benefit from too.

It’s designed to be short and sharp that you can read when you need to “Take 5”.

Grab a drink, give yourself a (productive) break and check out our latest 5 below.

  1. Draw yourself a leader!  

Before you read any further, grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Now draw a leader. Don’t think too hard or worry about getting it “right.” Don’t fret about your artistic ability. Just sketch out what comes to mind.

Drawing a leader is an exercise in visual thinking. It’s useful because it stimulates your brain differently than writing or speaking about leadership do. According to Heather Willems, co-author of Draw Your Big Idea, drawing “stimulates cross-cognitive brain function” in ways that lead to deeper understanding.  More in this great article

Link: https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Draw-yourself-a-leader?gko=64fd2&utm_source=itw&utm_medium=20190409&utm_campaign=resp

2. Vote Compass

Each week we aim to give you a resource that you can utilise in the work place.  Today, we’re giving you an arguably more important resource, a website that can assist you making a decision about who will lead the country.  This affects all areas of our community, families and of course, business.

At Tasmanian IT, we are not interested in telling you which way to vote, but to ensure that when you do vote, you vote knowing the facts of what your vote means.

We do recommend taking a moment to go to the following link, answer the short survey of questions, and the website will give you feedback on where your preferences sit in the political landscape – which may help you decide which way to vote.

Link: https://votecompass.abc.net.au/

3. Five (Overlooked) Gadgets That Might Change Our Future

 Technology, in the form of smartphones and the cloud-based platforms they connect to, has created entirely new options for people to earn a living on their own terms. You can imagine how we get so excited about technology and what the positive effect it can have on all Tasmanians. Tasmanian IT have found is this great article on five gadgets that might not immediately spring to mind but just might change our future.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-overlooked-gadgets-might-change-our-future-ryan-holmes/

4. Death By PowerPoint

Since being released in 1987 PowerPoint has grown exponentially to the point where it is now estimated than thirty million PowerPoint presentations are made every day. Yet, PowerPoint is blamed by academics for killing critical thought. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has banned it from meetings. Typing text on a screen and reading it out loud does not count as teaching.

We found this great Utube resource to keep handy for your next presentation.


5. Quote of the week

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist

Have a great week from the Tasmanian IT Team