L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


10 things you should never do on a Friday afternoon (on Lee Iwan blog )
1. Initiate a major project
2. Schedule any type of meeting or seminar with customers or employees
3. Give an employee review
4. Make an important strategic business decision
5. Ask people to work extra hours
6. Give bad news to the office, your team or co-workers
7. Raise your rates or product prices
8. Obsess about or relive any failures that occurred during the week
9. Go out for a 3 martini lunch and come back to the office complaining
10. Give the boss an ultimatum or try and force a decision
I’ll add, never move a release on production on a friday (never !)

10 things to do on Friday afternoon (on
Lee Iwan blog)
1. Clean up your desk, file the important documents, throw out the rest. Make your desktop visible again.
2. De-fragment and tidy up your computer and files, backup important information. Boring, but has to be done right ?
3. Make a list of the projects and tasks you wish to deal with on Monday morning. Make Monday easier.
4. Review your calendar and schedule for the coming week, confirm appointments and make sure you’re prepared for meetings and presentations. Be on time and prepared
5. Return all pending phone calls that have accumulated during the week. Follow-up.
6. Clean up your email inbox. Follow-up, follow-through, keep the communication moving.
7. Smile a lot, get excited about the weekend. Think of the future, not the past.
8. Call your spouse, significant other or best friend. Tell them to get dressed up and go out to a casual relaxing place that you have not been to in a while. It should remind you why you worked so hard all week. Give yourself a reward. Enjoy it.
9. If you are in a leadership or management position. Get out of your office and walk around, talk to people about anything but work. Ask if they have something special or exciting planned for the weekend. Listen and learn.
10. Do small random acts of kindness for subordinates and co-workers, these might include; give out Milk Duds and Lemonheads, buy a lottery ticket for everyone, take the “front line”; workers out for a drink. Random acts of kindness. No ulterior motives.

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