My Top Reads of the Past Week: Making it to the Top

Hoping your third quarter is going well!

Things certainly have been busy at Timeo-Performance, with fantastic new projects, a growing team, and an expanding office. That said, finding I’m happy to have found time to collate my favourite reads from across the internet this past week.

I hope you enjoy the following articles on high-performing teams, agility, networking, rest, and job hunting:

  1. High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It – The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake.  
  2. The Mindset That Fosters Career Agility - The following six personal attributes can help you foster career agility. The good news is that one doesn’t need to have all six to be a career transition ninja.
  3. Why Humans Are Hard-Wired to Hate Networking - Research shows that most of us find networking unenjoyable and off-putting. The reason why hunting for business cards with a warm glass of white wine in your hand feels disgusting lies in brain chemistry.
  4. This Is What Your Overactive Brain Needs To Get A Good Night’s Sleep - You already know how much better you feel after a good night’s sleep, but sleeping well helps your brain in less apparent ways than just not being groggy the next day.
  5. This Is How To Use Slack To Find A Job -  In recent years, these communities have become a way for recruiters to source candidates, particularly in the tech world.

BONUS: The Secret to Living Longer May be Your Social Life

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

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We are in the Skills Business!

Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

We love what we do, feel the Timeo-Performance experience!

As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.Enter time batching.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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