Its that time of the year again .... time for delivering year end evaluations. I am almost done with delivering evals,except for one. Plan to complete that by tomorrow. Then I am done for the year.This is also the right time for each one of us to look back and assess how the year has been professionally and personally for us. I call it the time for personal retro (retrospective). Obviously enjoy your holidays, but make sure that you find some time to reflect upon your performance as an individual this year ...preferably across four domains Work/Career, Home/Family, Community/Society, Self:mind, body, spirit (as defined by Dr. Friedman). The year end performance evaluation you received is just one input. Think about these two questions...- What went well for you in 2009- What could have been improvedAlso, ask yourself .... have you grown this year, or has this year helped you in moving toward your long term personal vision. Irrespective of whether your answer being either yes or no .... ask why? Do you think you should change your personal vision based on the new circumstances and/or things you learned?Doing a retrospective of your performance this year and then prioritizing the areas of improvement, will help you figure out what you should focus on next year.
Following up on my previous post, here is a link to an article comparing the features of Skydrive and Google Docs.http://nlafranc215.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/windows-skydrive-vs-google-docs/My preference would be to use Skydrive as an online storage spot on the cloud, but for all import, export and emailing work, Google docs would be my first choice.
Google docs has now expanded the export feature with a new download "Export All" option. Using this functionality, we can download our entire library of Google Docs documents to the harddrive as a zipped file. This feature will be very handy if we ever want to move from a standard Gmail account to Google Apps (with our own domain).To download Google Documents, select "Export" under the "More Actions" drop-down menu and then select the "Export All" checkbox. You can export up to 2 GB of files but if your account has more data, you’ll see a message with a list of files that aren’t included in the zip file.