Two days by the desk after the holidays, and it is the same as you had no holidays. You do not recall ever being on holidays, right? You are totally swamped with emails and tasks that needed to have been done two weeks ago. How do you make sure to preserve that state of balance … Continue reading Back to work!
Culture, society, family, school etc condition us to be responsible and what it means to be responsible. Being responsible means doing the right thing (even though that makes you miserable) so that you can be perceived as being good and acceptable from other people. It means conforming to expectations. Taking responsibility has quite a different … Continue reading
Bare feet on the warm sand! Sun kissing the skin and a light breeze caressing the hair. Lying down and reading a book, blocking the world away just for a moment, worry-free and present enjoying fully the moment… that is one example of an ideal summer day off. What would yours be like? How do … Continue reading The Sounds of Winding Down
Exactly, why??? Once you start the journey of personal development, it feels like a bottomless pit. You work with one thing and another issue comes up and the story never ends. So why even start? I have been working on myself for decades now (I know, I am too young to be that old :-)). … Continue reading Why bother with Personal Development?
I started my Leadership journey with The Coaches Training Institute last week. As a first retreat it was intense and enriching packed with lots of challenges and learnings. Main important points learned were: Know yourself well and what you stand for; connect to your core. It is difficult to lead anyone if you are not … Continue reading First Leadership Retreat Lessons
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Aristotle asserted long ago in his Politics: “Man is by nature a social animal … Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.” Social connections are an equally important need to our … Continue reading How to bring more connection to the workplace?
I said goodbye to a close friend; cold calls; loads of rejections; free workshops; endless networking; long hours; some extra weight; many airports; unresponsive clients; fakeness; multitasking; attachment to material stuff… I welcomed my newborn nephew Lukas; spent and made time for family; strengthened some old friendships and made new; experienced a growing business; 5300m … Continue reading Saying goodbye to 2018…
When presenting the co-active leadership model, I usually encourage people to figure out in which of the dimensions they are least comfortable in and what do they need to practice the most and get out of their comfort zone – so as to get the juiciest learnings. Mine has been the leader beside. Being a … Continue reading The challenge of co-hosting – the Leader Beside!
When teaching “Transforming Conflicts” in a workshop, we got the question of the Compromise. Why not COMPROMISE? Would that not be the solution towards Win-Win? Imagine this picture: you are to choose between wearing sporty and classy shoes. What would the compromise be? Wear the left sporty and the right foot classy, right? Chris Voss, … Continue reading Why NO Compromise?