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Personal Development

The part of life when we feel failed and what we can do about that

In 2021, more than 3000 books on self-help were published only in English. Compared to the previous two years, the percentage of books in this area has increased by more than twelve percent in 2020 and more than twenty percent compared to 2019. In a study on what caused this increase, the analyzers found that… Continue reading The part of life when we feel failed and what we can do about that

Personal Development

How to deal with an ambidextrous colleague – 8 steps for success

Our environment is so dynamic today that we do not have enough time to build meaningful relationships with the people around us. Someone we may think is our friend may turn against us and show ambidextrous behavior, while others who may have looked far from us may be our closest ally in hard times. And… Continue reading How to deal with an ambidextrous colleague – 8 steps for success

Personal Development

What you need to do if you want a raise or a promotion – two rules and six strategies for a successful negotiation process

"I quit because the company did not offer me any opportunity for development." "There was no room to grow in this company." "I was expecting a higher salary but did not get it, even after I have completed more tasks than expected for my role." My boss didn't understand me and didn't support my development."… Continue reading What you need to do if you want a raise or a promotion – two rules and six strategies for a successful negotiation process

Personal Development

Should you quit or not? – decisions for employees

The years with the COVID pandemic were exhausting for everyone. Many employees moved out of the office, but at the same time, tried to keep as productive as they could, to keep the tempo and the results the companies insisted on. Many companies try to balance the workload, but at the end of the journey,… Continue reading Should you quit or not? – decisions for employees

Personal Development

How to answer the “Tell me about yourself” question in your interview

I have conducted more than fifteen thousand interviews in my professional career. Still, after so many numbers, I find the same pattern in people trying to answer the most straightforward questions during the interview. In November 2021, I organized a discussion with some prospective guys for a Head of Finance role in our company. We… Continue reading How to answer the “Tell me about yourself” question in your interview

Motivation and satisfaction

How a leader can win the auditorium by personalizing what they want to communicate

We tend to live in times when leaders talk much about everything. Political leaders talk about change in models; community leaders talk about change in mindset; technical leaders speak about the impact of the disruptive technology they create, and organizational leaders talk about change and its effect on growth. So much talk, and still, according… Continue reading How a leader can win the auditorium by personalizing what they want to communicate

Leadership

Four mistakes leaders make and how to minimize their impact

The role of the leader is more complex these days. Leaders need to be humble and, at the same time, brave enough to lead the team, dealing effectively with issues like low performance, decreased engagement or motivation, and reduced results. When stress metrics hit the sky and people feel abounded and overwhelmed with so many… Continue reading Four mistakes leaders make and how to minimize their impact

Leadership

The unsatisfying results from your employees and what to do to change them?

We all tend to have at least one employee in our team doing things without understanding them. We explain, then write it down in an e-mail, discuss with that employee what we expect to see as a final result, align the time frame for the final product to be received, and then when the deadline… Continue reading The unsatisfying results from your employees and what to do to change them?

Leadership

Three pillars of the simplest model for leadership 

Leadership - a word so often used and at the same time so much misunderstood. The first 20+ years of the 21st century have enlightened the meaning and mystery of leadership. We now talk so much about leadership than management that both concepts have turned into one for many of us. Some people see leadership… Continue reading Three pillars of the simplest model for leadership