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7 simple rules to make your day more productive

A topic I often hear to be discussed these days is how many things people are not able to finish within the deadlines set.  People struggle with deadlines at work, with deadlines in their personal life, with promises they make to relatives, close friends, and families. And still, after all these struggles, most of them … Continue reading 7 simple rules to make your day more productive

Innovation seen as small steps

We all tend to talk about innovation.  It is almost obligatory to have this word in your dictionary today.  People who don’t talk on changes and growth are often claimed to be reactive,  passive,  etc.  And still, after so many discussions on the topic of innovation, still many companies and leaders can’t explain what they … Continue reading Innovation seen as small steps

The Penguins and the Whale – 4 rules to build a successful and winning team

Teamwork is a term used so often today,  that it has become a narrative for every company.  Leaders,  employees HR’s,  coaches,  trainers, talk so much about teamwork and still 34% of the employees leaving companies(according to an HBR survey from 2018) share that the main reason to leave the company has been the lack of … Continue reading The Penguins and the Whale – 4 rules to build a successful and winning team

4 factors granting excellent executive coaching results

The science of managing and developing teams to ensure higher results has evolved in the last century.  From the fabrics of Dale Carnegie and Ford, through the Intel hybrid management-leadership style up to today's model of supporting teams to achieve better results.  Mangers have turned from control freaks to leaders whose most important responsibility become … Continue reading 4 factors granting excellent executive coaching results

How to create a negative attitude toward your company – animal skills for “senior leaders”

Today most large companies have a close relationship with talent identification organizations. Companies give these organizations projects, just to become a hated employer, because of some miscommunication in the processes they execute together with these partners.  I will shortly talk here on something crucial but still overlooked, because of ego or inconvenience, from most senior … Continue reading How to create a negative attitude toward your company – animal skills for “senior leaders”

Why money is not the best you can offer to your employees

Employers are now in a phase where most of them are wondering what more to offer to attract the best talents, to increase retention rate, and to ensure the business models they have built for the future. HR departments have turned form transactional and technical structures to creative business partners, full of people sitting and … Continue reading Why money is not the best you can offer to your employees

How much control should you keep – the Tannenbaum and Shmidt management styles updated to the 21st century?

Тhe most fundamental leadership style theory to know about and understand is Tannenbaum and Schmidt's management continuum. They were a couple of American guys who came up with this theory. And what they said is it's all about control. It's all about deciding how much control to have and how much to give away. And … Continue reading How much control should you keep – the Tannenbaum and Shmidt management styles updated to the 21st century?

A simple strategy to deal with passive-aggressive people at work

We have all seen passive-aggressive people.  This group is often represented by people who, on the surface, look calm and understanding, but below that surface look like a lava river. The difficulty with passive and passive-aggressive people is that there is no channel for communication built between them and you.  With openly aggressive people you … Continue reading A simple strategy to deal with passive-aggressive people at work

The big arrow or how important is alignment when you plan the future

Several years ago I was hired to facilitate executive team off-site meeting in a mid-sized company.  The goal of the meeting shred to me was to find opportunities for upgrading their efforts and results during the next year. Everyone looked engaged,  presentations were going as planned,  people were strict with the timekeeping.  At the beginning, … Continue reading The big arrow or how important is alignment when you plan the future