Personal Development

ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO LEARN WHEN DEALING WITH EMOTIONS

Emotions are the expression of our inner world in the environment. Although many theories teach people to express their emotions directly and without fear, our society has already set some barriers and rules, often called norms, regarding what a good or bad emotion means. The modern business world looks deeply into emotions, paradigms, and tools… Continue reading ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO LEARN WHEN DEALING WITH EMOTIONS

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Nine areas for growth every leader should pay attention to

To be or not to be a leader? How can I become a leader? What can make me a better leader? How can I achieve more as a leader? How to make everyone trust me and follow me? These are only part of the questions I have been asked while helping people to transform their… Continue reading Nine areas for growth every leader should pay attention to

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How to be more strategic in six steps

Back in 2012, I had a line manager who once told me: "If you want to be successful and grow, you will need to become more strategic in your work." At first, I thought she did know what she was talking about, but after seeing several colleagues growing in their careers and still standing in… Continue reading How to be more strategic in six steps

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Barriers to changing culture

Changing culture for good is a mantra every leader has lived with during the last decades. Companies often talk about it; leaders declare that they will inform the change to make the culture better. And still, after so many efforts, some cultures remain "toxic, non-supportive and demanding." Falling into such a specific situation, leaders try… Continue reading Barriers to changing culture

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Monthly goal setting made easy

You may have experienced the challenge of setting annual goals. Your line manager asks you to engage with something that will be finished in up to twelve months. Sounds familiar and, at the same time, unrealistic? You are not alone. Just to put something and agree that it will be measured as completion after a… Continue reading Monthly goal setting made easy

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Five groups of skills to help you grow as a leader

You finally made it, nailed that leadership role, and got your place in the senior team you ever wanted and desired. From now on, it will be easier, you think. And here is where your mistake. Whether you go - inside your organization or outside to another organization – getting into a leadership role demands… Continue reading Five groups of skills to help you grow as a leader

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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

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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

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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

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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