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

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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

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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

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Three straightforward steps to turn negotiating from a scary process to a successful result

Nowadays, everyone tries to negotiate something. Whether you are in the office with your mobile operator, in the bank office, asking for a loan, or phone with someone you want to hire to repair your home, you do what you think negotiation is. And many people start with a lot of positive energy to turn… Continue reading Three straightforward steps to turn negotiating from a scary process to a successful result

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When to talk to your boss about a career change

Recently I have spoken to our country GM for an employee who came to him to ask for a pay raise. The employee went intending to demand instead of asking and discussing. While this was the third employee with the same approach, the GM asked me what he could do to explain to all people… Continue reading When to talk to your boss about a career change

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How to understand if you suffer from an imposter syndrome and turn things positive

Nowadays, leadership defines the direction our life will move in. We are evaluated for our leadership skills and tend to act in a way that will make us, and in many situations, others winners. But some people have a different opinion for themselves. We often label them as insecure, not ready for change, cowardly behaving,… Continue reading How to understand if you suffer from an imposter syndrome and turn things positive

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Eight characteristics of the rational person in life and work

In our lives, we often hear about rational or irrational decisions. And we have started to use these descriptions for different situations. When I asked 178 people what it means to be a rational person, I did not receive similar answers. People think about rational ones in terms of situations and emotions. But still, the… Continue reading Eight characteristics of the rational person in life and work