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

4 universal principles to follow if you want to progress in everything

Did you shortly experience a state of mind where you stay and don’t even get a clue what you should do next to move forward?  If your answer is YES,  then you are not alone.   According to a Boston  Consulting Group survey,  conducted back in 2018,  43% of people are waiting for something outside them, … Continue reading 4 universal principles to follow if you want to progress in everything

4 habits to look at if you want to improve your work relationships and achieve success

You may constantly experience the behavior of people with bad behaviors around you.  These people are fundamentally okay.  They are not bad, they are not childish or selfish people.  These people often have certain gaps and these gaps make them look difficult to work with. These people may be disorganized, bad at details.  They will … Continue reading 4 habits to look at if you want to improve your work relationships and achieve success

How to use brainstorming to generate positive problem-solving results

Creativity and problem solving are two areas where most people think are good and then, when they face a problem,  those same people find it hard to solve it. The reason why we rarely succeed in solving problems from first time is we do not have enough options we can analyze to get to the … Continue reading How to use brainstorming to generate positive problem-solving results

How to impact results through people’s accountability

Accountability is a hot topic these days.  Companies move from engagement and motivation to accountability.  According to a Harvard Business study from 2018 motivation and engagement are seen more as internal elements growing in every person and leveling according to the factors that help create and sustain them in time. Accountability instead is the result … Continue reading How to impact results through people’s accountability

The killers of your productivity at work – meaningless meetings

In today organizations people often struggle with productivity.  According to an HBR research, 72% of people attending meetings during the work days have some issues with productivity, stay long hours at work,  to finish their work, or re-schedule more than 18% of their planned work for next day, week, etc. At feedback sessions, according to … Continue reading The killers of your productivity at work – meaningless meetings

How to change your perfectionistic thinking and make it work for your success

There is nothing good in understanding how a particular behavior affects your performance and appearance and “just leave with it”. If we don’t move forward we will never be able to neither change ourselves, others or situation we enter. But recognizing that change may be needed is the first step for achieving inner peace and … Continue reading How to change your perfectionistic thinking and make it work for your success

How to recognize perfectionism in work and change it for good

What is your understanding of work? How do you think about your daily activities with others? Do you feel satisfied and engaged? These are only three of the questions asked in a Gallup survey,  conducted back in 2017  about work satisfaction with more than 32 000 employees. On theory, work should be very satisfying for all … Continue reading How to recognize perfectionism in work and change it for good

How perfectionism increases stress and affects your health

Today stress is on the rise.  The pace of our life is phenomenal. We have to work harder,  faster, more efficient and longer hours.  Job security seems more and more like a thing from the past.  Technology gives us vast amounts of information.  This in many ways is a wonderful thing to share.   But still, … Continue reading How perfectionism increases stress and affects your health

How to prepare for influencing and leading from the middle

Nowadays we often hear about strategic planning. In almost any organization you can here people from the CEO to the junior specialist, being part of this process. People plan strategically about anything-  from 5-10 years vision to how to change a 3rd party, low-level supplier. And there is so much stress in this process. Companies … Continue reading How to prepare for influencing and leading from the middle