Getting out of the BOX

From a book every manager should read. What does it mean to “Getting out of the box”? An expression widely used to step out of our thinking. But what sounds easy at first isn’t that easy at all. We often don’t even realise we have a problem since we are stuck in our own experience.… Continue reading Getting out of the BOX

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Coaching was yesterday — today we are Piloting

Have you ever thought about the word coaching in its original meaning? Going back to around 1550 (yes, that is nearly 500 years), a coach is considered a “large kind of four-wheeled, covered carriage” according to the Online Etymology Dictionary. The use of the word coaching in a sense of training somebody to excel has been established later… Continue reading Coaching was yesterday — today we are Piloting

Undertand Others

What others really think

Social awareness according to science journalist Daniel Goleman is one of the four domains of emotional intelligence. Besides the competencies of organisational awareness and service orientation, empathy is the one on the forefront. Understanding others certainly helps to build trusting relationships, but is empathy the magic skill to know what others really think? Social Awareness refers… Continue reading What others really think

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How Self-Aware Are You?

There were an impressive nearly 300 million results when I typed the key words self-awareness into google.com search. There is a vast amount of information available in the internet on this topic. You will find various definitions, a few models, many exercises and thousands of articles about being self-aware. The question is where to start… Continue reading How Self-Aware Are You?

Align Actions

Missing Stepping Stones

The road to success is hardly ever straight. Sometimes there is resistance in the way and sometimes we resist to do what is needed to get ahead. Sometimes we take the challenges but don't move even a millimetre forward. Just look at Brexit - it appears to be a never ending story. Many steps have been taken yet there hasn't been much progress to date. I am sure that there are many other similar examples in your immediate environment. Often the effort we have put in leads to frustration instead of success.

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Why knowing your values is important

Photo: Sandy SQ The world appears to be on the fast track of change. Climate change has triggered a global movement that already has gained traction with several governments and businesses committing to reduce plastic waste. Only last week, The World Economic Forum published their new World Trade Uncertainty Index noting a sharp rise in… Continue reading Why knowing your values is important