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
Author: Sandy Seeber-Quayle
Is Conflict the Road to Peace?
A reflection on Henry Yampolsky’s new book ‘DisSolving Conflict from Within’
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
STOP! You are already skilled!
Here I am, trying to establish myself as someone who helps to get results through others and at the same time realising that this may not be what the world need right now. So I wonder what do we need? Let me take you on a journey of some thoughts and ideas that may pop… Continue reading STOP! You are already skilled!
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
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?
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.
Connections – Are You Building Strong Links?
Connections help us reaching destinations literally by getting from one place to another or metaphorically speaking by using behavioural paths well travelled. If we want to reach new destinations or working on realising a dream we need to let go of some of these habitual ways of thinking and form new connections.
What we can learn from Greta Thunberg
The fascinating bit is that Greta doesn’t offer a solution. Instead she publicly accuses the world leaders to have failed to take action. Then she points towards the evident consequences and clarifies that the future generations have to deal with it.
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