The objective to change someone else’s behaviours sets us up for failure! 😮 When we start thinking of someone as not doing well enough we approach them from a closed mindset. 😖 Something that you don't want to do when trying to make things work better. 💡 Instead, seek a better understanding of where they are… Continue reading How to Change Their Behaviour
How Experience can be a Stumbling Stone and how to Turn it in to Stepping Stones?
Hint: By letting go of its totality What is your experience with experience? When I finally made it into management my experiences came in handy but not in the way that I had imagined. It didn't seem to matter much. Although I thought I knew everything, I had to learn that I only knew what… Continue reading How Experience can be a Stumbling Stone and how to Turn it in to Stepping Stones?
𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬
Listening is a skill that comes with baggage. 😮 It works when we have a compelling reason to listen. 😅 However, when we are still engaged in thinking about another topic, feeling stressed, bored, or even under pressure, our listening efforts may fall short of expectations. 😩 Instead of looking to improve your listening skills… Continue reading 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬
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
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
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.