I prefer seeing fear as a choice. You cannot influence life to ensure you are never exposed to a situation that scares you. However, you are always in charge of the response you decide to showcase. Instead of submitting and giving up power, you can choose to empower yourself. Continue reading Fear as a choice
What happens if the new hire has utterly different quality standards than those the team habitually provides? Or worse – what happens to the synergies within the group when members realise the new person does not meet their basic professional expectations but are stuck with the person anyway? Continue reading Unexpected expectations
What would be the answer if instead of asking whether the candidate in front of you is a team player, you would ask whether the person prefers to collaborate or to cooperate? Continue reading Teamwork – what’s in a name?
Imagine a box. A container rather. It stands in the middle of your office. Whenever someone on your team finishes some task, she throws the notes and related information into this container. Everyone does it. Whenever the box is about to overflow, someone comes and builds up its sides. Hence, files and information do no overspill. And you continue throwing things in. Imagine you are trying to find something in this container, something particular… I have recently landed up in a place of no organisation — absolute chaos of administrative and operational information with no structure and no point of … Continue reading Content management à la office
Some of us live believing they are unable to learn a foreign language, or draw, or dance. These beliefs form our behaviours and shape our lives. They influence our personal and professional choices. Continue reading Anything you believe in
It is not about being right or proving someone wrong. It is about being open minded or not. In my reality, every ending is a beginning. Continue reading Endings and beginnings
It is 7 30 a.m., and I am reading through my emails and news feed while at breakfast. I find this morning routine highly efficient. I quickly skim through everything, remove the least relevant information and random spam and set aside time during the week to read the longer pieces. If you, like me, read a lot during the day, you are probably as picky as I am, when it concerns the content you read. I am quite good at managing what lands in my mailbox or my news feed on Feedly. I rarely experience troubles with having too much … Continue reading Things I hate about marketing emails
Is there anyone around here who has not heard of Pareto principle (aka 20/80 rule)? I guess, not many. I think this is one of the most popular productivity tools out there. Rare time management or quality management book do not cover the rule of 20/80. Even more so, I admit that I have a very vague understanding of how it works. I mean, I have a theoretical background, I know I’ve read about the principle on several occasions. I most certainly also googled the application rules. But somehow I have never really understood it correctly. Or, to tell the … Continue reading Can you actually achieve more by doing less?
I’ve mentioned in one of my recent posts that I’ve recently spent two months in Germany, avoiding travelling during the high of the COVID-19 outbreak. Germany has always been a land of milk and honey for me – ever since secondary school was I dreaming about going there, and maybe even living there. My life path has led me to Switzerland instead. However, I am still a frequent visitor, and I always cherish particular affection for Germany deep in my heart. I used the time spent in Germany to explore the country a bit – not as a traveller, but … Continue reading Fancy living in a littered world?
My somewhat reflexive perspective of two months in corona lockdown Continue reading Things I missed the most – or being away from home for two months