Taking too much responsibility is a more frequent and more dangerous form of behavior in a leadership position than not taking enough of it.
Responsibility is a scarce resource and if you take it away from your team members, then what will be left for them to use their talents for?
Read more to learn how to overcome this bad habit, let your team members do what they are paid for and find your real purpose as a leader!read more
Most people think about themselves as having good communication skills, even though communicating efficiently is not an easy task. The reason behind this bias in self-assessment is often a false assumption shared with many people that communicating efficiently equals to communicating a lot. But the truth is that communication does not start with talking. It starts with listening.
And the really good communicators are those who can do both at the same time.
Do you find it hard to talk & listen parallelly in an everyday situation? Learn how you can do it by using a strength you already apply in most of your conversations in life!read more
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Being a leader is always difficult. It comes with hard decisions, long workdays, conflicts, people problems and stress. And it always comes with responsibility. Whether we like it or not. Learn one simple question that turns you from being a victim into being in charge in any given leadership situation.read more
As leaders, we are always in action mode when trying to do our best in achieving business goals. A lot of managers are afraid of slowing down from this action mode because they would feel themselves unproductive. But if you want to know your team members better and lead them in a way that unlocks their full potential, you will have to regularly switch to observation mode. Let’s see a simple and practical way to do that, and its benefits in your leadership practice!read more
Flexibility is not a one-dimensional personal trait. You can be flexible in 5 different ways, and it’s quite sure you are not excellent in each of these dimensions. Learn the difference between the types of flexibility to know yourself better: are you flexible enough in the everyday situations of your life?read more
If we want to communicate efficiently, the first thing we need to excel in is not talking, but listening. However strange it seems, listening is as difficult as expressing our thoughts or asserting our interests. Listening skills are not only the prerequisites of all successful conversations but also the first steps towards being empathetic. And as we can learn empathy, we can improve our listening skills too. Here is how you can do it.read more
There’s a rule, a surprisingly simple yet extremely important rule that’s necessary to reach your full potential in life. Memorize this rule, because it will help you in various situations, challenges and difficulties in life. This single rule will make a difference when it’s about success or failure, advancement or stall, ease or hardships. Start applying it today!read more
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Leaders are role models for their followers all the time whether they want it or not. They are role models together with their imperfections. It might help to face this challenge if we are convinced that others can learn from our imperfections and we can grow by them too. Let’s see what you can do to make the most of your own imperfections as a leader and how can you encourage your followers to be your partner in that!read more
So many of my clients want to learn “advanced tricks” to improve their communication skills. But the truth is that in most of our everyday conversations we don’t have to use any “advanced” techniques. In fact, a significant amount of the difficult conversations we bump into is an escalation of an everyday situation where we should have used “basic” communication skills better to prevent the discussion getting out of hand. Let’s see 5 essential, still easy-to-use steps that will instantly enhance your communication skills in any conversations!read more
Many leaders don’t have time for complicated development programs, still want to deal with their leadership self-improvement in a regular way. That’s why I gathered these funny and creative short exercises you can do once a week to keep continuous self-improvement an organic part of your life. They only take about 15 minutes from your life a week, so give them a try today!read more
A few years ago we were planning to move to a house with garden with my family. Back then we lived in a nice flat in the city with all its advantages. We all wanted bigger space, direct garden connection, fresh air, but still we loved our cosy flat a lot as well. So, we were moving slowly and ambiguously in this house-buying project. Till the day when my husband came home from work in the afternoon and stuck a flipchart paper on the wall of the living room with the printed picture of the house we spotted.read more
Productivity is important for living a whole life. If we spend more time to complete a task at work or to run a household errand than neccessary, we have less time left to spend with the family, to read a book or to have a walk in the park. But sometimes we do crazy things in the name of productivity, which end up making us less productive, wasting more time and being more stressed. We show you how to prevent these mad habits and what to do instead.read more
Are you happy with your life? When we think about being happy, we often imagine a life without difficulties. But there is no life without problems. The essence of happiness lies in our feeling of self-confidence that we are capable of handling the difficulties in our lives. Here’s an innovative tool to help you get this confidence today.read more
We spend so much time in autopilot mode we tend to believe that self-awareness is a distant and abstract thing we can only reach by three hours meditation every day or by having a spiritual awakening during a one-year trip in India. But that is simply not true. Self-awareness is available for everyone and can be raised and developed consciously.
By following these 5 practical steps you can not only raise your self-awareness, but you can also turn it into tangible changes in your everyday life.read more
Let’s be honest: we have a complicated relationship with feedback. We’d like to know how others see us, we need it for our personal growth, but we don’t like when it hurts. Good news are that you can take actions to get feedback you can really benefit from and to use feedback that are not perfectly gave. Here is how.read more
Many of us either don’t have any personal plans for the year or have way too strict plans that are programmed to fail. The result is feeling stuck and running around in circles without moving forward. We show you a simple but proven method to make life planning extremely easy and intuitive during the year.read more
Multitasking is old school. Everybody knows we can’t do it. But from time to time we still catch ourselves doing it, and we struggle with finding how to stay focused. The key is how we can handle our inner distractions. Follow these 4 steps to learn how.read more
Empathy has a good reputation in society. We all know that it’s good to be empathetic. But in real-life situations we often act in a way that is far from being empathetic. Why is it so hard and what can we do about it? A mind-changing article about the typical misunderstandings and the surprising benefits of empathy.read more
Symblify is a unique self-coaching app that helps you to deal with your difficult problems on your own. It has an amazing methodology of using symbols beyond words. In this post you can find practical tips on how to get the most out of this game changer life coach app. 10 proven techniques you can try today.read more
There are tons of useful and entertaining apps available out there and I use a lot of them myself regularly. But only a few of them are truly inspiring me in the everyday rush. I made this subjective list of my personal favorites to keep me inspired and to help me turn my ideas into tangible outcomes. Here is my top 7.read more
We use various strategies to to cope with different conflicts in our lives. But regardless of our strategy, there is one thing that we always try to prevent: the conflict escalating and getting out of hand. We offer 3 simple but powerful questions that will help you keep things calm.read more
Sometimes it is our very close social environment (our partner, our family, our friends, our colleagues) that discourages us from implementing constructive changes in our lives. Sharing your visions with them can make a difference in the communication in these relationships. Here is how you can do it.read more
The key to solve difficult conversations in a peaceful way is changing your perspective and sharing your experience with the other by saying it out loud. But this is not something you can do easily: you need empathy to do it. But how to be empathetic in difficult conversations? Just follow these 4 simple steps!read more