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3 Stages Of Change

3 Stages Of Change

I started my business right before COVID-19 hit. It was a punch in the face to learn that in-person events and networking were taken off the table. As a newbie to Canada coming from Austria, it was quite a hard hit when knowing only a few people and trying to get the...

3 Aspects Of A Post-Pandemic Workplace

3 Aspects Of A Post-Pandemic Workplace

Change comes with a lot of uncertainties and fears. In every aspect of life. But change is part of improvement and growth. As we are faced with change in the global workforce, it makes sense to consider the following 3 aspects to stay competitive with post-pandemic...

5 Questions To Reframe A Difficult Conversation

5 Questions To Reframe A Difficult Conversation

Emotional and social intelligence are crucial for growth and a successful working culture in today’s day and age. These are skills. Some people are born with them, others will learn them through determination, rethinking their mindset, their communication, and their...

What Most Sales Programs Don’t Want You To Know

What Most Sales Programs Don’t Want You To Know

If you’re like me, you’re probably pretty tired and overwhelmed with the claims that make you believe you can earn a six-figure income within the next month if you follow certain sales techniques and work super hard. Mostly preached by hyped speakers and supposed...

That Thing About Productivity

That Thing About Productivity

We all need it, but most of us have difficulties to generate and maintain focus. Because we are human and confronted with distractions – and it takes us on average 23 minutes to get back to the task. Yes, you have read right, 23 minutes! The most uncomfortable thing...

Leadership & Wine

Leadership & Wine

Empathy and compassion for your team in times of crisis are true virtues and skills! How can you, as a leader, maintain direction and stay focused when being confronted with abrupt changes in how we are doing business and the new world of work that - amongst other...

3 Factors of Employee Engagement

3 Factors of Employee Engagement

As we enter the new era of how we are doing business we have to consider how work environments have changed due to the pandemic. Organizations not only had to adapt their ways of offering products and services to what is needed in a crisis but how they are dealing...

Recap & Forecast 2021

Recap & Forecast 2021

2020 was a rough year. We know this by now. Still, 2020 was not all bad as it brought up some shifts, away from our rat race, that had been necessary to make us stop and think for a (“universal”) minute. We had a firsthand glimpse into what matters most and what we...

The Top 5 Candidate Questions 2021

The Top 5 Candidate Questions 2021

Times of asking candidates for strengths and weaknesses at a job interview are over. Seriously, people can tell you ANYTHING. Even if they have no idea, they will look up standardized questions online and give you exactly what you want to hear when you ask them:...

Leaders Don’t Have The Answers Yet

Leaders Don’t Have The Answers Yet

After reopening and closing businesses again we all know, it is not over yet. COVID-19 still has it’s grip on what we do and what we think. But here comes the relief: It is OK to NOT have clear plans yet. It is hard to plan for the unknown and for uncertain times that...

4 Advantages of Globalization

4 Advantages of Globalization

Businesses are going global. The world is connecting more than ever before. If you are not on board with this idea yet, you may want to get comfortable with it. Don’t be afraid of change, this is the chance for you to expand your network and your impact. I want to...

Why Leadership Is Like Social Media

Why Leadership Is Like Social Media

My goodness, how much did I beat myself up in the past for not reaching the audience I thought I might win within days when I started my business because I would provide so much support, warmth, and making friends with a lot of people as a newbie to Canada. Sound...

Leadership Is The Skill That Robots Cannot Fill

Leadership Is The Skill That Robots Cannot Fill

The business world has changed. Nothing new to anyone of us, as we are in this together. Nevertheless, a lot of organizations are still trying to figure out how to proceed. To not be left behind and eaten up by competitors. We know, it is not easy to continue to do...

People Leave Poor Leadership, Rarely Jobs

People Leave Poor Leadership, Rarely Jobs

“You are 12 minutes late – if this happens again you won’t be having a job here anymore!” This is what a man had to digest after working six months for a company without ever having been late. On top of this claim, the boss yelled at him in front of the entire team....

The Self-Talk Boomerang

The Self-Talk Boomerang

If you have ever thought that no one hears what you think, I am afraid I will have to disappoint you. Your thoughts speak volumes about how you present yourself and how others perceive you. In fact, there are two layers to consider: Your internal talk and your...

Vision, Mission And Micromanagement

Vision, Mission And Micromanagement

Honestly, when I started working at the age of 20 something, I did not understand what the differences between vision, mission and values were. The managers hiring me were telling me what to do - selling a product with a smile, reach my numbers, become the best in...

3 Tips For 2020 Leadership

3 Tips For 2020 Leadership

Let’s be honest, nobody likes to not be accepted by fellow colleagues at work. When we are starting a new job, we hope that people we are going to work with will like us. As a leader, it might be a bit tougher to get a foot in the door when hired into an established...

The Missing Human Touch

The Missing Human Touch

When COVID hit, the world as we knew it changed within a couple of days. First, everything shut down. Most countries had to quarantine, then the way we did business was radically turned upside down. We were, and still are, partially separated from the people we love...

Leading In A Kindness Economy

Leading In A Kindness Economy

Facing challenges in the aftermath of a global pandemic means dealing with changes in how to lead a team to drive both, people and success. Many leaders have understood that it is crucial to change the path from an outcome-focused economy to a people-focused economy....

5 Reasons To Work With a Business Coach

5 Reasons To Work With a Business Coach

I hate bad customer service! I always did. And I more than appreciate attentiveness and politeness, even if there is no immediate solution. This was probably one of the main reasons why I joined the service industry many years ago – to make it a better place for...

Inclusion – Operations – Growth

Inclusion – Operations – Growth

For most companies, the upcoming time will be one of executing and maintaining the way COVID-19 has forced changes upon us. Organizations with PROactive thinking in terms of their agility before the pandemic will have an easier adjustment to get back on track....

3 Things to Know for Reopening Businesses

3 Things to Know for Reopening Businesses

In the Post-COVID-19-world where we go back to work, some of us might be fighting with the thoughts about, how do we get back on track? How are we going to position ourselves? These are likely some of the questions going through your head as a leader or business...

Persistence or Resistance at Work?

Persistence or Resistance at Work?

We have entered a new era of conducting business after the global economic shut down from one day to another. After having reopened businesses, the environments some of us have returned to may look vastly different from the ones we left. What have you done to prepare...

How Are You Leading Teams?

How Are You Leading Teams?

Do you know that feeling when you talk to a person you really appreciate, and it lights up your heart when you have the chance to spend time with such an inspirational human being? Then you feel the same as everybody else does. There are a few people out there that...

4 Ways to Adaptation in Unprecedented Times

4 Ways to Adaptation in Unprecedented Times

As we read and hear everywhere, we are faced with a situation we have never had before. Not all of us can deal with the situation as we have hoped. Whether it is that people feel helpless to keep a routine going, or it is that they are struggling with the lack of...

Useful Systems For Remote Work

Useful Systems For Remote Work

After a few weeks of forced remote working modes, we might have already adapted to some changes in our routine. Some of you will still need to think about what kind of systems you want to use when keeping in touch with fellow employees, entrepreneurs or team members....

Visualizing the Perfect Remote Leader

Visualizing the Perfect Remote Leader

  If someone could paint a picture of the perfect boss in times of quarantine – how would this person be like? We are faced with this change of workplaces from physical interaction to now working from home in a remote office and by ourselves. Before the outbreak...

The 3 C’s of Countering a Crisis

The 3 C’s of Countering a Crisis

Since our work routine has changed dramatically due to COVID-19 from going to work in the morning, spending our day there and going home in the evening, there are a few things to consider when it comes to remotely operate and lead a workforce. If you have employees,...

3 Factors for Successful Remote Work

3 Factors for Successful Remote Work

  With this current unprecedented global situation, I've put together some thoughts for you about how to operate business from home during these times of isolation. Since we are experiencing a re-organizational phase of our entire routine and what has always been...

3 Ways to Faster Decision-Making Processes

3 Ways to Faster Decision-Making Processes

  We all know how difficult decision-making processes can be. Whether it is choosing options for organizational changes or if we are deciding to purchase a new home – both are going to take some time. In both decisions, you might need help or a lot of thinking...

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Week? Month? Year?

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! Week? Month? Year?

  Last week the US celebrated “National Employee Appreciation Day”. I have to smirk a bit for it being handled as a special day since it shows that we - obviously - really need a reminder to appreciate and be grateful for someone or somebody’s work. Don’t you...

Are You Taking Enough Care of Your Employees?

Are You Taking Enough Care of Your Employees?

  Enhancing a positive company culture means caring for the individual in the first place. Top employers prioritize the health of their most valuable asset – the employees - as they know how important their overall intrinsic engagement is for a positive output....

4 Simple Ways to Generate Commitment at Work

4 Simple Ways to Generate Commitment at Work

  Being able to keep individuals and groups committed to a common goal requires a few things: a shared vision, your own commitment and mutual support. Feeling appreciated and supported in daily work life is an important factor for generating a healthy, satisfying...

Accountability – Skill or Attitude?

Accountability – Skill or Attitude?

  Every one of us who ever dealt with different characters beyond small talk knows that we are all looking for one common trait in others: accountability. Either we ourselves are people to count on or not, we are all looking for having an accountable partner in a...

The Perspective of the Others

The Perspective of the Others

Growing up in family surroundings is something we are (almost all) quite aware of when it comes to listening to parents and other family members. I remember clearly that I had been growing a pretty deaf ear to things my mum or dad said to me to get me out of danger or...

Your WHY Speaks Louder than Your WHAT

Your WHY Speaks Louder than Your WHAT

Being on the market means to deal with hundreds of competitors, offering the same service or product that you have. There is this thing called “competition” that defines your will how to present yourself and your unique value that differentiates you from the others....

Productivity – A Measurement of Focus

Productivity – A Measurement of Focus

The definition of productivity can hold various meanings and sometimes be confusing. It usually may imply the ratio between a lot of work and the “best scenario” output. The truth is “productivity” is more a measurement of focus. It describes certain progress in...

Millennials and Gen Z(ensation)

Millennials and Gen Z(ensation)

Right now we live and work in a time where we deal with five generations in ONE workplace, for the first time in modern history: - Silent Generation (age 74 and older) - Boomers (age 55-73) - Generation X (age 39-54) - Generation Y / Millennials (age 23-38) -...

Being Approachable as a Leader

Have you ever wondered why people in your workplace abruptly stop chatting or laughing when you, as the leader, enter the room? Do you feel offended? As if they would hide something from you? Or maybe they even talked bad about you? The truth is: they (mostly) don’t!...

The Importance of a Healthy Company Culture

The Importance of a Healthy Company Culture

Working in various kinds of companies means operating in a space of all kinds of different individuals. There is no exception, whether in industries nor company sizes. Whether there are two people working together, or two hundred – it is always a colourful compound of...

Your Authenticity Is Your Credibility

Your Authenticity Is Your Credibility

Here comes a tough question: when you look yourself in the mirror, do you find yourself trustworthy - from an outside perspective? Especially when it comes to your work life. Are you standing behind the product or service you sell? The work you do, are you doing it...

The Stinging Truth About Leadership

The Stinging Truth About Leadership

We live in a society that is quite affected by new diseases such as burnout, depression and fatigue within the last decades. That does not mean that people have become lazier or less stress resistant in general. It signals that the workloads upon people have increased...