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Why Progress is the Sweetest Thing

“Hey, I can’t believe how far we’ve moved from where we were this morning. That’s really satisfying. I’m so happy.” No, I am not talking about a road-trip. I am talking about what we are trying to achieve at work.  Many leaders are concerned about how to motivate their employees. They know that engaged workers […]

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4 Things to Do to Make You a Better You

Today, many in our part of the world agree that personal development is important and that we live in a time where we must be adaptive and open to change. This is quite easy to acknowledge – as long as it does not apply to ourselves. In our endeavors at work we meet many executives […]

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Why taking time off is valuable for your career

When you are really busy in your life and career, it might feel like a utopian thought to take a few days off. Not to mention a few weeks. Days or weeks where you can whisk away on a much-needed vacation, preferably far away from everyday chores. Many of the young executives we meet (and […]

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Being a good leader is not a popularity contest

The corporate world is changing. Again. And the requirements for how to be a good leader are also changing. Again. Many of the leaders we meet struggle to define their role when navigating in this new and unknown territory, and too often end up into one of two pitfalls. They either 1) choose an autocratic […]

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You never get satisfied, do you?

It just does not matter, even when we succeed, it is often hard being satisfied. If you are feeling anything like I do – you think that there are still SOOOO many things that need to be done, too many tasks to cross off your list, and too far to go before you’ve hit your target. Maybe […]

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Become a collective genius

Every time I have to solve a problem, a real problem that requires creative thinking and logical approach at the same time, I get a little stressed. This is until I remember that I have all the necessary tools and methods I need in order to solve… almost anything! How cool is that? The reason why I […]

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Stop working, start having fun!

Many years ago when I left my first job for my second one, I experienced something I was not prepared for at all. I missed my old colleagues so much that I felt really heartbroken. I found this a little peculiar, but it made perfectly sense when I read the following in a Harvard Business […]

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How bold are your ambitions?

One of the most important aspects of leadership is to constantly communicate the vision and ambitions you want to achieve on behalf of the organization or the team you lead. And the level of your ambition describes the boldness of your leadership! The organization itself will rarely head for higher ambitions than the ones you […]

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How to tackle negative feedback and still feel great!

It’s always embarrassing. I guess you know the feeling. Sometimes it is hard to get negative feedback. And really hard if it feels unfair or totally out of line. When it happens to me my heart starts pounding like a hammer, and I must admit that there have been times when I’ve (oh no…) yelled back to […]

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Are you a giver or a taker?

Many people think being a “taker” is what counts in order to really succeed in today’s corporate world. Implicating that if you are too much of a giver, you will loose. But success does not necessarily come at someone else’s expense.  I was in Rome last week, and met a successful top executive from NYC. […]

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