Was last year lost for you? Or was it a good year? Was it longer than usual? Or it looks like few days of the same routine in repeat mode? Would you change something now, if it would be March 2020 again? Will you change something in March of 2021?… Read More Reinvent Yourself After COVID
In almost twenty years of my business career, I can’t remember a case when someone was fired for a mistake they made. Not only because some of the companies that I worked for thought that people should be allowed to make mistakes and learn from them, but more often due to fact that it was never clear whose mistake it was. … Read More Shared Responsibility and Accountability – A Key to Success or Disaster?
The biggest transitions are about to come. No doubt. The post-pandemic period will bring many changes. Unfortunately, not all of them are going to be positive. Many people will lose their jobs or switch to jobs that are below their qualifications and previous experience. But many new opportunities will be created as well. … Read More Post Pandemic Trends and Opportunities
Have you ever met a photographer who can also be a psycho-therapist? Or maybe a plastic surgeon who is also a fitness model? What makes you special and different at your job? Can you charge extra for that?
It was never easy to be the best in your profession or area of expertise. Everyone would do it if it would be easy.… Read More Lights. Camera. Therapy.
In every company I’ve worked so far there was a minority of people pushing things forward and a majority – the rest of the crew, expressing their wonder: What the hell do they want?
There is a way to survive corporate environment without significant consequences and live a relatively peaceful live. The lucky ones can even be happy while doing it.… Read More 9 Tips for Peaceful Office Life
The biggest problem with talented people is the fact that during most of their lives they listen that they should behave as if they’re equal to others. I can imagine that those sophisticated educational systems like the one in Finland have a solution for this, but the rest of the world is a nightmare for talents.… Read More I’m Sorry, I’m Talented
When someone who was very ambitious and who was very keen on vertical progress in his/her career decides it’s time to let it go – in a way it’s comparable with a top athlete losing a leg or suffering a major career stopping injury.… Read More Letting Go: Killing Your Vertical Ambition
I was intrigued by the Body Positive concept. Driven by curiosity only, I’ve just recently started to follow a couple of ladies on Instagram, who promote this concept. Some of them are doing it in a very classy and smart manner, others doing it completely wrong. Usually by posting their borderline nude photos in order to prove that an overweight body size can be sexy. … Read More I’m Not a Plus Size Lady Who Loves Her Body
Many times, I found myself in a situation to deliver unpleasant news to people that I have managed. Sometimes even to hundreds of them. In a small number of cases the news was that they would lose their jobs. Usually, that was a decision coming from above. But, I was never just a messenger who is just forwarding an e-mail. … Read More I Believe in Live Communication
After almost 20 years in business it’s not likely to expect that your career will skyrocket and that you will suddenly get a huge promotion and reach a totally different salary grade. Of course, exceptions are possible and I’m sure we all know some, but for a majority in mid 40’s – career development is pretty much over. … Read More Is it Working for a Corporation in mid 40’s Like Having Diabetes?
Among many different types of people that I have faced during my career, there’s one category I find the most challenging: people who are just interested in keeping their jobs. … Read More The Most Challenging Type of People to Work With
Since I’m trying not to measure my satisfaction based on my achievements but based on the progress that I’m making (and I have to admit I’m still struggling with that one) I would like to share with you my thoughts about skills that you need for solid progress in 2019.… Read More 3C That You Need for Progress in 2019
In most cases, people aren’t even close to feeling safe enough to expose their weaknesses. Because, many bosses will misuse that. Maybe not because they are evil people, but because they don’t feel secure enough and they see their team members as threats or sometimes because they don’t have the capacity – emotional intelligence – to act differently. It’s much easier to attack and to push someone towards the edge (they call it stretching in HR nowadays), then to really understand one’s behaviour, motivation and work with it to get the best possible results. … Read More Using. Not Misusing Your People Management Skills.