There is a movie that I like very much. It’s Stagecoach (1939) directed by one of my favorite directors John Ford. The storyline is quite simple: a stagecoach journey becomes complicated when Apache Indians start attacking it during the trip.… Read More The Logical and Illogical in Business
I have to admit something. I’m writing about all those business/psychology related topics but I never read a book about it. I read some books about business and some books about psychology, but never one about self-help in this particular area of topics. If you ask me why, it’s probably due to the fact that I have never felt the need to read one before and also due to limited free time that I had during the last 15 years, that I was using to read/watch/listen to something else.… Read More Work-Life Balance: Prevention Instead of Healing
This is the first question that every trainer of storytelling techniques in business has to answer. And they are all going to tell you, with a big smile: Yes! Of course! That’s not something reserved only for the gifted and talented ones.… Read More Can You Learn Good Storytelling?
I could have dedicated this post to angels as well. Maybe that would be nice. To write about the good. But this is actually not going to be post about the evil. It’s about demons in all of us that we very often don’t understand and that we often have to face in working environment. You know that situation when you ask: “Why is he/she doing that?” or “Why am I doing this?”. And you don’t have the clear answer.… Read More About Demons
I believe that in a global research, a majority of employees would state that they are underpaid. There probably actually is such a research but I was too lazy to find it. Sounds logical. In South East Europe this is for sure over indexed. Most of us is thinking that we should have higher salaries.… Read More Be Careful: You Are Overpaid
For all of you who have spent at least 10 minutes reading my texts, this new peculiar example is not going to be a surprise. To the rest, I can only say – get back and read a couple of other articles to get the picture. Very often I think about Nicole Scherzinger. No, not… Read More You Are Perfect and Still Nothing Works?
Almost every time I tell someone I meet in a business context that I have graduated drama and script writing I have to answer the question: So what are you doing here? (here = this business, this company, this conference – depending on the occasion). I have to be honest – I also bring this… Read More Business of Telling Stories
Do I want to sink and kill thousands of people? No, but you will have to read it to the very end to understand my new movie related analogy. My wife asked me few days ago what in my opinion was the best move ever. Asking someone who graduated from film school this question is… Read More I Want to Be Titanic
There are a couple of events that are, by default, very important in your life. In your personal life those events are weddings, graduations, having children or going on an amazing trip or even experiencing a big love that never really happened. Or trying marijuana for the first time. In your professional life you can… Read More Dear Boss, Thank You!
Monday morning office reading. I have already said in one of my previous posts that working in this part of the world includes higher emotional notes while doing business. If I were to be very explicit and speak my native drama language: we go from comedy to tragedy and back in 30 minutes or less.… Read More Leading Your Emotions