Shared Responsibility and Accountability – A Key to Success or Disaster?

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?

I’m Not a Plus Size Lady Who Loves Her Body

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

Is it Working for a Corporation in mid 40’s Like Having Diabetes?

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?

Using. Not Misusing Your People Management Skills.

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.