How many times in life have we been in a situation where we were supposed to make a choice, a choice not based on what was good and what we really liked, but to pick the lesser of two evils?… Read More The Lesser of Two Evils
The toughest thing for me is to stop doing things no one expects me to do – just because I’m capable of doing them. You know those people who can’t resist saving poor animals from the streets when they see them? Well, in my case, poor animals are various business challenges.… Read More Just Because You Can Do It, Doesn’t Mean You Have To
And it’s time to build your base and find your safe harbor where you will be able to feel very comfortable and to give the best of you. It’s time for your most fruitful business years and best results.
At this stage you should be capable to create efficient teams, leading teams that have more than one layer below you, and make difficult decisions without too much stress. You work a lot, more than you would like to, but you are having an impression that you are building something big and important. It’s the peak of your career.… Read More Career Stages – My Version, Part 2
One of the best things I had a chance to learn in my previous company is Lominger system of competences and career development approach. It includes career stages classification.
It’s not that I think that this system is fantastic for career development – it has its own flaws, but working with it and having a chance to practice it triggered a lot of thinking and contemplating on this topic. When you have to perform over 100 job interviews based on competences and work with your team member on 50+ career development plans, you definitely build some muscles in this area. Of course, that is if you honestly dedicate your time and energy to this topic.… Read More Career Stages – My Version, Part 1
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
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting one interesting and entertaining lady who gave us a presentation about stress and connection between negative thinking and hormones, stress and health troubles, love and happiness… She is a medical doctor. And a researcher. And many more things.… Read More Let People Dream
My second dream job, beside the one of entertainment director in a Las Vegas hotel is actually the one of a trend watcher. Since the chances that I will ever start my career in Las Vegas are slim and I might be successful in watching and predicting trends, I will start this 2017 by listing 3 trends that I see happening and that I will heavily support in the following year.… Read More Trends I Will Be Supporting in 2017
Although it’s a bit silly, we all summarize things in December and make a couple of lists of all the good and bad that happened in the year that is staying behind us. Or lists of what we are going to achieve or change in the year to come.… Read More Quick Post 2: What Have I Learned in 2016?
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
Nowadays, if you spend 4-5 years in any kind of business environment you will figure out that almost everything happens in cycles. … Read More Business Surfing: Riding the Right Wave