Learning Is A Game Advancing Leaders Cannot Lose

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Reflecting back at some of the most inspirational leaders that have influenced me so far, I can see that they were frequently looking for opportunities to master new skills, get better results, design their own journey and learn from experimenting. You might have recognized some of them yourself as they are constantly pursuing new insights […]

How Brave Leaders Build Courage Through Daily Action

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One of the things that never fails to intrigue me as an advisor to various types of leaders is their courage to step outside of their comfort zone and stretch themselves little by little on a daily basis. What triggers and small actions make them confident enough to stay on mission, despite setbacks and deviation […]

Mastering the art of saying NO

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It’s just a two letter word, but it remains one of the most difficult words to express to many of us: NO. Do you have difficulties in using it sometimes when you know it is the right word to use? Are you so considerate to others that you wrap your “NO” into various vague arguments […]

Managing your most important professional asset

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  One of my personal inspirational sources, Sir Richard Branson, has stated: “I think reputation is really all you have in life – and that´s something you’ve got to fight to protect”. What are the implications of his quote? First of all, you need to have explicit knowledge about our professional reputation, what it consists of and […]

Bringing the professional ambition back on your schedule

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  When did you last declare your professional ambition loudly to someone else? Or to yourself? Is it a secret well kept, only available during job interviews or performance reviews? Or is it a topic shared only with friends when you discuss missed opportunities? Looking back on my own experiences as an employee and manager, […]

How to embrace risk when the professional opportunity appears

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First of all, let me start with the end: “…when the professional opportunity appears”. After supporting more than 100 coaching clients over the last 2 years, this is something which often requires further investigation. “What do you mean, I never get any opportunities”, or “There is typically someone else who gets the opportunity”, or “I […]

From limiting to instrumental beliefs

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Why do You do what You do? This simple question easily generates discomfort, frustration and astonishment. I found myself struggling with this before stumbling upon Simon Sinek’s great TED video on the topic. The video forced me to dive into my own set of automatical thoughts, limiting beliefs and core values. Many of the people […]