One of the things that most resonated with me from what has come out of Davos this year, are the words of anthropoligist Jane Goodall. We have broken the link between intellect and wisdom. If we think of wisdom as love, compassion and making decisions not based on "how will this help me now", "how … Continue reading Wisdom
Change can happen through revolution or evolution. Revolution is when things turn around abruptly. It is usually a sudden change, one that is often associated with extreme measures. It creates fracture and discontinuity. The origin of the word is Latin - revolvere, literally "roll back", "revolve". Despite the current accepted meaning, therefore, it does not … Continue reading Revolution and evolution
When another person's idea prevails on your, and is chosen to be executed, there are three important things you can do. Focus on the positive aspects and on the potential of the idea. No idea is completely good or bad, so the idea that was chosen does most likely have positive aspects. Understand them, ask … Continue reading When your idea is not chosen
I was tired of living someone else's dream and not living mine. This is something we hear a lot these days, as we celebrate leaders and not followers. It is very good to acknowledge, yet it is probably even more important to have the following clear: 1. what your dream is; 2. what living your … Continue reading Whose dream?
Many years ago, I was once interviewing with a company, and during the hiring process I realised that they were lying to their audience. It was not a big lie, it was about inflating some numbers to look bigger, something that most companies do. I was kind of surprised with the tone one of the … Continue reading Lies spread
There are two ways to approach failure. Focus on blame. And then put all your energy in arguing, sentencing, punishing, recovering from the missed opportunity, and eventually (only eventually, with what's left) rush to some practical action. Or focus on responsibility. Own it, consult for possible solutions, move on to mitigating actions, and genuinely learn … Continue reading Burning or building
Sales emails are bad more often than they are not. Really bad. I remember a sales rep reaching out to me on LinkedIn while I was unemployed, telling me how great I was, how much he appreciated my work and how the tool he was selling could have improved the performance of my company. Yet … Continue reading Sales emails