Two strong recommendations if you are into podcasts and leadership. The Look and Sound of Leadership, by Tom Henschel. Coaching for Leaders, by Dave Stachowiak. They ship respectively monthly and weekly, and they are full of interesting insights and suggestions on how to be a modern leader. If you want to start from somewhere, this … Continue reading Listening and asking
Despite common belief, patience is not a passive quality. Patience means being committed. Devotion and dedication are necessary to stay in a situation long enough, to make the uncomfortable feel comfortable, to push away the instict of moving on to something else that might look more appealing in the moment. A patient person might look … Continue reading Patience
There's incredible value in emancipating from the need of recognition. We all want our work to be acknowledged, appreciated, rewarded. And yet, when doing that, we shift the focus of the work itself on something that is beyond our control. We set ourselves up for failure. Others often do not praise our efforts and results, … Continue reading Recognition
The way you deal with a task you don't want to do greatly defines how you approach change. You can refuse to do it, as you don't want. Set out to seek another task, another job, another purpose. And yet, despite the continuos search, you favour the status quo. Your status quo. No big changes … Continue reading Tasks you don’t like
It's normal to want to please others. It's naive to try to please everybody. Eventually, you'll have to say some nos, whether you'll do that explicitly or implicitly. The different commitments you have taken are going to clash with one another, and at least a bunch of them are going to be left behind. Your … Continue reading What matters
I am a lazy person, and I have so far failed at taking care of my body. Despite being very active in my teens and early twenties, I have basically refrained from doing any type of regular physical activity in the past fifteen years. This year, I have decided that I am also going to … Continue reading In corpore sano
Around the world, only 16% of employees say they are fully engaged with their work (see also here). It is possible that your company is an exception, and yet research shows that it is a whole lot more likely it is not. This means, most of your employees approach their work as just a job. … Continue reading Are you engaging?