Learnings on the proactivity challenge

This has been a very insightful challenge. And I will admit I have not managed to conquer it as well as I would have liked because there is so much more to it! Having clarity on what is important in our lives, who we want to be and what we need to achieve our goalsContinue reading “Learnings on the proactivity challenge”

Learnings on the proactivity challenge

This has been a very insightful challenge. And I will admit I have not managed to conquer it as well as I would have liked because there is so much more to it! Having clarity on what is important in our lives, who we want to be and what we need to achieve our goalsContinue reading “Learnings on the proactivity challenge”

Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl‎

Wether you have already read it or not, now is the perfect time to read this book. Dr Frankl talks about his experience in concentration camps and elaborates on the school of thought that he founded: logotherapy. If you, like me, are new to logotherapy, here is what it means: logos is Greek for “meaning”Continue reading “Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl‎”

Book review: Authentic Gravitas

According to Dr. Newton’s book, gravitas is a skill that can be learned regardless of age, position or experience. Some important things that people with authentic gravitas do are: Be aware of the gap between their desired intention and the impact caused Be courageous (this translates into confidence) Be mindful of others and connect withContinue reading “Book review: Authentic Gravitas”

Learnings on emotions and thoughts

Last month I wrote about emotions and that we can choose our feelings. Research shows that our thoughts can control our emotions, feelings and behaviours, not external stimuli like people, situation or events. So I decided to try it out and see how and if it truly works. I challenged myself and chose three emotionsContinue reading “Learnings on emotions and thoughts”

What are your strengths?

There is a well established management technique that assesses internal and external factors to evaluate the competitive position of a company or project and ultimately, to identify areas of improvement and to develop strategic planning. This is the so called SWOT analysis. On its own it is not very helpful. It must be part ofContinue reading “What are your strengths?”

Proactivity

How do you love when you don’t love? This is part of a conversation of Stephen Covey with one of his clients. He shares it in his book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. And I must admit that it resonated with me very strongly. The answer in bullet points is as follows: Love isContinue reading “Proactivity”

Proactivity

How do you love when you don’t love? This is part of a conversation of Stephen Covey with one of his clients. He shares it in his book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. And I must admit that it resonated with me very strongly. The answer in bullet points is as follows: Love isContinue reading “Proactivity”

Learnings from empathic listening

After practising empathic listening for over a week, and making a conscious effort to implement it in my day I have learned some things. The first point was to nominate someone close to me and tell them about this challenge. I chose my husband, so I’ll start with his feedback: He felt I was listeningContinue reading “Learnings from empathic listening”

How are you feeling?

We all experience feelings and emotions, positive and negative. They are part of life. Feelings are they way we live our emotions. We experience them internally and based on how we express them externally, people can understand what we are feeling. Emotions are unconscious reactions. They are more than feelings. They include bodily reactions (yourContinue reading “How are you feeling?”