What do you think?

I want to start this post with some questions: – What is already working well in your life (personal and/or professional)? – What is causing it to work well? – What can you do to make things be even better? I have been asking myself these questions for almost 10 years now to find answersContinue reading “What do you think?”

Time management

Looking at your past week, how much time have you spent reacting to what others needed and how much time have you spent doing what you had planned for the week? Is it 60:40? 50:50? Maybe 80:20? Nowadays it’s SO EASY to get distracted. There are so many things that require our attention that aContinue reading “Time management”

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”

Empathic listening

This week I’ll be working on and improving my empathic listening. What is empathic listening? It is a communication technique that consists on understanding the person you talk with before you try to get your point across. It is more than just actively listening and paying attention to what others say. It is about makingContinue reading “Empathic listening”